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

Bruce mythtv at bruce.homelinux.com
Sun Feb 8 12:33:58 EST 2004

Thanks for the reply Andrew.

It appears I got it working late last night. I had to ditch the linux cmpci drivers
and use alsa for both the card and onboard sound. It is now working. You may be
right about the quality. I have things turned way down now(BR) for testing, but I am
not sure what the limiter will be. The HD speed(7200rpm 8mb 160Gig) or my CPU
XP2500? Any ideas?

Andrew Dodd wrote:

> 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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