after i add the WAV file, i tried moving the slider in the video sequncer window and the timeline window, but i can’t hear anything. i tried playing the file in mplayer and it works fine. is there something i’m not doing right?
So, you go to the directory where you extracted this build and instead of typing ./blender, you type the command shown above. You may also have to manually disable the game engine sound under the preferences dialog.
yes, indeed i’m running ubuntu, and version 7.10 at that.
i tried all the things suggested, but still no sound.
jpbouza: btw, the package i downloaded was libsdl1.2debian-all. that’s the correct one right? installing that package automatically uninstalled the libsdl1.2debian-alsa. is that also supposed to happen?
The Last Rookie: How can i tell if my sound card supports hardware-mixing?
Oh blenders sound bugs are sometimes strange.
But if you still hear no sound, even if you disable the game sound, saved the settings as standard, quit blender and restart blender, i can’t help you.
Are you using the alsa mixer as standard? Perhaps you can try to disable ESD mixing in the ubuntu audio settings.
I don’t know where you can see if hardware mixing is done by your card, but if you have it you will be able to use game sound and sequencer sound at the same time.
On the other side it seems to me that blender uses now the alsa sound system, which does software mixing automaticly.
Keep up the search, sometimes its only a config file which needs some feed.