ecasound fails launch lame after upgrade

Bug #296120 reported by rubing
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ecasound2.2 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I use the latest version of ecasound on my server to produce a fake stereo effect on mp3 files as follows:

ecasound -i infile.mp3 -etf:8 -o outfile.mp3

This worked fine until upgrading from hardy to ibex. Now, it seems to fail when trying to launch lame. Another person filed a similar complaint on the forums. Here are the errors I get:

(audioio-mp3) Starting to encode zi.mp3 with lame.
(audioio-forked-stream) Fork child-for-write: 'lame -b 128 -s 44.10 -x -S - %f'
(eca-engine) output error - stop
(eca-engine) stopping engine operation!
(eca-engine) Signaling stop
(eca-engine) Signaling exit
(eca-engine) WARNING: An output object has raised an error! Possible causes: Out
... of disk space, permission denied, unable to launch external applications needed in
... processing, etc.

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Jaguar_fr (toolinux-ubuntu) wrote :

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I have classified this bug as a bug in ecasound,
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Kai Vehmanen (kv2004) wrote :

This bug is caused by recent changes in 'lame' (at least 3.98 and newer are incompatible). There is a simple workaround that does not need recompilation, see the ecasound-list list mail:

http://eca.cx/ecasound-list/2009/03/0027.html

Intention is to integrate a proper fix to 2.7.0 upstream release.

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