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August 8th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Having trouble with audio playback in Boxee. Videos work fine and I can click the 'ping' as I move around menus, but when playing music it just skips through the tracks as if there if a problem with the default sound device.
I'm using an Audiotrak Prodigy HD2 soundcard on Ubuntu 8.04
I did notice in mplayer that I had to set the default playback to pulseaudio rather than alsa for it to work, but other apps seem happy with alsa.
What framework does boxee use for music playback? It might help me fix the problem.
August 8th, 2008, 03:39 PM
FIXED: Installed the pulseaudio alsa plugin.
August 9th, 2008, 04:15 AM
basically we use alsa for both music and video playback.
August 9th, 2008, 11:54 AM
It's a strange card. Sound quality is terrific, but I don't get a master or pcm control in alsamixer - just 'front'. Sending it all to pulse seems to fix that though. Odd that video playback was fine though!
August 12th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Although I now have the high speed video/no sound issue. Seems that the music and video playback modules uses quite different methods for talking to alsa. The music module appears to address the pcm section of mixer directly (which is fine is your soundcard has such an entry), and the video module won't work with an alsa redirect to pulseaudio.
More tweaking and head-scratching required.
August 12th, 2008, 03:01 AM
actually you are right.
video playback uses a pre-configured asound.conf.
look for this file under the "system" folder (under your install path).
August 18th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I'm still having trouble getting video to work under pulseaudio. I tried hacking the asound.conf in system but didn't seem to get it running.
As pulseaudio becomes the default in new distros, it would nice to get this one dusted, although I feel I'm almost there!
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