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    No Audio but "test speakers" works

    I haven't had a problem with audio before but i'm stumped now. I have my computer hooked up to a reciever which has four speakers connected to it. I recently tried to watch a flash video on the computer and wasn't getting any sound. Later on I tried to watch a DVD and still wasn't getting any sound. I restarted the computer and it didn't help but when I went into the sound settings and properties I clicked the "test" for each speaker and i'm getting noise through them. But ALL other programs will not push any sound to the speakers.

    What is there I can do?

    I have been perfecting my xbmc setup but now I can't even get sound out of my systems...

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    How are you connected to your receiver? HDMI? Jacks? Phonos?

    Try connecting up some PC speakers to test your PC is issuing sound.

    from a terminal run:
    [code]aplay -l && aplay -L[code]
    This should give you output regarding your sound card set up.
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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Catre-Vandis View Post
    How are you connected to your receiver? HDMI? Jacks? Phonos?

    Try connecting up some PC speakers to test your PC is issuing sound.

    from a terminal run:
    [code]aplay -l && aplay -L[code]
    This should give you output regarding your sound card set up.
    It does push out the "test speakers" white noise. But when it's a video or music it doesn't...

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Run this in a terminal:
    Code:
    gstreamer-properties
    Make sure you are set to pulseaudio or autodetect

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Quote Originally Posted by lidex View Post
    Run this in a terminal:
    Code:
    gstreamer-properties
    Make sure you are set to pulseaudio or autodetect
    It was set to autodetect, but i changed it to pulseaudio and it didn't make a difference. I am getting default system "error" noises though, when I type something where I can't type and all that kind of stuff. i looks like something didn't install correctly when I updated ffmpeg on my htpc though. When i just came back to the computer it said there was an error when installing it. So i'm re-installing it and we'll see if that makes a difference. I'll report back here. Thanks for the advise.

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Alright, sorry to keep dropping the ball here but i'm not able to get any sound from any media player still. I get the test speakers white noise but in VLC i'm not getting anything and same with the built in ubuntu media player. What other suggestions do you guys have?

    Correction = My XBMC is able to play audio but everything else isn't!! This problem started after installing ffmpeg to my computer. What can I do?!
    Last edited by Lastb0isct; March 2nd, 2011 at 03:49 AM.

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Use the alsa-info-script to provide detailed information.
    Run this command in a terminal:
    Code:
    wget http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh -O alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
    Choose the upload option and provide a link for the output.
    [Terminal="Applications->Accessories->Terminal"]

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Quote Originally Posted by lidex View Post
    Use the alsa-info-script to provide detailed information.
    Run this command in a terminal:
    Code:
    wget http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh -O alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
    Choose the upload option and provide a link for the output.
    [Terminal="Applications->Accessories->Terminal"]
    http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=b3...967e70b53f555b

    Thanks!

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Catre-Vandis View Post
    How are you connected to your receiver? HDMI? Jacks? Phonos?

    Try connecting up some PC speakers to test your PC is issuing sound.

    from a terminal run:
    [code]aplay -l && aplay -L[code]
    This should give you output regarding your sound card set up.
    Still waiting.....
    No longer participating......

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    Re: No Audio but "test speakers" works

    This may not be the entire problem, but not good either:
    Code:
    !!ALSA Version
    !!------------
    Driver version:     1.0.23
    Library version:    1.0.24.1
    Utilities version:  1.0.24.2
    Try re-installing alsa. Using a Terminal="Applications->Accessories->Terminal"
    Code:
    sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2
    Reboot.

    You're using the audigy, correct? May help to disable onboard in bios.

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