[vdr] Re: softdevice: audio device selection

Dave dave at optionsdsl.ca
Thu Aug 3 23:33:31 CEST 2006

Why dont you just try -ao  alsa:pcm=default 

your said your soundcard doesnt have spdif and you arent using it, so
why are you telling softdevice to use spdif?

ich wrote:
> thats quite sure. 
> the only way momentarly getting the softdevice running is with "-ao
> dummy:". without it, it complains about:
> "[softdevice-audio] Playback open error: plug:spdif, Invalid argument
> FATAL exiting".
> for my understanding, it gets ac3 audio stream from the tv-card, and
> tries to open the default audio, spdif in this way. i just must redirect
> it to the right device, but which one?
> i'm searching for a command line containing somethings like
> "-ao alsa:pcm=plug:spdif#ac3=plug:spdif#". 
> as one can see, i've tried several "plugs" like spdif, default, line and
> front, but none worked.
> i've searched some time the net, but nothing found explaining something
> like this.
> i explicitly do not want to learn the alsa api, write my own program,
> which in turn tests some various strings, witch might work for my
> softdevice. (i've already taken a look at the api, and it is a bit
> difficult for my limited programming skills...)
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