problem compiling 0.9~alpha

Ben Hutchings ben at
Wed Sep 30 02:53:48 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 15:35 +0930, Brendan Pike wrote:
> Carl Karsten wrote:
> >> killed DVSwitch. Even the "dvsink-command -- playdv" suggestion didn't work,
> >> playdv came up and displayed the picture fine (in 4:3 although I'm still
> >> using an older 0.8 release) but with no sound. Could be just something
> >>     
> >
> > Can you do this test again, and try it with:
> > just one source: camera (use the cam mic for audio)
> > If that gets you audio, add dvsource-alsa, try using audio from that.
> > If that gets you audio, do pnp using the black alsa stream.  Or a 2nd
> > dv video source - probably doesn't matter.
> >   
> I just did some testing and its a bit of a mess actually.  Although at 
> least it appears to be reproducible. 
>     * if I start a single camera and then -- playdv I can hear the
>       output, if I then add the alsa source I can switch to it but will
>       never hear it. (worth noting when done in this order no blank
>       screen is present for alsa.)
>     * if I start the camera feed + an alsa feed and only then --playdv I
>       hear no sound at all.  (alsa feed contains a blank screen when
>       done this way

playdv still tries to use OSS, not ALSA.  Use:
    dvsink-command -- aoss playdv
to make it use ALSA ('aoss' is in the 'alsa-oss' package in Debian).


Ben Hutchings
Who are all these weirdos? - David Bowie, about L-Space IRC channel #afp
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