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XBMC Live – Sound over hdmi

February 6th, 2011 No comments

When I installed XBMC 9.11 on my Acer Revo AR-1600 I had a problem with getting the audio working over the HMDI. It appears that the fix is to a a new file .asoundrc in the xbmc users home directory. SSH into the machine and type the following:

touch ~/.asoundrc
nano ~/.asoundrc

When the nano editor open up the .asoundrc file enter the following into the file:

pcm.!default {
type plug
slave {
pcm "hdmi"
}
}

Press ctrl+x to exit, followed by y to save the changes. Then the only thing remaining is to fix the settings in xbmc itself. Load xbmc and go into the audio settings and set the following.

Audio output (digital) => Digital
Audio output device => hdmi
Passthrough output device => hdmi
Downmix multichannel audio to stereo => ON

My revo is currently hooked directly to a tv, so there were no options about a receiver selected. I haven’t been able to see if the DTS or Dolby Digital options work.

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XBMC Live – Mount of filesystem failed

February 6th, 2011 No comments

I’ve been running a version of XBMC live on my Acer Revo AR-1600 for a while now, and today I tried to start it up, and got the following message.

Mount of filesystem failed.
A maintenance shell will now be started.
CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and re-try.
 * Starting init crypto disks...                                   [ OK ]

After a quick google, I ran across an xbmc forum post. It suggested it would start after fsck was run.

sudo fsck
sudo shutdown -r now

When I did this it started fine on the reboot. Now I’m curious if I’m going to be having problems on the next reboot. If I do, I’ll probably upgrade to XBMC 10.0 (Dharma). I have a Zotac ZBOXHD-ID11-U showing up tomorrow for another room. I’d actually like to get those running off the same database, and it’d make sense to get them running off the same XBMC version as well.

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