[mythtv-users] What's changed in MythVideo / MPlayer?

Phil Bridges phil at gravityhammer.com
Wed Sep 15 17:48:26 EDT 2004

> Phil Bridges wrote:
>>After upgrading to MythTV 0.16 (using Axel's RPMs), I suddenly have no
>> AC3
>>content in my AC3-encoded AVIs.  Everything is mixed back down to
>>two-channel stereo.
>>My mplayer config file reads (thanks, Jarod):
>># run full-screen
>># zoom image to fill the screen
>># disable mplayer's usual verbosity
>># use XVideo for video output
>># don't enable joystick
>># use alsa for audio out, through spdif
>># if ac3 audio, send raw stream to my amp, else fall back
>>Looking at the verbose mode, it seems to think that there's no AC3 audio
>>in the file, after finding it in the stream.  I can post parts of the
>>verbose output this evening if that would be helpful.
>>Any suggestions?
> You need ao=alsa:mmap as the mplayer devs saw fit to change the options,
> again.

A-ha!  I'll try that when I get home.  Does this work with all alsa
devices?  (I have a cmedia-based card.)

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