[alsa-devel] nvidia initial sound being skipped

David Shirley tephra at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 10:53:36 CET 2010

Yeah it could be that. How would u setup a dmix to play silence?

On 19/11/2010 7:07 PM, "Clemens Ladisch" <clemens at ladisch.de> wrote:
> 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.)
> Regards,
> Clemens

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