[mythtv-users] help diagnosing audio problems
gull at gull.us
Wed Sep 5 16:27:59 UTC 2007
On Sep 4, 2007, at 5:18 PM, Larry Roberts wrote:
> OK, I think I'm loosing it.
> I have managed to loose audio when watching videos within the
> Mythfrontend. I can drop to a command line and use mplayer and get
> audio/video just fine, however nothing will give me audio within the
I sometimes have this problem if something else has the audio device
open. Amarok is a common culprit on my desktop machine, since it
likes to sit in the system tray. An mplayer or kaffeine process
running in the background will also do it -- sometimes they crash,
lose their X window, but keep running anyway. I know ALSA was
supposed to fix this sort of device contention problem, but
apparently it doesn't always work.
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