This is how it worked for me to have sound:
For having sound at all I just used the following settings that should work for everyone I guess:
Change this settings in the settings>system>audio menu:
Custom settings for audio output and paththrough with this entry: plug:both
After installation of the XBMC Audiomixer plugin there was no more sound.
By default it muted the sound. So I changed that in the settings of the plugin.
I use a zotac ZBox ID34BD
Hope this helps Cheers!
Linux [How-to] enable HDMI/S/PDIF sound in XBMCbuntu
Joined: Oct 2011
2012-04-18 08:34 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-18 08:36 by makromorphago.)
Joined: Oct 2011
2012-04-24 15:00 Post: #2
I found a solution. Seems like the crashing got something to do with the asound system and mixed up settings. Here is what I did:
1. A fresh install (might be another solution but nothing worked for me)
2. Deinstalled the xbmc audiomixer (Settings-->Addons-->Programaddons)
3. Exit XBMC and launch into xbmcbuntu (when going back to xbmc you need to log-off and log into xbmc again)
4. Open a terminal and type in: aplay -l (lowercase L)
You should get an output something like this:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0, ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
Subdevices #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
In this string of info you care about the information in quotes:
card "1": NVidia [HDA NVidia], device "3": HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
This is what we are going to use when we manually map the information inside XBMC.
Depending on what device you will use to playback sound there might be different combinations. So remember the card number and the device number you want to use.
For more info see post 4 in this thread:
5. log-off xbmcbuntu and go back to xbmc.
6. Go to Settings -> System -> Audio Output
Audio output = choose yourself
Speaker Configuration = choose yourself
Boost Level on Downmix = yes
AC3 Capable = choose yourself
DTS Capable = choose yourself
Since we found out the information earlier on aplay -l and found the card and the device you can now do this:
Audio Ouput Device = Custom
custom audio device = PLUGHW:X,Y (Where X is the card and Y is the device)
Passthrough output device = custom
Custom passthrough device = PLUGHW:X,Y (Where X is the card and Y is the device)
Now everyhing shoud be working!
Joined: Apr 2012
2012-04-24 15:54 Post: #3
GOLLY! I have been working on this for hours last night!
My trouble is that I don't want to use HDMI as the sound output and all I find is how to do that. But this gives me enough info to set it up the way I want it to.