[mythtv-users] No sound with DVD playback
bleve at nightmare.com
Sat Nov 12 19:04:41 EST 2005
Thanks, that explains it very well. I need to work on the xine thing.
It is very choppy and I have not figured out how to correct it yet.
Michael T. Dean wrote:
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> Bennett Leve wrote:
>> Joe Votour wrote:
>>> --- Bennett Leve <bleve at nightmare.com> wrote:
>>>> I am using mplayer to play DVDs via mythtv. If I
>>>> plug headphones into my soundcard out, I can hear the sound from
>>>> the DVD.
>>>> For mythtv though I am using the sound out on my PVR-350 which works
>>>> Shouldn't I be able to take a mini-stereo plug from
>>>> my sound out and put it on the line-in on the PVR-350? When I do
>>>> this, I
>>>> have no sound. Maybe there is something that needs to be
>>>> configured, but not sure what.
>>> Connect the audio out on your PVR-350 to the Line-in
>>> on your sound card. Then adjust the volume by
>>> changing the Line-in volume (of your soundcard) with
>>> your favorite mixer program.
>> Not sure what that would accomplish. The sound-out on the pvr-350 is
>> already going to my receiver. I need to get the DVD sound to go to
>> the PVR-350 so it can then take it into the receiver.
> The audio's not coming out of your PVR-350 because the PVR-350 isn't
> decoding the DVD. Therefore, you should route the PVR-350's audio out
> through your soundcard and route the soundcard to your audio
> receiver. Then, when mplayer plays your DVD (although, really, you
> probably should be using xine for DVD's to get the menu support) and
> outputs sound through the sound card, you get audio without switching
> If you don't want audio to go through your sound card, you can use an
> IR transmitter to tell your audoi receiver to switch inputs and waste
> a remote button on switching inputs and have to remember to switch
> inputs when appropriate. Or, you could apply patches to mplayer/xine
> to support DVD playback through the PVR-350, but the patches introduce
> some significant issues in sync and you'll get much better results
> using Xv and your sound card.
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