[colug-432] raspberrypi python audio playback

Rick Hornsby richardjhornsby at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 14:04:56 EDT 2017

On June 7, 2017 at 12:47:50, R P Herrold (herrold at owlriver.com) wrote:

richardjhornsby at gmail.com wrote:
> As a last resort, is there an inexpensive way to get just
> the HDMI audio?

and Scott Merrill wrote:

> I have an HDMI audio splitter. It accepts an HDMI input ...

So long as one is willing to ignore the video (Jim Prior's
solution) ... these seem to sell for under $10 delivered to AMZN Prime

I don't need the video output. I ordered one of these a little bit ago:


so we'll have to see how it goes.

I don't really want to buy/use a display, because it means a (relatively)
huge piece of gear. Everything else so far is mounted neatly on a 2'x2'
board, with room to spare. Your suggested product might be a little bit
better because it doesn't look like requires power. I'm not sure if mine
requires power just to use the 3.5mm or not.

I managed to get omxplayer into a thread so that at least it doesn't block,
but I can't figure out to stop the playback ("how to stop a thread in
python" search results vary wildly and are incredibly confusing). Hopefully
this little device will let me use the HDMI audio and avoid having to
launch omxplayer from within python.
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