I have an older receiver which lacks hdmi inputs. To get sound from my MD (asus M3N78-EM) to the receiver I use toslink, for video I use a hdmi cable to the tv.
The problem is that when I choose to play an audio or video file there is no sound unless I switch to an other input on the receiver and then back the correct one. For the time of the song then there is audio. When the song ends audio drops...
When instead the media director boots off it's own HDD with ubuntu 10.04 none of the said issues occure.
This means A the receiver is OK
B the cable is OK
C toslink digital out of MD is OK
While using vga instead of hdmi everything is ok: the sound doesn't drop.
So I was thinking that in one way of the other, there is sound going through hdmi which is interfering with the toslink. Does anybod have a clue of what needs to be done? Perhaps a kernel update?
Any suggestions are as allways greatly appreciated
Going the Stereo Ananlog route solved the problem.
Further research revealed that the NAD T763 receiver is picky in the Toslink signal it accepts.