[mythtv-users] Lost SPDIF output after apt-get dist-upgrade
john at sturgeonfamily.com
Tue Apr 27 12:59:56 EDT 2004
David George wrote:
>And here I was thinking I had gone crazy. I noticed the same thing when I
>did an apt-get upgrade on Saturday. I had gone from the 2174 kernel (with
>associated alsa) to the 2179 kernel. I am using the built in optical on
>an Abit motherboard using one of the Intel 845 chipsets (forget which one,
>but I enable IEC958 in gnome-alsamixer and had optical output).
>I haven't had a chance to troubleshoot fully (I'll try aplay tonight when
>I get home), but I lost the optical output in mplayer and myth. I am
>running the same versions you are.
>Anyone else notice this or have a fix for it?
>On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Julian Edwards wrote:
>>I first installed Myth about 2 months ago and followed Jarod's excellent
>>guide. I successfully had the SPDIF output on my Audigy2 working from
>>mplayer, Ogle and OSS emulation from Myth so that everything went
>>through the digital output.
>>However, I did a dist-upgrade the other day (which upgraded the kernel
>>and alsa) and I've now lost the output from everything. Mplayer (using
>>-ao alsa9:spdif -ac hwac3,) says that it can't open the sound device,
>>and Myth fails silently.
>>This is the mplayer output:
>>Checking audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/8bit...
>>AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 48000 hz, big endian AC3
>>AF_pre: 48000Hz 2ch AC3
>>Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.
>>Audio: no sound
>>Bizarrely, the command "aplay -Dspdif <wav file>" works fine (which
>>alleviates my fears that it was a hardware failure).
>>Here's the versions I've got now:
>>Thanks for any help.
>>mythtv-users mailing list
>>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
I noticed the same thing. Then I checked the new mplayer man page,
guess what: -ao alsa9:spdif became -ao alsa1x:spdif That's
interesting.... They didn't even deprecate alsa9. It just got
dropped. I changed my .mplayer/config and all is well.
John Sturgeon <><
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