[ale] DVD sound broken after patching CentOS 6.6

Bob Toxen transam at VerySecureLinux.com
Sun Jul 26 15:21:07 EDT 2015

Hi All, my weakest Linux ability is multimedia.

After very recent patching of my CentOS 6.6 systems,
sound no longer works either from DVDs or CDs or videos from news sites
(Yahoo & Fox).

I suspect that it is a codec problem but I do know know how to repair.

The video from the above sources works fine but no audio.

Invoking "aplay" on a .wav file generates no sound or complaint.
Ditto for "speaker-test".

However, having mapped ^G to the sound of a bell in X, I get that sound
when I output a ^G to an Xterm screen.

I've tried using yum and rpm to remove and reinstall the usual suspects:
yum remove kaffeine
yum remove flash-plugin mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
yum remove compat-libstdc++-33 libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libquicktime
rpm -ve mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ve mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1
rpm -ve mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386
rpm -ve mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386

yum install libdvdcss.x86_64
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

yum install libdvdcss.x86_64
rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

No luck.

Please advise.


Bob Toxen
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