[mythtv-users] MythTV and TV

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jan 29 17:58:29 UTC 2006

On 01/29/2006 10:45 AM, Jens Baumeister wrote:
> On 1/29/06, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> 2006-01-28 16:30:08.176 NVR: Error, cannot open DSP '/dev/dsp'
>>>> open: No such device or address
>>> Fix your sound...
>> OK, how do I do that?  The backend sits in a room far away from the
>> frontend.  I want sound with my TV....  So how do I get mythtv to send
>> the sound along with the video down the network pipe?
> Myth sends everything it needs to send to any frontend. From my
> (limited) understanding, there seems to be something wrong with your
> backend configuration so there never is anything to send in the first
> place.
> Did you try using the TV card with some other application outside of
> MythTV to verify that it's working correctly?
But, the error message in his log output clearly states that his sound 
is configured incorrectly.  And, until the sound is fixed, he's unlikely 
to get any video playback (Myth expects the sound to be properly 
configured--even if you're not listening to it).


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