[mythtv] OT - Keeping HDMI audio link open

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Thu Jun 23 05:12:05 UTC 2016

On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:11:21 +1000, you wrote:

>I have an annoyance with MythTV, it's not Myth, but my amplifier.
>The amp goes to some quasi-sleep-state, and takes about 2-4 seconds for 
>audio to start.
>That's fine if it's a movie (with studio-self-promotion at the beginning), 
>but for music clips etc, it's quite a PITA as you have to rewind.
>I was thinking about using the ALSA libs to write a little program that 
>continuously plays a silent clip to keep the line open.  Maybe the program 
>would also look for DPMS events and stop when the screen-saver comes on too.
>Does this seem to be the correct way to go about alleviating this ?

You might want to first check the specs on the power consumption for
your amp.  If it is always awake, it could be drawing lots more power
and increasing your power bill each month.

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