[mythtv-users] How to get Myth Music to play thru SPDIF output? (SVN trunk as of 9/9)

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 10 09:35:37 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/09/2007 06:42 PM, William Munson wrote:
>> I am usually pretty good at getting myth to behave itself however trying 
>> to get myth music to play out the digital port has stumped me. First 
>> off, I am running trunk SVN and its current as of today so I have the 
>> new interface (love it!)
>> I can get it to play out the standard audio output jack using /dev/dsp 
>> however my usual ALSA:spdif does not work. I am running a 
>> kernel so alsa is built into the kernel and I am not running a .asoundrc 
>> file.
> Which is the problem since your sound card (like almost all) requires
> 48kHz audio for digital output.  You need a .asoundrc to do rate
> conversion of your 44.1kHz CDA/MP3's/Ogg's.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Configuring_Digital_Sound#Setting_up_ALSA.27s_.asoundrc.2C_Properly
> Mike
Got it working. I did not need a .asoundrc. The command that worked for 
me was ALSA:default

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