[mythtv-users] Can myth DVD output 7.1 audio?
mythtv.org at sethdaniel.org
Tue Jan 15 22:20:29 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 06:09:39PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> 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.
5.1 channel through analog? I must really be out of it. When I think
of analog I think of 'stereo' (i.e. red/white RCA jacks). Assuming I'm
thinking of the right thing I wasn't even aware that you could do
anything other than 2 channel audio with them. I've simply been using
the coax/optical pass-thru for so long I never even thought twice about
So would this would be similar to the PCM output options seen on a lot
of DVD players?
seth /\ sethdaniel.org
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