Writing WAVs to stdout will result in broken files. GAIM, Sound, and libao. Better yet, fix it! Options Understood by All Drivers “debug” – value not required Requests driver print detailed debugging information. Wed, 11 Jul

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No default libao driver available.

Although the driver works properly in multi mode, it is known to occasionally crash the aRts server itself. It permits multiple programs to play sound simultaneously and sound to be sent to networked computers.

Use “native” for native machine byte order, “big” for big-endian order, and “little” for little-endian order. Live Output Drivers null Null driver. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Default Driver Detection In the absence of configuration files to explicit identify a default driver, the library will try to detect a suitable default driver.

If I switch to root, I play without errors.

Your help is appreciated. If you need to reset your password, click here. Because of the way WAV files are structured, this driver cannot correct files unless the target file is seekable.


According to the author, “tested on AIX 5. Better yet, fix it!

I don’t have access to an IRIX system. The time now is The alsa driver normally chooses one of “surround71”, “surround51”, “surround40”, “front”, or “default” automatically depending on number of output channels. I don’t know of any other software that uses libao to test with. Wed Jul 11, Writing WAVs to stdout will result in broken files. Partial matches are allowed, matching is case insensivtive. For a roar server, this is defaulh to a given output mixer.

Having a problem logging in? Adding debug to the libao configuration file on a line by itself will cause libao to print what static and dynamic drivers are available for use, as well as print the testing order.

libao.conf(5) – Linux man page

View unanswered posts View posts from last 24 hours. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Priority Drivers 30 alsa 20 oss, irix, sun 10 esd,arts 0 null, all file output Clearly, any ranking scheme will fail to make everybody happy.

Note that this driver only works with ALSA 0.

libao Drivers

A port number can be specified after a colon, as in “whizbang. If I try to play an mp3 using mpg I get the error found in the subject. I’m not sure if this is also due to recompiling. The channel numbering used by the driver does not necessarily reflect the physical ordering; for example, the fourth PulseAudio channel is always ‘Center’ by default whether the channel physically exists or not.


Standard Driver Options These are options that have the same use in each driver, but may not be supported by all drivers due to the option being meaningless or unimplemented for a given audio backend. Use at your own risk.

Visit the following links: This defaultt contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Libao supports both live output drivers and file output drivers. No available audio device [audio. When I boot and lsmod the driver is loaded.