ubuntu 5.10 sound problem (internet radio only)

Default User xyzzyx at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 31 00:30:29 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-10-30 at 12:50 -0800, crimsun at fungus.sh.nu wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 09:24:08AM -0600, Default User wrote:
> [...]
> > gst-launch filesrc location=song32.mp3 ! mad ! osssink
> > 
> > to play an .mp3 from the current directory. It sounds fine! 
> > 
> > But in xmms, that .mp3 file sounds garbled.  Note that xmms plays a
> > cd .wav file ok.  So, it would appear not to be a problem with internet
> > radio (Shoutcast), but with playing .mp3 formattted files and streams. 
> It appears to be an XMMS issue. Please install beep-media-player from
> universe and attempt to replicate the issue with streaming mp3s.
> [...]
> > Extra info: during system startup, the screen slowly scrolls through a
> > list of system startup tasks, stating OK after each one. Except the line
> > about starting hotplug, which just has a blank where I would expect
> > (hope) to see OK.  May I assume that means the system is not running
> > hotplug? I don't know why. Is that bad?  

> No, that's normal.

Thanks! A shout out to Daniel T. Chen (crimsun at fungus.sh.nu), and 
Scott (angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com).

After much experimentaion, I did indeed install beep-media-player and
uninstall xmms. I kept streamtuner, changing the options for mp3 and
streams to use beep-media-player instead of xmms. Everything seems to
work fine now. BTW, a friendly suggestion to developers: dump Rhythmbox
(virtually useless in my experience) and replace with beep-media-player.
But please lose the hideously ugly Ubuntu brown "skin" that
beep-media-player has by default.  

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