[vdr] xineliboutput - DVB-C - No sound

Petri Helin phelin at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 22 17:23:04 CEST 2007

JJussi wrote:
> Hi to everybody!
> I have strange sound problem...
> I have VDR machine with 3x Terratec Cinergy (mark 3) DVB-C cards, 
> xineliboutput settings are "local=none, remote=37890".
> If I connect with "vdr-sxfe xvdr://htpc --audio=alsa" at some other computer 
> (at network) everything works fine and I can hear audio of tv-broadcast..
> BUT, if I do same  "vdr-sxfe xvdr://htpc --audio=alsa" at my HTPC (that 
> machine what have those DVB-C cards and it's connected to LCD-TV and 5.1 
> amp.) I get no sound what ever (no front, rear or surround) from 
> tv-broadcast..  
> HOWEVER, if I select "Menu - Media Player - Play file" and select some AVI, 
> MPEG, MP3, OGG or DVD... I get sound...
> Same problem exists if I try to play Recorded tv-show...
> So, have somebody some ideas why can't get (broadcast) sound at local machine, 
> but sound works at remote machines...

You might not have the correct decoder installed. Check with "xine 
--list-plugins" and see under "Audio decoders" whether they contain 
different set of decoders on local and remote hosts.


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