[mythtv-users] scratchy audio

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jan 23 04:18:19 UTC 2008

On 01/22/2008 09:17 PM, Michael R. Hines wrote:
> Bruce Richardson wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 05:39:32PM -0500, Michael R. Hines wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> MythTV works great. (Thanks everyone!) It's an amazing program.
>>> First of all, here's my setup: MythTV 0.20.2 + WinTV Tuner + Fedora 6
>>> The *only* problem I'm having is that the audio is "scratchy". Its
>>> perfectly
>>> in-sync, and navigation of live-TV and recorded programs all works
>>> perfectly.
>>> Its just that the audio has this scratchy-ness/poppy-ness that comes
>>> through.
>> Is "Extra Audio Buffering" enabled?
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/User_Manual:Detailed_configuration_Frontend#Playback
> My tuner does not have hardware-encoding.

Note that it's not really for "hardware encoders only," anymore.  It
also helps with digital TV recordings.  (Though that's not at all
helpful for you.)

> So, would it benefit me to turn that option _off_ ?

No.  It really doesn't have any disadvantages except when running on a
low power (basically underpowered) frontend.

> What else would cause the cracking audio?

Bad signal?  Bad cable?  Maxed-out volume settings?


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