Volume is suddenly down


#1

I’ve been using mopidy with spotify for a couple of years now. But since this morning MPC and my web client both say that a song is playing. Even when I go to the next. But all of a sudden the sound is gone. I mean mopidy says it’s playing. But I can’t hear it. When I play a sound with mplayer on the same Pi. It works okay.

Any idea where to look for?


#2

Really no one? It is really playing. But it no longer sends music to the sound device. When I play a spotify list, my spotify client on my laptop stops playing. So it must be playing. But no sound :frowning:

What could suddenly have stopped working after almost a year? I have no clue where to look for, so help is truly welcome. Christmas is coming soon, so I have to explain to my kids that they won’t be listening to Christmas music this year.


#3

You are right, software doesn’t suddenly stop working. Did you update your system recently? Please. Post the output of mopidy deps. A debug log might be helpful too. There is a troubleshooting page in the docs you could read.

Also, you say the ‘volume is suddenly down’ but presumably the volume number doesn’t actually suddenly change to zero, right? It’s a case of no audio being played, yeh? That’s an important difference.


#4

I haven’t updated the system for a couple of months. I came across a thread on github where someone set mixer=None and now I can hear local files again. So I have to check if I can get it working again from that point.

The volume level was never 0, I’ve written a MQTT websocket bridge a year ago. That sends volume changes to a mqtt topic. Works great, but als says the volume is 40 and changes when I change the volume with MPC

But still very strange. I’ll check how I can get the debug log to work and post back.


#5

Okay don’t ask how. But it’s working again. When I put mixer=None in the audo section of the config I could play local music again. I removed that line - commented it - and now everything works again.

Maybe the volume was set to zero after each reboot of mopidy? I have the setting for remembering the playback settings. Strange. But it works again. Thanx for your time.