Re: xmms only playing mp3 as root

On 01/01/2011 03:23 AM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
On Friday 31 December 2010 17:45:14 Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:41:35 +0200, Johan wrote:
On 12/31/2010 05:20 PM, Rick Sewill wrote:
For me, when I am logged in, as a normal user, I do have a file,
~/.xmms/config, and the line in my file is
Which is the Pulse Audio output plugin for XMMS, which is only available
if you install the "xmms-pulse" package. That one is not installed by
default when installing the "xmms" package.
I can't help wondering why is this so? Pulseaudio is the default sound server
on Fedora, and xmms should include the xmms-pulse by default, and prefer to
use pa over alsa, also by default.

As xmms is configured now, it uses alsa by default, which gets rerouted to pa
(via the alsa-pulseaudio plugin in pa), which uses alsa as a backend for
playback. From my perspective, this is plain stupid, xmms should just use pa
natively, and eliminate the alsa-pa-plugin. It is an unnecessary overhead,
IMO. And it also breaks the volume slider for xmms...

So what am I missing here? Is it time to bug the xmms maintainers/packagers?

Best, :-)

Sorry Marko, this far beyond me. Johan
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