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Bug 166263 - mplayer/xine break settings for surround sound GStreamer
mplayer/xine break settings for surround sound GStreamer
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: dont know
git master
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: git master
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on: 326720 334880
Reported: 2005-02-04 10:30 UTC by Sven Herzberg
Modified: 2009-09-09 16:54 UTC
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Description Sven Herzberg 2005-02-04 10:30:40 UTC
When I play music via rhythmbox on my surround system (using audioconvert and
audioscale) it is really great. But if I want to watch a DVD after that I don't
have sound on my center box.

If I unload the sound card module and load it again, restore the mixer settings,
everything is fine for DVD playback in mplayer/xine, but after listening to
musik it's broken again.
Comment 1 Ronald Bultje 2005-02-04 11:53:37 UTC
I assume it's a xine/mplayer bug (they usually copy each other's code). Does
rhythmbox' surround sound still work after using mplayer? If so, it's definately
not a gst bug.
Comment 2 Jan Schmidt 2005-02-04 13:10:20 UTC
Or it could be an ALSA bug? I'm not sure if it is pertinent, but xine/mplayer
both use plug:surround51 devices, whereas we just open the device in 6 channels
mode AIUI.
Comment 3 Luca Ognibene 2005-11-11 16:56:45 UTC
any idea on what's going on here ?
Comment 4 Andy Wingo 2005-11-30 11:01:27 UTC
sven: ping?
Comment 5 Sven Herzberg 2006-01-12 11:55:56 UTC
Pong: cannot give more information right now: gstreamer-0.10 doesn't allow me to play 6-channel audio on alsa anymore :(
Comment 6 Wim Taymans 2006-07-10 16:55:24 UTC
ping? I think 6-channel audio was added some time ago in 0.10.
Comment 7 Sven Herzberg 2006-07-10 17:26:50 UTC
As surround sound still doesn't work over here, I can't tell. (see bug 334880)
Comment 8 Sven Herzberg 2006-07-14 17:16:21 UTC
This is intersting: GStreamer 0.8 was definitely broken!

I can't even play music with GStreamer 0.10 after using the surround feature of 0.8.
Comment 9 Tobias Mueller 2009-02-08 21:08:20 UTC
I think the question in comment #6 has been answered. I am thus reopening.

Sven, is this still an issue?
Comment 10 Edward Hervey 2009-03-21 14:04:17 UTC
Sven, do you still see this issue with current gstreamer ?
Comment 11 Sebastian Dröge (slomo) 2009-09-09 16:54:14 UTC
Closing as no additional information was provided.