If I try to play an mp3 using mpg I get the error found in the subject. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. This was inherited from the original libao, but has not been tested. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. In addition, libao distinguishes between live output drivers, which write audio to playback devices sound cards, etc.

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Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Drivers with priority 0, such as the null and file output drivers, are never selected as the default. ALSA device label to use.

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Although declining in poularity, this sound daemon is still used on some Linux systems. Join our community today! The time now is 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 linao unimplemented for a given audio backend.

If you are using the default device, no extra options are needed. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. 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.


Use either the raw or the au driver instead. 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.

libao Overview

It permits multiple programs to play sound simultaneously and sound to be sent to networked computers. However, if you just want to be able to open whatever audio device is available and play sound, libao should be just fine. Writes the sound to disk in uncompressed, headerless form using the byte order specified.

By default this is “native”. If you need to reset your password, click here. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Default Driver Scratchy and Terrible.

The ranking system currently used is: If I switch libwo root, I play without errors.

The “server” option allows specifying the connection for a given driver in a format specific to that system. 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. In most audio backends, defaault will correspond to a specific output device, but for all devices, this means ‘give me the Nth output’.


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By default this is “native”. I don’t have access to an IRIX system.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Because of the way ALSA reads data, this driver packs sound from successive calls into a fixed size buffer defaults to 32kB and sends it to the card. The libao API makes defauult distinction between drivers and devices. Maps to a specific pulse sink number.

No default libao driver available.

According to the author, “tested on AIX 5. Your help is appreciated. This name will be in a format determined by the specific driver backend eg, the first hardware device in ALSA format would be ‘hw: Use at your own risk.