[mythtv-users] MythVideo - How can I get digital surround sound....
Nathan A. Smith
nasa01 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 4 23:01:19 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 11:24 -0500, Craig Lovold wrote:
> I've had my MythTV setup (1 backend, 4 frontend boxes) working
> beautifully in my house for a couple years now but I have been unable to
> get Dolby Digital output.
> Two of my frontend boxes have ChainTech AV710 cards and are hooked up to
> Dolby Digital capable preamps, I do not use any analog outputs, strictly
> digital optical connection to the preamp. For movie playback I use Xine.
> Recorded shows and movies playback fine in 2-channel, but if I try
> to use a passthrough setting and tell Xine to use automatic passthrough
> mode it says that the device is busy.
> Why is it so hard to just get an AC3 passthrough to work?
> Anybody have a system like this working?
> Craig L.
It took me a while to get my digital system working... So some
1. does Dolby digital work outside of myth? ie: have you tried playing
a surround sound file with just mplayer?
2. Are you using a .asoundrc file? (I'm not and it works fine)
3. What do you have in your General Settings: Audio page? Look here for
what I am using: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/User:Nasa
4. What is the output of aplay -l?
Let's see if we can't get this working for yah...
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