[mythtv-users] HDMI output - audio to a different device.

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 22:06:58 UTC 2021

On Wed, 11 Aug 2021 at 22:01, stinga <stinga+mythtv at wolf-rock.com> wrote:
> G'day,
> I have ALSA:hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=1 currently.

There will be a specific DEV=x combination for the HDMI port you need.
It's a matter of trying them all until the right one is found.

> How does ARC work, I did think about that, the TV is ARC compatible but
> I don't think my amp is.

If your amp doesn't support ARC (which wouldn't be surprising as it's
fairly recent); you can get an ARC extractor
There are heaps of units, typical cost will be < US$50, check Amazon.

There are two types: ARC which are very common and eARC (part of HDMI
2.1 which can do uncompressed audio); those are more difficult to find
and the good ones are expensive.

> It looks like I can just add something so that the second screen works
> but never show it and push the audio over it.

that's the cheapest solution.

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