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Linux AudioEngine testers - Linux only
I have a ION 330 HT and quite happy with sound quality and video playback ability.

Hi all,

I have got no audio via HDMI as well, :-(
my system:
on board nvidia sound
hdmi sound via geforce 210
xbmc version: 13.0-alpha1
The sound via hdmi itself works with vdr-sxfe,
there I can set sound port direct with hw:2,7,
unfortunately I can't set it via customer settings in audio settings anymore,
the menu is disappeared, :-(
any hints are welcomed


uname -a
Linux vdr 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Jun 29 20:42:29 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: VT1705 Analog [VT1705 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 2: VT1705 HP [VT1705 HP]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

aplay -L
Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
Default Audio Device
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
Front speakers
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
HDA NVidia, VT1705 Analog
7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output

22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: Enumerated ALSA devices:
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: Device 1
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_deviceName : @:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_displayName : HDA NVidia
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra: VT1705 Analog
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR,BL,BR,FC,LFE
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 44100,48000,88200,96000,192000
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_$
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: Device 2
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_deviceName : hdmi:CARD=NVidia_1
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_displayName : HDA NVidia
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra: HDMI
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_HDMI
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR,BL,BR,FC,LFE,SL,SR
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 32000,44100,48000,88200,96000,176$
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_$
22:59:30 T:140293724706752 NOTICE: load settings...

3 things.

1 - Absolutely NO pasting code on posts use pastebin and [code] tags.
2 - Absolutely no snippets of XBMC logs use a pastebin and post a full debug log (wiki)
3 - look at creating an asound.conf theres absolutely no custom devices anymore.


sorry, I didn't know the strict forum rules,
here is the whole xbmc.log:

I have already played around with a asound.conf, the current right now is:

but I thought the new audio engine doesn't need a asound.conf anymore ?

Thanks and regards,
AE is buggy and a few of those bugs only have been fixed post-frodo you could of course upgrade XBMC using a nightly ppa to see if your issue is resolved.

Using xvba ppa for e.g.

IIRC AE uses alsa device enumeration and asound.conf or .asoudnrc is the only custom way of user configuring what alsa does and how, To say AE doesnt need an asound is correct as long as alsa is doing its job. Your not the only person who would use such system wide or user wide alsa configuration with AE, quite a few users do it in order to get things working. XBMC has never been a install and forget sort of thing (openelec tries to be at sacrifice of essentially locked OS)

Problem here is if your configuration file for alsa is wrong it wont even start XBMC. and yuor asound doesnt look right, asound.conf is not my thing really anyway plenty of documentation on this around forums and internet.

11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE: Enumerated ALSA devices:
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:     Device 1
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_deviceName      : @:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_displayName     : HDA NVidia
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_displayNameExtra: VT1705 Analog
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_deviceType      : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_channels        : FL,FR,BL,BR,FC,LFE
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_sampleRates     : 44100,48000,88200,96000,192000
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_dataFormats     : AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S16LE
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:     Device 2
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_deviceName      : hdmi:CARD=NVidia_1
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_displayName     : HDA NVidia
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_displayNameExtra: HDMI
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_deviceType      : AE_DEVTYPE_HDMI
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_channels        : FL,FR,BL,BR,FC,LFE,SL,SR
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_sampleRates     : 32000,44100,48000,88200,96000,176400,192000
11:12:14 T:140642314545088  NOTICE:         m_dataFormats     : AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S16LE

XBMC is only seeing those devices so have another try. and make sure all spdif-1 is umutted in alsamixer and that your Asuio configuration in XBMC is according to AudioEngine/HOW-TO:_Configure_audio (wiki)

See this http://openelec.tv/forum/12-guides-tips-...0-working0 and adapt it to Ubuntu, etc/modprobe.d instead of storage/modprobe.d I think.


Thanks for all your hints, unfortunately it didn't help,
all SPDIF interfaces are unmuted, as I wrote above, sound via HDMI works well with VDR program.
I have played around with asound.conf, tried a lot of hints, no help.
I could set the interfaces according to recommendation in your link above, I was able to set the hdmi
as primary device etc., no changes :-(
finally the guys use the customer configuration in XBMC, which is unfortunately disappeared, in new AE, :-(
I think that is the key point,
probably I have to build a new XBMC to check whether the bug is fixed

Thanks again,
I've upgraded (fresh install) to XBMCBuntu Frodo and am having some issues I believe are related to audio.

