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jvandam87

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14.04 No sound over HDMI
« on: February 13, 2016, 07:57:49 pm »
I know this has been a recurring topic, but I tried searching the forum and didn't find anything that could help my situation.

I recently installed 14.04, and have been playing around with it. So far most of it has been working great, but I'm running into a couple issues, one of them being I can't get sound over HDMI. I'm sure it's just a matter of getting the right configuration, but I could use some help with that.

I am using an nVidia EVGA GeForce GT730 graphics card. When I went through the AVWizard, it seemed to go smoothly. The sound was working perfectly at that time, over HDMI. However, when I'm in the LMCE GUI, and I try to play media, I get nothing. My next step was to go into a terminal and run 'alsamixer.' In there, I noticed that the motherboard is listed as the default audio player (not sure if that matters or not, but I don't know how to change it). Also, and this is probably more relevant, when I view my graphics card, there are 4 audio settings (S/PDIF, S/PDIF 1, S/PDIF 2, and S/PDIF 3). All of them are set to 00, and I can't change it.

Anybody have any ideas?

Thank you

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 04:37:18 pm »
We need to ouput of:

aplay -l
aplay -L

and the contents of:

/etc/pluto/xine.conf
/etc/asound.conf

And then we may be able to figure it out.

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 10:14:35 pm »
Here's the outputs:

aplay -l

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC880 Analog [ALC880 Analog]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


aplay -L

hw:CARD=NVidia, DEV =3
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=NVidia, DEV =7
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=NVidia, DEV =8
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=NVidia, DEV =9
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia, DEV=3
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia, DEV=7
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia, DEV=8
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia, DEV=9
      HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
      Hardware device with all software conversions



/etc/pluto/xine.conf

#
# xine config file
#
.version:1

# Entries which are still set to their default values are commented out.
# Remove the '#' at the beginning of the line, if you want to change them.

# Enable deinterlacing by default
# bool, default: 0
#gui.deinterlace_by_default:0

# Configuration experience level
# { Beginner  Advanced  Expert  Master of the known universe }, default: 0
gui.experience_level:Master of the known universe

# Enable OSD support
# bool, default: 1
#gui.osd_enabled:1

# Dismiss OSD time (s)
# numeric, default: 3
#gui.osd_timeout:3

# Ask user for playback with unsupported codec
# bool, default: 0
#gui.play_anyway:0

# Automatically reload old playlist
# bool, default: 0
#gui.playlist_auto_reload:0

# Audio visualization plugin
# { fftgraph  fftscope  oscope  goom }, default: 0
gui.post_audio_plugin:goom

# gui skin theme
# { xinetic }, default: 0
#gui.skin:xinetic

# Change xine's behavior for unexperienced user
# bool, default: 1
#gui.smart_mode:1

# Snapshot location
# string, default: /root
#gui.snapshotdir:/root

# Display splash screen
# bool, default: 1
#gui.splash:1

# Subtitle autoloading
# bool, default: 1
gui.subtitle_autoload:1

# Visual animation style
# { None  Post Plugin  Stream Animation }, default: 1
#gui.visual_anim:Post Plugin

# Windows stacking (more)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.always_layer_above:0

# Audio mixer control method
# { Sound card  Software }, default: 0
#gui.audio_mixer_method:Sound card

# Visiblility behavior of panel
# bool, default: 0
#gui.auto_panel_visibility:0

# Visibility behavior of output window
# bool, default: 0
#gui.auto_video_output_visibility:0

# Deinterlace plugin.
# string, default: tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1
#gui.deinterlace_plugin:tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1

# Event sender behavior
# bool, default: 1
#gui.eventer_sticky:1

# Windows stacking
# bool, default: 0
#gui.layer_above:0

# Use unscaled OSD
# bool, default: 1
#gui.osd_use_unscaled:1

# Screensaver wakeup
# numeric, default: 10
#gui.screensaver_timeout:10

# Menu shortcut style
# { Windows style  Emacs style }, default: 0
#gui.shortcut_style:Windows style

# Stream information
# bool, default: 0
#gui.sinfo_auto_update:0

# Skin Server Url
# string, default: http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx
#gui.skin_server_url:http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx

# Chapter hopping
# bool, default: 1
#gui.skip_by_chapter:1

# New stream sizes resize output window
# bool, default: 1
#gui.stream_resize_window:1

# tips timeout (ms)
# numeric, default: 500
#gui.tips_timeout:500

# gui tips visibility
# bool, default: 1
#gui.tips_visible:1

# Synchronized X protocol (debug)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.xsynchronize:0

# Double size for small streams (require stream_resize_window)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.zoom_small_stream:0

