[mythtv] [PATCH] Add help text to audio device selection

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Fri Jun 25 21:27:30 EDT 2004

Isaac Richards wrote:

>On Thursday 24 June 2004 09:25 pm, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>>This patch just adds some help text to the audio device selection.
>>Specifically it notes the need to use ALSA:device to reference an ALSA
>>device.  I had an issue today where for some reason with the newer alsa
>>libraries installed I could no longer use /dev/adsp but instead had to
>>use ALSA:spdif to reference my digital out but it took me some time to
>>figure out that I had to use ALSA: (caps required) to get Myth to open
>>the ALSA device properly.   This is unlike mplayer which many might be
>>used to so I thought this help text might help people looking for the
>>same setting.
>I've been keeping the ALSA stuff out of the settings help since it really 
>doesn't work properly.
To be honest, after submitting this I started to see what you were 
saying, with some choppy audio that cut in and out.  I found my own 
problem that caused me to look at this in the first place and I'm back 
to using the ALSA OSS emulation with SPDIF out and it works fine.  I'd 
tend to agree with Kenneth that maybe if we had a strong warning in the 
text indicating it was experimental that would help rather than hiding 
the feature.

btw, have you had a chance to look at the patch titled "Clear bookmarks 
from watch recordings"?  It included that option as well as a cleanup of 
the watch recordings info menu.  Thanks for taking a look at this.


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