VLC 2.0 cannot send the audio over HDMI with SPDIF anymore (worked in 1.1)

Bug #947814 reported by Julius Schwartzenberg
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
VLC media player
Fix Released
Rémi Denis-Courmont
vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In the previous version of VLC, I could enable the Use SPDIF switch and VLC would send the audio directly over the HDMI output. This would allow the amplifier to do the decoding. In version 2.0 using this switch does not work and nothing is sent over to the amplifier. I'm using Ubuntu Precise.

I expect this to work just like it did in version 1.1. Recently version 2.0 was included in Ubuntu Precise which is when the problems started for me.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: vlc 2.0.0-4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.93-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Mar 6 09:54:14 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120204)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Julius Schwartzenberg (jschwart) wrote :
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Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

This wouldn't be a problem if you'd use PulseAudio...

Changed in vlc:
milestone: none → 1.2.1
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in vlc:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
assignee: nobody → Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis)
status: New → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vlc - 2.0.1-2

vlc (2.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=high

  * Really add the preinst from Didier Raboud to vlc to drop it's doc directory
    before unpacking a symlink to vlc-nox's over it. (Closes: #613121, #662217)

 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 01:33:03 +0100

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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