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Re: RME Hammerfall / VLC

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 09:24:30PM +0000, Glenn English wrote:
> Debian Buster, RME Hammerfall soundcard, VLC 3.0.1
> Already looked at the VLC site and found nothing useful, so I whine to
> the audio gurus on this list.
> Audacity works fine playing mp3s and flacs (meters bounce, sound in
> the headphones). But VLC is dead (nothing, and the VLC site suggests
> that I go to menu items that don't exist. But my card is in VLC's list
> of cards (audio->audio device)).
> Does anyone in this list know what may be going on?

If VLC can see the card, then it's not VLC's fault.

Likely suspects:

1. Wrong output selected. (Especially common: HDMI vs analog

2. pavucontrol has muted your output.

3. physical cable issue, including plugging into a mic jack instead of
the headphone jack, and many similar variations.