[mythtv-users] .23 Sound Issues............Please God shoot me now!!

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 13:33:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, Jim Hendry <hendryjh at gmail.com>
>> As far as I can tell the only way to control optical volume is with pulseaudio (or esd/arts). ALSA does not seem to have a mechanism for controlling master/pcm volume for S/PDIF.
> Course there is.
> As mentioned in this thread and many times before. If using spdif  or
> digital audio, you can make myth control the volume by setting the
> mixer device to "software".
> Why use pulse that will completely mess the quality of the output?
> Pulse only ever make sense on a PC if you are using this PC for
> running other application than mythtv , at the same time as mythtv and
> that also requires audio output.
> And maybe when you want to output audio on another PC.
> In all other cases, ALSA is the best solution for mythtv and I can't
> see what functionality pulse would provide that myth can't already do.

I don't have any specific disagreements, but the only exception, if it
can be called that, for me would be if Myth would un-suspend PA when
an EXEC is called so things that use pulseaudio like Hulu Desktop
would work properly without having to have pulseaudio enabled all the
time via environment variable.


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