[mythtv-users] Help with ALSA and SPDIF again

Bish, Tim Tim.Bish at Sensis.com
Wed Aug 23 11:04:14 UTC 2006

> > I can get almost everything working on spdif with the CMedia card
> > Xine.  When I select passthrough with xine the error "The audio
> is
> > unavailable, please verify if another program already uses it."
> > else is running so I don't know what could be using the spdif
portion of
> the
> > card.
> I've had this problem (sporadically) with xine when playing video
> files with DD/AC-3 audio in them, but have not (yet) had problems when
> playing actual DVD discs contains AC-3 audio tracks. Haven't had much
> time to investigate further as it works for most things, but still
> puzzles me.
> Nick

I noted in another response that selecting OSS as the audio driver in
Xine seems to have fixed the problem.  I'm not sure why this fixes the
problem, but you could give that a try.

Timothy A. Bish

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