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

Lee McLaren lmclaren at lrm.com.au
Wed Feb 20 09:57:51 UTC 2008

Neil Garratt wrote:
>> 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?
> >From the ALSA side it's simply a requirement that iec958 devices be
> opened with 2 (pseudo) channels. The content of the bitstream sent to
> this device defines the actual number of audio channels your receiver
> decodes to.
> This new setting to specify the number of channels is currently for
> analog output only.
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Thanks Neil, I understand now.


Lee McLaren
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