[mythtv-users] No sound with DVD playback
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Nov 12 15:47:10 EST 2005
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Bennett Leve wrote:
> Joe Votour wrote:
>> --- Bennett Leve <bleve at nightmare.com> wrote:
>>> I am using mplayer to play DVDs via mythtv. If I
>>> plug headphones into my soundcard out, I can hear the sound from the
>>> For mythtv though I am using the sound out on my PVR-350 which works
>>> Shouldn't I be able to take a mini-stereo plug from
>>> my sound out and put it on the line-in on the PVR-350? When I do
>>> this, I
>>> have no sound. Maybe there is something that needs to be
>>> configured, but not sure what.
>> Connect the audio out on your PVR-350 to the Line-in
>> on your sound card. Then adjust the volume by
>> changing the Line-in volume (of your soundcard) with
>> your favorite mixer program.
> Not sure what that would accomplish. The sound-out on the pvr-350 is
> already going to my receiver. I need to get the DVD sound to go to
> the PVR-350 so it can then take it into the receiver.
The audio's not coming out of your PVR-350 because the PVR-350 isn't
decoding the DVD. Therefore, you should route the PVR-350's audio out
through your soundcard and route the soundcard to your audio receiver.
Then, when mplayer plays your DVD (although, really, you probably should
be using xine for DVD's to get the menu support) and outputs sound
through the sound card, you get audio without switching connections.
If you don't want audio to go through your sound card, you can use an IR
transmitter to tell your audoi receiver to switch inputs and waste a
remote button on switching inputs and have to remember to switch inputs
when appropriate. Or, you could apply patches to mplayer/xine to
support DVD playback through the PVR-350, but the patches introduce some
significant issues in sync and you'll get much better results using Xv
and your sound card.
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