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jgallen23
July 19th, 2008, 11:33 PM
I'm having issues when using mplayer via cli on hardy. When I execute mplayer blah.mp3, the player freezes, but when I execute mplayer -ao alsa blah.mp3 it runs fine. Does anybody know why this is happens? Is there anyway to make it so I don't have to type -ao alsa all the time?

shirilover
July 20th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Sure, just add the following to ~/.mplayer/config. Create this file if it doesn't already exist.

ao=alsa

dannyboy79
June 17th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Sure, just add the following to ~/.mplayer/config. Create this file if it doesn't already exist.

ao=alsa

i am so glad for google. i was pretty upset when a fresh Hardy install trying to watch movies (mpg or avi) would crash mplayer. when I did the above all is well now.