# Logo mrl
# string, default: file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv
#gui.logo_mrl:file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv

# use XVidModeExtension when switching to fullscreen
# bool, default: 0
#gui.use_xvidext:0

# Amplification level
# [0..200], default: 100
#gui.amp_level:100

# gui panel visibility
# bool, default: 1
#gui.panel_visible:1

# numeric, default: 200
gui.panel_x:53

# numeric, default: 100
gui.panel_y:313

# brightness value
# [0..65535], default: 32800
#gui.vo_brightness:32800

# contrast value
# [0..65535], default: 32772
#gui.vo_contrast:32772

# saturation value
# [0..65535], default: 32772
#gui.vo_saturation:32772

gui.control_x:262

gui.control_y:182

gui.eventer_x:653

gui.eventer_y:680

gui.mrl_browser_x:435

gui.mrl_browser_y:527

gui.setup_x:406

gui.setup_y:221

gui.sinfos_x:400

gui.sinfos_y:408

gui.tvset_x:246

gui.tvset_y:193

# speaker arrangement
# { Mono 1.0  Stereo 2.0  Headphones 2.0  Stereo 2.1  Surround 3.0  Surround 4.0  Surround 4.1  Surround 5.0  Surround 5.1  Surround 6.0  Surround 6.1  Surround 7.1  Pass Through }, default: 1
#audio.speaker_arrangement:Stereo 2.0

# audio driver to use
# { auto  null  alsa  oss  arts  esd  none  file }, default: 0
audio.driver:auto

# OSS audio mixer number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1
#audio.mixer_number:-1

# startup audio volume
# [0..100], default: 50
#audio.mixer_volume:50

# OSS audio device name
# { auto  /dev/dsp  /dev/sound/dsp }, default: 0
#audio.oss_device_name:auto

# OSS audio device number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1
#audio.oss_device_number:-1

# offset for digital passthrough
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.passthrough_offset:0

# restore volume level at startup
# bool, default: 0
#audio.remember_volume:0

# method to sync audio and video
# { metronom feedback  resample }, default: 0
#audio.av_sync_method:metronom feedback

# always resample to this rate (0 to disable)
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.force_rate:0

# number of audio buffers
# numeric, default: 230
#audio.num_buffers:230

# a/v sync method to use by OSS
# { auto  getodelay  getoptr  softsync  probebuffer }, default: 0
#audio.oss_sync_method:auto

# enable resampling
# { auto  off  on }, default: 0
#audio.resample_mode:auto

audio.alsa_front_device:default

audio.alsa_mixer_name:Master

# deinterlace method (deprecated)
# { none  bob  weave  greedy  onefield  onefield_xv  linearblend }, default: 4
#video.deinterlace_method:onefield

# disable all video scaling
# bool, default: 0
#video.disable_scaling:0

# video driver to use
# { auto  aadxr3  dxr3  xv  xshm  aa  none  vidixfb  vidix  fb }, default: 0
video.driver:xv

# horizontal image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.horizontal_position:50

# vertical image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.vertical_position:50

# pitch alignment workaround
# bool, default: 0
#video.xv_pitch_alignment:0

# enable double buffering
# bool, default: 1
#video.XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER:1

# number of video buffers
# numeric, default: 500
#video.num_buffers:500

# percentage of discarded frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#video.warn_discarded_threshold:10

# percentage of skipped frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#video.warn_skipped_threshold:10

# autopaint colour key
# bool, default: 0
#video.xv_autopaint_colorkey:0

# video overlay colour key
# [0..16777215], default: 66046
#video.xv_colorkey:66046

# framebuffer device name
# string, default:
#video.fb_device:

# DXR3 device number
# numeric, default: 0
#dxr3.device_number:0

# swap odd and even lines
# bool, default: 0
#dxr3.enc_swap_fields:0

# add black bars to correct aspect ratio
# bool, default: 1
#dxr3.enc_add_bars:1

# use smooth play mode for mpeg encoder playback
# bool, default: 1
#dxr3.enc_alt_play_mode:1

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# bool, default: 1
#input.dvb_last_channel_enable:1

# display DVB channel name
# bool, default: 0
#input.dvbdisplaychan:0

# default language for DVD playback
# string, default: en
#input.dvd_language:en

# region the DVD player claims to be in (1 to 8)
# numeric, default: 1
#input.dvd_region:1

# file browsing start location
# string, default: /home/work/pluto-svn/trunk/bin

# network bandwidth
# { 14.4 Kbps (Modem)  19.2 Kbps (Modem)  28.8 Kbps (Modem)  33.6 Kbps (Modem)  34.4 Kbps (Modem)  57.6 Kbps (Modem)  115.2 Kbps (ISDN)  262.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  393.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  524.3 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  1.5 Mbps (T1)  10.5 Mbps (LAN) }, default: 10
#input.mms_network_bandwidth:1.5 Mbps (T1)

