[mythtv-users] MythTv volume is too low

Alastair Kerr alastair.kerr at ed.ac.uk
Wed Sep 5 11:30:43 UTC 2007

Bearcat M. Sandor wrote:
> Folks,
> I just got a SoundBlaster Extigy.  It is connected directly to my amplifier. I 
> have Mythtv working, except for the volume.  If i have my volume sliders all 
> the way up, the sound is a good volume. The problem is that if i play media 
> at these levels, i will be blasted out of my chair.
> If i toggle the Line-in (raw feed), it's a good volume. 
> I need to get the internal volume of Mythtv louder. I have tried turning off 
> the internal mixer and leaving it on with everything at 100% (which only 
> changes my alsamixer levels, so i'm not sure what the point is. It's not 
> truely a separate mixer such as you'd see with the volume control on amarok 
> or totem)
> Any ideas?  I'm quite concerned about killing my ears accidentally. As a side 
> note, is there a way to put a limiter on alsa volumes?
I had this problem. Disabling the sound mixer on my OS (Kbuntu) and 
using the one in mythtv fixed it.
- Alastair

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