[PlanetCCRMA] Unable to run alsaplayer

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Aug 30 20:55:02 2002

>    OK, reducing the fragcount below 6 gets it to open, but I'm only getting
> sound on the left hand side, and on the right I'm getting a click. The click
> happens at the same time that I see a message like:
> xrun of at least 42.213 msecs. resetting stream

Those are latency hits, welcome to the world of not so low latency :-)
Don't know what might be causing this... make sure the hard disks are
tuned and that the low latency patch is enabled (docs in the web pages,
see tuning).

> I did an apt-get on the vorbis stuff at planetccrma, but can't figure out
> what to run now that it's installed. Where is apt-get putting the rpms?

List all the files contained in a package:
  rpm -q -l package-name
What to look for:
  things in /usr/share/man/*
  --> man pages, "man whatever" prints them. 
  things in /usr/bin/*
  --> programs
  things in /usr/share/doc/*
  --> documentation
There are links to each software package in the application pages (it is 
on the name of the package). Obviously I need to add some basic docs :-) 
So much to add, so little time. Vorbis is a compression algorithm, I 
believe oggenc is the encoder. The package includes a library that is used 
by many other programs (for example xmms - which thanks to it can play 
compressed ogg vorbis files). 

-- Fernando