[mythtv-users] Sound issues

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 23 23:02:32 UTC 2007

I just tried that and. low and behold, I could hear the wav files fine.  I have a friend who's running Myth on Ubuntu and had some sound issues, and he's gonna email what he did to correct his setup.  He mentioned how his was "trial-and-error" on mixing what needed to be muted vs. unmuted (which is pretty crappy if you ask me:  if something's unmuted, you should hear sound, but I digress).

Any tips on where I should go from here?  As far as unmuting certain controls.


-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Joe Ripley" <vitaminjoe at gmail.com> 

> On 8/21/07, Harry Devine wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > OK, I just installed my original sound card from my old PC (a Soundblaster 
> > 128 PCI card), disabled the onboard sound, and re-ran the same test (looped 
> > the test sound in Soundcard Detection and muted/unmuted via alsamixer). 
> > This works when the test sound plays, but if I play something else (like an 
> > ogg sound file), I get nothing. No sound at all. 
> > 
> > What the hell is so difficult here? What am I missing? 
> This might be way out in left field, but have you tried playing the 
> audio using 'aplay' instead of mplayer? I don't think aplay will work 
> on OGG files, but it will play WAV files. 
> The only reason I suggest it, is perhaps mplayer isn't using the ALSA 
> soundcard driver. aplay uses ALSA exclusively. 
> -- 
> Joe Ripley 
> vitaminjoe at gmail.com 
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