[mythtv-users] ac3 passthrough problems

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 21 20:52:14 UTC 2006


On 09/21/06 06:16, Thomas Börkel wrote:

>>>If I use ALSA:default in MythTV and use slave.pcm "digital-hw" in the 
>>>pcm.!default section, do I not use digital-hw then?
>>>
>>/You/ shouldn't use digital-hw; it's OK for the .asoundrc to use it (in 
>>    
>>
>OK, but what is the difference between specifying ALSA:digital-hw and 
>specifying ALSA:default (and using digital-hw in the default def)?
>

Channel/rate/format conversion to those required by the underlying 
hardware.  In other words, digital-hw will only work for some sound 
streams on some cards.  However, default (when redefined as per the 
wiki's ALSA configuration) will always work.

Mike


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