AC3/DTS "cuts" SPDIF signal on Zotac ION N330 - Printable Version
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- Ben8472 - 2009-10-27 10:17
i'm gonna collect a bit more info and file a bug report.
i can't really think of anything else to try other than trying out another computer and/or receiver.
- frozenice - 2009-10-27 10:26
First i thought that must be a problem with our AMP, but my WD TV & HDX1000 worked fine with my AMP.
Must be a bug in xbmc etc.
- Ben8472 - 2009-10-27 10:48
i just wonder why i never noticed it with dd and my old amp.
i think on DTS tracks its more noticeable, the cut is longer, on DD it might just be a "plop"
i allready lost a ton of sleep over this, hopefully someone can say why it happens
Edit: People on the Mac osX Fork seem to have simmilar/same problems: http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php?/topic/4075-audio-dropout-with-dts/page__st__40__s__61b34a26de267e35ae216e65831d4f2c
- frozenice - 2009-10-27 19:46
I think we should collect some debug infos and create a xbmc bug report
- Ben8472 - 2009-10-27 20:30
got myself a WDTV to test, 1a perfect playback, no sound cuts or anything. 8(
i tried if deinstalling pulseaudio helps (doesn't)
what we tried so far
- update to latest svn
- update nvidia to 190
- tried out various xserver configs
- tried out different video files and checked back with another video device that the AMP is allright.
- updated alsa to 1.0.20
- removed pulsaudio (i think it got worse after i did that, more often drops)
- updated to karmic kernel
- updated alsa to .21/21a
- BIOS Setting: 'Advance Path' is DISABLED
please add to list ...
- frozenice - 2009-10-27 20:44
you wrote that you updated your Alsa Version. So we should add this, too
//Edit: I'm watching at this moment another dvb record, Audio Cut again see the Debug Log:
Quote:20:23:19 T:2883787664 M:1442861056 DEBUG: CDVDPlayerAudio:: Discontinuty - was:5037361667.740889, should be:5037351364.739177, error:-10303.001712
here another cut
Quote:20:33:49 T:2883787664 M:1438076928 DEBUG: CDVDPlayerAudio:: Discontinuty - was:5667270438.250452, should be:5667260050.529232, error:-10387.721220
When the ERROR: GetDelay - snd_pcm_delay, alsa error: -32 - Broken pipe Message comes up die Signal Cuts for ~1second and returns
- Ben8472 - 2009-10-28 00:35
these guys seem to have the same problem and different solution approaches
i will definitly try with karmic in 2 days
edit: karmic kernel & alsa update to .21 didnt help, still having cuts
- amarga - 2009-10-28 06:10
I had the same issue with my ION Zotac mb -- going to the BIOS and make sure the 'Advance Path' is DISABLED in the advanced options.
Could you give it a shot?
I was getting those 'cracks' on SPDIF signal all the time (depending on the content, it was ranging from every 5 secs to every 2 mins) and it was very annoying. Now, it works like a charm
- Ben8472 - 2009-10-28 09:44
@amarga: thanks for the suggestion
just tried it out: still having sound drops
maybe was there anything else you changed?
same issue - alumin - 2009-10-28 12:36
I have the same issue when it comes to sound drops: Ubuntu Jaunty, XBMC SVN (a few days old), ALSA v1.0.21, e-mu 1820 soundcard.
Other sound issues are: Load pop when booting. No sound when resuming from standby (S3).