[alsa-devel] ALSA: hda: hdmi: Hint matching between input devices and pcm devices
pierre-louis.bossart at linux.intel.com
Tue Aug 30 00:14:23 CEST 2011
> Since modern HDMI cards often have more than one output pin and thus
> input device, we need to know which one has actually been plugged in.
> This patch adds a name hint that indicates which PCM device is connected
> to which pin.
I've been thinking about this, and there's some additional work needed
for the jack-detection to be useful.
User-space code will need at some point to rely on the ELD information
to know what the HDMI receiver supports, eg to enable/disable
passthrough. I hacked a while ago a small patch to make the ELD bytes
available in a control (see attached). It seems to work but I wasn't too
sure how to expose it.
Should we define a convention for the name of this control as well? Or
is there a way to link a control to a specify PCM device?
Thanks for your feedback,
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