[mythtv] Splitting out audio output code in preparation for native ALSA support

John Hurliman jhurliman at myrealbox.com
Sun May 11 01:39:01 EDT 2003

Really looking forward to S/PDIF output on the i810 chipset. If there's
anything I can do to help out e-mail me. I haven't taken a look at the
audio code in myth; do mythtv and mythmusic use the same audio output


On Sat, 2003-05-10 at 19:48, Ian Westcott wrote:
> On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 09:26:55PM -0400, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > On Friday 09 May 2003 11:12 pm, James Knight wrote:
> > > Hi, I'm working on adding native ALSA support to Myth to avoid needing
> > > to use the OSS emulation layer.
> >
> > Any particular reason why you'd want this?  Not saying I won't accept a more
> > complete patch, but, why? =)  The OSS emulation works well enough for
> > everything, and it's a whole lot simpler than using the alsa lib.  I'd also
> There are a number of things alsa can give you, one of the nicest (which
> I'm currently unable to do with the OSS emulation layer) is sound
> outputted though spdif. Some chipsets seem to support routing all sound  
> through the s/pdif device (the Realtek chipset in the Shuttle does this,
> so I hear), but others, like my i810 sound chip, does not. I'd rather get
> sound out to my receiver via spdif rather than analog (due to some analog
> problems on my end.. a low electrical hum that won't go away no matter   
> what I do), but I couldn't get that without real Alsa support.
> > like to not have to add another dependency to the compile, etc..  I've also 
> > had bad experiences in the past with having to rewrite code using ALSA every
> > 6 months when they decided to rewrite their API just for the hell of it.
> Hmm, has there been any major changes since 0.9? I would hope they've    
> stabilized by now.
> Ian
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