General :: Mplayer No Sound When Playing Some Movies?

Feb 27, 2010

that's a bit of a strange problem, that somehow crept into my system. It used to work fine.Here is the problem as far as I can identify it. When I try to play certain video files with mplayer, there is no sound. As far as I can tell, it is only an issue with ac3 and dts sound tracks (using the ffmpeg decoder).Mplayer says:

Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 6 ch, s16le, 1536.0 kbit/33.33% (ratio: 192000->576000)


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When PPS movies are played, I can't hear any sound. What must I do to correct this problem? I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on a netbook.

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this problem is quiet enoying, so i hope that somebody can help me tracking down this problem and find a solution. When i open vlc or exaile and queue a list of tracks, after playing some hours, the sound hangs and in the music player repeats the same 1 second audio part like a hickup, in video programs like vlc also the film freezes.

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I don't really understand what that means, and I like to play my video files with mplayer.

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This problem presented itself upon upgrading to ubuntu 9.10. Any time something affects the sound system the buzz goes away. If a song plays, no buzz. If I simply adjust or mute the volume, no buzz. But after 10 seconds of no sound related activity, the buzz returns. This is a very loud and aggravating buzz, most likely made worse by the fact that I run my sound through an amplifier.

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I just installed F15 new, and I wonder what packages do I need to install to play movies with restricted codecs? I thought I have everything what I installed last time with F14 but I can't play my movies in Kaffeine. I have rmpfusion and the packages gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly, and all other gstreamer-* packages.

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Aug 13, 2010

I have recently installed Lucid on an Acer Aspire 5570Z laptop. It has an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A DVD-RAM writer. I am having trouble in playing video/movies on DVD.

When I am inserting a movie DVD, the drive is working (i.e. is busy) continuously but the disc is not being recognized and mounted. Disc Utility is showing "No Media Detected".

The same DVD discs are playing OK in my desktop (running Hardy) and on another laptop (running Lucid).

However, that Audio and data CDs are playing/reading OK in the same drive. Even blank DVDs are being recognized and mounted OK.

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Nov 19, 2009

I have a computer playing movie automatically in loop,and I want to know which movie is now playing in this computer and report it to a server. I use bash script to do this. If I use "pe -ef|grep mplayer ........" ,it seems to complex. Is there any easier way to get the name and store it in a parameter like $movie_name ? And also, I want to know if I can know whether the mplayer is running well. For example, if I use "mplayer wrong.txt". You can still get "ps -ef|grep mplayer....",but you just know that mplayer will get error to play .txt file.

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Nov 12, 2010

The program mplayer lags when playing high quality media over the network. This is not an issue when playing locally, but it becomes an issue when playing large (>= 1 GiB) Matroska video files over the network.
By "lag" I mean that the animation freezes at a fixed frequency, every five second or so the animation will halt for a fraction of a second, which is very annoying.

The network is a 100 Mbit switched ethernet network, I typically get around 10 MiB per second in actual flow rate and there is no noteworthy traffic on the network that degrades the performance. The lag is there regardless of traffic.

If I have a file at 1.4 GiB which is 60 minutes long, shouldn't that equal < 0.4 MiB/sec in required flow rate? I.e. I should be able to play this file over a 10 Mbit network. Yet, even on a 100 Mbit network this doesn't work.

The computer I use to play this media is a 4.12 GHz Core i7 with 6 GiB RAM and a GTX480 graphics card.
I have the latest graphics drivers. I use Slackware 13.1.0. I use a custom, small and highly optimized kernel (although the same issue is there with the standard kernel). My version of mplayer is MPlayer SVN-r31498-snapshot-4.4.4.

The network protocol used is SMB, i.e. I play from a mounted SMB resource.

I have tried to host the file on different computers, both are dedicated file servers, one is a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz with 2 GiB RAM with no load other than hosting files, the other being almost equivalent except with a 2.8 GHz CPU. Watching the system load on the machines yield nothing of interest, sending a mere ~0.5 MiB per second is nothing for a computer like that, even though a P4 is not exactly new anymore.

What is interesting though is that if I use the "-vo gl" argument to mplayer, the performance is greatly improved, there is very rarely any lag.

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but why on earth would the video output driver chosen affect the performance on a machine that has a 4.12 GHz Core i7 CPU, plenty of RAM, a very fast graphics card, and nothing else to do? I.e. no load at all? When I use the standard output driver, there is almost no load at all on the system. So what the heck is this?

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Jan 13, 2010

It is normal when I play media of rmvb, tp, avi format, but when played mkv format media, I got the error:

Playing mkv.
[mkv] Track ID 1: video (V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC), -vid 0
[mkv] Track ID 2: audio (A_AC3), -aid 0, -alang und
[mkv] Will play video track 1.
Matroska file format detected.
VIDEO: [avc1] 704x528 24bpp 23.976 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
Using SSE optimized IMDCT transform

MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: init_audio_codec
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.

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Mar 31, 2011

What Ive Done:

1: [url]

To get the necessary things for mplayer

2: [url]

To enable DMA

3: added these lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf under Section "Device"

Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"

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I found that Mike Oldfield "Tr3s Lunas" being played backward (from the end to begining) is an addictive, magic music. For this I used alsaplayer. Now I want to record these reversed music, not everyone player is able to play backward, how I can do that?

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Oct 22, 2010

I have to recreate a new version of my old thread about my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE(13) sound trouble. At this point I simply have no clue and tired of trying to fix it. Well after reboot I have no sound in movies, only mp3 has sound, and I can play them via any player. Well to make my video have sound I have to always yast>sound> and manualy setup my Azalia(HDA intel) driver "Fix DMA pointer" to "0" value and my "Use single command to communicate with codecs" to "0" value also, then everything starts to work until next reboot. I don't know why the config is reseted always. I installed new kernel even in hope that my soundcard would work properly, but nothing changed. I reported a bug even, but dunno whether it will be fixed or not, now, if I can write my sound config manually and save it so it is not reseted or anything. Or maybe I can write a script that at autostart will write the desired config for my soundcard, just anything. I'm frustrated at this point, coding as I don't know bash, so I cant do it myself, I need code so I could make a script out of it.

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Mar 23, 2010

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Jul 25, 2010

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yum update @sound-and-video

(This worked for me)

but now in his system the player (amarok) shows the sound is playing but cant hear anything also the login and logout sounds also not playing.

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Jan 21, 2011

-Ubuntu 10.04 with MPlayer/Smplayer & VLC installed via the repos. -Installed the Ubuntu Restricted Extras package (everything except flash, extra fonts, & java) & w32codec packgae (medibuntu). -Computer in question is 800mhz Celeron, 256MB RAM & one of those basic Intel Integrated Graphics Chip. I'm having problems playing some video files. When trying to play these files with Smplayer, I get a blue screen but can still hear audio (default video output). After switching the video output to x11(slow), I can now see the picture but it's not playable (some video will show maybe one frame every 2 seconds, some video would play for half-a-second then just freeze). This happens mainly with large files (not 100% accurate, but in general files over 300MB).

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