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

Andrew Junev a-j at a-j.ru
Sun Dec 13 07:50:10 UTC 2009

Hello Fedor,

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:17:03 PM, you wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Configuring_Digital_Sound#Setting_up_MythTV_0.21_for_PulseAudio

If there are no reasons to use pulseaudio, I'll keep it set up for use
with ALSA then.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards,

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