Audio doesn't play while playing a DVD

Jonathan D. Armendariz jarmenda at
Sat Nov 8 00:36:10 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> 1) Which Ubuntu version

Ubuntu 8.10 - the Intrepid Ibex

> 2) Is there sound in other applications?

Yes actually. For example, I can go to and click on a 
station and it'll play just fine using Movie Player. Flash based like 
YouTube no but that may be another matter there.

> 3) Is there sound when playing the dvd in other players, like vlc?

I did manage to get it to work under VLC just now. Turns out there I had 
  to set to show all settings then under audio/output modules/ALSA 
change the ALSA device name to my audio card. One down one to go I 
guess.  ;-)

> 2) Which setting for "Configuration experience" do you have in the xine
> settings? That's on the first tab. You need Advanced to be able to see
> and change the "audio driver to use" on the audio tab. You will probably
> have to set it to pulseaudio.

Ermmmm I don't think I'm seeing what you're describing. To get there I 
click applications, sound & video then Movie Player. Hope that helps a 
little better.

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