Bug#432085: Totem doesn't find codec

Takehiko Abe keke at gol.com
Mon Jul 9 14:26:46 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-07-08 at 22:06 +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
>  Ok, so basically the problem is that in the default totem-xine and
>  xine configurations, playback fails because alsa is used instead of
>  esound, correct?

I don't know. (So, I guess alsa cannot be used while esound daemon
is running?)

>  I think you had to enable esound explicitely yourself, but still I
>  think xine should try to use esound first; if you agree with the
>  analysis, I'll file this as an enhancement request against xine.

Sorry, I'm not sure about this one either. I switched off esound
and content with the result for now.

I still don't get exactly what esound is for. And it caused me some
other problems too (namely, esd was not started automatically and
'Recording Level Monitor' complained about it, then 'Sound Recorder'
stopped working when I started it manually.)

I am building my first desktop system right now and I made a mess
already. I should have waited longer to start participating bug
reports. Sorry about any confusion/waste of time I may have


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