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mrmoejoe

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Audio Problems
« on: December 17, 2007, 07:12:09 am »
Let me start out by saying that I am rather new to Linux, I know enough to be dangerous with it but usually spend alot of time on Google searching for commands.

I'm currently having a strange problem with my audio.  I'm using a Aopen Cobra 7.1 with the optical SPDIF out put to my reciever.  When I go through the audio video wizard I have no audio at step 6, how ever if I go past step 6 I do have audio in the dolby test but none in the DST test.  When trying to play any AVI videos or MP3's I also have no audio.

Any help on getting this working would be greatly appreciated.

AttilaNico

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Re: Audio Problems
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 01:43:21 pm »
Met with the same problem too, even worse, it got hanged up if I tried the step to test DTS sound test, and after all, the whole installation had to be scraped.

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Re: Audio Problems
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 11:34:18 am »
Met with the same problem too, even worse, it got hanged up if I tried the step to test DTS sound test, and after all, the whole installation had to be scraped.

I've experienced that as well with a TurtleBeach Catalina card. I didn't find a solution so I was planning to get a plain old soundblaster card. What card are you using, I don't want to end up with same problem after having bought a new card...

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Re: Audio Problems
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 02:08:31 am »
I had this same problem with my Turtle Beach Montego DDL.
The audio portion would not play but I still selected next at the volume screen and was able to hear audio for the Dolby test, then the DTS would come up and I heard nothing. It turns out the DTS sample only works with the coaxial output and not the SPDIF. So if you are sure your card support DTS just select yes you heard it.

I was not able to hear audio from mp3's or from non dolby recordings so I went in to kmix and discovered that changing the master volume source to ac3 and selecting the appropriate line outputs for digital output corrected the problem.

Audio playback is working 100% after I do these steps but the mixer seems to loose the settings after being rebooted, not after router reloads. So this would seem to be a KDE or Kmix issue I will have to work on.

Anyway, before you go scrapping your whole install over this try changing some settings in Kmix with an audio CD inserted or some MP3 file playing so you can hear when audio starts working while you are in the mixer settings of kmix, which is easily accessible via the panel on the KDE desktop in the lower right hand corner.

Good luck.