[mythtv] [PATCH] Ticket #3598 MythFrontend doesn't work with some sound systems

Wade Berrier wberrier at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 04:03:33 UTC 2007

On 8/28/07, James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2007, at 12:32 PM, Wade Berrier wrote:
> > It looks like James Knight is the original author of the alsa plugin.
> > Maybe he can confirm this fix? (Hopefully the address I've CC'd is the
> > right one)  Or, someone else who is familiar with alsa?
> Anyhow, bottom line, the latest proposed patch looks quite safe.
> Since it only uses the RW mode if MMAP isn't available, I can't see
> that it'd break anything. Even if some device does only implement
> MMAP mode, or works better in MMAP mode, or whatever. But I'm
> probably not the best person to ask about ALSA, since I misunderstood
> ALSA when I wrote the code, and now that I understand it, quite
> dislike it.

Hi James.  Thanks for the background info and recommendation.  Even
though you consider your alsa experience to be a disaster, I'm still
very glad you wrote the alsa output plugin.  It's allowed me to output
to PulseAudio with a minimal change.

So, here's another vote to include this patch.  I've been using it for
months.  Any other reasons to hold back?

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