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

Paul Woodward paul_woodward at fastnet.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 18:37:25 EDT 2004

Also try without mmap (it's experimental and breaks for me) -ao
alsa:device=mplayer (where mplayer is the name of my plug).


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Phil Bridges
Sent: 15 September 2004 22:48
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] What's changed in MythVideo / MPlayer?

> 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
>>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
> 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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