Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Sound missing in KMPlayer, etc.
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 21:58:02
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Sound missing in KMPlayer, etc. by Mark Haney
Mark Haney posted <436FB25B.4070805@××××××××××××.org>, excerpted below, 
on Mon, 07 Nov 2005 15:00:27 -0500:

> Also, before, KMplayer worked great on this box, but now for some reason > I'm not getting any sound out of it. Plus, some Windows Media files > that would play on the previous install don't play now. Any ideas?
kmplayer (at least several generations of ~amd64, not sure about stable) now has the option of using xinelib, mplayer, or gstreamer. (You may have to recompile with the proper USE flags to get that option.) Here, I've has poor luck with mplayer, but xine has worked well. Haven't tried gstreamer. mplayer is just too hard to get the right plugins, it seems. xinelib "just works" a larger percentage of the time without fiddling with extra plugins. YMMV, but I read a similar post from someone else somewhere, and knew I was having issues with mplayer, and sure enough, xinelib worked far better for me. Perhaps mplayer could have been made to work, but I didn't have to "make" xinelib work at all, it just did, once merged (and with kmplayer remerged to use it). -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman in -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Sound missing in KMPlayer, etc. Mark Haney <mhaney@××××××××××××.org>