[mythtv-users] [OT] xine with multiple sound cards

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 12:55:50 UTC 2005

On 6/21/05, Dave Ansell <dave at theansells.com> wrote:
> My frontend has two soundcards,  one onboard for TV-out and a plug-in
> Soundblaster Audigy which connects to my Hi-Fi.
> I am trying to use Xine to stream audio to the Hi-Fi via the SB card, but it
> defaultes to the internal sound device instead.
> Can anyone tell me how to tell xine to switch output to the SB card?    ( It
> needs to be switchable because I use the internal card at other times)

What audio parameters (if any) are you currently giving xine at startup?

I think you should be able to specify something like '-A ALSA:hw:1,1'
(using the correct card number and device number to get audio from the
particular card/device combo you want) This also requires that your
.asoundrc and modules.conf (or equiv) files are setup correctly. You
can check /proc/asound or 'aplay -l' and 'aplay -L' to get a listing
of all cards and devices currently recognised.


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