[mythtv-users] Sound issues

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 24 02:27:38 UTC 2007

I created an asound.conf file from the example at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Configuring_Digital_Sound#How_do_I_do_this_in_Fedora_Core,  making sure that my device ID was changed for the digital portion (the IEC958) in the file, but things are still weird.  I can use aplay on a wav file from the command line, and I can run xine to play an mp3, but when I setup the settings in Myth according to the recommendations at that link, I still can't hear anything (the part talking about "Audio output device" about 3 paragraphs above the "Questions and Answers" heading).  I get nothing in both Analog and Digital.

In Myth, under Utilities/Setup->General in the Audio section, I have my "Audio output device" set to ALSA:multi and the "Passthrough output device" set to ALSA:digital, according to the writeup.  I also have "Enable AC3 to SPDIF passthrough" and "Enable DTS to SPDIF passthrough" checked.  I hear nothing when I try to play a song out of MythMusic from a CD that I ripped down.  It's in ogg format if that matters.  That was the default format when it was ripped.

Let me know what other information you need.  I'm still frustrated, but now I know that at least my onboard audio works, but I'm still missing a big piece of the puzzle.


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

> On 8/23/07, Harry Devine wrote: 
> > 
> > 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. 
> Not sure if you've checked this already, but it's from the MythTV docs: 
> Using ALSA. 
> To use ALSA, you'll need to correctly setup your asoundrc file. 
> Configuring this file is beyond the scope of this HOWTO. Once ALSA is 
> working correctly, change the output sound device in 
> mythfrontend->setup->Audio from /dev/dsp to ALSA:default. This field 
> may be edited to suit your ALSA requirements. 
> (Full text at: http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-7.html) 
> -- 
> Joe Ripley 
> vitaminjoe at gmail.com 
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