[alsa-devel] nvidia initial sound being skipped

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Fri Nov 19 09:09:32 CET 2010

David Shirley wrote:
> > I am using an nvidia MCP78 to connect to a Denon 1910 AVR via HDMI.
> >
> > I was using Kernel and noticed that the initial few seconds
> > of my songs was being chopped off.
> I just want to say I upgraded to kernel 2.6.36 today and still miss
> the first 0.5seconds or so of the sound output.
> ...
> both HDMI and SPDIF exhibit the same problem.

Apparently, your receiver needs even more time to detect that some
sound is playing; there's nothing that the computer could do about it.

Try playing some silence before starting playing music.  (This requires
a software mixer like dmix or PulseAudio.)


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