[mythtv-users] Question about asoundrc

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Mar 18 18:06:55 UTC 2007

On 03/17/2007 03:55 PM, Michael Wisniewski wrote:
>     I'm running Ubuntu Linux and have a small problem with
> asoundrc.conf.  Right now, my sound works, and I do not have any
> asoundrc files anywhere.  I have a soundcard that outputs both digital
> and analog sound.  Right now, when I have the 'ac3 pass-thru' enabled
> in mythtv, the digital sound is outputted to the receiver just fine,
> and the analog sound is outputted to the rca mini jack and the
> receiver.
>    The problem I'm having is that the sound sounds garbled when it's a
> digital feed and played through the analog rca jack.  I tried the
> following file...
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/248622?search_string=asoundrc;#248622
>     Which sounds that it's the same problem I'm having...but it
> doesn't work.  Can anybody suggest anything?  I placed the file in
> /etc/asound.conf, but it didn't seem like it took it.

AC-3 (and DTS) is (are) digital sound formats that cannot be decoded by 
receivers/speakers using RCA or mini-jack (analog) outputs.  Either shut 
of AC-3 passthrough or quit using the analog outputs.


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