[mythtv-users] Intel Mac mini and digital audio

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at gmx.de
Mon Dec 4 10:04:59 UTC 2006

On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 16:15:33 +1100, Nick Tan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm thinking about getting a mac mini to run Fedora as a frontend for my
> 0.20 backend.  The only thing I'm worried about is the audio.  The mac
> mini has an optical output for audio, does anyone know if this will work
> in linux?

Yes, it works, I used it with 2.6.17, .18 and .19. However, you need to
the sigmatel patch from mactel-linux.org.


> At the moment my frotend/backend uses a SB Live value with a digital
> output which is the same size as the mac mini's.  I use a mono 3.5mm to
> RCA cable to plug into the digital coax input on my amp.  Using alsa, I
> can get analogue and digital (dolby digital and DTS) audio out and I want
> to be able to do the same thing with the mac mini.
> Is this possible?

I don't know, I only use digital audio.


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