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RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - PaulCarter - 2012-05-08 10:35
(2012-05-07 16:34)wildzx Wrote: The problem is that Zone 2 is not working either from hdmi or optical.I don't know about your receivers but many only handle analogue inputs for Zone 2. I'd try again with an analogue output.
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - Psychofly - 2012-05-08 17:52
This is a fantastic patch and would be a great add-on to the main stream. It does exactly what I needed and has saved me loads of hassle trying to run audio cables through 2 newly decorated rooms and allowed me just to use the existing HDMI cable as a secondary output and the coax for the main living room feed. Excellent work on this and thanks.
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - wildzx - 2012-05-10 21:27
Yes, it can handle optical input for zone 2 just not hdmi; but need to figure out how to use the patch to apply so it outputs to hdmi and optical at same time....thanks (i download the eden 11 patch from the first post; now how do i install it ) .... sorry just coming from Plex and just using xbmc so new to xbmc..thanks
(2012-05-08 10:35)PaulCarter Wrote:
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - jim97219 - 2012-05-12 05:50
I'm a bit of a newbie so please bear with me. I downloaded XBMC 11.0-dx Dual Audio.zip then tried to run it only to get an error message saying "The program can't start because SDL.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." I reinstalled XBMC and got the same result. And I tried installing it both with XBMC running and again with it not running. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and SDL.dll is in the Program files (x86)\XBMC. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - wildzx - 2012-05-13 21:37
awesome patch (haven't tested it, yet on dual output setup... but sounds super great; especially for getting audio to zone 2 speakers which don't support hdmi. thank you)
many of the options for the audio system settings for DTS HD receivers are no longer there after applying the patch; any effect this will have on the sound output to the DTS HD receivers or otherwise.
windows 7 - Eden final
hdmi output to denon dts receiver for 7.1 setup
optical output to denon dts receiver for zone 2 speakers
(reason why optical is also needed for the same receiver is zone 2 speakers don't support hdmi audio)
(and also hdmi is connected to the tv and most receiver allow pass thought of hdmi video/audio; so no need to turn the receiver on)
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - Ja4220 - 2012-05-25 08:24
I have been lurking around this thread for a long time as I have a need for dual audio out put (HDMI to my amp for Surround sound etc and analogue to my amp for Zone 2)
Anyway I had this working by using some modified asound.conf and custom devices etc which was rather inelegant but worked.
So after trying to solve a 24fps juddering playback that ended up being a setting on the TV I decided it was time for a fresh install.
So that brings me to where I am now. I have installed a fresh copy of XBMCbuntu. I have installed and configured Samba and set a static IP.
From there I have tried to install both Devilrunners and Paul Carters xbmc.bin files in to my /usr/lib/xbmc folder.
But thats as far as I get. Neither will load up. I have all 3 in the folder and have been changing the names. and only the original will boot.
Trying to boot from the login screen i get a flash of black screen then back to the login.
I am the first to admit I have limited knowledge of linux and compiling is beyond the scope of my skills.
Is it possible that something I had already installed i.e samba is causing a problem with the new xbmc.bin file?
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - PaulCarter - 2012-05-25 10:32
Did you take the version named xbmc.usr.bin that I built and rename it to xbmc.bin? The version (linked in an earlier post) named xbmc.bin is built slightly differently and won't start up if in the /usr/lib/xbmc folder.
If you did take xbmc.usr.bin then I'm not so sure what the problem is. What PC are you using?
The other approach to take that gives a bit more scope for problem solving is to install plain vanilla Ubuntu and then install xbmc on top of that.
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - Ja4220 - 2012-05-25 11:58
Yes, I took the xbmc.usr.bin from page 48 (from memory) and renamed it as mentioned.
Using an Acer Revo 3610 which has served me well.
Is that all I needed to do, change the .bin file? I started thinking that maybe I missed a step somewhere?
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - Ja4220 - 2012-05-25 12:34
Its all good I figured it out!
I was looking at the 3 bin files I had in the usr/lib/xbmc folder in filezilla. I realised the permissions were different. For some reason when I FTP'd the files over they only had no executable premissions. So I changed that and voila!!
Haven't tested it yet but it booted up and the second audio options were there so its happy days!!
EDIT: Edit: had a few dramas setting the second audio to analogue. Kept getting the failed to initialize error. None of the options worked. So I checked aplay -l and got this
Thanks again to everyone who has made this patch possible!
RE: [PATCH] Dual Audio Output support for XBMC (Eden Updated) - tenf00t - 2012-06-03 19:31
Ok, got this working for my Receivers zone 2 (analog)
The only problem is since I installed the new bin file, the system boots up in the Linux GUI instead of going directly to XBMC like before. How can I change that?