[mythtv-users] Digital audio Capability grayed out
jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 09:57:21 UTC 2022
On Sun, Aug 14, 2022 at 2:39 AM Justin Smith <justin at smithpolglase.com>
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 06:46:41 -0400 James Abernathy wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 6:38 AM Justin Smith <justin at smithpolglase.com>
> > wrote:
> > > To be clear, I didn't edit $HOME/.asoundrc (or any file for that
> > > I simply typed in
> > > "hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=0,AES0=0x06,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x00,AES3=0x09"
> > > in the audio output device field under Settings->Audio in the FrontEnd.
> > > I got this string from the Kodi log.
> > >
> > > After doing this, the "Digital Audio Capabilities" menu item became
> > > "ungreyed" (i.e. selectable) so I could enable all digital audio
> > > and 7.1 or 5.1. Digital passthrough now worked.
> > >
> > > Afterwards, I removed all those AES codes from the audio output device,
> > > and digital passthrough still worked.
> > >
> > > Obviously this AES string is setup dependent but my point is that
> since you
> > > use Kodi, you might be able to do the same thing.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Justin.
> > I've looked all over Kodi logs for that string you used. I could not
> > it. Any help locating it would be great. I'm using Kodi 19.4
> Hi James,
> To get the Kodi log described above, I had to run Kodi with PulseAudio
> so that it would use ALSA, i.e:
> pasuspender -- env KODI_AE_SINK=ALSA kodi
> Then exit and look in ~/.kodi/temp/kodi.log for lines like this:
> 2022-08-14 14:21:59.094 T:11127 INFO <general>:
> CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device
> 2022-08-14 14:21:59.099 T:11127 INFO <general>:
> CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device
you may have missed it but the bug in mythfrontend was found and fixed
yesterday. version v32.0-60-ge5c974e402 no longer has the problem with
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