[mythtv-users] No HDMI audio

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 16:56:52 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM, <match at ece.utah.edu> wrote:
> On 23 Jun 2009 at 2:24, Jim Stichnoth wrote:
>> Sorry for yet another digital audio thread.
> ---snip---
>> Any suggestions on how to proceed?  Does anyone have positive
>> experience with HDMI audio on this motherboard, the Gigabyte
>> Jim
> Jim, I'm using this board and audio over HDMI works great here. In fact I
> LOVE this board for MythTV.
> I'm not sure I can tell you how to proceed. I loaded Ubuntu 9.04, then
> MythBuntu over it. Audio over HDMI worked right off with the open source
> video drivers so I was encouraged that the hardware would do it, but I had no
> sound with the nVidia 180.whatever driver.

Interesting.  Unfortunately, I need the proprietary nvidia driver for VDPAU.

> go here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki?title=AllensDigitalAudioHowto
> It's a walkthrough on how to get this working. I don't remember how I got it to
> work, but I had it working with the 180 driver after about the second or third
> step.

I will try more permutations on Allen's instructions tonight.

> Also, It is my understanding that some TV sets have issues with audio over
> HDMI from a MythTV box. Whatever those issues may be, apparently my
> Philips 47" LCD TV does not have them.

I wouldn't be surprised if this uber-cheap Vizio set is among the
problematic TV sets.

> Good luck, and keep us posted.
> Marvin



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