[mythtv-users] 10.04 volume issue
jim at electron.phys.dal.ca
Fri Apr 30 15:31:32 UTC 2010
On 10-04-30 11:56 AM, Tom Lichti wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Josh White<jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Josh
>>> Well all I can do is commiserate, since upgrading to 10.04 I have had a
>>> never-ending string of audio difficulties.
>>> I'm not given to harshness but IMO that blight that is pulseaudio needs to
>>> be ripped out of your system by the roots.
>>> I've spent most of my time rebooting my Myth 0.23 box (usually 3 reboots
>>> is necessary) to re-gain
>>> lost audio after my FE/BE crashes to the desktop with subsequent total
>>> loss of audio and I'm convinced that it's solely due to Ubuntu's
>>> incorporation of a sound server that has basically (again, IMO) ruined what
>>> has been a very solid and proven esound architecture.
>>> The internal player crashes consistently with WMV3 files, external mplayer
>>> is better but not by much.
>>> Mythtv I'm sure is more finely tuned to system resources than some other
>>> applications and as such with pulseaudio enabled I've been pretty much
>>> relegated to XBMC and SageTV (which runs surprisingly well with zero crashes
>>> unless the audio has been previously brought down by a myth-pulseadio
>>> crash). The logs are full of pulseadio sink errors.
>>> I haven't experienced so much frustration with Linux since the 21st floppy
>>> of a 23 floppy Slackware distribution invariably being defective 25 years
>>> Hopefully you'll get better mileage but I've had it with pulseaudio.
>>> mythtv-users mailing list
>>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> It seems that with every release of myth and ubuntu, I find more things that
>> don't work. The most stable setup I ever had was .21 running on ubuntu 8.10
>> (with the same hardware I'm running now). I'm pretty sure I rebooted the
>> machine once between installation and upgrading to .22 (besides for a power
>> outage or two). Those were the days...
> Nothing against Ubuntu, I love it as a desktop, but I dumped it in my
> Myth environment years ago (due to many issues that I could never
> resolve) for Fedora and I have not regretted it.
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Are you on the latest Mythdora release?
I'm tempted to move in that direction but I have real misgivings with
that installs pulseaudio be default.
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