[mythtv-users] Lost SPDIF output after apt-get dist-upgrade

Julian Edwards ed at julian-edwards.com
Tue Apr 27 14:16:39 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 18:34, Julian Edwards wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 17:59, John Sturgeon wrote:
> > I noticed the same thing.  Then I checked the new mplayer man page, 
> > guess what: -ao alsa9:spdif became -ao alsa1x:spdif  That's 
> > interesting....  They didn't even deprecate alsa9.  It just got 
> > dropped.   I changed my .mplayer/config and all is well.
> Great, that fixed mplayer!
> What output device are you using for Myth?  I can't get that to work :/

Replying to my own message - I tried ALSA:spdif in the myth setup, and
the frontend bombs out with a floating point exception when it tries to
open the device. :(

This used to work fine using /dev/dsp.  Something has changed during the
upgrade to prevent the OSS mapping working I guess.
Julian Edwards

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