# device used for CD audio
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
#input.cdda_device:/dev/cdrom

# query CDDB
# bool, default: 1
#input.cdda_use_cddb:1

# slow down disc drive to this speed factor
# numeric, default: 4
#input.drive_slowdown:4

# device used for DVD playback
# string, default: /dev/dvd
#input.dvd_device:/dev/dvd

# raw device set up for DVD access
# string, default: /dev/rdvd
#input.dvd_raw_device:/dev/rdvd

# read-ahead caching
# bool, default: 1
#input.dvd_use_readahead:1

# list hidden files
# bool, default: 0
#input.file_hidden_files:0

# Domains, where to ignore the HTTP proxy
# string, default:
#input.http_no_proxy:

# HTTP proxy host
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_host:

# HTTP proxy password
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_password:

# HTTP proxy port
# numeric, default: 80
#input.http_proxy_port:80

# HTTP proxy username
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_user:

# device used for WinTV-PVR 250/350 (pvr plugin)
# string, default: /dev/video0
#input.pvr_device:/dev/video0

# v4l radio device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/radio0
#input.v4l_radio_device_path:/dev/v4l/radio0

# v4l video device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/video0
#input.v4l_video_device_path:/dev/v4l/video0

# device used for VCD playback
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
#input.vcd_device:/dev/cdrom

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# numeric, default: -1
#input.dvb_last_channel_watched:-1

# CSS decryption method
# { key  disc  title }, default: 0
#input.css_decryption_method:key

# unit for seeking
# { seek in program chain  seek in program }, default: 0
#input.dvd_seek_behaviour:seek in program chain

# unit for the skip action
# { skip program  skip part  skip title }, default: 0
#input.dvd_skip_behaviour:skip program

# MMS protocol
# { auto  TCP  HTTP }, default: 0
#input.mms_protocol:auto

# CDDB cache directory
# string, default: /root/.xine/cddbcache
#input.cdda_cddb_cachedir:/root/.xine/cddbcache

# CDDB server port
# numeric, default: 8880
#input.cdda_cddb_port:8880

# CDDB server name
# string, default: freedb.freedb.org
#input.cdda_cddb_server:freedb.freedb.org

# path to the title key cache
# string, default: /root/.dvdcss/
input.css_cache_path:/home/.dvdcss/

# use A/52 dynamic range compression
# bool, default: 0
#codec.a52_dynrng:0

# downmix audio to 2 channel surround stereo
# bool, default: 0
#codec.a52_surround_downmix:0

# A/52 volume
# [0..200], default: 100
#codec.a52_level:100

# MPEG-4 postprocessing quality
# [0..6], default: 3
#codec.ffmpeg_pp_quality:3

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default: unknown
codec.real_codecs_path:/usr/lib/win32

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32
#codec.win32_path:/usr/lib/win32

# frames per second to generate
# numeric, default: 10
#post.goom_fps:10

# goom image height
# numeric, default: 240
#post.goom_height:240

# goom image width
# numeric, default: 320
#post.goom_width:320

# colorspace conversion method
# { Fast but not photorealistic  Slow but looks better }, default: 0
#post.goom_csc_method:Fast but not photorealistic

# priority for a/52 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.a/52_priority:0

# priority for bitplane decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.bitplane_priority:0

# priority for dts decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dts_priority:0

# priority for dvaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dvaudio_priority:0

# priority for dxr3-mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dxr3-mpeg2_priority:0

# priority for dxr3-spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dxr3-spudec_priority:0

# priority for faad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.faad_priority:0

# priority for ffmpeg-wmv8 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpeg-wmv8_priority:0

# priority for ffmpegaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpegaudio_priority:0

# priority for ffmpegvideo decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpegvideo_priority:0

# priority for flacdec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.flacdec_priority:0

# priority for gsm610 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.gsm610_priority:0

# priority for image decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.image_priority:0

# priority for mad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.mad_priority:0

# priority for mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.mpeg2_priority:0

# priority for nsf decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.nsf_priority:0

# priority for pcm decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.pcm_priority:0

# priority for qta decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.qta_priority:0

# priority for qtv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.qtv_priority:0

# priority for real decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.real_priority:0

# priority for realadec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.realadec_priority:0

# priority for rgb decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.rgb_priority:0

# priority for speex decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.speex_priority:0

# priority for spucc decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spucc_priority:0

# priority for spucmml decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spucmml_priority:0

# priority for spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spudec_priority:0

# priority for sputext decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.sputext_priority:0

# priority for vorbis decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.vorbis_priority:0

# priority for win32a decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.win32a_priority:0

# priority for win32v decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.win32v_priority:0

# priority for yuv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.yuv_priority:0

# subtitle size
# { tiny  small  normal  large  very large  huge }, default: 1
misc.spu_subtitle_size:large

# subtitle vertical offset
# numeric, default: 0
#misc.spu_vertical_offset:0

# palette (foreground-border-background) to use for subtitles and OSD
# { white-black-transparent  white-none-transparent  white-none-translucid  yellow-black-transparent }, default: 0
#misc.osd_text_palette:white-black-transparent

