[Flac-dev] Re: xmms-flac problem

Asheesh Laroia PaulProteus at technologist.com
Tue Jan 22 19:59:02 PST 2002

The best I can suggest is, run XMMS on repeat mode for a few hours.  The
flac plugin will, if my setup isn't bizarre (it's just debian testing),
eventually give way.  Just disable audio output or something, let it run
overnight, and see what state it's in in the morning.  I'm sure the Oggs
will be a suitable test, rather than MP3s.

Just try a playlist of two entries, with shuffle and repeat enabled: one
flac, one ogg.  Even if they're two seconds long.  And leave it running

I've actually seen it happen once before, I think when I upgraded xmms
before without upgrading flac.  I've definitely seen it before, but I'm
not sure when.

If there's something I can do, like a backtrace, that'd be great.  But
XMMS doesn't crash, the flac plugin's functionality just breaks.

In the winamp plugin, actually, I've seen an error (something about a
stream, I seem to recall) that breaks FLAC functionality there as well.
Should I get this error message?  It has an error number, I recall.

Best of luck in digging this one out,


On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 09:16:28PM -0500, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> > I have MP3 files and FLAC files in my playlist.  It's about 800-900 tracks
> > long.
> >
> > I'll start XMMS 1.2.6, and it'll work for some arbitrary amount of FLAC
> > files.  Usually, that's between twenty and a hundred.  Then, with no
> > warning, it will skip over all the FLAC files and play only the MP3s.  I
> > must then close and restart XMMS.  It's as if it disables the plugin
> > internally for some reason.
> >
> > When I restart XMMS, FLAC files work for the first twenty to hundred
> > files.  And then it only plays the MP3s.  Repeat, ad infinitum.
> This sounds like it could be related to FLAC's stream decoder, and maybe not
> to XMMS at all, since the MP3 plugin continues to work.  Are you certain
> that it didn't happen with a previous XMMS, and that it didn't perhaps start
> with FLAC 1.0.2?
> I can't exactly reproduce your setup...I don't even have any MP3s, only
> Oggs, and I don't currently have any sound output devices connected, but I
> tested the FLAC plugin itself by decoding a FLAC file about 75 times so far,
> and it has not shown any sign of trouble.  So the plugin definitely works
> with 1.2.6, at least the decoding portion.  As I understand XMMS, the input
> plugin should be unaffected by which output plugin is selected.
> (copying to flac-dev for comment...Josh?)

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