Last year I bought a number of phats and other accessories but was unable to make time to have a play so today was the first time I have had a chance to start assembling and playing with some of them, including the speaker phat and the Unicorn phat and also the zerocam and installing the necessary s/w on a RP3 V1.2. All worked straight away with no problems other than getting camera cable round right way :-).
However, as this was just playing and having a look-see at each accessory, I want to run my RP3 without having the phats plugged in and despite a quick review of this forum and a google search I have not found a way to reset my RP3 so that it plays audio back through the HDMI when the speaker phat is no longer connected. omxplayer seems to work just fine but VLC remains silent - can anyone point me at some documentation that explains what I have to do to get VLC playing back audio without the speaker phat connected ?
Finally are there any other phats which once installed cause RP3 functionality to become limited once they are unplugged ?