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#1 2006-04-18 07:20:04

riwa
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Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

I'm looking at wiki here but there's tons of different software mixers and I don't know which one to go for. I think I use alsa-drivers for everything regarding sound and I want to play like; mplaye, xine-ui and xmms at the same time. Any suggestions?

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#2 2006-04-18 19:10:47

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

I think a lot of people use dmix for that. I haven't tried any of these mixers so I can't say much more.

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#3 2006-04-18 22:06:21

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

As of the current version of ALSA, dmix actually does work by default. Took bloody long enough, but worth it.

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#4 2006-04-18 23:21:18

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

As of Alsa 1.09rc2 dmix is automatically configured in Alsa.
All your programs that use Alsa should be able to play at the same time.


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#5 2006-04-19 17:33:47

riwa
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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

I just noticed that you guys are completely right. I remember hearing gaim screeming so after some experimenting I believe that it's xmms not using alsa. Gaim and mplayer/xine works fine together but xmms gives me a message saying that my soundcard is blocked. Should I configure it or change mp3 player? If so any hot tips?


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#6 2006-04-19 17:57:10

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

It's been a long time since I used XMMS,
but if you have the right XMMS plugin (to use alsa output)
you can change it in the settings.

Ps: my favourite audio players are
1. mpd + mpygmy or ncmpc for Speed and Console
2. amaroK for Looks and Features


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#7 2006-04-19 17:57:12

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

riwa wrote:

I just noticed that you guys are completely right. I remember hearing gaim screeming so after some experimenting I believe that it's xmms not using alsa. Gaim and mplayer/xine works fine together but xmms gives me a message saying that my soundcard is blocked. Should I configure it or change mp3 player? If so any hot tips?

Configure XMMS to use ALSA in that case. However, I thought OSS would work just as fine since the OSS emulation layer is over ALSA with dmix...

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#8 2006-04-19 20:13:58

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

It usually does, but for some applications it doesn't... No idea why.

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#9 2006-04-19 22:15:38

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

I just changed xmms to use ALSA and it's now mixing fine.

jaboua wrote:

Configure XMMS to use ALSA in that case. However, I thought OSS would work just as fine since the OSS emulation layer is over ALSA with dmix...

I don't know what OSS emulation layer means but I'll check it up. Sounds useful!

profoX wrote:

Ps: my favourite audio players are
1. mpd + mpygmy or ncmpc for Speed and Console
2. amaroK for Looks and Features

I'll check out mpd/mpygmy. I think I've tried amaroK back in Debian but it (if I rembember it correct) was pretty much overkill. I want like; playlists, shuffle function and a queue fumction. That's why I use xmms (and I'm an old Winamp/Windows user).

Thanks for the help!

Regards
Richard

[edit]

082419/home/riwa# ncmpc
error [15]: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused

I also got:

082149/home/riwa# mpd
problem opening file "//.mpd/mpd.log" for writing

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#10 2006-04-20 20:37:51

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

Follow this guide for mpd
(mpd hasn't got very much functionality though, it's just cool, and light)

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MPD … yer_Daemon

btw: it's pygmy instead of mpygmy, I said it wrong


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#11 2006-08-02 19:21:43

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

didn't want to starta new thread, because got a few questions about this same topic smile

how to enable that few applications could use sound card????

i've got i up and running, but it seems that i can't play sound from 2 apps at the same time...tried xmms and VLC, xmms and mp3blaster, VLC and mp3blaster... result is the same,while 1 of them is playing, others say that card is locked...

found a guide about it on wiki, but again some problems...

/etc/asound.conf doesn't exist in my system sad and i don't know where to put that config...
/etc/libao.conf allso is not in my system...

and i'm stuck... plz help  :oops:

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#12 2006-08-02 23:06:28

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

just create the files if they are not there. like

touch /etc/{asound.conf,libao.conf}

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#13 2006-08-03 15:04:03

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

still didn't work...

created them... and still the same... checked all aps to use alsa... but it's still the same...

Is it depends on alsamixer configuration???
Maybe got to unmute something to make it work???

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#14 2006-08-07 09:00:30

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Re: Which sound-mixing program (for multiple sounds)?[SOLVED]

Blayder wrote:

still didn't work...

created them... and still the same... checked all aps to use alsa... but it's still the same...

Is it depends on alsamixer configuration???
Maybe got to unmute something to make it work???

You shouldn't have to unmute anything at all. Perhaps for some weird reason it's not activated by default on your box, in that case put this in your users ~/.asoundrc

pcm.dsp0 {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmix"
}

ctl.mixer0 {
    type hw
    card 0
}

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