(solved) No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

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(solved) No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

Postby ashki on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 am

Sound for me was always soft from the beginning with all versions and variants of ubuntu's flavour, fluxbox mint proved to be no different. However i tried to improve that by updating alsa by following this guide : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1400798. I followed it up till the part that required pulse audio's removal. I was not sure if winedoors needs pulseaudio for sound and as such did not want to take the risk. The end result of that has been the fact that the following does not produce any sound :

1) vlc running a video file/ mp3

2) mplayer running a video/ audio file

This also applies to every other non browser based media player on my laptop. however wine and flash work just fine, Albeit still with soft sound. Is there any solution for this? and does winedoors need pulseaudio?

my aplay-l output :
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aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 6: Si3054 Modem [Si3054 Modem]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
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Re: No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

Postby hinto on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:56 am

See if everything looks good with the sound levels by opening a terminal and using alsa mixer.
I had to tweak this once upon a time.
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Re: No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

Postby Locrian on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:01 pm

i had a similar problem before and it was caused because of a clash between pulse and alsa, if you remove pulse, you should be able to get sound again
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Re: No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

Postby ashki on Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:49 am

ikey wrote:Try the following to force alsa to overtake pulseaudio:
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sudo killall -9 pulseaudio && sudo service alsa-utils restart 0


Tried everything short of removing pulseaudio including ikey's code above. There is still no sound for mp3 files and video. Is pulseaudio really necessary for the winedoors application?. The really strange thing is that flash videos and flash games are unaffected and still able to play with sound.
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Re: No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

Postby ashki on Wed May 05, 2010 9:59 am

tried the script but still no dice.. flash videos still work fine but no sound with mp3 or video files.
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Re: No video or mp3 sound after alsa update...

Postby ashki on Wed May 05, 2010 11:06 am

My sound card details :


Card : Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FRW ( ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio

Controller :

Driver HDA Intel

Sound : Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.22.1
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Re: No video or mp3 sound after alsa update... (SOLVED)

Postby ashki on Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:57 am

reinstalled pulseaudio.. sound returned.
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