[mythtv-users] Setting the right audio device in mythtv
Nathan A. Smith
nasa01 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 14 14:48:18 UTC 2006
On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 09:24 -0500, Anthony Messina wrote:
> Nathan A. Smith wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 13:53 +0100, Nick wrote:
> >> On 14/10/06, Nathan A. Smith <nasa01 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> I am trying to get my audio to work (still....) and have gotten to this
> >>> point.
> >>> The following commands produce sound as expected:
> >>> mplayer -ao alsa -ac hwac3 bjorn_lynne-secret_world_\(surround_version
> >>> \).ac3
> >>> speaker-test -Dplug:iec958 -c6
> >>> aplay -Dplug:dmix english.au
> >>> mplayer Music/Country/Shania\ Twain* -ao alsa:device=plughw=dmix
> >>> mplayer Music/Country/* -ao alsa:device=plughw=iec958
> >>> in addition I can use -Dplug=default.
> >>> But putting any of those devices (dmix, iec958, default) in the general
> >>> settings dialog produces errors from
> >>> unknown PCM
> >>> to
> >>> "no such file or directory"
> >> Did you use:
> >> ALSA:iec958 or ALSA:default?
> > Yes,
> > I guess I wasn't clear....
> > I put ALSA:iec958, ALSA:default, and ALSA:dmix with the given
> > results....
> > (ie: unknown PCM, "no such file...")
> if, using speaker-test, you put -Dplug:iec958, try putting
> ALSA:plug:iec958 in mythtv. also, sorry for coming in late, but did you
> already post your /etc/asound.conf and $HOME/.asoundrc files? those
> might point us in the right direction. what kind of soundcard?
After some trial and error, I tried something I know I did before. I
put ALSA:iec958 and audio device and default as the pass through and it
started working. I'm not sure what changed. But it's working now.
Thanks for all the inputs.
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