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    Rythmbox doesn't play and VLC has a weird echo

    Hi, sorry, I have no idea what the heck just happened... My rythmbox that was seemingly fine last night now refuses to play an mp3. Meanwhile VLC is playing videos with this weird echo filter added to it, and it's not for the same video.

    What's weird is that Movie Player (the one that comes with ubuntu) is still able to play things... but apparently none of my other players can....

    I just torrented a movie, and watched it for the first time... could it be some sort of ubuntu virus?...

    sounds kinda far fetched but I can't think of what else it could be...

    Maybe plugins?...

    Help?

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    Re: Rythmbox doesn't play and VLC has a weird echo

    I actually found out what was wrong, it has something to do with my pulse audio... not sure what that's about...

    I found what to do here
    <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1230561>

    What I did was the following:

    sudo killall pulseaudio

    sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio

    Honestly I don't know what I did... all I know is now VLC has no echo and rythmbox doesn't have an echo...

    Be nice people, I'm a noob, I'm monkey see monkey do =D>

    Question... do I have to do anything else or can I just leave things like this?...

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    Re: Rythmbox doesn't play and VLC has a weird echo

    oh..... my volume controller is gone... hmm... maybe that's what pulse audio is...

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    Re: Rythmbox doesn't play and VLC has a weird echo

    Lol... ok, so here's what I did... I tried

    sudo apt-get install pulseaudio... but when I did that my sound messed up again...

    So I uninstalled it again, and now it's working fine.... except without volume control...

    Any alternatives?...

    I have volume + and - keys on my keyboard that I like to use, but doesn't have to...

    Now I'm using one called ALSA, but it has no taskbar icon... kinda annoying...

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    Re: Rythmbox doesn't play and VLC has a weird echo

    try

    alsamixer

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