[mythtv-users] Anyone have spdif out through ALSA without passthrough?

allen edwards allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Fri Jun 27 06:02:49 UTC 2008

If so, can you post your "asound.conf" file. 

I have spdif working fine with passthrough but I want to have firefox 
flash player output to spdif and I can't get it to work following this 

For example with the config modified as below, I still get analog sound 
out of flashplayer.

pcm.!default {
  type plug
  slave.pcm "dmix-digital"

Checking my setup with "aplay -l" gives:
and card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 1: ALC883 Digital [ALC883 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

and asound.conf is set for:

pcm.digital-hw {
  type hw
  card 0
  device 1

so all that looks correct to me.

Thinking it might be a flashplayer issue, I unchecked passthrough in 
Myth Setup and sure enough, TV started playing through the analog ports 
and no spdif lock.  So, even though Myth is set to ALSA:default and ALSA 
default is set to digital, everything is analog.

That is why I want to see a working asound.conf file.


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