I am Dale Hayter, a Microsoft and VMware certified Technical Consultant.

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XBMCbuntu Crashes immediately when playing Movies on Acer Revo

Had a wierd issue that caused a fresh build of XBMC to crash every time I played something.

To fix the issue I did the following :

1) Log into ubuntu
2) Open up a terminal session
3) run the command

aplay -L

4) The above should error with an error message
5) Type

sudo nano .asoundrc

6) change the first line from

pcm.default {


pcm.!default {

Save the file and exit. Reboot. Should now all work.