[mythtv-users] Unable to get video playback in MythTV

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Tue Oct 12 21:47:53 UTC 2004


you don't mention what your audio system is.  On board ?  Probably 
Intel8x0 ?  That would be helpful information.  To make a long
story short, your best bet is to switch to ALSA sound and stay
away from OSS.  OSS should die the death it deserves.  It's pretty easy 
to install ALSA ontop of redhat, though my preference is plain vanilla 
2.4.27 + ALSA 1.0.6a compiled with "-Os -march=i686" for your particular 
setup.  Why Os instead of O3 ?  Well you have a celery and it has a tiny 
cache, so if you optimize your kernel for a small footprint it allows 
the L1 and L2 caches to work better.


Brian Matthew Sperlongano wrote:

> Okay, I am SOOO close to getting this thing working now! I have
> perfect video and audio in tvtime, and I can schedule and record shows
> in myth (or at least presumably - the .nuv files show up in the
> storage directory).
> The only problem is that I have NO video playback in mythTV! Thus, I
> cannot watch live tv or recorded shows.
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try? I've been
> wracking my brain on this one.
> I'm using myth 0.16 w/256megs ram and a Celeron 2.4GHz.

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