realplayer, streams blocked in fedora 9

joelvsmith at earthlink.net joelvsmith at earthlink.net
Mon May 26 13:05:08 UTC 2008


thanks for the help.  here is the link created by the shell script.

http://pastebin.ca/1029891

i did not disable pulseaudio, because OSS works well enough for my purposes and according to 

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html#mediaplayers

audio should be set to pulse if alsa returns an error.  

-----Original Message-----
>From: stan <goedigi89__e at cox.net>
>Sent: May 25, 2008 6:57 PM
>To: joelvsmith at earthlink.net, For users of Fedora <fedora-list at redhat.com>
>Subject: Re: realplayer, streams blocked in fedora 9
>
>joelvsmith at earthlink.net wrote:
>> I am running Fedora 9 and I have been trying to use realplayer 11 and kaffeine to play streams.  after disabling the firewall and selinux i still cannot remedy the problem.  
>>
>>
>[snip]
>>
>> I have looked at 
>>
>> system -> preferences -> hardware -> sound and volume control
>>
>> everything is unmuted.
>>
>> the only thing that seems weird is that the 
>> system -> preferences -> hardware -> sound -> sound capture -> test does not produce a sound.  
>>
>> is there something i am missing here that is interfering with realplayer and other streams from working.  kaffeine makes contact with an internet radio stream but there is no sound.  i believe i tried to get mplayer to play at the stream as well. 
>>
>> ---
>>
>> I just found some notes about mplayer and fedora 9 which suggested that mplayer should be configured with pulse audio and not alsa.  i changed real player to use OSS and not alsa and now it works...  but it seems to me that oss sounds more muddy than the default sound system.
>>
>> is there any way to improve the sound quality?
>>
>>
>
>Configuration issues.  The fact you can play through OSS says that alsa 
>is working fine because OSS is now just an emulation level running on 
>top of alsa.  That is probably why it doesn't sound as good, one more 
>layer of processing.
>
>As far as configuration goes, any sound server you have running will 
>block alsa apps from connecting.  I doubt it will help much, but could 
>you run the script at this location
>http://hg.alsa-project.org/alsa/raw-file/tip/alsa-info.sh
>and then post back the link so that people can see your sound setup?  
>The script scans your machine and extracts out things relevant for 
>diagnosis and puts them on a website.  It gives you a link to the 
>information that you can post here. 
>
>You can try removing the package pulseaudio-alsa and see if realplayer 
>will then play through alsa.  That should improve your sound quality.  
>But if realplayer has a plugin for pulseaudio, and pulseaudio is 
>running, it should have played when you used the pulseaudio plugin.
>
>




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