[mythtv-users] Samsung PS50A550 and Asus M3N78-VM HDMI Sound (Debian MythtTV)

Doug Young goofdad at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 04:53:00 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 5:12 AM, Jongi <jongitech at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 17:05 -0700, Doug Young wrote:
> > Check out Allen's Digital Audio Howto
> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/AllensDigitalAudioHowto
> I have /var/lib/mythtv/.asoundrc that looks like the below on my Debian
> install
>    pcm.!default {
>        type hw
>        card 0
>        device 3
>    }
> When I use mplayer, sounds comes through the TV with no problem. What do I
> need to set for the Internal player to play sound through the HDMI?
> I have gone into the frontend setup and changed ALSA:default to ALSA:hw:3.
> Have I got that wrong?

If you read Allen's Digital Audio Howto (link posted in my last
message, quoted above), you'd see that you probably should put those
settings in /etc/asound.conf

Personally, the very settings you have are what was in my
/etc/asound.conf, and it worked or everything except playing MP3's
(due to bit-rate problems).  I changed it to the following (suggested,
again, by Allen's Digital Audio Howto), configured mythtv as described
in (have I said this enough times) Allen's Digital Audio Howto, and
everything is great now ;-)

$ cat /etc/asound.conf
  pcm.!default {
     type plug
     slave.pcm "hdmi"


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