[mythtv-users] Can't get S/PDIF sound working

Michael Carland mcarland at bitsgonewild.net
Fri Jul 22 11:56:10 EDT 2005

On Jul 22, 2005, at 9:06 AM, Phill Edwards wrote:

> I've just bought a S/PDIF header for my Gigabyte mobo and am having
> trouble getting any sound out of it.


> If I put the old analogue connection back in from the sound card to
> the receiver then I can get sound again, but I want to get this
> working so I can get Dolby from MythDVD.
> Does anyone know where I'm going wrong here?

I can't help with the .asoundrc file, I play with that when I feel like 
getting frustrated.

One thing to check is that your receiver is looking for SPDIF on the 
port you are using. Do you have another SPDIF device you could test 
with? Turns out my receiver had menus I had never seen before, that 
would set the input for a given source to (ANALOG/DIGITAL/AUTO-SELECT), 
and I had spent quite a bit of time trying to get it to play from SPDIF 
when it was in ANALOG mode, before I found that menu. I was even using 
a coax to toslink adapter, giving me one more thing to wrongly suspect 
of breakage.

Probably not your problem, but maybe worth mentioning...


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