Rhythmbox && ALSA
nesscg at mcmaster.ca
Mon Apr 5 19:15:53 UTC 2004
All this talk about MP3's and OGG's brought up my nerve to figure out
what was wrong with Rhythmbox on my system.
Turns out I didn't have the gstreamer-plugins-mp3 installed so I apt-got
it and all is well now.
Some thoughts on Rhythmbox:
1. Sound quality during heavy loads is terrible, lots of pops and
2. If your MP3 file uses an uppercase extension it is not a recognized
file so rename all those files to *.mp3
3. Where's ALSA? I think I'm using the `osssink` plugin for
gstreamer! I'm pretty sure I have all the gstreamer plugins in but
here's the output of gst-inspect. I'm runing 2.6 kernel so alsa is my
sound system of choice.
[nesscg at woman nesscg]$ gst-inspect aslasink
INFO ( 4507: 0) Initializing GStreamer Core Library version 0.6.4
INFO ( 4507: 0) CPU features: (00000000) MMX SSE
INFO ( 4507: 0) registry: loaded global_registry in 0.236061 seconds
no such element or plugin 'aslasink'
4. I love all the stats and info that it presents with each tune and
the data organization is awesome! I expect some pretty sophisticated
randomize algorithms to come out of this data with new releases.
5. Anybody tried to compile the new unstable release? Anything
new/interesting other than iPod support?
Software Engineering IV,
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15:07:31 up 1:37, 3 users, load average: 0.27, 0.42, 0.30
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