[mythtv-users] alsa9:spdif

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Tue Mar 30 09:01:08 EST 2004

On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 11:27:10PM -0800, Peter van Rensburg wrote:
> I've set the audio device to alsa9:iec958 or
> alsa9:spdif and select ac3 pass through. No
> combination of options works. I have to kill the
> mythfrontend process. After I killed it I can see the
> output to the console, or grab it from the log file:
> Input #0, mpeg, from
> 'rbuf://':
>   Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg2video, 480x480, 29.97 fps
>   Stream #0.1: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, 384 kb/s
> 2004-03-05 23:37:40 Partial position map found
> 2004-03-05 23:37:40 Opening OSS audio device
> 'alsa9:iec958'.
> Error opening audio device (alsa9:iec958):
> alsa9:iec958: No such file or directory
> Why is it saying opening OSS device, should it not be
> ALSA? And secondly why is it not finding the device?

The Myth audio code looks for the magic prefix "ALSA:"
in front of your ALSA device name.

What is "alsa9"? I expect your device name is just "iec958",
so put "ALSA:iec958" in myth. Perhaps alsa9 is an mplayerism.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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