USB DAC Automatic Shut Off Issue Arch Kodi 17
#1
Hi All,

My USB DAC/amp (sony UDA-1) automatically shuts off after no input has been received for 30 minutes. I believe this is to preserve the life of the DAC/amp.

I previously had kodi running through kodibuntu and all I had to do was turn the DAC back on and music would play just fine. Since switching to audiolinux (arch), when I turn the DAC back on after auto shutdown, it does not reappear in the list of audio output sources.

note1: my DAC works fine in kodi if I turn it on, then open kodi and chose it as the audio output.
note2: I think the auto shut off function is there for a reason, so I don't want to use the "keep device alive" option if I don't have to.
note3: I'd like to stick with arch as this particular distro (audiolinux) handles music apps and audio streams well.

Any help would be well appreciated!

Thanks
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#2
Sounds like a pulseaudio issue or is arch using something else? So I would search in this direction.
What if you use another source but kodi? Does it find the dac as source after auto switch off?
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#3
I think its using alsa.

I did a test:

1) DAC on, things working
2) Turn off music stream, DAC autoshut off
3) Close Kodi, turn on DAC again, open a music file in VLC
4) Choose DAC from audio devices >>> and VLC outputs to the the DAC and I can listen

So to answer the question, yes other apps can recognize the DAC if it is turned back on after autoshut off.
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#4
and to experiment further,

closed VLC, went back into Kodi after the experiment above and poof! the DAC shows up in the audio output devices list...

any ideas?
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#5
(2017-03-20, 02:04)buzuddha Wrote: any ideas?
Yes, with buying audio-linux, you've bought support. So make use of that!
This forum is about kodi and relevant issues and not as a support for proprietary OS.
Quote:AudioLinux scripts and RTapp Copyright P. O. 2014-2017. AudioLinux image contains proprietary software. It cannot be copied without removing the corresponding software. AudioLinux is not a separate Linux distribution but only a customized Archlinux image for audio. For all legal and copyright issues please refer to www.archlinux.org The payments reported below are for support, customization work, proprietary (non-GPL) software, usb stick, shipping. AudioLinux is made from audio enthusiasts and economic gain is almost irrelevant in a country (Italy) where in this case you must pay up to 40% taxes...
From http://www.audio-linux.com/

From my side of view, the site has no imprint either, it's not clear if audio-linux complies to arch Linux policies:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dev...markPolicy

Even 'Linux' isn't stated as a trademark itself...
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