Well, I've been working on trying to fix this one simple little issue in freevo that has slowly been eating at me. I was using xmms for music as it seemed to work best with the alsa drivers and SPDIF output (mplayer was doing some odd things with this setup). But it would not skip tracks on it's own unless you interacted with it after playing a track (for instance skipping 10 second in the track). So if you just hit play on a track, it would play the track and then just sit there at the end of it and not skip to the next. So anyways, after spending about 2 hours trying various things and hacking around in freevo's fxmms module I gave up and decided to try mplayer again. After doing a little research I was able to get mplayer working the way I wanted by forcing it to resample everything at 48kHz. mplayer -af resample=48000:0:0
This fixed all the issues I was having with mplayer playing certain mp3's faster than it should. And so, that fixes all the issues I was having with freevo and it's working perfectly. I'm going to try to put together a webpage with some details about the specifics of the setup with the Via Epia M10000 system at somepoint I hope.
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