[MPlayer-users] [AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
jimgcross at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 15:17:50 CET 2014
Hi Erik, many thanks for the prompt reply - and that's the answer! Saved me
waiting around for four hours :) (lots of beer 4 u)
The answer being the config file.... However...
The previous (and old) MPlayer ver I had installed using 'sudo apt-get -y
install mplayer'. This appears to pickup the web server created user
'www-data' and I believe MPlayer auto created the .mplayer dir in
'/var/www/' (with an empty conf).
The 'however', the new ver (using svn and make) probably doesn't?
Part of my build is to set the conf file in this dir (/var/www/.mplayer,
with 'ao=alsa,pulse,sdl:aalib' - as it appeared to be working I didn't
look any further until you mentioned the conf file - THANKS.
Although I can edit the 'installed mplayer' user 'pi' conf file (~/.mplayer
- and obviously it works), my preference is to control files in the web
server users directory (/var/www/). Is there a way to get mplayer to pickup
the www-data users dir /var/www/ and register the .mplayer dir there?
(I know I can edit mplayers global file but don't want to do that either...)
On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:31 PM, Erik Auerswald <auerswal at unix-ag.uni-kl.de>
> Hi Jim,
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 01:13:10PM +0000, Jim Cross wrote:
> > [...]
> > Although I don't appear to have a problem playing audio streams, I
> > the following:
> > Start MPlayer with:
> > mplayer -slave -novideo -cache 320 -cache-min 0 -quiet -volume 60
> > -key-fifo-size 2 -input file=/run/shm/mpcontrol -idle
> > When playing streams such as:
> > echo 'loadlist http://dir.xiph.org/listen/1582676/listen.m3u' >>
> > /run/shm/mpcontrol
> > Get MPlayer message - stream does play OK:
> > [AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or
> > directory
> > AO: [alsa] 44100Hz 2ch floatle (4 bytes per sample)
> > Video: no video
> > Starting playback...
> > I think my question is: To clear up the "[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open
> > audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory" message, would (or
> > should) the following work...?:
> You should specify to use ALSA by either giving the -ao alsa option or by
> setting ao=alsa in the configuration file.
> > $ sudo apt-get install alsa-oss
> > $ ./configure
> > $ make
> > $ sudo make install
> That would probably work as well, but then MPlayer would by default use the
> OSS emulation of ALSA instead of direclty using ALSA.
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