[mythtv-users] No sound from MythMusic...

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 02:46:55 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 21:36:25 -0500, Tony Paterra <apaterra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all I'm using Myth-0.16 and MythMusic-0.16 with all the
> appropriate libraries from the installation from source (on a
> Slackware 9.1 system).  One thing I've noticed is that once I load up
> a playlist and start playing I'm not getting any sound.  Currently my
> hardware setup has my PVR-350 S-Video out going to a converter that
> switches it to composite cables and my L/R composite cables going to
> my amplifier.  I'm not sure what hardware device MythMusic should be
> using for audio output, is it using my soundcard or will it use the
> output from my PVR-350 the same as my cable?
> Thanks,
> --
> Tony Paterra
> apaterra at gmail.com


The sound from mythmusic will be played through your soundcard (check
your ALSA config for the correct devices). This needs to be specified
in the mythfrontend setup.

Because the PVR-350 (same setup as me, apart from FC2) can output
audio directly, the easiest solution is to loop the output of the PVR
card into your line-in of the sound card (using a Y-cable - 2xphono to
3.5mm jack), then connect the audio-out of the sound card to your amp.
You may need to play with alsamixer settings due to the differences in
output levels, but essentially this is the most straightforward setup
in my testing.


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