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Bug 101097 - mplayer-1.0-pre7 - failure of streaming audio
Summary: mplayer-1.0-pre7 - failure of streaming audio
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: media-video herd
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-02 07:50 UTC by Bill Thompson
Modified: 2006-06-22 12:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---


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Description Bill Thompson 2005-08-02 07:50:41 UTC
Sound card: m-audio audiophile 2496. Works perfectly in all sound programs,
including xmms, xine, vlc, and mplayer for dvd's and sound on the hard disk. No
streaming audio is heard even though mplayer recognizes the source (example: In mplayer-1.0-pre5 entering the
command: mplayer /dev/dtv 44.3 would open the hdtv channel for Fox New York with
sound. Now video is perfect, but no sound. Streaming audio works perfectly for vlc.

`/.mplayer/config shows ao=alsa:device=ice (ice is from ~/.asoundrc for the
first sound card designated as: pcm:ice. Alternate command line entry of: -ao
alsa:device=iec958 is also ineffective.

If playing a dvd with the -ac hwac3 option, hwac3 is recognized. Not with
streaming audio.
 USE flags as follows:

From /etc/make.conf

alsa audiofile bidi bzlib divx4linux dvb dvd dvdr encode exif fdftk fftw 
flac ftp gb gd ggi gps gstreamer gtkhtml
imagemagick jack java lcms mozilla mysql nvidia openal oss pda pdflib 
perl php portaudio postgres ruby scanner sndfile sockets svg
szip tcltk tetex theora tiff unicode usb videos wxwindows xine xinerama 
xml xpm xvid

From /etc/portage/package.use specifically for mplayer

 -real -3dfx -matrox  mmx sse mmxext 3dnow 3dnowext aalib alsa avi 
cdparanoia dvd dts dvdread gif png jpeg gtk libcaca live mad matroska
mpeg network nv nvidia oggvorbis opengl v4l v4l2 X xv xvmc jack sdl 
xanim aac win32codecs ffmpeg doc

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.mplayer with either -ao alsa:device=ice or -ao alsa:device=iec958 -- both are
recognized. Neither are required to play a sound file or dvd.
2.hdtv address with -ac hwac3 such as /dev/dtv 44.3 or streaming audio: http:(as
3. Sound settings in alsamixer and envy24control which work for on disk sound,
do not work for streaming audio.

Actual Results:  
Video (if hdtv) is perfect. No sound, No recognition of the hwac3 codec.
Internet radio: appears to play, but no sound.

Expected Results:  
Played audio as had been the case in mplayer-1.0-pre5
Comment 1 Steve Dibb (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-22 08:07:41 UTC
Bill, is this still an issue in newer versions of mplayer?
Comment 2 Bill Thompson 2006-06-22 11:18:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Bill, is this still an issue in newer versions of mplayer?
This problem has cleared up. Now running 1.0.20060415 without problem
Comment 3 Steve Dibb (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-22 12:09:22 UTC
thanks Bill, closing bug