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Month: August 2018

update this morning=347 pkgs from trinity?

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2018 11:40:35 -0400
Greetings all;

Not really fussing but 340 of them will never be used on this particular 
machine, Its running linuxcnc, eg no audio except maybe possibly a 
whispered beep from the computers own speaker. No tv either.

But, I'll do this machine next, and it does have a problem, absolutely 
nothing in the menu's that can play an .mp3. I get the apps gui, and its 
animated likes its playing the .mp3, but nothing can coax a peep out of 
my speakers. The only cli app, aplay, reproduced it as 11 minutes of 
unmodulated pink noise.

Does it seem possible to fix this?

I had to hunt thru the bin directory's to find a copy of mplayer2 that 
would play it, sorta. .mp3 are always a little muddy, but this was very 
poorly done. The music wasn't too bad, but the voices weren't at all 
understandable. Have I forgotten just how crappy a 160 kilobit .mp3 
sounds? A 44.1kilobit recording that alsa had to pump up to 48k, which 
probably didn't help. The original came from a windows machine that 
never heard how good an .ogg can sound.

Traceing thru the linkage from /usr/bin/mplayer, a link that points back 
to /etc/alternatives/mplayer, which itself is a link 
to /usr/bin/mplayer1 which does not exist.

Can this be fixed? That does seem to be the real problem, and its not 
something I can recall piddling with.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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