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    Question VLC looses Audio

    VLC looses audio during playback (.iso of DVD, not encrypted)
    Pretty sure this happens with .avi .mp4 etc.. also (can't check ATM)

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    Smplayer, kaffeine both work (yes I have kde too)

    Settings in VLC are default
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    Default Re: VLC looses Audio

    How long do you have to wait before it happens ?

    I don't see this on 5 minute .mpg nor .avi (h264) clips with VLC on a 32-bit openSUSE-11.4 LXDE with nouveau driver. I plan to update to nvidia driver soon. VLC settings are not quite default in my case (I chose OSS as output audio mode). Hardware is an ancient nVidia FX5200 AGP card.

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    Default Re: VLC looses Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    How long do you have to wait before it happens ?

    I don't see this on 5 minute .mpg nor .avi (h264) clips with VLC on a 32-bit openSUSE-11.4 LXDE with nouveau driver. I plan to update to nvidia driver soon. VLC settings are not quite default in my case (I chose OSS as output audio mode). Hardware is an ancient nVidia FX5200 AGP card.
    I'll check on the timing to accurate but the DVD was about 1 min in.
    IIRC the other day it spat dummy when being paused (space bar) and started silent. But again, I'll check.
    I'll try the OSS output too. I had only tried ALSA.

    Incidentally, smplayer on .mp4 files from the bbc iplayer downloaded with get_iplayer. After pause (space bar) sometimes doesn't resume play. Have to hit the right arrow to nudge it and play resumes.
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    Default Re: VLC looses Audio

    I just installed the 32-bit proprietary nVidia 173.14.28 driver on my sandbox PC (w/nVidia FX5200 grahics) and ran vlc on a number of videos (with 32-bit 11.4 GM). No problem. I'm still wondering if there is a time sensitivity. Again, its an LXDE desktop and I'm using the "OSS" output audio mode in VLC. I'll post shortly version number.

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    Default Re: VLC looses Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I'll post shortly version number.
    Code:
    oldcpu@stonehenge01:~> rpm -qa '*vlc*'
    vlc-noX-1.1.7-3.pm.16.1.i586
    libvlccore4-1.1.7-3.pm.16.1.i586
    vlc-1.1.7-3.pm.16.1.i586
    libvlc5-1.1.7-3.pm.16.1.i586
    vlc-qt-1.1.7-3.pm.16.1.i586
    ... so I can't replicate the behavior with short 5 minute videos ...

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    Default Re: VLC looses Audio

    Went to the advanced view > Audio > Alsa
    And selected my audio device, nothing was selected there

    Works fine now
    Thanks for the pointers Lee
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    Default Re: VLC looses Audio

    I think I found a better solution for VLC, especially with 5.1 sound. Check PulseAudio & KDE in 11.4: What are the consequences?
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