Originally Posted by waterhead
Does Mythbuntu use Pulse audio? If so, you should install the Pulse Audio Volume Control.
sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
Run it, and on the last tab click on the Internal Audio Profile dropdown list. You should find the audio options that you are looking for.
From what I have read with the latest version
of ALSA...which Mythbuntu 11.10 has...and that is version 1.0.24
it appears to handle outputting audio via HDMI better.
It is one reason why I have not installed Linux before...because
ease of set-up of HDMI audio seemed either problematic..or not well explained. Unfortunately in many Linux forums you see the horror stories of set-up
and not the successful ones..ie how to actually get something working.
Also while commandline is powerful..it takes a while to get enough confidence and knowledge to have any idea what one is doing...and not simply stuff up..any initial installation.
Being a Linux newbie..there are enough unknown things without
having to blindly search about for audio set-up answers.
I am slowly coming to understand some of the Linux stuff..
like this modular business..in this case for audio under
ALSA. Also what the output in terminal actually mean!
Pulse from what I have seen is more about control...
I dont need control..I need players like VLC and SM player..
and MythTV to output sound via the HDMI to my AV receiver
Pulse maybe already installed..I havent checked
anyway I still havent worked out how to look at .conf files yet!
So as I said I have sound via VLC and SMplayer...and its Multi channel PCM
...which is what my NVIDIA GT220 supports.
I am still recovering from the useless way the Mythbuntu install disc managed to install a Grub somehow on my storage disc drive...
even though I chose my OS drive(all to do with sda and sdb)
So now I have it back (my OS) by actually swapping Sata connectors...
to change the sda and sdb...and get past this two grubs
and actually get into setting up MythTV..
rather than be stuck on stupid OS issues!!
If I sound upset..yes
cause I aint interested in the intricacies of Linux..
I am trying to get a stable working PVR on my HTPC
At least now I have installed Linux and MythTV..(apart from Live Disc tinkering my only Linux experience)
so its a matter of over the next few weeks
seeing if I can get to grips with MythTV set-up and
get it working right...especially with my Hauppauge RC6 remote-control
The main reason I look and write at this forum
is because I hope to learn(and hopefully contribute)
how to set-up my Home Theatre PC with Linux and MythTV...
and actually use it for TV/Movies/Music!
After all this is the... Linux area... of... Home Theatre Computers
The guides here(Thanks Rgb) and answers have certainly helped in
giving me confidence to actually leave the safe confines of Windows 7
..and delve into Linux/buntu and its MythTV addon.