[mythtv-users] [OT] xine with multiple sound cards
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jun 21 15:21:03 UTC 2005
Dave Ansell wrote:
>> Look at the audio.device.alsa_front_device option in the config file
>> or under "audio" in the gui config.
> Yes, I saw this also.
> Mine says default at the moment.
> Do you know what should I put in there to select card 1?
Assuming you're using the .asoundrc configuration specified at the
alsa-project.org site (
), use "emu10k1" (no quotes) to get analog output on the Audigy. I've
noticed that--although the GUI shows an asterisk (which says I have to
restart xine to see the changes)--the change happens immediately (i.e.
it doesn't prompt me to restart). Also, if you change it then close
xine without playing a video, it won't save the changes, so change it
then open and play your video.
However, it sounds like you want digital output (i.e. 5.1 output), so
you'll need a real .asoundrc instead (see
.http://www.mythtv.info/moin.cgi/DigitalSoundHowTo for some info).
You may also want to consider--since there's really no reason to use the
integrated soundcard if you have a "real" soundcard (unless you need it
for capture with a frame grabber)--is to simply ensure you don't load
the drivers for the integrated soundcard. Then, you don't have to worry
about it getting in the way (and you save memory and resources). If
you're having a problem with udev automatically loading the drivers for
you, just disable the on-board sound in the BIOS.
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