# font for subtitles
# string, default: sans
#misc.spu_font:sans

# encoding of the subtitles
# string, default: iso-8859-1
#misc.spu_src_encoding:iso-8859-1

# use unscaled OSD if possible
# bool, default: 1
#misc.spu_use_unscaled_osd:1

# media format detection strategy
# { default  reverse  content  extension }, default: 0
#misc.demux_strategy:default

# memcopy method used by xine
# { probe  libc  kernel  mmx  mmxext  sse }, default: 0
misc.memcpy_method:sse

# default duration of subtitle display in seconds
# numeric, default: 4
#misc.sub_timeout:4

# allow implicit changes to the configuration (e.g. by MRL)
# bool, default: 0
#misc.implicit_config:0

# directory for saving streams
# string, default:
#misc.save_dir:

# automatically advance track/entry
# bool, default: 1
#vcd.autoadvance:1

# default type to use on VCD autoplay
# { track  entry  segment  playlist }, default: 3
#vcd.autoplay:playlist

# position slider range
# { auto  track  entry }, default: 0
#vcd.length_reporting:auto

# show 'rejected' LIDs
# bool, default: 0
#vcd.show_rejected:0

# format string for stream comment field
# string, default: %P - Track %T
#vcd.comment_format:%P - Track %T

# debug flag mask
# numeric, default: 0
#vcd.debug:0

# default CD drive used for VCD when none given
# string, default:
#vcd.default_device:

# format string for display banner
# string, default: %F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A
#vcd.title_format:%F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A

audio.device.alsa_front_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_default_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_pcm_device:plughw:1,7
audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Pass Through
audio.device.alsa_passthrough_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround40_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround41_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround50_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround51_device:plughw:1,7


/etc/asound.conf

</etc/pluto/alsa/virtual_cards.conf>

pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
   pcm "plughw:1,7"
   rate 48000
}

pcm.hdmi_playback {
   type plug
   slave hdmi_convert48k
}

pcm.asym_hdmi {
   type asym
   playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
   capture.pcm "plughw:1,7"
}

pcm.!default asym_hdmi


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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 02:54:00 am »
That's interesting.  All of the configs look correct.  You can try a couple of things, run alsamixer and see if anything on card 1 is muted, use speaker-test to see if your nvidia card is using one of the other device outputs: 3,8 or 9.  7 is the most common, and the default.  We do have detection code to determine if you are connected to a different output device but if that doesn't find anything it will default to 7.

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 07:08:39 pm »
When I go into alsamixer, and I go to card 1, nothing is muted, but all of the volume levels are set to 00, and I can't change them. On card 0, I can change all of the volume levels, and toggle mute on and off. On card 1, the only thing I can do is toggle mute.

I'm not sure what the speaker-test command is telling me. It just keeps repeating this over and over:

Time per period = 2.987842
0 - Front Left

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 09:00:54 pm »
ok, alsamixer is good.  speaker-test needs to be used to test the different outputs, when you find the right one you should hear sound from the speakers.

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 10:00:28 pm »
This is what I ran:

speaker-test -D plughhw:1,3

and repeated for 1,7 1,8 and 1,9 and I got no sound out of any of them. I even double checked to make sure my receiver wasn't on mute and I cranked it up just in case it was a very faint sound, but still nothing.

I also ran it for 1,1 1,2 1,4 etc. but that just confirmed that there is no device for those

And finally I ran 0,0 to see if I got anything out of my motherboard, and I did hear what appeared to be very faint white noise.

Am I running the correct commands? Maybe there is something else I need to try?

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 10:35:34 pm »
Looks like the correct commands, the sound you will hear is a whitenoise.  If you cannot get sound from the card you may need to look into any quirks with that model and alsa drivers.

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 10:32:55 pm »
Hey all,

Rather than make a new topic, I thought I should revisit this one, because I have found myself in a related situation that I could use some help with.

