[mythtv-users] Exasperated: DD/DTS SPDIF works with everything *except* MythTV

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Dec 7 02:08:47 UTC 2008

Allen Edwards wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Steve Hodge <stevehodge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Kingsley Turner <krt at krt.com.au> wrote:
>>> I have configured Myth to use
>>>    "alsa:default" for audio,
>>> and "ALSA:iec958:{AES0 0x02}" as the SPDIF output device.
>>> Obviously the two checkboxes for sending AC3 and DTS sound out via SPDIF
>>> are checked.
>>> Mplayer works fine with: -ao alsa:device=iec958 hwac3
>>> VLC works fine with: --spdif    (oh, *so* easy!)
>> Have you tried just "alsa:iec958" in Myth?

> Rename or delete asound.conf and .asoundrc.
> Set the passthrough device to ALSA:iec958:{ AES0 0x02 }
> Audio output device to ALSA:spdif.
> If you are running Fedora, get rid of Pulse Audio (not
> trivial apparently).
> Turn on iec958 in alsamixer.

Getting rid of pulse-audio, in Fedora:

yum erase kde-settings-pulseaudio xine-lib-pulseaudio 

or use rpm -e etc....


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