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

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Sun Jul 24 09:41:33 EDT 2005

On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 12:06:50AM +1000, 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.
> I've taken the Jarod's .asoundrc which in turn was taken from the
> DigitalSoundHowTo at
> http://www.mythtv.info/moin.cgi/DigitalSoundHowTo. Jarod said that he
> only had to change 4 lines to get his working. The main thing seemed
> to be getting the device number right. The output of "aplay -l" gives
> me:

Try without an .asoundrc. I don't have one - never have.

Set your output device in MythTV to ALSA:iec958 (or ALSA:spdif - same
thing). ALSA takes care of mapping that to hw:0,4 in your case, plus it
may do other sample rate conversions etc.

That is all I have done. It works fine.

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

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