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gazzzman

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sound problems on MD
« on: April 30, 2008, 12:14:33 am »
hi all!
MD number 2 now :)
spec..
AOpen ePC EPC945GT-m8

Platform Technology: Intel VIIV Technology

Type: PC barebone, media centre

Product Form Factor: Desktop slimline

Built-in Devices: VFD panel

Processor
Type: p4 d 3GHz


Mainboard

Processor Socket: Socket 479

Chipset Type: Intel 945GT Express

Data Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Ram
Installed Size: 2 GB (max)
Technology: DDR II SDRAM
Features: Two DDR channels

Storage controller
Type: 1 x Serial ATA - integrated
Controller Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
Channel Qty: 2

Storage controller (2nd)
Type: 1 x IDE - integrated

Controller Interface Type: ATA-100
Channel Qty: 1

Card reader
Type: 23 in 1 card reader

Graphics controller
Type: Integrated
Graphics Processor / Vendor: Intel GMA 950
Video Memory: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Audio output
Type: Sound card - integrated
Sound Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround

so.. to start with the video caused the MD to become unstable after a few minutes!
so I installed a Nvidia GeForce 7300GS 512MB PCIe card allowing use of ui2 hassle free :)
but there was no sound?
as I wanted to use it now (and sort out further problems later) I grabbed a usb soundcard (based on the C-Media CM106-F with optical SPD/IF out) and as if by magic.. there was sound :)
however my joy was short lived!
intermittently the sound will disapear for a fraction of a second.. then continue maybe for another 30 seconds to a minute then it will drop out again!
most annoying!
anyone have any thoughts?
cheers
Gazzzman
PS I am (pretty) sure the internal sound worked OK in beta4 I couldn't swear to it though lol!
 
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deffcon

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Re: sound problems on MD
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 09:39:49 pm »
Hi,


Same problem for me on a asus p5k with an onboard digital sound card with spdif which i use, on beta 4 0710 all worked just fine with the rc1 i see that my receiver gets digital sound ( blue light on receiver when digital sound, ) but nno sound at all, pcm 48khz is working, so just with some mp3 or tv sound it works just fine but no digital sound, not on core not on the diskless md that i have.


Please HELP

Dave

gazzzman

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Re: sound problems on MD
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 02:08:56 am »
anyone any thoughts?
I am getting depressed I have no sound on my core and intermittent sound on my MD ::)
(I have got my satellite card to work in the end though :)  )
thanks
Gazzzman
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Re: sound problems on MD
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 12:30:17 pm »
Hi all
sorry to bump up this old thread, but I'm facing a similar issue (audio stopping for a fraction of second, then going on for some 30 sec, then disappearing again and so on ...) with one of my MDs although on different hardware and I was wandering whether a solution has been found.

TIA
Marco

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Re: sound problems on MD
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 01:25:05 pm »
Hi,


Same problem for me on a asus p5k with an onboard digital sound card with spdif which i use, on beta 4 0710 all worked just fine with the rc1 i see that my receiver gets digital sound ( blue light on receiver when digital sound, ) but nno sound at all, pcm 48khz is working, so just with some mp3 or tv sound it works just fine but no digital sound, not on core not on the diskless md that i have.


Please HELP

Dave

 Sorry guys,

 I am not sure about the other issues but Dave on your P5K you need to change your audio settings to manual (Audio Tab in toolbar across the top) in the mce launch manager on the KDE desktop. Then stop and start the core or hybrid whichever you are using you also need to got kmixer and turn up the iec volume it may be in input or output.  Right now you are seeing full pcm into your rcvr I am surprised you are not getting pink noise through your speakers. This is the fix for whichever system is using the P5K board.

 rgds,
 
 Dave