First off, an update from before. I never could get the original GT730 graphics card to provide any sound, so I went out and bought an Nvidia GT210 card, popped it in, and it worked without a hitch. I had a solid system running for many months, but that computer was really old and never could quite manage to play HD video without severe lagging, so I decided to build a new system and do a fresh start.

Here's my new core (It's not high-end, but it should be more than enough to get the job done):

MoBo: Asus Prime B250 Plus
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500
SSD: WD Blue 250GB SSD
16 GB DDR4
and I upgraded slightly to a Nvidia EVGA GeForce GT710 graphics card
I also pulled the old HDD out of my old computer and installed it into the new one with the intention of using it for MythTV storage

So initially, I booted off from my old HDD which still had LMCE 14.04 on it, and I was using the GT210 graphics card, and it worked flawlessly.

Then I installed LMCE 14.04 on the new SSD and booted from that, while still using the GT210 graphics card. During the AV setup, the video setup fine, but I couldn't get any audio over HDMI. I tried drivers 352, 340, and 304. The video only worked on 304, but no audio.

I then tried the new GT710 graphics card. Again, I tried drivers 352, 340, and 304. After the AV setup, the 304 kept hanging on the reboot, but 340 and 352 worked fine for video, but still no audio over HDMI in either case.

I then took the graphics card out completely, and tried the motherboard's onboard graphics. Again, no issues with setting up the video, but still no audio over HDMI.

Additionally, when I'm booting from the SSD, it doesn't matter which graphics card I'm using, but no media will actually play, whether it be from DVD or from stored audio or video files. It recognizes them, and I can select the files to play, but within a couple seconds, it just returns to the homescreen without playing anything.

Alsamixer shows nothing is muted in any case. Can't get any sound over speaker-test using 1,3 and 1,7. It would appear that the issue seems to be stemming from the SSD and not the video cards.

I went back to booted off the old HDD and using the GT210 card and it still works without a hitch.

Any ideas? Any thoughts on what I should try next?

Thanks


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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2017, 12:31:13 am »
I'm not sure if this is normal, but I tried to get the outputs of /etc/pluto/xine.conf and /etc/asound.conf. Typing that in directly, it tells me "permission denied."  However, it does give me the contents through pastebin:

/etc/pluto/xine.conf

#
# xine config file
#
.version:1

# Entries which are still set to their default values are commented out.
# Remove the '#' at the beginning of the line, if you want to change them.

# Enable deinterlacing by default
# bool, default: 0
#gui.deinterlace_by_default:0

# Configuration experience level
# { Beginner  Advanced  Expert  Master of the known universe }, default: 0
gui.experience_level:Master of the known universe

# Enable OSD support
# bool, default: 1
#gui.osd_enabled:1

# Dismiss OSD time (s)
# numeric, default: 3
#gui.osd_timeout:3

# Ask user for playback with unsupported codec
# bool, default: 0
#gui.play_anyway:0

# Automatically reload old playlist
# bool, default: 0
#gui.playlist_auto_reload:0

# Audio visualization plugin
# { fftgraph  fftscope  oscope  goom }, default: 0
gui.post_audio_plugin:goom

# gui skin theme
# { xinetic }, default: 0
#gui.skin:xinetic

# Change xine's behavior for unexperienced user
# bool, default: 1
#gui.smart_mode:1

# Snapshot location
# string, default: /root
#gui.snapshotdir:/root

# Display splash screen
# bool, default: 1
#gui.splash:1

# Subtitle autoloading
# bool, default: 1
gui.subtitle_autoload:1

# Visual animation style
# { None  Post Plugin  Stream Animation }, default: 1
#gui.visual_anim:Post Plugin

# Windows stacking (more)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.always_layer_above:0

# Audio mixer control method
# { Sound card  Software }, default: 0
#gui.audio_mixer_method:Sound card

# Visiblility behavior of panel
# bool, default: 0
#gui.auto_panel_visibility:0

# Visibility behavior of output window
# bool, default: 0
#gui.auto_video_output_visibility:0

# Deinterlace plugin.
# string, default: tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1
#gui.deinterlace_plugin:tvtime:method=LinearBlend,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1

# Event sender behavior
# bool, default: 1
#gui.eventer_sticky:1

# Windows stacking
# bool, default: 0
#gui.layer_above:0

# Use unscaled OSD
# bool, default: 1
#gui.osd_use_unscaled:1

# Screensaver wakeup
# numeric, default: 10
#gui.screensaver_timeout:10

# Menu shortcut style
# { Windows style  Emacs style }, default: 0
#gui.shortcut_style:Windows style

# Stream information
# bool, default: 0
#gui.sinfo_auto_update:0

# Skin Server Url
# string, default: http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx
#gui.skin_server_url:http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx

