58 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2012 6:00 AM by wallarug

    How to get sound over HDMI working when using a TV?


      I have tried everything I could find on the internet but nothing has worked.  I have a HD TV and the Raspberry Pi is connect through a HDMI cable.  I have tried to change the config.txt file with hdmi_drive=2 (didn't work) and tried nothing in config.txt, I have tried sudo modprobe snd-bcm2835 as well but nothing I do seems to be working.  I installed vlc but it gives me an error: "VLC failed to initlalize your sound output device (if any).  Please update your alsa-lib to version 1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or higher to try to fix this issue".  The help on the Raspberry Pi Forums is not very helpful...Example: "yep, got it playing videos, video games, and just plain music".  Can you please help me so that I can move on to some basic operations.  PS:  I have NO Linux knowledge so please be very specific with instructions.