[mythtv-users] Poor Audio Quality on Recordings
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Apr 9 18:56:51 UTC 2006
John Biundo wrote:
> You're not going to like this, but...
> You may be suffering the infamous "tinny audio" problem. For
> background, search the ivtv (user and dev) lists. There's been a fair
> amount of recent traffic. The quick summary is that this remains an
> outstanding problem (effecting only some people, and only some
> recordings; and your symptoms don't *quite* match up exactly, but I'm
> still betting it's the same problem), for which the latest pvr firmware
> seems to provide *some* relief, but not a cure.
> There's even a post with a link to a sample that you can compare yours
> to, but "blown speakers" sounds like the same problem.
I have just recovered from a case of 'tinny' which appears to have
arisen as a result of an upgrade from Fedora 4 to Fedora 5.
The problem went away when I compiled alsa from scratch. Go to alsa.org,
download the alsa-driver and alsa-lib tarballs as a minimum. The tools
and utils are good to have.
Then run ./configure --help to figure out what you need on the command
line... at the least you will need --with-cards='your-hardware' and make
The alsa configurator did not produce the same audio result..
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