[mythtv-users] mythfrontend 0.22 with PulseAudio

Cool Frood aaranya+mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 01:08:08 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

I suppose that could be done, but I went through a bunch of
combinations just to make XBMC work, and I don't want to go through
the pain of disabling PulseAudio and get everything working again.


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