rplay fails to run

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 21:55:30 UTC 2015


On 8 February 2015 at 19:43, Maurizio Dall'Acqua <mau.h20 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2015 17:33:24 +0000
> Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 8 February 2015 at 17:14, Maurizio Dall'Acqua <mau.h20 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On Sun, 8 Feb 2015 16:55:04 +0000
>> > Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> On 8 February 2015 at 16:30, Maurizio Dall'Acqua
>> >> <mau.h20 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > Hello,
>> >> >
>> >> > I use Ubuntu 12.4.2 LTS and I would like to use rplay as a tool
>> >> > to play sound events. I have installed from Ubuntu Software
>> >> > Centre:
>> >> >
>> >> > -rplay-server
>> >> > -rplay-client
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > Unluckily rplayd doesn't start and gives the following error
>> >> > message:
>> >> >
>> >> > rplayd: bind: Address already in use
>> >> >
>> >> > I have tried to use rplayd with the option --port=PORT but
>> >> > whatever value I give to PORT the previous error message comes
>> >> > out.
>> >>
>> >> I don't know much about rplay and have never used it, but are you
>> >> sure the server is not already running, having been started by the
>> >> install script?
>> >>
>> > Yes I'm sure because if I type the command:
>> >
>> > rplay /some/file.wav
>> >
>> > rplay doesn't play anything.
>>
>> I think from that you can be sure it is not working as you expect.
>> That is not the same as the server not running.  You may be right
>> though.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>
> I'm afraid you're right. Upon your hint, just to be sure, I checked if
> I could find the rplay process in the task manager. And I found it.
> That can explain the address-already-in-use error message. But it
> remains the basic problem that the command:
>
> rplay /some/file.wav
>
> doesn't play any sounds at all. I'm puzzled :/

Presumably there are some configuration files somewhere to tell it
which sound device to use and so on.  Perhaps it generates a log.
Other than these general suggestions I cannot help I am afraid.
Perhaps someone else uses rplay.

Colin

>
> Maurizio
>
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