[mythtv-users] Odd audio problem. Can only get audio via spdif

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 02:07:10 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 11/24/2009 02:52 PM, Allen Edwards wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 11/24/2009 12:31 PM, Allen Edwards wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Fa wrote:
>>>>> For my particular issue, i filed this bug which is now closed as a
>>>>> fedora problem:  http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7645
>>>> In that ticket it suggests setting the audio device to ALSA: nopulse
>>>> Why is this different than setting ALSA:default
>>>> and setting this in asound.conf (and erasing .asoundrc)?
>>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/397932#397932
>>> (i.e. because there's more than just $HOME/.asoundrc).
>> You use asound.conf for a global configuration and then individual
>> users can override this with .asoundrc files
>> I always think of a myth box as a dedicated box where you want just
>> one configuration.  But, what I said was aimed more at the content of
>> the file than which file you use.  I don't see why changing the name
>> of the sound driver to nopulse instead of just properly defining
>> default is the way to go.
> Yeah, it's not inherently better.  In theory, the default should be set up
> as the most-often-used configuration and all other configs defined in the
> ALSA conf with human-readable/rememberable/understandable names.
> I didn't notice you had mentioned /etc/asound.conf originally, so I figured
> it was changing your config back after deleting $HOME/.asoundrc.
> Mike
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The advantage of setting it up with !default so that it works is that
other applications, Firefox streaming video for example, will work.


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