Since you have an issue with MPlayer, then I suggest you to reflash your board and install it again. You can follow these steps:
1. wget http://www.tortall.net/projects/yasm/releases/yasm-1.3.0.tar.gz 2. tar xvf yasm-1.3.0.tar.gz 3. cd yasm-1.3.0 4. sed -i 's#) ytasm.*#)#' Makefile.in && 5. ./configure --prefix=/usr && 6. make # *make check to test results 7. make install # *cd ../ to go back to root directory 8. wget ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.1.1.tar.xz 9. tar xvf MPlayer-1.1.1.tar.xz 10. cd MPlayer-1.1.1 11. ./configure 12. make 13. make install
We were able to correctly install the package this way. However if you want to play audio through Bluetooth there is yet another way, in case you are interested. We have tested it and it worked correctly for us. Please check the guide in: IoT - Play audio from your Intel® Edison via Bluetooth* using Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) | Intel® Develo…. The following are the steps we used to reproduce a WAV audio file:
1. rfkill unblock bluetooth 2. bluetoothctl 3. agent DisplayYesNo 4. default-agent 5. scan on # [set my speaker to pair] # [I found my speaker's MAC: 00:11:67:CB:B7:1A] 6. scan off 7. pair 00:11:67:CB:B7:1A 8. connect 00:11:67:CB:B7:1A 9. quit 10. pactl list sinks 11. pactl set-default-sink bluez_sink.00_11_67_CB_B7_1A 12. gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location= /home/root/YOUR_DOT_WAV_FILE.wav ! wavparse ! pulsesink
Thank you - hair is beginning to grow back - still gray!
I took your advice and tried the gst-launch-1.0 approach. Worked on my first try! Perhaps it is because I'm so new, but I searched everywhere for an example on how to make gst work. examples, for me are much better than simply looking at the syntax.
Thank you so much for coming to my aid. Quick and correct response.
I'll deal with the mplayer issue later - don't really need it now that I am begging to understand using gst.