[mythtv-users] Guess its time to go buy a TIVO to hear soem Audio.

Andrew Dodd atd7 at cornell.edu
Sun Feb 8 11:50:27 EST 2004

Quoting Bruce <mythtv at bruce.homelinux.com>:

> No offense, but trying to get audio working for a second card is taking
> way too long. Perhaps I am too stupid to figure it out, regardless, I
> guess thats the alternative to 2 cards in mythtv.
> Actually, I just wanted to get some attention to my audio issues.
> I have 2 cards. The first card is set to /dev/dsp0 which turns out to be
> my onboard sound. It works fine.
> The other card is a Aureal ALSA card which doesnt seem to load
> correctly. I get a cannot open DSP /dev/dsp1 when trying to record 2
> shows at the same time(starting the second card).
> Now, If I load the ALSA card as card0 and swap the line-in jacks of my
> capture cards, the ALSA card works and my onboard audio says cannot open
> /dev/dsp1.
> So regardless of which card, the 2nd one wont work.
> Any ideas?
Device permissions maybe?

Or buy a hardware MPEG encoder board (PVR-x50, Avermedia M179) - To run
concurrent captures with software encoding is going to take LOTS of CPU - You're
most likely going to sacrifice quality (a LOT of quality) if you use software
encoding to record two shows at once.

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