[gst-devel] ALSA locking up

Christopher Halse Rogers chalserogers at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 03:44:37 CET 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 5:58 AM, Florent <fthiery at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>> 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.

Could you perhaps use autoaudiosink rather than hardcoding alsasink?
If I understand it correctly, that should use the actual pulseaudio
sink plugin when possible, which might work more reliably in a pulse

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