[mythtv-users] pvr-350 Live Tv Audio to remote frontend Question
jim at duda.tzo.com
Thu Dec 29 15:24:16 EST 2005
I'm currently an avid Freevo user. I just installed MythTV yesterday and
started playing with it. Mythtv is very impressive.
I have mythbackend running on one linux box, with a PVR-350 tuner card. I
have mythfrontend installed and running on multiple linux boxes. I can
view and hear mpeg videos on all the frontend boxes. For live TV, I can
see the video, but I cannot hear the audio.
I've read the mailing list and found a couple of postings on this topic.
It's my understanding that the livetv audio from a Pvr-350 is exported out
of the rear audio jack and not through the PCI bus like it would with the
mpeg stream. Connecting the PVR-350 audio output back into a sound card
input would allow a mythfrontend to hear audio, however, only on the box
which contains the pvr-350 tuner. This doesn't help any remote frontend
Is there any means to get the audio from a pvr-350 in a mythbackend to the
mythfrontend on another machine? Are there any plans to address this in
In my freevo environment, I handle the remote livetv issue using mpeg
streaming from videolan (www.videolan.org). It works okay, however,
mythtv appears much nicer and more integrated, albiet, no audio from a
pvr-350. I'd really like to get this working an give mythtv a shot at
Thanks for any advice.
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