View Full Version : Mplayer - No Sound!

25th November 2004, 01:52 AM
Hi Guys

I have Fedora 2 installed on my machine. My machine has an Intel 82801 BA/BAM AC'97 sound card. I got mplayer installed successfully. But when I play a DVD with the Mplayer, I can see the video but no sound. Please note that Xmms works great. With Xmms I am able to play all my .wav and .mp3 files fine. What could be the problem? All pointers are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

25th November 2004, 02:27 AM
i get the same with XINE in FC3.

everytime i want to use it i have to do the sound card detection. it is somewhat buggy.

25th November 2004, 07:02 AM
By default, all sound channels are muted. To fix this, run amixer:

# amixer set Master 100 unmute
# amixer set PCM 100 unmute
(Only if the above isn't sufficient:)
# amixer set Center 100 unmute
# amixer set Surround 100 unmute


29th November 2004, 02:48 AM
I was able to solve the problem.

I used the following command

mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device /mnt/cdrom -ao sdl

instead of

mplayer dvd://1 -dvd-device /mnt/cdrom

and it did the trick!

-ao stands for audio options and all I did was use a different driver for the sound card instead of the ALSA.