[mythtv-users] Audio Issues - not myth specific

Jason Gauthier jgauthier at lastar.com
Mon Sep 1 13:18:18 UTC 2008

>> All,
>>   Make a long story short, I have an ASUS motherboard with C-Media
>> USB (onboard) audio. The audio works, even though the quality is
>> and distorted.  I'm not pursuing it heavily because the main reason I
>> bought this board was the for SPDIF output.  Turns out.. it's not


>If you can't find a PCI Express device there are USB and Firewire audio
>devices with SPDIF. I don't know about Linux support though.

>I have some analog only USB audio devices that I use with some slugs
>(Linksys NSLU2) and they work fine with Linux.



According to the alsa vendor matrix, SPDIF is not supported on the
audigy 2nx.
Sound Blaster Audigy2 NX	[USB] [ANALOGio] SPDIF output does not

In fact, I cannot find any combination of USB/firewire with functioning
SPDIF out.

Anyone doing this?

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