[mythtv-users] Sound card issue
Peter at supergirl.se
Thu Dec 15 06:41:40 EST 2005
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Peter Osterberg wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Peter Osterberg wrote:
>>>> I've a on-board audiocard with both coax and optical out. I've
>>>> never got it to work very well.
>>>> The card plays perfectly well using analog out, except from the
>>>> audio quality...
>>>> The audio works fine for about 5-10 minutes when using digital out.
>>>> After 5-10 minutes the sound disapears for some seconds and comes
>>>> back again. This behavior continues until the computer is rebooted.
>>>> I started to think that this was driver related. I have a spare
>>>> Windows disk for this computer as well and I decided to try if it
>>>> worked better in Windows. I have the same problem in Windows so
>>>> that eliminates the driver theory.
>>>> Could this really be hardware related? It doesn't matter if I use
>>>> coax or optical in either operating system.
>>>> I think that it is a bit odd to think that it should be hardware
>>>> related since it always works for about 5-10 minutes an then won't
>>>> work again until rebooted. The reboot part somewhat directs me to
>>>> hardware but why 5-10 minutes. It would last for seconds if it were
>>>> some kind of buffer problem.
>>> My guess would be bad cable (does this happen with optical out only
>>> or are you saying you have both coaxial digital audio and optical
>>> out?) or your receiver just doesn't like the signal that the card is
>> I have both optical and coax connected to different input sources on
>> the amp. I tend to not think that it is the amp since it works for
>> 5-10 minutes after a reboot of the computer. I also don't think the
>> cables are to be blamed since I have tried both optical and coax with
>> the same result, it works for some minutes...
> I'll agree that it's not the cable if you've used both optical and
> coax digital connections, but I still would place my bets on the
> card/receiver interaction. Do you have access to another card and/or
> receiver for testing?
The only solution in that case would be another soundcard. I really hope
the Catalina card shows up soon.
You're theory sounds very possible, thank you!
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