Sound on linux no workey
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Mar 19 17:08:13 EDT 2008
Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> I am trying to make my own Error beep handler for linux (rev 2.9 rc1),
> because i don't like the internal beep.
> First Rev wouldn't make any sounds at all (besides the internal speaker
> when using "beep"), so I reinstalled the ESD package, and added the
> sound mixer client. Now Rev makes static sound, similar to radio, in the
> length of the chosen wav sound file (the same files that work properly
> in the system sound pane).
> I'm not sure if I have missed something obvious, due to not
> understanding how linux sounds are supposed to work, or if this is a bug.
> Can anyone help me single in on one or the other?
Rev only supports uncompressed sounds. If you try to play a compressed
sound file, you get the static noise you describe. You should be able to
play uncompressed .au, .aif, and .wav files.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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