[mythtv-users] Simultaneous analogue (analog) and S/PDIF output
mythlist at assursys.co.uk
Sun Jan 16 09:28:17 UTC 2011
On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Alex Butcher <mythlist at assursys.co.uk> wrote:
>> To be fair, I suspect all this stuff probably ought to be resolved at the
>> ALSA layer (e.g. by having the standard sound API require apps send E-AC-3
>> or something to ALSA), but it isn't, so we have to make do with what we
>> have. Oh well, there's the opportunity for the next Linux sound system
>> re-write. :-)
> I'm a lurker on the pulseaudio list so I'll add my $0.02...
> I'm not sure when it will be generally available but there is a lot of
> work going into making PA handle passthrough audio streams properly.
> Of course Myth disables (suspends) PA unless you set an environment
> variable to allow it but that may change as PA gets more stable.
Oh, I thought of another advantage if MythTV and PA could be made to work
together effectively one day; audio streaming over Bluetooth.
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