[mythtv] digital hook-ups

John Hurliman jhurliman at focustheater.com
Mon Aug 25 12:48:10 EDT 2003

The Zoltrix Nightingale seems to work well for digital input and output 
(audio). I know there is ALSA support in MythTV now but I'm not sure if 
it's to the point where you can use S/PDIF output. It wouldn't be too 
hard I suppose.


Stephen Schmidt wrote:

>Hi all,
>So, reading this forum has pretty much convinced me
>that I need to build a mythTV box.  I do have one
>concern though...  I have a DirecTV receiver with a
>digital out and I haven't been able to find out
>whether mythTV can record that signal (in dolby
>digital 5.1?)
>I have an old computer that should work for installing
>everything, although I need to get a capture card. 
>The only other thing I need is a good sound card.  I'm
>considering the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum since
>it has a digital in and out.  Anyone get one to work
>with Myth TV and Red Hat 9?
>It would seem to me that if I have at digital in and
>out, I should at least be able to watch live tv in
>dolby digital but if anyone could shed some more light
>on the subject, I'd appreciate it.
>Oh yeah, I've never touched linux before but the geek
>in me is aching to try to install it tonight... Anyone
>want to talk me out of building a box before it's too
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