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Bug 120540 - alsasink fails with error in pcm_plug.c with snd_via82xx soundcard
alsasink fails with error in pcm_plug.c with snd_via82xx soundcard
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 116086
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gstreamer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
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Reported: 2004-04-10 03:54 EDT by Noa Resare
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Noa Resare 2004-04-10 03:54:55 EDT
Description of problem:

When trying to use the alsasink to play audio it fails consistently.
Using osssink and alsa's oss emulation layer works however.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

gstreamer-0.8.0-4 (from core/development)

[noa@marit slask]$ uname -r

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up a gstreamer pipeline with the following command:
gst-launch-0.8 filesrc location="/usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav" !
wavparse ! alsasink
Actual results:
gst-launch-0.8: pcm_plug.c:882: snd_pcm_plug_hw_params: Assertion `err
>= 0' failed.
Avbruten (SIGABRT)

Expected results:
something similiar to the result when replacing alsasink above with

Additional info:

as an additional datapoint ogg123 from vorbis-tools-1.0.1-2 seems to
be able to successfully use alsa output
Comment 1 Noa Resare 2004-04-10 09:28:42 EDT
The upstream bug is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134007
who in turn references an alsa bug at

It seems like the problem is hardware specific to my soundcard,
identified by lspci as

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)

Unfortunately the alsa bugtracker seems broken so I can't sign up.
Comment 2 Colin Walters 2004-04-14 22:08:00 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 116086 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:02:31 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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