[mythtv-users] Zotac ION + HDMI audio

Phusion phusion2k at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 20:04:51 UTC 2010

I am in need of some help in getting HDMI audio to work on a Zotac ION
system. The system is a Zotac IONITX-E series with HDMI connected an
HDMI port in a Sony A/V receiver. The receiver then connects to a Sony
LCD TV with an HDMI cable. The computer is running MythDora 10.21,
with MythTV upgraded to 0.22-2. The following alsa packages are
installed. Also, in the BIOS, I have it set for the AZALIA AUDIO to
use the Internal Codec + External Codec.


List of all soundcards and digital audio devices
# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC662 Analog [ALC662 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC662 Digital [ALC662 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

List of all PCMs defined
# aplay -L
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    Default Audio Device
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    Front speakers
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
    HDA NVidia, ALC662 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)

After searching through past emails to the list, when some users run
the aplay commands it displays an HDMI listing. I've read some places
that say it depends on the kernel that is being used. I am running
Linux i686. One place I found saying
that this needs to be in the kernel.


Maybe this needs to be compiled into the kernel. Let me know.


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