[mythtv-users] Multiple frontends on the same machine

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Sat Apr 2 06:35:02 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Bryan Lovquist <blovquist at clarity.com> wrote:
> "And since he understands enough that he needs multiple graphics cards I
> would bet money that he understands he needs multiple audio devices"
> You might be giving me to much credit there.
> Somehow I had come to believe that if I was using HD Digital TV (DVB-T) tuners (and I will be)
> then there would be no need for a audio device. The audio is included in the compressed
> video stream from the tuner and would be included in the HDMI signal from the graphics
> card.
> Is my understanding incorrect?

The graphics cards appear to ALSA as an audio device.

So everyone is right: Yes, you have all the audio devices you need,
and Yes, MythTV needs one audio device per frontend.

- Chris

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list