[K12OSN] Getting sound going with videos

Krsnendu Dasa krsnendu at orcon.net.nz
Tue Feb 7 01:21:45 UTC 2006

I tried the advice given and now I get a message, cannot open/initialize 
audio device -> no sound.
This is the same whether I use commandline or gui.

In the gui, if I go to sound config  there is no esd driver (only oss, 
alsa, mpg etc.) should there be?

Shawn Powers wrote:

> On Feb 3, 2006, at 3:47 AM, Krsnendu Dasa wrote
>> Any tips how to get this working?
> I don't know the exact file location (and I think it can vary based  
> on install) but you want to find the config file for mplayer.  For  
> the individual user it is almost always in:
> /home/user/.mplayer/config
> my system-wide file is in:
> /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
> The items in the user file override the items in the system wide  
> file.  In my system wide file, I have:
> vo=xvidix,xv,x11
> ao=esd,alsa
> mplayer attempts to use those in order.  "vo" means video output.   
> xvidix is great if you have an ati card.  xv is accelerated (allows  
> scaling) and x11 is sorta the "works on most" driver, but hardware  
> scaling is not supported.  I find that order listed works best for me.
> the "ao" means audio output.  Make sure esd is listed first.
> Hope that helps!  Don't forget to install mplayerplug-in as well!   
> (It allows embedded video in firefox)
> -Shawn
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