[mythtv-users] mplayer doesn't work when started by mythfrontend

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 17:17:03 UTC 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:48 AM, Andrew Junev <a-j at a-j.ru> wrote:
> Hello Fedor,
> Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 2:45:01 AM, you wrote:
>> On Fedora 12 I actually did not have any problems with Pulseaudio. But
>> try -ao alsa for mplayer first.
>> From the log we know that mplayer is trying to use -ao pulse. What is
>> mythfrontend configured to use? For them to coexist they should both
>> be using Pulse. Or mplayer can use alsa, but then nobody will be able
>> to use audio concurrently (which should be fine for this case).
> Sorry for a late reply - I was out for a few days, without access to
> my MythTV. Yes, -ao alsa worked, and mplayer seem to run fine now.
> My mythfrontend appears to be setup to use ALSA:default. Maybe it's
> better to change that to pulse, and have mplayer running pulse as well?
> What's the proper setting for mythfrontend to use pulse?

I have both mplayer and frontend set up to use ALSA directly.

I think the only way to run mythtv througn pulse is to configure ALSA emulation:

Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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