[mythtv-users] A tad OT: ALSA and SPDIF for via82xx - alt: choice of SPDIF cards

David George david at thegeorges.us
Tue Oct 26 14:39:06 UTC 2004

On 10/26/2004 10:23 AM, Brad Fuller wrote:

> I didn't get an answer at the alsa user's email list nor at 
> linux-audio-user, so I thought I'd post it hear. It's a bit OT since 
> it is not a mythtv problem, but does apply.
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> I have been trying to get a via82xx on a DFI mobo to output SPDIF. 
> (The reason: the analog audio on the right side is noisy.)
> Anyway, I have had no luck. I brought the SPDIF pins out but I see no 
> clock when checking with other hardware.

Does aplay -L list iec958 or spdif?  If not, it isn't being detected by 
the alsa drivers and enabled.

> Besides that: Can anyone recommend a card where SPDIF is a breeze to 
> set up on alsa?

I use the built-in sound on my Abit motherboard (Intel ICH4), but the 
Soundblaster Live also worked fine for me.


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