I did update my XBMCbuntu with PVR from Pulse-Eight packages but i don't know if this has anything todo with it.
Searching the forums i read in this topic that when i go to terminal and type 'alsamixer' SPDIF is muted. I unmute it, go to all the audio devices.
But it keeps saying 'Failed to initialize audio device'.
Can anyone help me out?
Thx to Snippo in the first place to getting my audio back.
fritsch did gave me the proper work around.
If exist remove:
dpkg -l | grep asound
sudo apt-get remove --purge libasound2-plugins:i386
# pcm "hw:1,0" #delete the first hash for sound over analog
pcm "hw:1,1" #delete the first hash for sound over optical
# pcm "hw:0,3" #delete the first hash for sound over hdmi
System > Audio output:
go into xbmc change audio output to optical 5.1 check dts and ac3 capable if your receiver support it.
audio output device: Defaults (ALSA)
Passthrough output device: custom
Custom passtrhough device: hw:1,1
*1,1 [Card 1, Device 1 from "aplay -l"]
Be sure SPDIF is not muted as it was after the reinstall "alsamixer" to unmute.
And change the asound.conf to your needs by using "aplay -l" command without the quotes.