[MPlayer-users] problem with TV sound

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Wed Feb 23 22:00:28 CET 2005

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 05:41:03 +0000
langv.msei at comcast.net wrote:

> 2) neither mplayer/mencoder generate/store any sound using following
> script:
> mencoder tv:// -tv 
> driver=v4l2:normid=0:outfmt=yuy2:chanlist=us-cable:channel=4:contrast
> =50:brightness=40:hue=0:saturation=75:amode=1:
> adevice=/dev/dsp:forceaudio:immediatemode=1 

With immediatemode=1, mencoder will not capture sound.  If it doesn't
work when you leave it off, it's most likely that you have your
soundcard's capture device set incorrectly (or unset).  Try aumix or
alsamixer to set it.  With alsa, you need both Line and Capture set as
capture devices (and the volume above 0).

Sound works with playback programs, because they don't have to capture
the sound, they just turn on the TV card, and let your soundcard forward
the sound to your speakers.

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