[mythtv-users] mythfrontend 0.22 with PulseAudio

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 00:55:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Cool Frood <aaranya+mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having PulseAudio woes with MythTV.  I'm using Ubuntu Karmic with
> audio through NVidia's HDMI.  PulseAudio on Karmic works pretty well
> and I am able to use it without problems with XBMC and other
> applications.  The problem is that when I try to EXEC XBMC through
> MythTV, PulseAudio is still suspended so I get no sounds and no video
> on XBMC.  Also, XBMC starts using 100% CPU and I have to kill -9 it to
> recover.  I searched a bit and I tried the
> EXPERIMENTALLY_ALLOW_PULSE_AUDIO=1 option.  XBMC works fine, but
> MythTV starts to lose audio when watching a video.
> I also tried setting it up as described here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Configuring_Digital_Sound#PulseAudio, but
> then I get no sound with MythTV.
> Any ideas how to work around it?  Is there some way to unblock
> PulseAudio when I EXEC something from MythTV?  I would like to have
> mythfrontend to continue being the launching area for other media
> applications.

Is it possible to set xbmc to NOT use pulse audio?

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