[mythtv-users] Sound issues???

A JM vbtalent at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 12:25:32 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 6:53 AM, A JM <vbtalent at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM, A JM <vbtalent at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm running 9.04 Jaunty and having some sound issues with this video..
>> live TV works fine and Rythmbox seems to be OK. I have uninstalled
>> PulseAudio server from the box so I'm hoping its not an issue with that?
>> Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.
>> AJM,
>> AVI file format detected.
>> [aviheader] Video stream found, -vid 0
>> [aviheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
>> VIDEO:  [XVID]  608x256  12bpp  23.976 fps  779.4 kbps (95.1 kbyte/s)
>> Clip info:
>>  Software: VirtualDubMod (build 2178/release)
>> [VO_XV] Could not grab port 283.
>> ==========================================================================
>> Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
>> Selected video codec: [ffodivx] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg MPEG-4)
>> ==========================================================================
>> ==========================================================================
>> Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
>> AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit/8.33% (ratio: 16000->192000)
>> Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
>> ==========================================================================
>> [pulse] working around probably broken pause functionality,
>>         see http://www.pulseaudio.org/ticket/440
>> waitpid(): No child processes
>> AO: [pulse] Init failed: Internal error
>> Failed to initialize audio driver 'pulse'
>> [AO_ALSA] Playback open error: No such file or directory
>> Failed to initialize audio driver 'alsa'
>> [AO SDL] Samplerate: 48000Hz Channels: Stereo Format s16le
>> [AO SDL] using aalib audio driver.
>> [AO SDL] Unable to open audio: No available audio device
>> Failed to initialize audio driver 'sdl:aalib'
>> Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.
>> Audio: no sound
>> Starting playback...
>> VDec: vo config request - 608 x 256 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
>> VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
>> Movie-Aspect is 2.38:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
>> VO: [xv] 608x256 => 608x256 Planar YV12  [fs] [zoom]
> Just adding to my earlier post that I'm also having problems with my HD
> channels... Analog channels have sound but none of my HD channels have sound
> with live TV... hopefully someone will have some ideas?
> Thanks,

I just found that the HD channels have sound just a t a different level than
the analog - I have to considerably turn up the sound to hear anything when
watching an HD channel. I also noticed that in the setup its using /dev/dsp
not ALSA:Analog or Alsa:Digital, nothing but /dev/dsp works.

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