Hi group,

I am running Fedora 13 on a x86-64 Acer laptop.  Trying to use aplay to play sound files.
Aplay runs but no sound comes out. Mplayer and Play both work OK. If I try to add
-D hw:0,0 I get some error messages. Here is the output:
# play /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au

/usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au:

 File Size: 4.03k     Bit Rate: 64.5k
  Encoding: u-law        
  Channels: 1 @ 14-bit  
Samplerate: 8000Hz      
Replaygain: off        
  Duration: 00:00:00.50 

In:100%  00:00:00.50 [00:00:00.00] Out:4.00k [  -===|===-  ]        Clip:0   
Done.
# aplay /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au
Playing Sparc Audio '/usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au' : Mu-Law, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono

# mplayer /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au
MPlayer SVN-r31628-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au.
Seek failed
libavformat file format detected.
[au @ 0x2552bc0] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
[lavf] stream 0: audio (pcm_mulaw), -aid 0
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [alaw] aLaw/uLaw audio decoder
AUDIO: 8000 Hz, 1 ch, s16le, 64.0 kbit/50.00% (ratio: 8000->16000)
Selected audio codec: [ulaw] afm: alaw (uLaw)
==========================================================================
AO: [pulse] 8000Hz 1ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A:   0.2 (00.1) of 0.5 (00.5) ??,?%                                                                
Here is my .asoundrc:
# cat ~/.asoundrc        
pcm.Intel { type hw; card Intel; }
ctl.Intel { type hw; card Intel; }
pcm.!default pcm.Intel
ctl.!default ctl.Intel
Here is the output from aplay -l -L:
# aplay -L -l
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server
default
    Default
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    Front speakers
surround40:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, INTEL HDMI 0
    HDMI Audio Output
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 3: INTEL HDMI 0 [INTEL HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
This is what I get when using -D option:
# aplay -D hw:0,0 /usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au
Playing Sparc Audio '/usr/share/xemacs/xemacs-packages/etc/sounds/say-beep.au' : Mu-Law, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono
aplay: set_params:1053: Sample format non available
Available formats:
- S16_LE
- S32_LE
All that being said, any ideas?? I have googled but have not found the right answer.

Thanks for your time.


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