Recently smplayer (not mplayer) started behaving strange: every video started muted. Pressing the mute button (
m key) really muted the sound, pressing the button again unmuted the sound and the audio started playing. This behavior persisted over restarts of
Now that is really annoying!
Took me a while to figure out where this is coming from. My smplayer is storing the last configuration after every video (I like this feature), and somehow the config has a hidden option (one which is not revealed in the gui) for the volume, and this setting was
The setting is in
~/.config/smplayer/smplayer.ini in the
Changing this value to something higher than
0 instantly enabled audio again:
And the new setting is persisted over restarts.