[mythtv-users] Cheapest MacBook now VDPAU-compatible
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 21:08:13 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:58 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/1/28 Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>:
>> ah, that I did not know! when did they start adding that?
> As far as I know, all macbooks and macbook pro always had a digital
> audio output.. This isn't new.
weird, I remember a while back I asked one of the "Genius's" if they
had digital audio output and he told me no, just analog stereo...
>> in that case all it doesn't get you is the new losslessly compressed
>> audio on BluRay, of which there is no software for Mac anyway (I guess
>> you'd have to boot your 'legally obtained copy of' Windows to watch
> Even if they did have an HDMI port you wouldn't be able to ouput any
> of those audio format anyway. At least not with a mac or Linux.
> And even on Windows, they don't support passthrough of those yet, they
> must be re-encoded in LPCM
that's fine, any receiver capable of decoding those formats from
bitstream are capable of multichannel PCM as well, plus I'm willing to
wait for the software to catch up for that, being that it would be
more of a "awesome, my laptop can double as a BluRay player".
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