[mythtv-users] Re: MythTV & Jack

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 14 03:08:35 UTC 2005

Mark Knecht wrote:

>On 9/13/05, Ross Campbell <ross.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>In my case I have headphones on and I'm working on a song.
>>>(Ardour/Jack/synths/whatever) I also have MythTV open in a Window.
>>>Since Jack has grabbed the sound hardware I cannot hear audio from
>>>Myth. I'm very multi-tasking and like the TV on while I write music.
>>So, can ALSA's mixer be used here to put JACK and mythtv using
>>ALSA:mixer on the same footing? I know that there have been various
>>posts about some problems using ALSA's mixer with MythTV. I have yet
>>to try it, and I don't know if JACK would solve those problems with
>>multiplexing audio. If it does, that would be a good thing in and of
>>itself. I've always wanted to have (tasteful!) sound effects
>>associated with MythTV events.
>Jack would solve these problems. It does for other audio apps. I was
>hoping that MythTV had been designed to work with Jack as many other
>apps have been, but possibly (based on the lack of responses) it
>hasn't and that's why I'm not making forward progress here.
Can't really help you other than to say there's some JACK-support code 
in Myth.

./configure --help


  --disable-audio-jack     disable JACK audio support

(JACK support is autodetected, but you can explicitly disable it if you 
like.)  As for how to get it working, I can't tell you.


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