[mythtv-users] Unexpected interaction between Mythfrontend and K3b

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Wed Oct 26 16:36:21 UTC 2011

On 26/10/11 16:34, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 10/26/2011 06:52 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
>> On 26/10/11 10:55, John Pilkington wrote:
>>> On 26/10/11 09:54, John Veness wrote:
>>>> On 25/10/2011 13:27, John Pilkington wrote:
>>>>> Hi:  This is probably not directly related to Mythtv but maybe someone
>>>>> here will recognise what is going on.
>>>>> I often burn-and-verify DVD iso images using K3b.  Recently I have found
>>>>> that if I am watching a recording at the end of either phase of this
>>>>> process, I lose sound.  I haven't been able to restore it without
>>>>> restarting playback.
>>>> I'm just wondering if it's to do with the notification sounds that K3b
>>>> plays. It might be worth, in K3b, going into Settings, Configure K3b,
>>>> Notifications, and untick all "Play a sound" boxes.
>>> Could be. Of late I haven't heard any such sounds, and at first I
>>> misinterpreted the display.  It seems that I had Notifications enabled
>>> but with no sound files identified.   Doing things in the top window
>>> inserted 'ogg' file names below, which I could then enable or not.  Will
>>> experiment further.   Thanks for the suggestion.
>> K3b used with no Notifications active, sound playback continued without
>> interruption. K3b defaults need revising; will add this to KDE bug report.
> System set up to use PulseAudio but MythTV configured to use ALSA (and,
> therefore, disabling Pulse), so that when K3b plays a sound using Pulse,
> it re-enables Pulse?
> Mike

Well, I certainly see reports of Pulse Audio resume OK and Pulse Audio 
suspend OK scattered liberally around the frontend log - usually in that 
order and often 200 ms apart.  TBH as long as I can hear something 
acceptable I had given up paying it much attention.  Maybe I'll try 
enabling K3b Notification with file names defined and see what happens; 
  but maybe not - if I'm watching I don't want triumphant fanfares as well.

It looks as if the undefined file name problem may have been a result of 
upgrading Fedora distributions in-place, with preupgrade wrongly leaving 
an obsolete configuration.  But it still shouldn't have had the effect 
it did.  And there's another coming up soon...

John P

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