MPEG 2 : xmms/audacious

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:33:54 UTC 2008


On 10/01/2008, Richard Emberson <remberson at edgedynamics.com> wrote:
> Fedora 8
>
> I've got one mp3 file that plays with xmms but not with
> audacious. I've got another mp3 file that can not be
> played with either.
>
> XMMS
> Options->Prefences
>      Input plugins
>      MPEG Layer 1/2/3 Placeholder Plugin [librh_mp3.so] (disabled)
>      MPEG Layer 1/2/3 Player 1.2.10 [libmpg123.so]
>
> View File Info over file entry that plays
>      MPEG 1, layer 3,
>      Bitrate: 128 kb/s
>      Samplerate: 44100 Hz
>      19913 frames
>
> View File Info over file entry does not play
>      MPEG 2, layer 3,
>      Bitrate: 56 kb/s
>      Samplerate: 22050 Hz
>      23352 frames
>
>
> Click on file entry
> On Alert popup:
>      Please check that:
>      Your soundcard is configured properly
>      You have the correct output plugin selected
>      No other program is blocking the soundcard.
> StdOut:
>      ** WARNING **: alsa_setup(): Set buffer time failed: Invalid argument.
>
> AUDACIOUS
>
> click on file that plays with XMMS
> On Alert popup:
>      Please check that:
>      Your soundcard is configured properly
>      You have the correct output plugin selected
>      No other program is blocking the soundcard.
> StdOut:
>   *** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to create stream.
>    MADPlug-Message: failed to open audio output: XMMS reverse
> compatibility output plugin

Both your examples show that you could not play the file. Else you
wouldn't get those messages on stdout and not the error dialog about
verifying your soundcard configuration either.

> How do I get XMMS to play an MPEG 2 file?
> How do I get audacious (the better xmms) to play any mp3 file?

Installing audacious-plugins-nonfree-mp3 would be enough for Audacious.




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