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Date:      Wed, 27 Dec 2006 23:00:48 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <>
Subject:   Re: mplayer configuration
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Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:
> i used to use mplayer without a problem but i just upgraded it and
> now have problems--it doesnt work.
> i can play audio files wiht xmms, but if i try to use mplayer i get an error
> "Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound."
> If i use gmplayer, it also doesnt work (same error) but i fooled around
> and saw that if i go to the Preferences configuration, and the Audio tab,
> and select the "oss" driver, it works. (Only for that sesssion, if i start it
> up again it doesnt work).
> How do i get this set up to work properly. i didnt see anything in
> /usr/ports/UPDATING and i didnt change anything (nothing intentional
> anyway) that would make things stop.
> Thanks!
> Jen

I believe the right syntax is...

ao = oss

... in either "/usr/local/etc/mplayer.conf" (IIRC) or "~/,mplayer/config".

More options are revealed in man mplayer.

- -Garrett
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