[alsa-devel] NVIDIA HDMI: Channel remapping does not work for stereo?

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Fri Oct 25 01:31:56 CEST 2013


I just noticed while testing the ALSA HDMI channel remapping code that
my NVIDIA codec 0x10de0015 does not seem to follow the Audio Sample
Packet (ASP) channel mapping (set by verb F34h as per HDA spec
when playing back stereo audio.

This can be reproduced by e.g.:
$ speaker-test -c2 -Dhdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0 -m FR,FL
The channels are reversed compared to what the printout is (i.e. the
codec plays the streams straight-through instead of swapping channels as

E.g. this works expectedly, however:
$ speaker-test -c4 -Dhdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=1 -m FR,FL,RR,RL

(note that recent sound git master or for-next is needed for these kind
of remappings to work properly at all)

On Intel HDMI codec 0x80862806 both work.

While stereo right-left swapping is admittedly a rather corner-case
situation, I guess we should probably refuse such chmaps when they are
not supported.

Aaron, do you have any information on whether this affects all NVIDIA
HDMI codecs?

Anssi Hannula

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