[mythtv-users] Can't get audio to work on frontend

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 06:20:35 UTC 2010


On 2 December 2010 17:07, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:
> I just did a reinstall of my Arch linux desktop and all is it should be,
> except I can't get sound to work in mythfrontend now. I am using alsa
> (1.0.23), an M-Audio Revo 7.1 card and all sound works in everything else,
> including mixing (flash plays in browser while mplayer plays a 5.1 video,
> mpd plays a song, etc.). In Mythfrontend settings for audio I ran the Scan
> for audio devices, and it shows (correctly from what I can tell)
> ALSA:iec958:CARD=Revolution71,DEV=0. Speaker configuration is: Stereo (I use
> analog tv w/pvr-150's). Mixer device is ALSA:default and PCM.

you are using a digital output, iec958 is spdif (coax or optical)

You won't get sound from the analog output that way.

If using digital, there's no point setting the control volume, that
won't work with digital

> Here is output from mythfrontend:

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