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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Xubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    alsaplayer error "Failed to load text interface"

    Hello, relatively new to ubuntu (old UNIX person). Was trying to get mms up and running on Ubuntu 8.04.1 and it would not work. Followed it up, and found it to be due to alsaplayer. Output from alsaplayer -V

    Output plugin: ALSA output v1.9.0beta12
    Loading reader plugin: HTTP reader v1.3
    Loading reader plugin: File reader v1.1
    Loading Input plugin: CDDA player v1.2
    Loading Input plugin: MikMod player v1.0
    Loading Input plugin: Ogg Vorbis player v1.2
    Loading Input plugin: WAV player v1.01
    Loading Input plugin: libsndfile plugin v0.1
    Loading Input plugin: flac player v1.2
    Loading Input plugin: MAD MPEG audio plugin v1.01
    Failed to load text interface. This is bad (text,text,/usr/lib/alsaplayer)

    Read the forum and could not find anything wrong. It sees both audio cards and they both appear to work fine (can use xine and other programs to get to them). Anyone know where to go from here?

    Additional info at

    FIXED: something must have de-installed the libtext_interface components, needed to apt-get install alsplayer_text
    Last edited by Jelk; January 20th, 2009 at 12:58 AM. Reason: Fixed

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Re: alsaplayer error "Failed to load text interface"

    Thanks for figuring that one out -- i've been having the same issue ("Failed to load interface text") and was completely unable to find the solution (the man page for my version (alsaplayer 0.99.80-rc4) doesn't even indicate that the interface name is "text"!). was trying to find a decent jack-enabled commandline audioplayer suitable for previewing lots of short sounds, and now i think i have it...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Re: alsaplayer error "Failed to load text interface"

    Just another thanks for figuring this out - in Lucid it it 'sudo apt-get install alsaplayer-text'... Mow I can happilly run
    alsaplayer -i text -S loop.wav
    to get a command-line loop player (although the loop is, unfortunately, not seamless - there's like a half second pause).


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