[mythtv-users] No Sound?

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Aug 23 17:56:03 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "F.B. Parker" <fbp.mythtv at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Sanjeev Verma
> <sanjeev.x.verma at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ok, another twist. I had rebooted yesterday and tried
> > mythtv, still had no sound. Then today, I tried again,
> > and yes, sound was there! So we watched a full show and
> > sound was spotless. I wish I could thank everyone and
> > end the email here, but no...4 hours later (no reboots,
> > no updates), I sat down to watch a show, and so sound
> > again :-(...
> >
> > Kris, sound is turned all the way up in audio
> > settings...did not help :-(
> >
> > Any other suggestions?
> Do you have any other programs running that have sound? Like Firefox
> on a
> web page with sound, or VLC, or something like that? (BTW, I run
> Mythbuntu
> 10.10 with MythTV 0.24-fixes.)
> Yesterday, I had Firefox on my Subsonic page (music streaming, but no
> music
> was streaming at the time) in one workspace. I then opened the
> mythfrontend
> in another workspace, and mythfrontend had no sound.
> So I quit the mythfrontend, quit Firefox in the other workspace,
> started the
> mythfrontend again, and sound worked fine.

Specifically: if you have Myth set to *not* use the System volume controls,
and you have some other player (like mplayer) which *is*, *and you turn the
second program all the way down*, myth won't be able to get out at all.

-- jra
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