Initially I had no sound, which with the advice on adding "started udev-finish" to /etc/init/lightdm.conf resolved (thank you xbmc forum link)

The system now crashes when I play music. Looking in the log I get a repeated line "ERROR: CAESinkALSA::HandleError(snd_pcm_writei(2)) - snd_pcm_writei returned -11 (Resource temporarily unavailable)". This error gets logged thousands of times throughout a video (43,000 times over a 23min TV show for example) but no noticeable problem on screen. When I play music however the system hangs after a minute or two and eventually switches off.

The log file reached over 1GB. I've pasted the beginning of it to here: pastebin - xbmc.log ... I realise not giving the whole log file rather defeats the point, but I can't upload it all. This second paste is of the returns from some searches within the log (e.g. NOTICE and AUDIO): log_search.

I'm running an atom/ion board (A Giada MI-ION2D3 to be specific). Outputting through HDMI ("Audio Output Device = Default (HDA NVidia HDMI 0)"). I havent touched the defaults of AC3, DTS, LPCM,TrueHD & DTS-HD all = on, ACC capable = off.

Many thanks for any advice, Richard
Outputting to what? TV? Amplfier?
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Yamaha Receiver (Amp). All hardware (computer, TV and amp) is the same as I've used with previous XBMC versions... I've also always used the XBMCLive/Buntu versions, although this is my first dabble with the new Audio Engine.
Hi, could some clever guy tell me if these are the correct setting for AE to output bitperfect material through the optical spdif?

Audio Output: Optical/Coax
Speaker Config: 2.0
Boost Volume level on downmix: disabled
Output stereo to all speakers: disabled
-Dolby Digital capable receiver: disabled
-DTS capable receiver: disabled
-AAC capable receiver: disabled
-Multichannel LPCM capable receiver: disabled
-DTSHD capable receiver: disabled
Audio Output Device: HDA Intel,ALC892 Digital S/PDIF
Passthrough Device: HDA Intel,ALC892 Digital S/PDIF
Play GUI Sounds: Disabled

My setup is as follows:
Xtreamer Ultra2 (openelec Version:2.99.2 (3.0 RC 2) > optical out > Benchmark DAC (24/96 capable) > balanced out > Primare i30 (stereo amp).

Only using 2ch (stereo) all around.

Thanks Smile
Pretty sure my issue (post 772) is fixed.
If it helps anyone else:
Symptom = crashing on audio playback. Log file states "ERROR: CAESinkALSA::HandleError(snd_pcm_writei(2)) - snd_pcm_writei returned -11 (Resource temporarily unavailable)" I read that as a problem with the sound drivers (well... that was my layman's interpretation of it), however a second problem was that 'Cleaning' the audio library also returned an error.

Solution: I deleted the MySQL database (having first commented out the advancedsettings.xml reference to it and restarting - not sure if that was necessary) and allowed it to recreate this from scratch... both problems seem to now be resolved.
I will be really happy if someone has any idea about my problem

I can get HD Audio by windows Easily. I wonder if i can get hd sound with my system in xbmcbuntu. at the moment i cant

Samsung 80GB
Intel Core2Duo E8600
Asus P5N7A-VM GF9300 Mainboard
Asus GT430 connected via hdmi to onkyo tx-sr309
Samsung 80GB
Kingston HyperX 2*2GBRam 6400
380W PSU 400

XBMCBUNTU * XBMC12.00 Git:fb595f2

20:01:23 T:2791525184 DEBUG: CDVDPlayerAudio:: synctype set to 0: clock feedback

this is wrong. Set "sync playback to display" to Video Clock/Drop/dupe audio) or disable it completely
System: Intel NUC (HD4000 Ivy Bridge)
Problem: No DTS-HD. DTS works just fine. I already upgraded the kernel, but no success in running DTS-HD.

I am willing to run any build that tests any fixes. I am not proficient enough to build an image, but can act as a "QA".

Below is a snippet of my other forum post on the subject found here

Full log can be found here

Quote:It seems the Intel NUCs are a bit special here.
From what I see xbmc does what it should:


That is 0x06 for passthrough, 0x82 and 0x00 as normal and 0x02 for the Sample Rate, which is 48khz - seems to be your DTS sample


Here basically the same, but 0x0e for 192khz should be DTS-HD.

I installed XBMC in Lubuntu 12.10 and it works without problem except the HDMI audio using an Asus GeForce GT620-DCSL-2GD3.

If I connect my HTPC directly to the TV (Panasonic VT50) and I select HDA NVIDIA HDMI 3 in XBMC, I have audio. However. with the same config I connect the HTPC to my receiver (Yamaha RX-V1900),I don't have sound.

The xbmc.log is: http://pastebin.com/hjndji0p The NVIDIA driver is nvidia-current-update.

How can I make to resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.
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