[mythtv-users] ALSA question

Lonnie Borntreger myth at borntreger.com
Wed Oct 20 21:15:32 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 15:17 -0400, David George wrote:
> 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.

Thank you.  The ALSA was the missing part.


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