[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulse audio does not work with my hdmi output

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Apr 18 19:53:23 PDT 2010

On Sat, 17.04.10 01:03, Dark Shadow (shadowofdarkness at gmail.com) wrote:

> With todays Alsa 1.0.23 release I finally have working HDMI audio on
> my laptop with the exception of through Pulse Audio.
> "mplayer video.mkv -ao alsa:device=plughw=1.3" works perfect, but when
> I set Pulse Audio to output to my hdmi device I get silence with the
> occasional popping sound.

Well, "plughw:1,3" is a hack, and specific to your hardware. Normally
the "hdmi:1" device should work right-away. If it doesn't, then this is
an ALSA problem.

Note that HDMI on Linux is still very shaky ground and little tested.


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