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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Vlc not playing audio
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:14:09
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Vlc not playing audio by Andrew Lowe
1 On 29/09/2015 17:10, Andrew Lowe wrote:
2 > On 09/29/2015 08:46 PM, Andrew Lowe wrote:
3 >> Evening all,
4 >> I've just gone through the process of upgrading to KDE Plasma, that's
5 >> V5 now isn't it. I think everything went correctly, although it's still
6 >> got baloo, now to get rid of that...
7 >>
8 >> Anyway, I have vlc as my audio/video player and after the upgrade
9 >> clicking on a video will give me video but no audio. Clicking on an
10 >> audio file will give me nothing. The progress bar moves across, but no
11 >> volume. Using JuK, which I also have installed, gives me sound when a
12 >> music track is played.
13 >>
14 >> Going into vlc then Tools -> Preferences and selecting "Reset
15 >> Preferences", accepting the reset warning dialogue, then closing vlc,
16 >> then restarting it with the same music track WILL give me sound. As I've
17 >> reset the preference, vlc will pop up the "Privacy and Network Access
18 >> Policy" dialogue asking if it can use the network for metadata. I
19 >> unselect this, then hit "Continue" and in turn the sound is killed, half
20 >> way through a track. Closing down and restarting does not give me back
21 >> sound. Redoing the reset preferences dialogue button does.
22 >>
23 >> Has anyone come across this problem and if so, a remedy by any chance?
24 >> It's off to the vlc bug tracker now to see if it's a known problem....
25 >>
26 >> Regards,
27 >> Andrew
28 >>
29 >>
30 >
31 > Don't know if I'm answering my own question but.... In fiddling around
32 > I saw that the audio output, Audio -> Audio Device, was set to something
33 > that it shouldn't be. I changed it to the proper device and it now works.
34 >
35 > Having said that, now if I close vlc then restart, it's back to the
36 > original, wrong, device and hence, no sound. Also if it is set correctly
37 > and I then select the Audio menu, it loses the correct audio device, and
38 > the sound. As typing this, it occurred to me that in this case and my
39 > original question, that it is user interface actions that cause the loss
40 > of sound. Maybe there are still problems with the qt5 integration?
42 vlc with plasma5 works fine for me here, I didn't have to do anything
43 after upgrading plasma.
45 But I was having similar issues long ago with plasma 4. Making explicit
46 choices under phonon in system settings back then fixed that. i.e. not
47 relying on some "default" hardware, be explicit
50 --
51 Alan McKinnon
52 alan.mckinnon@×××××.com