[mythtv-users] mythmusic and ALSA/SPDIF question - SPDIF working
for everything but mythmusic
kuphal at dls.net
Fri Sep 24 14:27:23 EDT 2004
Vinton Coffman wrote:
> I have ALSA output through the SPDIF working with live tv and recorded
> by following the HOWTO on mythtv.info and using the second,
> comprehensive .asoundrc file on that site. I changed mythtv's audio
> device to "ALSA:mixed-digital" per the HOWTO and mythvideo to "-ao
> alsa9:mixed-digital". Both work well. I can run aplay and get other
> sounds to play while watching live tv, so there doesn't seem to be any
> blocking going on.
> I noticed some minor popping the other night but my myth box is Athlon
> 2500 and it was recording with both pvr-250's, flaggingcomms (low cpu
> setting) and I was watching a previously recorded show. The popping
> started when I skipped backward but went away by exiting and opening
> the show again. Not worried about that, a faster cpu would probably
> fix that.
> The problem is I can't find a usable device for mythmusic. No matter
> what I put in Setup->Media->music->general audio device, I get this
> error "AudioOutput: timed-out opening 'ALSA:mixed-digital'." The AC3
> pass thru is off too. This was the only solution I could find in the
> archive, but I didn't have it set to start with.
> Does anyone have SPDIF output working with mythmusic? What device did
> you use? Is the the same as mythvideo or mythtv?
I don't believe MythMusic has ALSA support. I use the OSS emulation of
ALSA and reroute all PCM data to the SPDIF connector as you probably saw
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