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Re: Sound problems (mpd, mpv mainly)




Hi Pierre,

When i do:
/usr/bin/mpv --version

it responds with:
mpv 0.23.0 (C) 2000-2016 mpv/MPlayer/mplayer2 projects
 built on UNKNOWN
ffmpeg library versions:
   libavutil       55.34.100
   libavcodec      57.64.101
   libavformat     57.56.100
   libswscale      4.2.100
   libavfilter     6.65.100
   libswresample   2.3.100
ffmpeg version: 3.2.2-2

I did not install ffmpeg explicitly, but when i installed mpv it
picked up a bunch of other packages.

(For reference, i did install some other sound packages centered
around sox and sndfile, but i'm guessing these are irrelevant.)

Everything is via apt-get, nothing home-compiled (yet).

/etc/debian_version says '9.0' for me, and i think it is called
'stretch' (it is not in the list of debian versions in the wikipedia,
which stops at 8, 'jessie').

I put debian on a fresh partition (i.e., this is not an upgrade) in
early February this year to get access to some newer and totally
unrelated packages.

The mpv website recommends building your own or using a 3rd party
builds instead of relying on a package.  ("Distributions usually
package outdated, unmaintained, and unsupported versions of mpv. This
is especially true for popular distros like Debian and Ubuntu. You are
recommended to use mpv-build or 3rd party packages instead.")  That's
all in https://mpv.io/installation/

However, despite using both debian and ubuntu, i've never had to do
that yet.  knock on wood! :)

But if you do install something from mpv.io, and it works better for
jessie, please post and tia!

dan

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 1:02 AM, Pierre Frenkiel
<pierre.frenkiel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Apr 2017, Dan Hitt wrote:
>
>> . . .
>> If you have no idea what name to use (and i certainly didn't), mpv
>> will list them for you, if you run this command:
>>   mpv --audio-device=help
>> . . .
>
>
> hi Dan
> what is your mpv version?
> For mine, the --audio-device is unknown.
> I am on Jessie, with mpv version "0.6.2 (C) 2000-2014 mpv/MPlayer/mplayer2
> projects"
>
> best regards,
> --
> Pierre Frenkiel
>