[mythtv-users] Inexpensive 5.1-channel Audio?
Todd D. Volz
todd at stir.org
Mon Jun 2 13:53:11 UTC 2008
I use the Turtle Beach RIVIERA 5.1 in both of my FE. It works in Linux, and I don't have any problems with my receiver making "pops" when the audio format changes. (My Hercules Game Theater did the popping everytime and I couldn't fix it, maybe I just didn't work with it enough...)
I use these for optical AC3 and DTS passthrough.
They will run you about $30.
I think the Hercules Game Theater will do 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 analog out if that is what you are looking for. You will just need to make sure that you have the correct libraries loaded to decrypt AC3 and DTS.
----- "Nick Rout" wrote:
> I am using a Xitel HiFi Link Pro with great success. I am not sure
> that they make them any more, but ebay may have them.
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Josh <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Paul V. Gratz <pgratz at gratz1.com> wrote:
> >> On Sunday 01 June 2008 12:54:23 pm Marc Barrett wrote:
> >> > I am using a Dell Optiplex GX/270 SFF as a combined FE/BE.
> >> > I am looking for an inexpensive way to get something like 5.1-
> >> > channel audio. I don't know if this computer can do it
> >> > natively, but I do have another PC that can do 6-channel audio
> >> > under Windows, although I haven't been able to get it to do
> >> > that under Linux.
> >> >
> >> > Anyway, I am looking for advice on the cheapest way to add
> >> > 5.1-channel (or 6-channel, or 4-channel) audio to this.
> >> > Obviously, I need something well-support by Linux. I've seen
> >> > some cheap USB sound cards on ebay, but I don't know about the
> >> > Linux support for such cards.
> >> I picked up an Optiplex refurb and had the same issue. I got an SIIG
> >> Soundwave Pro 7.1. Basically its a little USB dongle that has an
> >> SPDIF out that is capable of 7.1 audio. Works great for me (athough
> >> I'm only using the stereo output right now). Fully supported SPDIF
> >> output under linux and it cost me about $30 at Frys, I'd bet its
> >> cheaper online YMMV.
> >> Paul
> >> --
> >> -----------------------------------------
> >> Paul Gratz
> >> Electrical and Computer Engineering
> >> The University of Texas at Austin
> >> http://gratz1.com/pgratz/
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> > I've got a couple of GX250 frontends and I use this card in them as well as
> > another frontend http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/riviera/home.aspx ($30)
> > and I picked them up at Fry's also for under $20. You can also see a
> > previous post on this list::
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/200529 or simply search
> > and you'll find others that are using the card in Linux with great success.
> > Josh
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