I have been using Fedora 16 for about three months now. The media players installed on my system (totem, vlc, smplayer) were working perfectly all this time, but suddenly today they started crashing when trying to play certain types of media files.
Situation update:1. I didn't need my asound.conf like that -- I should have used pulseaudio in the first place, I was unaware that ALSA does not allow more than one program to use the sound device at the same time, whereas pulseaudio is used to mix sounds.2. VLC works fine on PulseAudio.
Hello,I'm having a odd issue.... I just installed PulseAudio on my machine (Avoided it for so long, still prefer just plain ALSA) and I'm using a ALSA backend. I installed it for the need to simultaneously output my system audio to my headphones and my speakers at the same time. Everything seems to be all right except for when I play Minecraft or WoW...
lucke wrote:Did you have pulseaudio-alsa installed? It provides /etc/asound.conf, as noted in the quoted wiki fragment.Yes. I am not sure why I didn't have the configuration file.# sudo pacman -Q pulseaudio-alsa
Some years ago i hated pulseaudio but now things have changed. Pulseaudio 1.1 (now in testing) works very well, in my machine at least. I let pulseaudio to take full control of my sound card installing pulseaudio-alsa, I uninstalled kmix and installed veromix plasmoid and my experience is very positive.
I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell Inspiron 14R 3240 N4110 and everything works fine. The system runs fast, has the 3D effects animate smoothly and so on. But when I open any media player (I tried gmusicbrowser, clementine and banshee) and play some music the open programs start to freeze and the system gets slow. If I pause the playback, it gets normal again.