Wasnt sure whether to put this in the main HDMI audio page - so played safe in here!
Want a nice media center - running XBMC. Ive run XBMC on xbox'es for years, and love its simplicity and stability. Have tried the windows alternative, but its just not as good.
Shuttle SN68G2 with a quieter fan and PSU
Nvidia 9400GT with HDMI Out
Some ram and CPU!
Installed XBMC LIve 8.10 last night onto the HDD - perfect, runs though the HDMI - looks lovely.
Remote (MCE) works out of the box
ITs quick and stable
Well not quite true, sound works fine out of the analog stuff, and the motherboard has no SPDIF onboard. Obvious choice here is to use HDMI Audio - but alas - I couldnt get it to work.I followed the tutorial through, but alas no joy:
- when installling the NVIDIA driver upgraded it error-ed. IS this meant to happen (presuming not). Said somthing about couldnt find a kernal match.
- Alsamixer, had no menchon of HDMI anywhere
- tried to alsa script with the -i three times.
What is the best option?
Shall i plug away at the HDMI audio? Im not a skilled linux user tho.
- any advice over what could be causing it not to happen?
Do i buy a SPDIF sound card (like this one -is it going to work?)