no sound for any media player

Hi there,

I’ve no sound in any media player (vlc mplayer, flash in firefox etc)

I installed my media codecs the “hard way” i.e.
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

Don’t recall anything going amiss with that

Sound works in Yast when doing the sound check. The OpenSuse boot dingle sounds fine. Just nothing in the music players

I used MMcheck script mentioned in this post

Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

and there were no problems.

Any suggestions?


Version of openSUSE?
Gnome or KDE?

SDB:Audio troubleshooting - openSUSE

Assuming openSUSE-11.4 with no messing around with pulse audio, I recommend you install the pulse audio volume control application ‘pavucontrol’ and then run ‘pavucontrol’ the first time you try to play a multimedia file in EACH multimedia application. Ensure in pavucontrol that you have SHOW ‘all output devices’ selected in the OUTPUT-DEVICE tab and ensure that you have SHOW ‘all streams’ selected in the PLAYBACK tab.

Some KDE users are frustrated with kmix and have taken to install the xfce-mixer.

Hi again oldCPU,

I was using KDE4 and 11.4.

I did install pavucontrol. Seemed to help me sort out my problem (as well as a series of recent media related rpm upgrades)


Glad to read you had some success.

Best wishes.