I have a question about my Super User post: How do I play audio though jackd from console?
I submitted an answer to superuser, but my answer was deleted. I've checked the list of possible causes for post deletion, but I still can't work out why my answer was deleted:
- commentary on the question or other answers: no
- asking another, different question: no
- “thanks!” or “me too!” responses: no, but see below
- exact duplicates of other answers: definitely not!
- barely more than a link to an external site: no
- not even a partial answer to the actual question: no
The question makes reference to play, aplay and paplay, which are not so much "generalised media players", but are instead simple light-weight command-line tools more intended for use in testing/debugging whether the appropriate sound servers are working.
As a result, I believe that jack-play is the correct answer to the question (it, too, is not a generalised media player - it's a light-weight tool for testing a jack server)
No other prior post (either comment or answer) makes reference to jack-play, so I'm contributing new information and not just duplicating something.
I understand that the question was already "answered" when I submitted my answer, and that might have contributed to its deletion. I also understand that I started my answer with the words "I have exactly the same question..." and that this attempt at empathy may have rung the "Me too!" warning bells.
In my defence, my answer did receive a "This answer is useful" upvote before it was deleted.
Please note that I am not asking why my answer is not the accepted answer - I'm asking why it was deleted.
With my answer deleted, the entire web page makes no reference to jack-play, and I think that this is a problem. Should I attempt to fix this problem, and if so, how?