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Posted by Pompey1   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Mon 01 Dec 2008 09:39 PM (UTC)

Amended on Mon 01 Dec 2008 09:47 PM (UTC) by Pompey1

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Audio was working fine with Ubuntu 8.04, but 8.10 seems to have broken it.

I can play the test sound in the wine config app with either alsa or oss selected, and I'm using a pulseaudio wrapper round my winecfg and wine mushclient launchers.

Tried both:

padsp wine "C:\Program Files\MUSHclient\MUSHclient.exe"
padsp wine "C:\Program Files\MUSHclient\MUSHclient.exe" /wine

Launching winecfg with:

padsp winecfg

I know pulseaudio allows per-application audio settings, is it possible wine is muted? I have no idea how to check this.

I have made sure that I'm added to the pulseaudio groups in the user and group manager.

If anyone has managed to make this work and has any ideas for things I may not have tweaked, or configs I can check, it would be appreciated.

Pompey1.
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Posted by David Haley   USA  (3,881 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Tue 02 Dec 2008 02:42 PM (UTC)
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Do you have anything else using sound at the same time? I was getting odd behavior with Pulseaudio also after an upgrade to 8.10, but changing the default mixer fixed that. Unfortunately I don't have access to what exactly I did -- am at work now -- but I think I just changed it to ALSA or something like that.

David Haley aka Ksilyan
Head Programmer,
Legends of the Darkstone

http://david.the-haleys.org
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Posted by Pompey1   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Fri 06 Mar 2009 10:12 PM (UTC)
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OK, I managed to kludge up a solution to this....

Basically, use the UdpSend function in mushclient combined with a perl UDP socket listener in an infinite loop.

Mushclient sends an audio file name
The perl listener catches the file name and forks a system call to play the file

If anyone wants the perl code they can email zexium@googlemail.com

ttfn
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