[MPlayer-users] Re: mplayer with bt878

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Fri Sep 19 09:33:34 CEST 2003

Chittaranjan Mandal wrote:
> But there is no sound, which could be a problem with the bttv kernel module.
> Any suggestions?

The "bttv" module doesn't deal with sound directly. Typically, a cable 
is connected from the line out on the TV card to some sound input, like 
line in on the sound card. In this case, mplayer doesn't need to deal 
with audio at all.

There is also the "btaudio" module that presents an OSS dsp device to 
read digital audio from the tuner. I've never used it, since I use a 
VCR's tuner and get audio directly from it. You'll have to experiment 
with the mplayer "-tv" option if you want it to read audio, probably 
setting "immediatemode=0". This has been discussed recently; check the 

Jonathan Rogers

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