[mythtv-users] Myth can't passthrough digital audio, but xine and mplayer can

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 03:52:40 UTC 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 8:28 PM, Ray Lischner <linux at tempest-sw.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday 16 January 2008 12:25 am, Bill Williamson wrote:
> > What's set as your audio output?
> I've tried /dev/dsp and /dev/adsp as the audio device. I've tried
> Default and the other built-in choice for the pass-through device, as
> well as ALSA:hw=0,1 (because the digital device is 1 on card 0).
> The result is consistent. With pass through enabled, the receiver picks
> up the digital encoding, but no sound.
> With xine, I don't need to mess with anything. I just select Pass
> through for the audio, and it just works. So I'm still trying to figure
> out what's different.
> The "use video as timebase" option is unchecked.
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Try ALSA:spdif

I have used that on my three boxes all with onboard sound (differant boards)
and it always works.

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