[mythtv-users] help diagnosing audio problems

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Sep 5 16:27:59 UTC 2007

On Sep 4, 2007, at 5:18 PM, Larry Roberts wrote:

> OK, I think I'm loosing it.
> I have managed to loose audio when watching videos within the
> Mythfrontend.  I can drop to a command line and use mplayer and get  
> the
> audio/video just fine, however nothing will give me audio within  the
> mythfrontend.

I sometimes have this problem if something else has the audio device  
open.  Amarok is a common culprit on my desktop machine, since it  
likes to sit in the system tray.  An mplayer or kaffeine process  
running in the background will also do it -- sometimes they crash,  
lose their X window, but keep running anyway.  I know ALSA was  
supposed to fix this sort of device contention problem, but  
apparently it doesn't always work.

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