oh I see. My default engine on my setting was GStreamer and there is nothing more advanced setting for this engine. Now after I saw you screenshot, I then switch the gstreamer to xine engine, and see all the rest adv setting like yours.
after this switch to xine and to alsa. amarok became as quiet as youtube. I rcalsasound restart, still quiet. let me reboot it…
right after rebooting, amarok works, NOT hear the login music though, speaker-test fine.
What does the above reperesent? Is this with amarok running (it does not have to be playing a song - is it running) ? Is this with the speaker-test running ? This is this with no application running ? If amarok is running, did you have alsa selected as the output module?
Again please, what do you have running? Do you have amarok running in the lower right corner? Is this also when you tube was supposed to be playing a song?
Hi I was away the whole day, so didn’t get a chance to look at our discussion. Here is what I got. From your suggestions, I learned npviewer actually is the process behind youtube. So after a most recent reboot, my computer doesn’t have sound for youtube as before. I used a “ps” command and found a npviewer process. Killing that npviewer process basically fixed the problem, so youtube started to have sound. So is amarok (using xine-alsa as you suggested). I’m pretty happy with the solution so far, since I know which process to look for and to fix the sound conflict.
Here is some lsof tests:
no sound playing, amarok residing at corner (but not playing). youtube not running:
Thats interesting. I’m surprised a bit by some of the lsof results, and it makes me wonder if the xine sound engine is setup to use pulse, and not the alsa api, on your PC. For example, look what I get
No audio playing, no multimedia application running.
So why does your setup (with xine/alsa selected in amarok) not indicate amarok has opened a file in /dev/snd but rather indicates pulse audio has opened the file? It suggests to me your amarok, despite the settings, is still using pulse audio.
Do you have xine-ui installed (the xine user interface) ? If so, you could use it to check the preferences in xine, and its possible there under xine you hae pulse audio selected ?