[mythtv-users] [ICH/i8x0 | Problems getting SPDIF Out Working -Help!]

Michael Cheshire (Mailing Lists) michael-mlists at cheshire.id.au
Tue Dec 28 05:52:31 UTC 2004


What output device did you use?? ALSA:digital?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Brannigan" <bryan.brannigan at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] [ICH/i8x0 | Problems getting SPDIF Out 
Working -Help!]


>I had to turn "IEC958 Playback" all the way down to zero to get it to
> play anything Myth related.. using alsamixer.
>
>
> On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:55:35 +1030, Michael Cheshire (Mailing Lists)
> <michael-mlists at cheshire.id.au> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>>
>> I am wondering if anybody can point me in the right direction to help me 
>> get
>> my digital out working properly.
>>
>> I have trawled websites and mailing lists for info in asound.conf's etc 
>> etc
>> and have played with this for a fair while.
>>
>> I am running Fedora Core 2 with kernel 2.6.9-1.6_FC2, along with mythtv 
>> and
>> its associated bits installed from rpm from atrpms.net.
>>
>> My system is an Open XCube, which has an intel ICH (i8x0) sound card with
>> optical digital out.
>>
>> If I use the asound.conf found here
>> http://www.mythtv.info/moin.cgi/DigitalSoundHowTo , subsituting hw:0,2 
>> for
>> hw:0,4 becuase my digital out appears to be on device 4 :
>>
>> [root at mythtv root]# aplay -l
>> **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
>> card 0: ICH5 [Intel ICH5], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH5]
>>  Subdevices: 1/1
>>  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
>> card 0: ICH5 [Intel ICH5], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH5 -
>> IEC958]
>>  Subdevices: 1/1
>>  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
>> [root at mythtv root]#
>>
>> Now this is where it gets a little wierd : If I attempt to play anything
>> back through plug:digital, I get nothing out the optical out at all.
>>
>> I created a stereo 48000hz file and tried using aplay to play directly to
>> hw:0,4 :
>>
>> #aplay -D hw:0,4 /video/music/test.wav
>>
>> I get nothing.
>>
>> Just for the heck of it, I tried
>>
>> #aplay -D hw:0,0 /video/music/test.wav
>>
>> and SOUND STARTED PLAYING THROUGH MY DIGITAL OUT???
>>
>> Interestingly  :
>>
>> #aplay -D analog /video/music/test.wav
>>
>> Works fine through my digital output also ???
>>
>> But it wont play anything except 48000hz stereo files so I'm assuming
>> something is broken or not working with dmix here.
>>
>> Does anyone know if there is there some default Fedora Core 2 stuff that 
>> I
>> should be aware of in regards to all of this?
>>
>> I basically want to use my digital out for playing music through 
>> Mythmusic
>> so I need to get the dmix plugin working so it will upsample from 44100hz
>> mp3s.
>>
>> Hopefully someone can suggest something to try here?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Michael.
>>
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