[mythtv-users] i810 (ich5) and SPDIF :-(

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Sep 13 20:56:49 UTC 2006

On Sep 13, 2006, at 1:39 PM, Richard Dale wrote:

>> Hw is ASUS P5P800 (i865 + i810 ICH5).
> ...
>> "aplay -l" reports that IEC958 in on card 0, dev 4.
>> Using
>>  "aplay -D hw:0,4 test.wav" gives  nothing (no any change, SPDIF  
>> is all
>> the time dead).
>> File is OK, because "aplay -D hw:0,0 test.wav" (this is analog) is
>> playing fine !
>> So question is: how can I debug and troubleshot this problem ?
> Fire up alsamixer and have a play with the IEC958 settings - you  
> may find
> it's muted.
> Cheers,
> Richard.

Or you  may find it's not muted and needs to be. Not sure why, but I  
have to put my slider at 0 for it to work. Also.. make sure you are  
getting light out of your optical port. Once you get light happening,  
it's time to play with more mixer settings.

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