Re: Audio playback problems

Hi guys,

not sure what caused this problem, but hopefully some of you can help. We used OpenLP on Sundat to play audio files for worship because our organist was unavailable. For each song we used, we made several MP3's (i.e. to sing only one verse, or two verse, or five verses etc.). That way our OpenLP user only had to choose the song and the appropriate MP3 for each song.  While we tested it, all went perfectly.  On Sunday it worked like a charm for two or three songs, and suddenly, when opening the next song, there was silence. OpenLP showed that the MP3 is playing, but there was no sound. No matter what, we could not get it to play audibly until we restarted Openlp. All went well after this, until for a while, when the whole problem repeated... choosing the next song's MP3 simply returned silence. Restarting the program fixed it again.

The problem is only restricted to choosing a new song. The audio does not stop mid-play.

 

I hope I stated the problem clearly and perhaps someone has some hints.

Comments

  • edited February 2010

    Interesting problem, not encountered it myself but that's probably because I don't often play more than 2 or 3 songs at a time. At some point I'll experiment, but in the meanwhile:

    Which version of Windows were you running?

    Did you do anything else on the computer inbetween songs, i.e. run media player, audacity, play a video within openlp or any other program which might use the sound card?

    Just to confirm what you said: you attach multiple mp3's to each of the songs within the song editor, and then pick one of them when you go live? Therefore I guess you had to quickly stop the audio at the end to stop it running into the next arrangement... was there a difference in when you did this? I'm just wondering if you hit stop just as the next song was opening, openlp might have got in a muddle or something?

  • edited February 2010

    Which version of Windows were you running?

    We run Windows Vista.

    Did you do anything else on the computer inbetween songs, i.e. run media player, audacity, play a video within openlp or any other program which might use the sound card?

    No, only OpenLP.

    Just to confirm what you said: you attach multiple mp3's to each of the songs within the song editor, and then pick one of them when you go live? Therefore I guess you had to quickly stop the audio at the end to stop it running into the next arrangement... was there a difference in when you did this? I'm just wondering if you hit stop just as the next song was opening, openlp might have got in a muddle or something?

    I did not run the computer myself Sunday. I was preaching. It could possibly be the problem. Not sure. I will test it again some time to see if I can repeat the problem.

     

    Thanks for your reply so far.

     


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