# Chapter hopping
# bool, default: 1
#gui.skip_by_chapter:1

# New stream sizes resize output window
# bool, default: 1
#gui.stream_resize_window:1

# tips timeout (ms)
# numeric, default: 500
#gui.tips_timeout:500

# gui tips visibility
# bool, default: 1
#gui.tips_visible:1

# Synchronized X protocol (debug)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.xsynchronize:0

# Double size for small streams (require stream_resize_window)
# bool, default: 0
#gui.zoom_small_stream:0

# Logo mrl
# string, default: file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv
#gui.logo_mrl:file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv

# use XVidModeExtension when switching to fullscreen
# bool, default: 0
#gui.use_xvidext:0

# Amplification level
# [0..200], default: 100
#gui.amp_level:100

# gui panel visibility
# bool, default: 1
#gui.panel_visible:1

# numeric, default: 200
gui.panel_x:53

# numeric, default: 100
gui.panel_y:313

# brightness value
# [0..65535], default: 32800
#gui.vo_brightness:32800

# contrast value
# [0..65535], default: 32772
#gui.vo_contrast:32772

# saturation value
# [0..65535], default: 32772
#gui.vo_saturation:32772

gui.control_x:262

gui.control_y:182

gui.eventer_x:653

gui.eventer_y:680

gui.mrl_browser_x:435

gui.mrl_browser_y:527

gui.setup_x:406

gui.setup_y:221

gui.sinfos_x:400

gui.sinfos_y:408

gui.tvset_x:246

gui.tvset_y:193

# speaker arrangement
# { Mono 1.0  Stereo 2.0  Headphones 2.0  Stereo 2.1  Surround 3.0  Surround 4.0  Surround 4.1  Surround 5.0  Surround 5.1  Surround 6.0  Surround 6.1  Surround 7.1  Pass Through }, default: 1
#audio.speaker_arrangement:Stereo 2.0

# audio driver to use
# { auto  null  alsa  oss  arts  esd  none  file }, default: 0
audio.driver:auto

# OSS audio mixer number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1
#audio.mixer_number:-1

# startup audio volume
# [0..100], default: 50
#audio.mixer_volume:50

# OSS audio device name
# { auto  /dev/dsp  /dev/sound/dsp }, default: 0
#audio.oss_device_name:auto

# OSS audio device number, -1 for none
# numeric, default: -1
#audio.oss_device_number:-1

# offset for digital passthrough
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.passthrough_offset:0

# restore volume level at startup
# bool, default: 0
#audio.remember_volume:0

# method to sync audio and video
# { metronom feedback  resample }, default: 0
#audio.av_sync_method:metronom feedback

# always resample to this rate (0 to disable)
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.force_rate:0

# number of audio buffers
# numeric, default: 230
#audio.num_buffers:230

# a/v sync method to use by OSS
# { auto  getodelay  getoptr  softsync  probebuffer }, default: 0
#audio.oss_sync_method:auto

# enable resampling
# { auto  off  on }, default: 0
#audio.resample_mode:auto

audio.alsa_front_device:default

audio.alsa_mixer_name:Master

# deinterlace method (deprecated)
# { none  bob  weave  greedy  onefield  onefield_xv  linearblend }, default: 4
#video.deinterlace_method:onefield

# disable all video scaling
# bool, default: 0
#video.disable_scaling:0

# video driver to use
# { auto  aadxr3  dxr3  xv  xshm  aa  none  vidixfb  vidix  fb }, default: 0
video.driver:xv

# horizontal image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.horizontal_position:50

# vertical image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.vertical_position:50

# pitch alignment workaround
# bool, default: 0
#video.xv_pitch_alignment:0

# enable double buffering
# bool, default: 1
#video.XV_DOUBLE_BUFFER:1

# number of video buffers
# numeric, default: 500
#video.num_buffers:500

# percentage of discarded frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#video.warn_discarded_threshold:10

# percentage of skipped frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#video.warn_skipped_threshold:10

# autopaint colour key
# bool, default: 0
#video.xv_autopaint_colorkey:0

# video overlay colour key
# [0..16777215], default: 66046
#video.xv_colorkey:66046

# framebuffer device name
# string, default:
#video.fb_device:

# DXR3 device number
# numeric, default: 0
#dxr3.device_number:0

# swap odd and even lines
# bool, default: 0
#dxr3.enc_swap_fields:0

# add black bars to correct aspect ratio
# bool, default: 1
#dxr3.enc_add_bars:1

# use smooth play mode for mpeg encoder playback
# bool, default: 1
#dxr3.enc_alt_play_mode:1

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# bool, default: 1
#input.dvb_last_channel_enable:1

