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    Default Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in 13.1

    I just recently installed 13.1, and I am reasonably satisfied, and am fairly certain all the additional multimedia formats have been installed. DVDs play nicely in both VLC, dragonplayer and smplayer, but no sound. I've also tried playing flv, avi, and mp4 files. All of them play well visually, but no sound.

    To more specifically test the audio, I've also installed clementine. So I've tried playing wav and mp3 files in clementine, vlc and amarok to test mainly the sound, but although the play/progress button moves, there may be some visual such as an album cover, but no sound. My speakers are connected and turned up, the mixer buttons in 13.1 are at the top, but no sound ever becomes available. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in13.1

    MoeNeigh wrote:
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    > I just recently installed 13.1, and I am reasonably satisfied, and am
    > fairly certain all the additional multimedia formats have been
    > installed. DVDs play nicely in both VLC, dragonplayer and smplayer, but
    > no sound. I've also tried playing flv, avi, and mp4 files. All of them
    > play well visually, but no sound.
    >
    > To more specifically test the audio, I've also installed clementine. So
    > I've tried playing wav and mp3 files in clementine, vlc and amarok to
    > test mainly the sound, but although the play/progress button moves,
    > there may be some visual such as an album cover, but no sound. My
    > speakers are connected and turned up, the mixer buttons in 13.1 are at
    > the top, but no sound ever becomes available. Any ideas? Thanks for any
    > help.
    >
    >

    Do go through
    http://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/caf...ion-guide-149/


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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Do go through
    openSUSE 13.1 Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - Blogs - openSUSE Forums


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    Thanks, vazhaavandan, that's the very list I used. What I intend to do now is check every one of those pieces of software listed in the section "For KDE Use", and check in yast to see if they were all indeed installed.

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in13.1

    MoeNeigh wrote:
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    > vazhavandan;2603700 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Do go through
    >> 'openSUSE 13.1 Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide -
    >> Blogs - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/q84tjom)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> GNOME 3.10.1
    >> openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) 64-bit
    >> Kernel Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop

    >
    > Thanks, vazhaavandan, that's the very list I used. What I intend to do
    > now is check every one of those pieces of software listed in the section
    > "For KDE Use", and check in yast to see if they were all indeed
    > installed.
    >
    >


    Enable pulse audio

    Yast ==>sound==> Other ==> Pulse audio configuration ==>Enable pulse audio

    Then install pavucontrol

    Code:
    sudo zypper in pavucontrol
    When playing audio do you try changing settings in the "installed"
    pavucontrol
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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in13.1

    MoeNeigh wrote:
    >
    > vazhavandan;2603700 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Do go through
    >> 'openSUSE 13.1 Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide -
    >> Blogs - openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/q84tjom)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> GNOME 3.10.1
    >> openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) 64-bit
    >> Kernel Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop

    >
    > Thanks, vazhaavandan, that's the very list I used. What I intend to do
    > now is check every one of those pieces of software listed in the section
    > "For KDE Use", and check in yast to see if they were all indeed
    > installed.
    >
    >

    In addition also check if mp3 codecs are installed
    Code:
    $sudo zypper se -i mp3
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S | Name                       | Summary                               |
    Type
    --+----------------------------+---------------------------------------+--------
    i | gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3 | GStreamer plug-in from Fluendo for -> |
    package
    i | gstreamer-fluendo-mp3      | GStreamer plug-in from Fluendo for -> |
    package
    i | libmp3lame0                | LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder             |
    package
    i | libsnmp30                  | Shared Libraries from net-snmp        |
    package
    i | pullin-fluendo-mp3         | Placeholder for Fluendo MP3 Plugin    |
    package
    $

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in 13.1

    As recommended by vazhavandan, I recommend you install the application pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol). Then use the following two blog guides which provide information on how you can use pulse audio basics:

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    As recommended by vazhavandan, I recommend you install the application pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol). Then use the following two blog guides which provide information on how you can use pulse audio basics:
    Is your system 32-bit or 64-bit? pavucontrol is broken in 13.1 32-bit KDE, but works in 64-bit (see https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=851872) There is a 13.1 32-bit fix on the way, but it is not in the repository yet.

    Does your machine have keyboard volume control buttons? If so, press the hardware volume up button. Some hardware mute buttons cannot be overridden by software.
    Regards,
    Howard

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in 13.1

    Do you get sound when you play a test sound in YaST? (Click on "Other")

    You could try to disable PulseAudio there as well, maybe it works then? ("Other"->"PulseAudio Configuration")

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in 13.1

    Thank you everyone. Sound is now working. Machine is 64-bit. This morning I OK'd 43 updates, most involving gstreamer. I checked my connection to the speakers again after that, as I was still not getting any sound, even after restarting the computer. I was sure I had tested this previously, but I did it again anyway: I checked the speakers again, took the connection out and put it back in FIRMLY. Voila! Sound is back. I feel embarrassed about this. The cat has tripped over the speaker wire before also -- so I'll share my blame with her a little.

    At least I know where the settings in yast are if I need to test the sound or make some changes. Please forgive me.

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    Default Re: Virtually all video formats play but no sound, no mp3s play in13.1

    MoeNeigh wrote:
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    I feel embarrassed about this. The cat has tripped over the
    > speaker wire before also -- so I'll share my blame with her a little.
    >
    >

    ToDo:- Add a sticky to openSUSE support forums . Check if user own a
    cat,dog,iguana,snake etc .. Only geckos are exempted for obvious
    reasons(openSUSE mascot)
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