[linux-audio-user] Favorite way to use Jamin?

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 11:33:14 EST 2005

On 12/20/05, Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:
> So far I've only played with Jamin by feeding it with Alsaplayer.
> Today I tried for the first time to use it on real work.
> I have 3 songs I've exported from ardour (0.99) in float 44.1kHz wav files.
> These files seem to be OK - I can load them into Audacity,
> play them with sox, etc.  But my first thought - re-import the
> mixes into a new Ardour session, put them in sequence, and hook it up to
> Jack - failed with the problem I describe here:
> http://ardour.org/mantis/view.php?id=1167
> So, I thought, I'll just play them with alsaplayer -o jack.  I have
> alsaplayer version 0.99.76.  But when I do, alsaplayer loads the files
> without complaint (well, mostly; there's some messages like "short_mask
> = 0x6" on stdout...) ... the UI indicates that it's playing, and it says
> "sndfile supported format" -- but the output is silent!  Could it be a
> problem with routing or mixer controls?  Nope, I can hear any other file
> I load, but not these mixes.  Weird.

alsaplayer -o jack works reliably for me, I use it all the time.

I generally add the "-d transport/noconnect" option, then use qjackctl
(or the jamin Ports menu) to connect the output ports to jamin.  That
way you can start and stop (but not reposition) alsaplayer using JACK
transport commands.

Is alsaplayer able to play your file without JACK?  Can it play other
files through JACK?

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