OK, what update broke things?

Tom Horsley horsley1953 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 01:05:27 UTC 2013

I could play movies perfectly well a few days ago,
passing the digital audio tracks directly to my
receiver via the optical audio output by reshuffling
the pulseaudio output device while playing the movie.

Suddenly, I get no audio and I see this nonsense from
attempting to run mplayer:

Opening audio decoder: [hwac3] AC3/DTS pass-through S/PDIF
hwac3: switched to AC3, 384000 bps, 48000 Hz

AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, ac3be, 384.0 kbit/25.00% (ratio: 48000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [hwac3] afm: hwac3 (AC3 through S/PDIF)
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: conf.c:4576:(parse_args) Unknown parameter AES0
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: conf.c:4709:(snd_config_expand) Parse arguments error: No such file or directory
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM hw:0,1,AES0=6
[AO_ALSA] Format ac3be is not supported by hardware, trying default.
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch ac3le (2 bytes per sample)

I'm about to try switch to older kernel and see if I get
sound there...

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