[mythtv] Internal DVD Player multichannel support

Mark Spieth mark at dclabs.com.au
Tue May 2 02:17:34 UTC 2006

> I have not taken a look at the patch yet, though I've been aware of its
> existence and intended to look at it once I get a few other things about 
> my
> myth system stable.  Does it currently provide for both AC3/DTS decoding 
> to 6
> analog outputs as well as decoding DPL/DPLII to 6 analog outputs?  Having

I havent heard of DPL/DPLII. I dont think there is a decoder in lavc. could 
be wrong of course.
AFAIK the only multichannel decoders present are AC3 and DTS.

> mythtv (and whatever ends up playing DVDs when done through myth) properly
> output to all 6 channels given source material in DPL/DPLII and AC3/DTS 
> would
> make life a lot easier - I could just leave the receiver in "external 
> decoder"

just enable passthru and it should work for you as is.

> mode and be done with it.  Maybe a keystroke in the different playback 
> modes to
> switch between surround and "bypass" (stereo (front L+R), but with 
> intelligence
> to steer bass to the LFE channel) would be a good thing to do as well.

might be difficult to change dynamically. leave this feature for a lot later 


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