[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #1104: multi channelaudiosupport

Lee McLaren lmclaren at lrm.com.au
Wed Feb 20 08:23:03 UTC 2008

Neil Garratt wrote:
>> I take it that wrt this patch we are talking about the passthru device, I
>> have tried ALSA:spdif and don't get any sound when I set it to 5.1 channels,
>> I am running trunk and my amplifier is connected via optical cable. Can
>> anyone suggest what a good output device might be.
>> It works fine with 2 channels using ALSA:iec958 and fine with ALSA:spdif
>> with 2 channels.
> Lee, if you read back a few posts you'll see iec958/spdif outputs
> should always be 2-channel.
> Neil
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Thanks Neil,
I understand that iec958 is 2 channel, maybe I am missing the point, are 
you saying anything that comes out the spdif (optical port) regardless 
of settings will only be 2 channel? Does that mean the max channels if 
for a different output method?

Sorry if I am missing the point

Lee McLaren
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