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

Dave Ansell dave at theansells.com
Tue Jun 21 13:30:04 UTC 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick" <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] [OT] xine with multiple sound cards

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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Thanks Nick,

      From aplay -l I have
card 0:  I82801BAICH2 [Intel 82801-ICH2], device 0: Intel ICH
card 1: Audigy [Sound Blaster Audigy], device 0: emu10k1 [EMU10K1]

   so I have tried
xine -A ALSA:hw:1,0

also for good measure:
xine -A alsa:hw:1,0

Xine seems to just ignore it and continue to output to card 0.

I can't find any detailed instructions on the -A command line options.   Any 
further ideas?


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