[gst-devel] ALSA locking up

Florent fthiery at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 19:58:30 CET 2008


> I have an annoying problem with running some audio pipelines. ALSA driver
> seems to lock up and after that my alsasink element always bails out with
> "Could no open audio device for playback. Device is being used by another
> application." Usually I can run my application once with working audio
> output but after that ALSA seems to still think someone is using the device
> while the pipeline has already been killed. I'm using Ubuntu linux as my dev
> platform and so far I haven't been able to find a way to make alsasink work
> again - other than rebooting the whole computer.

I have similar issues as well, for me relaunching the X server is enough.

I think this has something to do with pulse, parallel access from e.g.
flash in firefox and other apps.


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