[mythtv-users] Unable to set ALSA parameters

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jul 26 19:07:34 EDT 2005

Sage wrote:

> Here's an interesting anomaly I've discovered.  I have an 8 kHz sound 
> file.  If I play it using aplay:
> aplay -D default <soundfile>
> ...then it plays fine.  However, if I use the name of the device in my 
> .asoundrc file:
> aplay -D via82xx <soundfile>
> ...then I get the following output:
> aplay: set_params:857: Sample format non available
> This looks like it could be connected to the issue with mythtv.  Does 
> anyone know how to circumvent this problem?

You know that .asoundrc file that many people tell others to just 
delete?  Well, it actually does stuff (like format and sample rate 
conversion for "software" sound cards).  Have a look at 
http://mythtv.info/moin.cgi/DigitalSoundHowTo -- even if you're not 
doing digital sound...


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