[mythtv-users] Simple ALSA question

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jul 31 13:18:26 EDT 2005

Phill Edwards wrote:

>>What ALSA device to I enter for the general setup question "Mixer Device"
>>when using ALSA:default as my output device. ALSA:default doesn't work and
>>ALSA:mixer likewise - I want to get away from OSS completely so /dev/mixer
>>is out as well!
>I think it's "ALSA:default" for the audio output device and just
>"mixer" for the mixer device. Don't put the quotes in, BTW!
Almost...  You're right about the no "ALSA:" in the mixer device, but 
its name should be "default" (no quotes).  However, there is currently a 
patch in place that allows "ALSA:default" to work (may not be in 0.18.1, 
yet, but I think it is).  It just strips off the "ALSA:" if it's there.

If you've already tried "ALSA:default" and it didn't work, that would 
mean that "default" won't work, either, unless you have an "old" version 
of Myth.  Worth a try just in case, though...


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