[mythtv-users] Sound issues

Jarett Creason nobleiceman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 17:00:31 UTC 2007

On 8/19/07, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I don't have kmix (I'm running Gnome by default).  Is there a Gnome
> equivalent?  I can run alsamixer and all of the inputs seem to be unmuted in
> there.
> Thanks,
> Harry
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "R. G. Newbury" <newbury at mandamus.org>
> > Harry Devine wrote:
> > > OK, I have what I think is a really strange problem. If I go to my
> "Soundcard
> > Detection" or "Sound" items in Preferences and Adminstration
> (respectively) and
> > click on the Test button, I can hear sound. However, if I try to use a
> player
> > to listen to music that was ripped down, or even play a CD, I get no
> sound at
> > all. I am currently running MythDora 4.0, so my OS is FC6.
> > >
> > > Where should I begin looking to get this to work? It is really
> frustrating me
> > since the Test sounds play nice.
> > >
> >
> > Open 2 consoles. In one, run system-config-soundcard. Set it to 'repeat'
> > and start the test sound. In the other run 'kmix'Raise all of the
> > volumes, and unmute all of the inputs/outputs one by one, until you find
> > the one which actually controls the output.
> >
> > System-config-soundcard appears to set the volume high *only while
> > running the test* and then re-sets it off....Damn annoying.
> >
> > My Via SP13000 board has 5 "VRSD" inputs, and it was the second one of
> > those which actually controlled the volume....And no, I have no
> idea.....
> >
> > Geoff
> >
Can you hear anything when trying to play those mp3's with mplayer or xine?
If it is just related to MythTV, you might try messing with the sound
properites in the setup (Utilties/Setup -> Setup -> General -> 3rd Screen).
I had a similar problem and needed to set the audio output device to
"ALSA:default" (it wasn't a given option, I had to type it in).  On a
different machine, I had to unmute one of the channels with alsamixer then
kept trying to play sound and I eventually found the culprit, but that was a
system wide sound outage...

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