[mythtv-users] New spdif setup suggestions

Joel Means means.joel at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 15:23:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 5:59 AM, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 19:05 -0800, Allen Edwards wrote:
> <snip>
>> Can someone who has gotten HDMI audio to work help out here with the
>> version numbers required as a minimum on alsa and nvidia drivers to
>> get HDMI audio working?
> <snip>
>> Allen
> Allen,
>  I recently built a machine with Ubuntu Intrepid. The MB was an Asus
> M2N68 with HDMI onboard. The integrated GPU is a 7050. I had to update
> the included ALSA (1.0.17) to get HDMI to show in the list of available
> audio outputs. I used the script that was references on this list from
> ubuntuforums.org. It pulled the latest version from alsa-project.org
> which was 1.0.19. The script is here:
> http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6589810
>  The nvidia driver was the default that came with Intrepid. I think it
> is 177.xx.
>  This was not built as a Myth system, but I was able to test mpeg2 ATSC
> video through mplayer and audio was playing over the HDMI connection.
> Cheers,
> James
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Just out of curiosity, was the audio ac3 using passthrough, or was it
downmixed?  Or was it not ac3 at all (I think it usually is with ATSC,
but I don't really know).  I have the same GPU on an Abit board and
can't get passthrough to work on the HDMI port, but regular audio


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