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Re: [MPlayer-users] Re: Sound and screensaver problems
On Sun, Jan 13, 2002 at 07:59:53PM +0100, Sven Hartge wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Gábor Lénárt <lgb@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >> #1. If I use OSS for my audio anything I play takes several minutes
> >> to start playing. I have made sure that there is nothing else
> >> playing or accessing /dev/dsp. If I switch to -ao sdl it works and
> >> starts right away except I have a slight audio/video sync issue.
> > ARE you sure that you don't run esd or arts (I don't know the exact
> > process name, I don't use KDE) ?
> artsd is the sound daemon from KDE.
> If nothing else uses it, it will detach from /dev/dsp after 60 seconds
> (default). This should be the time, mplayer starts playing.
Right, so you should kill it, or use an ao which supports playing through
artsd (maybe SDL can do this?).
> But if you shuffle windows, or do anything, which produces a sound, the
> timeout will be reset.
> I always killed artsd before using mplayer, but now with Gnome, I don't
> use any sound daemon at all.
Are you sure? esd? try to find a running process named 'esd' or similar.
Or use an ao driver which supports playing through esd.