[mythtv] max channels on a stream

Martin Ebourne lists at ebourne.me.uk
Sat Dec 17 12:39:46 EST 2005

On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:20:11 -0500, Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> MPEG-1 can handle one or two audio channels, MPEG-2 can handle 5.1
> channels with the simple profile, and 48 audio channels with the advanced
> profile. I would think it might be best to try to detect the limits of the
> sound card, then find matching audio. Or, remix a multi-channel track to
> the number of audio channels on the sound card we have, assuming 5.1 or
> 7.1 configuration when presented with 6 or 8 channel audio, resp..
> DTS supports just 5.1 channels, and the 0.1 channel is low freq only.

DTS disks with 6.1 discrete channels definitely exist. I don't think there
are any with 7.1 yet (not sure even if that is possible?). This page lists
some 6.1 titles and has a bit more info at the bottom:




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