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Audio-Device setting not being retained
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:38:46 pm »
I use VLC Media Player a lot. Under Windows 7 and 10 it retains the setting for Audio Device under Audio. Under Peppermint it keeps forgetting what I set it to (Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo) and defaulting to something else, so I have to reset it for every file I play and every time I load it. It runs noticeably faster than under Windows, which is nice, but it is annoying to keep having to tell it where to send its audio. :-\  Is there a way of forcing it to remember the setting?

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Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 09:12:46 am »
Hello @NCC, lets see if this guidance still applies?

Right-click any video/audio file, and select "Open With > Other Application"

select VLC and be sure to select "make this the default" or similar.

From then on that mimetype (file type) should be associated with VLC .. so simply clicking one should launch VLC :)
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Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 11:57:58 am »
I use VLC Media Player a lot. Under Windows 7 and 10 it retains the setting for Audio Device under Audio. Under Peppermint it keeps forgetting what I set it to (Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo) and defaulting to something else, so I have to reset it for every file I play and every time I load it. It runs noticeably faster than under Windows, which is nice, but it is annoying to keep having to tell it where to send its audio. :-\  Is there a way of forcing it to remember the setting?

Are you going into Preferences > Audio > Output module: ALSA audio output > Device and selecting Built-In Audio Analogue Stereo there?

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Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 06:28:10 pm »
Yes. Yes, of course. But that is the problem. Peppermint does not retain that global setting between machine-sessions, and in VLC Media Player it does not even retain it between videos. So every time I start the machine, before I use Chrome to watch YouTube, I have to go and set sound to Built-in Audio Analog Stereo. That will hold for the whole time I have the machine on, but only that long. But in VLC Media Player it is far worse. I have to go to the Audio tab and reset it to that option every single time, regardless of that 'global' setting. Peppermint does not retain, globally, the setting I want.

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Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 09:04:08 pm »
VLC has not been our default since PeppermintOS 9... this is a VLC issue, not a peppermintOS one


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1) Swapped VLC for Xplayer (we've had reports that VLC has been getting a little 'flaky' for some users over their last few releases).
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Re: Audio-Device setting not being retained
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 10:00:06 am »
Hi folks,

MPV player is also a very nice option.

 
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install mpv
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