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Alsa and HDMI sound via display

It turns out that getting a sound output from a HDMI connected display when using Alsa is actually really simple. Here is the outline of the process.

1. Install alsa-utils (we need a tool called aplay). For example: sudo apt-get install alsa-utils

2. Open a terminal client and type aplay -l to list all your sound devices.

You will get something like this: Continue reading