[alsa-devel] Getting around initial sample loss with intel HDMI

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Sun Jul 26 10:52:01 CEST 2009

At Sat, 25 Jul 2009 13:35:18 -0700,
Shane W wrote:
> Hi,
> It's a known issue that Intel HDMI audio loses the first
> half second or so of audio when opening the device. Using
> the dmix interface, I've been able to get around that by
> writing a quick app to hold the device open so the HDMI
> stays live. However, with the recent asound.conf posted
> here which uses the route plugin to fix the multichannel
> order, I can't do that as dmix isn't in the picture. I'd
> rather not use dmix anyway since it can bugger with the
> sample rate so I am wondering if there's another way to get
> around this.

It's possible to combine with dmix.
You set up dmix with 8 channels, put route plugin over it.


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