[mythtv] HDTV audio static

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Wed Aug 18 12:21:29 EDT 2004

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Kyle Rose wrote:

> There appears to be something wrong with the audio portion of HDTV
> playback in MythTV.  If I go to live TV or initiate an HDTV recording
> on some channel/program, the audio most often comes out as horrible
> loud static on my remote frontend; yet, the picture is superb,
> suggesting the problem isn't with the MPEG stream itself.  To wit, if
> I play the .nuv file directly with vlc, the audio is fine, which
> implies this is a problem with mythfrontend's playback.
> Anyone else seeing...er, hearing this behavior?
> Cheers,
> Kyle

The behavior you describe would happen if the audio stream is Dolby Digital,
you have AC3 passthrough turned on, but your receiver does not know how to
decode it.


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