[mythtv-users] Feature Request: ALSA output

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Sun Jul 25 16:20:37 EDT 2004

How can you get this to work for mythmusic?

Cheers, Paul

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of J. Donavan Stanley
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Feature Request: ALSA output

Schlomo Schapiro wrote:

>well, but this just uses the ALSA OSS kernel emulation via /dev/dsp. I
>asking about native ALSA support. In the GUI there is also no place to 
>specify the ALSA device, only which /dev/dsp to use (same for mixer).
>I tried disabling the kernel OSS emulation and got an error message
>it cannot open /dev/dsp.
>The verbose logs show indeed, that it uses the OSS audio output. How
>I make it use ALSA instead ? There doesn't seem to be a configuration 
>option for that ...

You have to compile with native ALSA support enabled and then use an 
ALSA device (such as "alsa:spdif") for your output device.  All this and

more is easily discovered by a quick trip to the mailing list archives.
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