[mythtv-users] ALSA question

David George david at thegeorges.us
Wed Oct 20 19:17:01 UTC 2004

On 10/20/2004 3:00 PM, Lonnie Borntreger wrote:

>I've had ALSA working fine on my system for a long time, except for
>MythTV (I use the system for more than just MythTV), so I have a good
>ALSA configuration.
>What I can't seem to find anywhere is what to put into the Audio Device
>field in the MythTV settings.  I just saw that you have to "type in a
>value" since it only shows the OSS dsp devices in the list.  I tried to
>put in "hw:0,0", but it says it can't open the device.  How do I specify
>an ALSA device?
In General settings change the audio output device from /dev/dsp to 
ALSA:device.  Replace device with whatever you normally use for your 
other ALSA applications.  Some typical values are spdif, iec958, 
default, hw:0,0, plughw:0,0, and so on.  An example is ALSA:spdif or to 
use your example ALSA:hw:0,0.  Make sure that ALSA is all upper-case.


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