[mythtv-users] Can myth DVD output 7.1 audio?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 10 23:09:39 UTC 2008


On 01/10/2008 05:36 PM, Seth Daniel wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 05:31:39PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>   
>> On 01/10/2008 05:07 PM, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
>>     
>>> Back when my home theatre PC was running windows, I bought DVD player
>>> software that would output 7.1 channels to my amp (8 discrete channels).
>>> Although I'm very happy with Myth, I'm wondering if I've given up a nice
>>> feature....
>>>  
>>> Does Myth's DVD player decode 8 discrete channels?  I've confirmed using
>>> speaker-test that my 8 channels are working, but movies like Gladiator
>>> (which are in DTS 6.1) don't seem to provide anything beyond 2 channels in
>>> myth.
>>>       
>> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1104
> Reading this ticket was interesting, but I don't get it.  How would such
> a setup be...setup?  I can do 7.1 now if I simply pass-thru to my sound
> card (at least I think I can) and my receiver can deal with it.  So what
> does the work this ticket describes do?  Can someone explain it, please?

Allows 5.1-channel audio output through analog (or 5.1-channel 
re-encoding for timestretch).  Without the patch, you have 2 choices, 
2-channel analog and/or AC-3/DTS passthrough.

Mike


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