Re: Can't play *.wav files in XMMS.
From: Daniel Frank (debian_at_cosmo-canyon.de)
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 19:35:08 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>I have xmms 1.2.8-2, which shows the plugin "Wave Player 1.2.8
>[libwav.so]" as installed and enabled. But it will not play or even
>open *.wav files. Any suggestions?
>ERROR: Wav file is unsupported type (must be standard PCM
> or type 3 floating point PCM
>ERROR: Input file "start.wav" is not a supported format
>even though man oggenc says "oggenc reads audio data in either raw,
>WAV, or AIFF format and encodes it into an Ogg Vorbis stream."
>What am I missing or doing wrong?
Wav-files are only container files that can contain uncompressed
("standard PCM" or something like this) or compressed sounds. Playing a
wav-file only works if you have the (de-)compressor available. As far as
I know xmms can only play uncompressed wav-files (but I'm not sure about
Maybe mplayer has the needed decompressor for your wav-file. Try to
install mplayer if you don't have already and use it to create an
uncompressed wav-file. AFAIR mplayer is able to create uncompressed
wav-files (try man mplayer).
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