Changing Xine Player Audio Settings
From LinuxMCE wiki
LinuxMCE Xine Player audio settings are configured at LinuxMCE Admin Website, at the Media Directors section. The format of corresponding Device Data item is a string, containing 0 or more character flags (see possible values below):
C = S/PDIF Coaxial, Xine option 'audio.alsa_front_device' will be set to 'asym_spdif'
O = S/PDIF TosLink/Optical, Xine option 'audio.alsa_front_device' will be set to 'asym_spdif'
S = Analog Stereo, Xine option 'audio.alsa_front_device' will be set to 'plughw:0'
L = Analog Multi-channel, Xine option 'audio.alsa_front_device' will be set to 'plughw:0'
- (this probably refers to 4.0 and 5.1 using analog jacks for 2-channel pairs)
3 = AC3/DTS PassThrough, Xine option 'audio.output.speaker_arrangement' will be set to 'Pass Through'
- (if 3 is not present, 'audio.output.speaker_arrangement' will be set to 'Stereo 2.0')
M = Manual, if the flag is present, the whole configuration string will be ignored and defaults from /etc/pluto/xine.conf won't be overridden
Troubleshooting audio setup
1. Sometimes A/V wizard won't work and here's simple help to try settings :
Play sample music on default output (analog out on most MDs)
in 8.10 this file can be found here (you must first apt-get install mpg321):
Play sample music on spdif output (not sure how this is different for optical or coax spdif)
mpg321 -a asym_spdif /usr/pluto/sound/avwizard_volume_test.mp3