[mythtv-users] Followed Digital Sound setup, many how-to's, and still completely lost.

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 18:40:57 UTC 2007

On 2/3/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> Rich West wrote:
> > *sigh*  I am reluctantly sending this to the listt, but no matter what I
> > try, I cannot seem to get consistent results from any of the "digital
> > sound" how-to's.
> >
> > Goal:
> > Pump all sound out via SPDIF and let my receiver do the work.
> >
> > Near Goal:
> > Hey, I would be content if I just had to switch the input on my receiver
> > from the TV setting (L/R stereo in)) to my DVD setting (Optical 5.1
> > Audio in).
> >
> > What I have tried so far:
> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Configuring_Digital_Sound#ALSA_Utilities,
> > http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Dolby_Digital_Out_(AC3,_SPDIF) (I have FC5,
> > but I thought some of it might apply), along with following a couple of
> > threads in the list.
> >
> > Here's where I am at:
> > <..snip..>
> > Although I've read the Wiki's, How-To's, and other postings, I just feel
> > like I am missing something simple here...
> >
> Muhaha.. I just got things working.  I missed the thread from "Josh
> <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com>" titled "Re: [mythtv-users] M-Audio
> Revolution 5.1 and FC6 [Working!]".
> The piece I was missing was (sort-of) listed in his message.  I needed
> to set the default audio-output to ALSA:default along with the
> passthrough device to ALSA:default.
> Watching LiveTV and watching recordings now outputs via the SPDIF
> optical connection (interestingly, my receiver flips to "Dolby
> Prologic"), and watching DVD Video's also outputs the sound via SPDIF
> optical and the receiver properly sees the incoming stream as AC3.
> Interestingly, though, MythMusic no longer outputs anything.. Gotta look
> in to that.
> BYW: Thanks Josh!
> -Rich

MythMusic has a separate device option, so you just need to go into
the MythMusic settings and change it to match what you have for TV.

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