Re: xmms only playing mp3 as root

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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
> > > output_plugin=/usr/lib64/xmms/Output/libxmms-pulse.so
> 
> 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, :-)
Marko

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