[mythtv-users] AC3 and/or S/PDIF (again)

vimer linuxage at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 05:29:45 UTC 2006

On 1/23/06, Mario Limonciello <mario.mailing at gmail.com> wrote:

> On this exact note - I was having trouble just today with a recent SVN
> release attempting to do 5.1 native from myth the analogue route.
> I have a HD5000 that records a few streams with 5.1.  I also have xine
> setup to use the analogue 5.1 outputs to drive my receiver for dvds.
> Now in myth, when I change from ALSA:default to ALSA:surround51 (which I
> use for xine), I get no audio in myth.  If I try to force it to the
> exact pcm available for my card, ALSA:hw:0,3 I also get no audio.  Is
> there something else I'm missing here?
> Here is relavent info from my mythfrontend console output:
> 2006-01-23 21:59:58.595 Opening audio device 'hw:0,3'.
> 2006-01-23 21:59:58.637 Access type not available: Invalid argument
> 2006-01-23 21:59:58.637 Unable to set ALSA parameters
> 2006-01-23 21:59:58.637 NVP: Disabling Audio, reason is: Unable to set
> ALSA parameters

You have the same card as mine, "Audigy 2".  If there is nobody here
can provide you a clean way to make it work, drop me a line, I will
let you know my workaround, which is not so pretty.

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