Linux AudioEngine testers - Linux only
This thread will gather feedback for AudioEngine on the Linux platform. This thread will be used to attempt to track down potential bugs in the code before they are reported to the AudioEngine developers.

The primary AudioEngine thread is for development purposes only: only bug reports or developer oriented discussion should take place in that thread.

For Windows users, please refer to this thread: Windows AudioEngine testers

The main source code is now included in xbmc master! here.

Now that AE is in master, nightly builds should be posted. PPA instructions for Ubuntu users are here:

Ubuntu compile instructions:


For command output (aplay -L and the like), please put the output in code blocks. For longer output, such as logs, please use a service like pastebin.

Always post the full xbmc log! Failure to post the entire log will receive NO support!

Current Known Issues:
  • PulseAudio is not fully supported under AE. Pulse is DISABLED by default in AE right now. However:

    (2012-05-10, 16:47)spiff Wrote: for those like me who are pained by the lack of pulse at your workstation;

    ./configure --enable-pulse now will give you a warty, yet working, version with pulse.

Other Random Notes
  • Due to the way the fglrx drivers are implemented in Linux, ATI based cards cannot stream HD audio via HDMI (DTS and Dolby 5.1 are not HD audio codecs. You can still get surround sound, just not TrueHD or DTS-HD). This is because their audio system cannot handle more than 2 channels. At the current time, the radeon open-source driver only supports 2 channel HDMI audio when running Linux kernel >= 3.3. (
  • Due to bugs in the 295.x nVidia drivers, it is recommended that users use the 290.x versions. If you are having issues on 295.x, try downgrading your driver as a troubleshooting step.
HTPC: Gentoo linux amd64 w/ xbmc merged with AE
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Messages In This Thread
AudioEngine testers - Linux only - by wingrunr21 - 2012-04-09, 14:53
Almost there, but still no HD - by OkvOkv - 2012-04-17, 03:54
AudioEngine testers - Linux only - by Ritzie - 2012-05-12, 18:36

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