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Terrible_Josh
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 1:17 am    Post subject: XMMS issues Reply with quote

I am having several annoying problems with XMMS. First off, when initially loading it after starting X, it won't play any song for several seconds (it appears to have locked up but will then begin to play the song). Sometimes when it's playing a song, everything will lag a bit (typing text will stop for a moment and then catch up with itself, etc). Finally, every once in a while it will emit a loud beep and trying to play songs after this will result in it locking up completely.

I am using the ensoniq ES1371 chipset with ALSA. It doesn't appear to be an ALSA problem because mplayer and mpg123 are able to play files with no problems whatsoever, but XMMS just doesn't cooperate. I have tried recompiling XMMS and it does nothing to correct the situation.

thanks in advance for any help.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using the OSS or ALSA output plugin for XMMS?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving to Desktop forum.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem with Xmms. What I learned was that my soundcard was locked at 48kHz and that Xmms was resampling my audio [to 48kHz] on the fly. This caused a serious desktop performance issue. Other apps seem to be able to do this more efficently, so the problem was only with Xmms. Unlocking the sampling frequency of my card did the trick. I use OSS pro, so I can't tell you how to do this in Alsa, but it shouldn't be too hard to check out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 7:02 am    Post subject: you need to emerge something else. Reply with quote

I had this exact same problem. I fixed it either by installing ALSA or ARTS. I'm pretty sure that it was ARTS that did the trick, but don't quote me on that.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check to see if arts or esd is running..

do ps aux

Kde and Gnome sound servers can fuck up xmms.

to disable go to kcontrol and turn it off.

also you could try doing a ctrl + P in xmms and changing the Output Plugin to eSound or OSS Driver

Hope this helped
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge xmms-arts if you have kde and choose that as the output plugin.
it worked wonders for me. I had the same lockup problem before i emerged xmms-arts.
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