[mythtv-users] MythTV and Pulseaudio

Stephan Seitz stse+mythtv at fsing.rootsland.net
Sun Dec 20 22:03:25 UTC 2009

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 03:50:00PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> 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.  :)

True. ;-)
But it is mentioning a MythTV patch, that should be included in 0.21. So 
it doesn’t sound like a fairy tale.

>Then you'll need to run one that doesn't run MythTV (as it's MythTV
>that's suspending the PulseAudio server).

Exactly. mythfrontend is suspending my pulseaudio server, and I would 
prefer, if it didn’t do this.

>> 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.

Maybe. But if I watch TV, I normally watch only sport TV programs. And in 
most cases, I would like to hear music as well. With pulseaudio I could 
send my music to my stereo and the TV output to my headphones.

>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.

If you mean an .asoundrc, that sends all ALSA output to the pulseaudio 
server, then I have souch a file. But how should it work, if MythTV 
disables the pulseaudio server? What I need is a command line switch to 
not disable pulseaudio.
Hm, maybe if I recompile MythTV without pulseaudio support?

Shade and sweet water!


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