# display DVB channel name
# bool, default: 0
#input.dvbdisplaychan:0

# default language for DVD playback
# string, default: en
#input.dvd_language:en

# region the DVD player claims to be in (1 to 8)
# numeric, default: 1
#input.dvd_region:1

# file browsing start location
# string, default: /home/work/pluto-svn/trunk/bin

# network bandwidth
# { 14.4 Kbps (Modem)  19.2 Kbps (Modem)  28.8 Kbps (Modem)  33.6 Kbps (Modem)  34.4 Kbps (Modem)  57.6 Kbps (Modem)  115.2 Kbps (ISDN)  262.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  393.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  524.3 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  1.5 Mbps (T1)  10.5 Mbps (LAN) }, default: 10
#input.mms_network_bandwidth:1.5 Mbps (T1)

# device used for CD audio
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
#input.cdda_device:/dev/cdrom

# query CDDB
# bool, default: 1
#input.cdda_use_cddb:1

# slow down disc drive to this speed factor
# numeric, default: 4
#input.drive_slowdown:4

# device used for DVD playback
# string, default: /dev/dvd
#input.dvd_device:/dev/dvd

# raw device set up for DVD access
# string, default: /dev/rdvd
#input.dvd_raw_device:/dev/rdvd

# read-ahead caching
# bool, default: 1
#input.dvd_use_readahead:1

# list hidden files
# bool, default: 0
#input.file_hidden_files:0

# Domains, where to ignore the HTTP proxy
# string, default:
#input.http_no_proxy:

# HTTP proxy host
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_host:

# HTTP proxy password
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_password:

# HTTP proxy port
# numeric, default: 80
#input.http_proxy_port:80

# HTTP proxy username
# string, default:
#input.http_proxy_user:

# device used for WinTV-PVR 250/350 (pvr plugin)
# string, default: /dev/video0
#input.pvr_device:/dev/video0

# v4l radio device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/radio0
#input.v4l_radio_device_path:/dev/v4l/radio0

# v4l video device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/video0
#input.v4l_video_device_path:/dev/v4l/video0

# device used for VCD playback
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
#input.vcd_device:/dev/cdrom

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# numeric, default: -1
#input.dvb_last_channel_watched:-1

# CSS decryption method
# { key  disc  title }, default: 0
#input.css_decryption_method:key

# unit for seeking
# { seek in program chain  seek in program }, default: 0
#input.dvd_seek_behaviour:seek in program chain

# unit for the skip action
# { skip program  skip part  skip title }, default: 0
#input.dvd_skip_behaviour:skip program

# MMS protocol
# { auto  TCP  HTTP }, default: 0
#input.mms_protocol:auto

# CDDB cache directory
# string, default: /root/.xine/cddbcache
#input.cdda_cddb_cachedir:/root/.xine/cddbcache

# CDDB server port
# numeric, default: 8880
#input.cdda_cddb_port:8880

# CDDB server name
# string, default: freedb.freedb.org
#input.cdda_cddb_server:freedb.freedb.org

# path to the title key cache
# string, default: /root/.dvdcss/
input.css_cache_path:/home/.dvdcss/

# use A/52 dynamic range compression
# bool, default: 0
#codec.a52_dynrng:0

# downmix audio to 2 channel surround stereo
# bool, default: 0
#codec.a52_surround_downmix:0

# A/52 volume
# [0..200], default: 100
#codec.a52_level:100

# MPEG-4 postprocessing quality
# [0..6], default: 3
#codec.ffmpeg_pp_quality:3

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default: unknown
codec.real_codecs_path:/usr/lib/win32

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32
#codec.win32_path:/usr/lib/win32

# frames per second to generate
# numeric, default: 10
#post.goom_fps:10

# goom image height
# numeric, default: 240
#post.goom_height:240

# goom image width
# numeric, default: 320
#post.goom_width:320

# colorspace conversion method
# { Fast but not photorealistic  Slow but looks better }, default: 0
#post.goom_csc_method:Fast but not photorealistic

