[mythtv] ALSA and redhat
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:32:21 -0800
Recent discussion about ALSA and Redhat have raised some questions for
me. Right now I'm running a stock RH8 install with it's default sound
management and drivers (I'm not sure, but I don't think RH8 uses ALSA
by default). Myth, however, has been working fine for me (it rocks in
fact). However on my slowish PIII 800 I can only run rtjpeg and only
without sound compression. If I use sound compression or mpg4 (even at
low resolution) I get very slight sound lag, and occasional dropped
frames. Previously I chalked this up to a slow machine. But could it
(particularly the sync issue) be because I'm not using the recommended
ALSA drivers? So:
1)Would I realize any benefit to installing ALSA, despite having a
working (with rtjpeg and no sound compression) myth system?
2)If I did install ALSA would I have do anything to remove and/or
disable the default sound system that ships with RH8? How(specifics
3)If I did install ALSA, and things didn't work out do you think I
could gracefully backtrack without undue struggle?
I can claim to be asking this in the interest of humanity because
though I'm quite satisfied with my setup right now, I intend to
contribute to the documentation effort that seems to be picking up
steam. I want to make sure that the RH8 sections of the documentation
don't lead anyone astray (or cause them extra work).