Debian - alsa sound ?

Matt matt.joyce at
Sun Aug 24 02:40:12 CEST 2008

smplayer [1] is a usable gui for mplayer.
I do get some choppy sound, is that due the the os and mp3 being on the 
same sd?

debian-gta02:~# apt-cache show smplayer
Package: smplayer
Priority: optional
Section: graphics
Installed-Size: 1916
Maintainer: Matvey Kozhev <sikon at>
Architecture: armel
Version: 0.6.1-1
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.3), libqt4-network (>= 
4.4.0), libqtcore4 (>= 4.4.0), libqtgui4 (>= 4.4.0), libstdc++6 (>= 
4.3), smplayer-translations (= 0.6.1-1), mplayer | mplayer-nogui
Recommends: smplayer-themes
Filename: pool/main/s/smplayer/smplayer_0.6.1-1_armel.deb
Size: 870362
MD5sum: f8197d12190469db204bbf3d1cbf39a7
SHA1: 17bb3b854aa65c7348485fd00802551772b4885e
SHA256: e62660931d09066387b9b2d9651147fce650ca827e7425a1c096e56bf9f9da93
Description: complete front-end for MPlayer
  Qt Mplayer front-end, with basic features like playing
  videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support
  for MPlayer filters and more. One of the most interesting features
  of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play.
  So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't
  worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same
  point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track,
  subtitles, volume...
Tag: uitoolkit::qt

Fox Mulder wrote:
> Interesting is, that alsaplayer produces sound output when playing a mp3
> file. But the playing is stuttering extremly.
> MPG123 (MPG123-alsa) can't output sound with an error message writing to
> the output device.
> Audacious crashes with a segmentation fault.
> BMPX hangs as soon as i want to select a mp3 file.
> Only mplayer plays the mp3's without any problems so i can hear it.
> It seems that the sound system and programs are not as stable/useable as
> i hoped. :/
> Ciao,
>      Rainer
> Matt wrote:
>> I have Debain+FSO+Updates installed and do have sound.
>> aplay made an awful racket, but mplayer worked fine.

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