[mythtv-users] Feature Request: ALSA output
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Sun Jul 25 16:09:23 EDT 2004
Schlomo Schapiro wrote:
>well, but this just uses the ALSA OSS kernel emulation via /dev/dsp. I am
>asking about native ALSA support. In the GUI there is also no place to
>specify the ALSA device, only which /dev/dsp to use (same for mixer).
>I tried disabling the kernel OSS emulation and got an error message that
>it cannot open /dev/dsp.
>The verbose logs show indeed, that it uses the OSS audio output. How would
>I make it use ALSA instead ? There doesn't seem to be a configuration
>option for that ...
You have to compile with native ALSA support enabled and then use an
ALSA device (such as "alsa:spdif") for your output device. All this and
more is easily discovered by a quick trip to the mailing list archives.
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