Linux AudioEngine testers - Linux only
(2012-12-24, 20:25)uNiversal Wrote: Welcome to forums.

No, you cant and there is absolutely no need to specify custom audio device


With all due respect, there is at least one use case for custom audio devices: using ALSA plugins.

Consider this case: I've got a tiny AMD E350-based HTPC. It doesn't have a physical IEC958 port. I want to output stereo sound on all speakers on my 5.1 surround sound system; this unit doesn't have HDMI inputs (which wouldn't help anyway, because fglrx apparently doesn't support this functionality) nor discrete six-channel analog input.

The solution here was to use a USB-to-SPDIF converter, which presents two devices to the kernel: one IEC958 (taking care of a52 passthrough) and one PCM. That PCM device, unfortunately, is only two channels.

The solution here would be to use the a52 ALSA plugin to upmix stereo output to a52, pass it through the dongle's IEC958 interface, and all is good. This worked on previous xbmc releases.

If, as you say, there is absolutely no reason to support custom audio devices, then what is the recommended method for addressing this particular need?
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Almost there, but still no HD - by OkvOkv - 2012-04-17, 03:54
AudioEngine testers - Linux only - by Ritzie - 2012-05-12, 18:36
RE: AudioEngine testers - Linux only - by wileyc - 2012-12-25, 01:38

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