[mythtv-users] MythTV and Pulseaudio
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Dec 20 20:50:00 UTC 2009
On 12/20/2009 02:04 PM, Stephan Seitz wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 01:51:33PM -0500, Phil Bridges wrote:
>> MythTV doesn't work with PulseAudio. You'll have to suspend
>> Pulseaudio to use Myth.
> Then why is http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/PerfectSetup#MythTV
> mentioning the pulseaudio configuration,
Because it's a wiki and anyone can write anything they want in it. :)
Note, also, it's not the MythTV wiki, either, so I'd guess it was
written by someone who's not involved with Myth but who feels he knows
better than the MythTV developers.
> and why is MythTV linked against libpulse?
So MythTV has access to the PulseAudio library functions that allow
> Besides I don’t really need direct pulseaudio support, because ALSA
> has a pulse plugin. What I need is a MythTV frontend that doesn’t
> suspend the pulseaudio server.
Then you'll need to run one that doesn't run MythTV (as it's MythTV
that's suspending the PulseAudio server).
> Then the ALSA output would be automatically re-routed to pulseaudio.
And your audio would be out of sync and you'd have other issues.
But, if you want to use it, it can be done--you just have to configure
your system such that it uses PulseAudio stealthily. For how to do so,
please ask on some other (Pulse or distro) forum.
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