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VLC on MX17 : sound problem ? [solved]

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VLC on MX17 : sound problem ? [solved]

#1 Postby amnesix » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:35 am

Everytime I try to play anything with vlc, it answers :
Audio output failed:
The audio device "pulse" could not be used:
No such file or directory.


Sound works OK (for instance Kodi).

What can I do ? vlc is 2.2.8-2~mx17+1
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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 am

Can you give us a bit more info?

1) output of this command as regular user:

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inxi -Axx

2) what do you see when you launch VLC and click on Audio > Device in the menu bar?
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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#3 Postby amnesix » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:14 am

thank you for your help !

1)

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$ inxi -Axx
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-1-amd64


2) when I go to Audio -> Audio Device I see a (long) list of devices, not one of them works. Not one of them is, at start, selected.

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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#4 Postby vamsi » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:42 am

Have you tried another player like mpv, etc..

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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#5 Postby amnesix » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:59 am

kodi works.

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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#6 Postby dolphin_oracle » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:01 pm

what does your default alsamixer screen look like. if pulseaudio is running, you should get 1 master channel. if pulse isn't running, you will have several channels shown.
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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#7 Postby amnesix » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:20 pm

pulse audio is running.

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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#8 Postby dolphin_oracle » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:58 pm

under vlc preferences-> audio, what is your setting?
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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ?

#9 Postby amnesix » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:23 pm

under vlc preferences-> audio, what is your setting?

was on ALSA. Have changed to «automatic» : success !

Thank you to all !

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Re: VLC on MX17 : sound problem ? [solved]

#10 Postby dolphin_oracle » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:09 pm

sweet!

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