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The audio is taken hostage. #167

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openpanda opened this issue Oct 20, 2011 · 12 comments
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The audio is taken hostage. #167

openpanda opened this issue Oct 20, 2011 · 12 comments
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@openpanda
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@openpanda openpanda commented Oct 20, 2011

What I mean is you must close pianobar to regain use of anything else, like youtube.

@PromyLOPh
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@PromyLOPh PromyLOPh commented Oct 21, 2011

Are you using the OSS backend of libao? Try switching to alsa by adding

default_driver=alsa

to your ~/.libao

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@openpanda openpanda commented Nov 3, 2011

Alsa.

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@PromyLOPh PromyLOPh commented Nov 3, 2011

I doubt this is pianobar’s fault. Can you report the problem to libao’s
or your distribution’s bugtracker/mailinglist, please?

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@openpanda openpanda commented Nov 3, 2011

Indeed, I shall work see whats up. However as said before if I play mixxx,
or lmms while also running flash I can switch from the two. With pianobar I
notice the inability to do this until pianobar is killed.

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:06 PM, PromyLOPh <
reply@reply.github.com>wrote:

I doubt this is pianobars fault. Can you report the problem to libaos
or your distributions bugtracker/mailinglist, please?


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@PromyLOPh PromyLOPh commented Nov 3, 2011

However as said before if I play mixxx, or lmms while also running
flash I can switch from the two.
Neither of these uses libao. Which reminds me: You can search for a
libao based player and test whether it “takes the audio hostage” as
well. If it does it’s a libao issue.

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@openpanda openpanda commented Nov 3, 2011

As i said I would take a look, also I noted libao as you stated it earlier.

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM, PromyLOPh <
reply@reply.github.com>wrote:

However as said before if I play mixxx, or lmms while also running
flash I can switch from the two.
Neither of these uses libao. Which reminds me: You can search for a
libao based player and test whether it takes the audio hostage as
well. If it does its a libao issue.


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@justinnoah
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@justinnoah justinnoah commented Nov 6, 2011

I am not sure how to check which libao backend I am using, I haven't changed anything, so it is my distribution's (gentoo) default. I can not confirm this issue. I just tried to reproduce this error and was unable to do so.

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@raeb raeb commented Nov 10, 2011

@brutal-chaos: what does it say in /etc/libao.conf ? if default_driver=alsa, change it to default_driver=oss

Solved the problem for me.

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@justinnoah justinnoah commented Nov 10, 2011

@raeb, I don't have this problem. That was my point. :) And I don't even have a libao.conf. I checked by running "sudo find -mount -iname 'libao.conf' " and nothing came up. -mount stops find from searching on mount points and iname allows for variation in capitalization.

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@jcallen jcallen commented Nov 11, 2011

@brutal-chaos: I found that using the following ~/.libao file worked for me:

driver=alsa
dev=default

Without dev=default, libao blocked other audio (unless something else was already using it, then it printed a warning every time a new song started).

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@deltaray deltaray commented Nov 20, 2011

@ABCDwp's solution worked for me as well. Not sure how he figured that one out though.

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@PromyLOPh PromyLOPh commented Nov 20, 2011

I think we can safely say this is not a pianobar bug.

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