[mythtv-users] Help with ALSA and SPDIF again

Timothy Bish tabish at twcny.rr.com
Tue Aug 22 21:24:20 UTC 2006

> I just installed a CM8738 card and it worked ouf of the box, with xine
> too (although it previously worked with a sblive). I just specify
> ALSA:spdif as the audio device and put
> audio.speaker_arrangement:Pass Through
> in .xine/config
> I assume you checked

I had success with Xine last night by selecting OSS instead of Auto as the
Audio driver to use, selecting alsa showed the same error message I was
seeing, so I assume in Xine the auto setting is choosing Alsa.  I've set the
mixer settings as close as I can to the various sites that I've found that
have info on the CMedia cards, not all of the entries in alsa mixer match
what the guides call out, but most are close so I think I have it right.  

I'm not sure what the difference is between Alsa and OSS, but so far it
seems to work okay, got Dolby Digital to pass-through from a DVD.


Timothy A. Bish

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