[mythtv] Yipee, almost there but audio whine
Fri Jan 3 02:25:57 EST 2003
That is certainly strange. For me, doing what you've done did not yield
good results at all.
I know for one thing that I used sox to do the recording from the oss
device /dev/dsp1 manually rather than using arecord (to guarantee it was
using the right input device). It *is* possible that when you're doing
arecord >test you are still using the Auxillary input on your sound
chip. Someone feel free to correct my highly uninformed hypothesis
Also, you must make sure that you are setting mythTV to use the bttv
device for recording, and the alsa device for playback.
That's about as much as I can offer right now. YMMV.
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On Behalf Of Bryce C
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 8:30 PM
Subject: RE: [mythtv] Yipee, almost there but audio whine
It still doesn't work. On a considerably more interesting note, I did
an "arecord >test" and then "aplay test" and it was flawless.
On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 18:10, Bryce C wrote:
> I had tried the btaudio driver initially but I could never get it to
> work but now that I know my setup DOES work basically, I think I'll
> try it again. Just to verify, you're saying that you're using the
> digital dsp device at 32000 and it works for live and recording?
> On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 17:44, Chris Liscio wrote:
> > I actually just got my new mainboard which was equipped with a
> > VIA8233A SouthBridge and a Realtek ALC101 audio codec chip.
> > When I first started MythTV with this chipset it was
> > horrible-sounding. I couldn't figure out what exactly was wrong. I
> > tried xawtv with the Aux line enabled and it sounded just fine. I
> > am guessing it had to do with the fact that it was just analog in to
> > analog out straight-through.
> > So I used arecord and aplay to verify that recording internally to
> > the chipset produced horrid results (crackly, fuzzy audio that
> > sounded as if it was going through a ring modulation sound effect
> > processor...).
> > No tweaking at all would change this behavior (other than keeping
> > the TV
> > *very* quiet) and I was stumped for all of 2 hours. I remembered
> > could just use the btaudio module for recording, and keep using my
> > (perfectly fine for PCM) ALC101 for playback.
> > After mucking around and making sure all the OSS stuff worked
> > properly (now I have /dev/dsp0, dsp1, and dsp2) and was set up
> > properly in mythTV (in cvs, you'll have to go into the database and
> > change the input audio device...in older versions this just involves
> > a text file edit). I also stumbled on the fact that you could only
> > record at a sampling rate of 32000 briefly.
> > Starting mythTV up again (and with my fingers and toes crossed) I
> > was pleased to hear everything working correctly. It now sounds as
> > fantastic as it ever did.
> > Hope this solves your problem. The ALC101 is a *very* cheap audio
> > device and they most likely use crappy ADCs and DACs and mixers
> > internally to do all the mixing and recording.
> > On another note, the GrooveBox appears to be a go... :)
> > Cheers,
> > Chris
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > On Behalf Of Tony Clark
> > Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 5:15 PM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv] Yipee, almost there but audio whine
> > On Thursday 02 January 2003 22.58, Bryce C wrote:
> > > Just the high pitched whine and sometimes the voices are a bit
> > > "warblely".
> > You may have the AC97 level turned up, I think I got some sort of
> > feedback with my SBlive card when I had the AC97 level up. I guess
> > your using alsa?
> > tony
Bryce C <Plug@BryceCo.Net>
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