[mythtv-users] Audio Output to SPDIF via MythTV

Jared Luxenberg ziplux at attbi.com
Sat Mar 29 07:08:01 UTC 2003

I figured out what was wrong.  MythTV doesn't upsample the audio, so I
needed to go into the settings and change it to 41000 or 48000Hz because my
reciever could not decode the default 32000Hz.
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From: "Unit3" <unit3 at demoni.ca>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at snowman.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Audio Output to SPDIF via MythTV

> Jared Luxenberg wrote:
> >I'd like to get the MythTV audio to output to the SPDIF, but I can't get
it to work for some reason.  I can hear the audio through the standard
analog output, but I'd like to get to output on the SPDIF so I don't have to
run two cables to my reciever.
> >
> >
> This is odd, because if the rest of your linux audio goes out through
> the spdif, so should your mythtv audio. I have a Soundblaster Live, and
> everything (including mythtv) can be outputted via the spdif out
> perfectly fine.
> >It should be possible with ALSA to output to the SPDIF...it sets up a
device called "spdif" which I can use in conjunction with aplay using the
"-Dspdif" option.  Any ideas?
> >
> >
> You have a seperate spdif device? This may be part of the reason.
> In the mythtv configuration screen, under "playback" I believe, if you
> set the output dsp to this device, what happens?
> Graeme
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