# priority for a/52 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.a/52_priority:0

# priority for bitplane decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.bitplane_priority:0

# priority for dts decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dts_priority:0

# priority for dvaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dvaudio_priority:0

# priority for dxr3-mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dxr3-mpeg2_priority:0

# priority for dxr3-spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.dxr3-spudec_priority:0

# priority for faad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.faad_priority:0

# priority for ffmpeg-wmv8 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpeg-wmv8_priority:0

# priority for ffmpegaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpegaudio_priority:0

# priority for ffmpegvideo decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.ffmpegvideo_priority:0

# priority for flacdec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.flacdec_priority:0

# priority for gsm610 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.gsm610_priority:0

# priority for image decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.image_priority:0

# priority for mad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.mad_priority:0

# priority for mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.mpeg2_priority:0

# priority for nsf decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.nsf_priority:0

# priority for pcm decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.pcm_priority:0

# priority for qta decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.qta_priority:0

# priority for qtv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.qtv_priority:0

# priority for real decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.real_priority:0

# priority for realadec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.realadec_priority:0

# priority for rgb decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.rgb_priority:0

# priority for speex decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.speex_priority:0

# priority for spucc decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spucc_priority:0

# priority for spucmml decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spucmml_priority:0

# priority for spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.spudec_priority:0

# priority for sputext decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.sputext_priority:0

# priority for vorbis decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.vorbis_priority:0

# priority for win32a decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.win32a_priority:0

# priority for win32v decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.win32v_priority:0

# priority for yuv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#decoder.yuv_priority:0

# subtitle size
# { tiny  small  normal  large  very large  huge }, default: 1
misc.spu_subtitle_size:large

# subtitle vertical offset
# numeric, default: 0
#misc.spu_vertical_offset:0

# palette (foreground-border-background) to use for subtitles and OSD
# { white-black-transparent  white-none-transparent  white-none-translucid  yellow-black-transparent }, default: 0
#misc.osd_text_palette:white-black-transparent

# font for subtitles
# string, default: sans
#misc.spu_font:sans

# encoding of the subtitles
# string, default: iso-8859-1
#misc.spu_src_encoding:iso-8859-1

# use unscaled OSD if possible
# bool, default: 1
#misc.spu_use_unscaled_osd:1

# media format detection strategy
# { default  reverse  content  extension }, default: 0
#misc.demux_strategy:default

# memcopy method used by xine
# { probe  libc  kernel  mmx  mmxext  sse }, default: 0
misc.memcpy_method:sse

# default duration of subtitle display in seconds
# numeric, default: 4
#misc.sub_timeout:4

# allow implicit changes to the configuration (e.g. by MRL)
# bool, default: 0
#misc.implicit_config:0

# directory for saving streams
# string, default:
#misc.save_dir:

# automatically advance track/entry
# bool, default: 1
#vcd.autoadvance:1

# default type to use on VCD autoplay
# { track  entry  segment  playlist }, default: 3
#vcd.autoplay:playlist

# position slider range
# { auto  track  entry }, default: 0
#vcd.length_reporting:auto

# show 'rejected' LIDs
# bool, default: 0
#vcd.show_rejected:0

# format string for stream comment field
# string, default: %P - Track %T
#vcd.comment_format:%P - Track %T

# debug flag mask
# numeric, default: 0
#vcd.debug:0

# default CD drive used for VCD when none given
# string, default:
#vcd.default_device:

# format string for display banner
# string, default: %F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A
#vcd.title_format:%F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A

audio.device.alsa_front_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_default_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_pcm_device:plughw:1,7
audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Pass Through
audio.device.alsa_passthrough_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround40_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround41_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround50_device:plughw:1,7
audio.device.alsa_surround51_device:plughw:1,7


/etc/asound.conf

</etc/pluto/alsa/virtual_cards.conf>

pcm_slave.hdmi_convert48k {
   pcm "plughw:1,7"
   rate 48000
}

pcm.hdmi_playback {
   type plug
   slave hdmi_convert48k
}

pcm.asym_hdmi {
   type asym
   playback.pcm "hdmi_playback"
   capture.pcm "plughw:1,7"
}

pcm.!default asym_hdmi

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 02:05:50 am »
I just did a re-install of only Kubuntu 14.04, and did all of the updates. Even on Kubuntu, no media will play. No audio, no video, nothing. I tried opening a browser and going to youtube. At least there, the video would play, but still no audio.

Any thoughts on why this is happening? Everything works fine on the old HDD, but trying to boot Kubuntu from the new SSD seems to be causing problems with media. Any suggestions?

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 08:40:42 am »
Plugging the old HDD in makes the sound work again?

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 05:19:05 pm »
Right. But it's more than just the sound. On the old HDD, everything works fine. Trying to boot from the SSD, I can't get any media to play.

I know the quick and easy solution is to simply boot from the old HDD, but I'd really like to try to get the SSD working first.

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 06:32:47 pm »
What happens when you clone the HDD to SSD? ie no new install, but just clone the existing install.

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Re: 14.04 No sound over HDMI
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 08:38:50 pm »
Well, I'm really not sure what I did now. I used Clonezilla to clone the old HDD to the SSD. It seemed like it worked fine, but the SSD goes straight to grub rescue, and now the old HDD hangs during boot, never getting past the load screen.