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Re: sound no longer works for some programs

From: Chris Turner <c.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:34:54 -0500

Pierre Abbat wrote:
I open a sound file in Wavesurfer and attempt to play it and get silence. It used to work months ago. I try to play a MIDI file in Timidity and it says "Couldn't open output device". XMMS still works, as does catting to /dev/dsp. Any idea what's wrong? I'm not sure what the sound card is, but there is no /dev/sequencer (which means KMid doesn't work).


no idea about this particular app -
but I do know lots of things
are gradually moving to jackd and/or pulse audio,
(maybe) with fall back support for traditional OSS/(alsa in the linux case) -

Have you run it from the command line / checked any arguments there?

I wasn't able to tell much from my build -
it looks like it uses: http://www.speech.kth.se/snack/ for the
sound routines - that page shows an example that appears
to "run" (but not work, with no audio errors) on my i386/2.6
system as below -

Perhaps a dig through the snack sources are in order?

-- 8< --

$ cat /tmp/tst.tcl
#! /usr/pkg/bin/tclsh

package require snack

snack::sound snd
snd read /path/to/some.wav
snd play

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