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How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:11:43 am »
I am just wondering if there are enough of us out there interested in getting hdmi audio working so we can sponsor (thom probably) to get it working.  I understand that at some point this will be integrated in to 0810, but at the moment it might be a while off.

If you are interested can you add your name and how much (in $$) you would be willing to contribute;

Geekyhawkes $100

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 01:29:41 pm »
I am just wondering if there are enough of us out there interested in getting hdmi audio working so we can sponsor (thom probably) to get it working.  I understand that at some point this will be integrated in to 0810, but at the moment it might be a while off.

If you are interested can you add your name and how much (in $$) you would be willing to contribute;

Geekyhawkes $100

We have it working here under 0710 & 0810 for nVidia based GPU's at least. You need to install a recent nVidia driver build (180.51 works...and we are currently using 180.61) and an updated alsa-1.0.19 or above.

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 03:05:04 pm »
I need to play around with that more in 710, I'm running hdmi for video from my diskless MD to my reciever and a spdif coax connection for audio. Ideally I'd love to remove the coax and run straight hdmi (if only to get rid of one more cable :) ). Is there a wiki on how to set this up for nvidia based GPUs? If not after I get it working I'll post something on the wiki about it.

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 03:19:20 pm »
I need to play around with that more in 710, I'm running hdmi for video from my diskless MD to my reciever and a spdif coax connection for audio. Ideally I'd love to remove the coax and run straight hdmi (if only to get rid of one more cable :) ). Is there a wiki on how to set this up for nvidia based GPUs? If not after I get it working I'll post something on the wiki about it.

I dont think there is a wiki page on this yet...but I will make one asap ;-)

Together with updated nVidia & alsa drivers we also have an updated AVwizard that makes actually changing/configuring HDMI audio as simple as running the wizard. This should be in the SVN for 0810 soon.

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 03:23:45 pm »
Very nice!

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 07:19:26 pm »

I dont think there is a wiki page on this yet...but I will make one asap ;-)


There is a wiki page for this.  It was last updated six weeks ago.  http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Audio_over_HDMI
However, there's no real instructions for how to set it up on this page.

I'm eagerly awaiting your version.
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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 09:36:48 pm »
Andrew - have you any idea what is going on with the nVidia driver versions? It seems to have flipped back and forth between 180.xx and 185.. a couple of times, with the latest being a 185.xx, have you tried those versions?

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 10:22:21 pm »
Sounds good andrew.  I have been running 180.60 and alsa 1.20 for a while but had little / no luck under mce getting HDMI audio. Out of interest how have you stopped the avwizard / mce changing the asound.conf file away from hdmi?

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 10:24:29 pm »
By updating the avwizard to know about HDMI audio, so that it creates a valid asound.conf.

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 11:02:06 pm »
By updating the avwizard to know about HDMI audio, so that it creates a valid asound.conf.

100% correct ;-)

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2009, 12:56:10 pm »
Looking forward to this update being available for the rest of us!

Good work again andrew!

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 01:42:25 pm »
Looking forward to this update being available for the rest of us!

Good work again andrew!

All committed to the svn last night. So they can be checked out if you want to build them yourselves or they will be in the next build on Sunday i would think.

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009, 03:37:51 pm »
Very nice, thanks Andrew!

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2009, 04:03:32 pm »
Very nice, thanks Andrew!

For the time being under 0810 Alpha you will need to do apt-get dist-upgrade on your Core & MD's... this will get you the new AVwizard and any other fixes changes since you last upgraded. For the time being you will need to upgrade nVidia & alsa drivers by hand though I'm afraid.

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Re: How many of us are interested in HDMI audio?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 04:09:59 pm »
Hmm, do we want to put that somewhere in the wiki? If ya don't mind I put it in near the top: http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/LinuxMCE-0810_alpha2
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