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Month: May 2016

Re: [trinity-users] sound in stretch on HDMI only works in VLC, analog only elsewhere

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 04:49:52 -0400
Nick Koretsky composed on 2016-05-18 09:59 (UTC+0300):

> On Wed, 18 May 2016 01:09:19 -0400 Felix Miata wrote:

>> Via manual selection in VLC, which offers about 20+ devices to choose
>> from, sound via HDMI works. However, system sounds and Youtube in FF only
>> work via the analog pin jack. TDE control center makes no HDMI device
>> offering. Anyone here know the secret to making HDMI default sound source
>> everywhere?

>> output:

> Well, according to this HDMI is card 0 in alsa, so unless you
> have /etc/asound.conf that changes it it should be alsa default.

no such file /etc/asound.conf

> But... it says you have pulseaudio installed, and unless you have taken
> effort to setup it in a sane way it is probably in an "alsa takeover" mode
> (why maintainers of ALL distribution do this by default is a greatest
> mystery of 21-st century, i suspect some vicious conspiracy). This means
> all apps use pulse even if you instruct them to use alsa, so you have to
> select default card in pulse (pavucontrol) instead. Or disable "alsa
> takeover" mode in pulse.

pavucontrol command not found

Lacking instruction for "takeover" mode manipulation, I purged pulseaudio*. 
That killed system and Youtube sounds, but left 'aplay -vv -Dhdmi:0,0 
foo.wav' and VLC working.
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