[mythtv-users] Does MythTV Obviate a DVD Player?

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Sat Sep 4 08:59:42 EDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 01:00:36PM +0100, David wrote:
> >Get yourself a decent Linux-supported soundcard (anything based on the 
> >emu10k1 chipset will work fine - I have two Audigy cards, I've heard 
> >good things about the M-Audio soundcards too) with an SPDIF output.
> No need (IMHO) - get a dirt cheap (supported) soundcard with SPDIF out - 
> onboard motherboard will do fine. 

Not really - S/PDIF output of AC3 (Dolby Digital) from nForce2 isn't
working in ALSA currently. PCM and DTS work, but that means you can't
hear the sound from most DVDs.

> blind bit of difference. The one thing I'd say is use optical cable if 
> possible to avoid any electrical hum.

How will you hear electrical hum on a digital signal?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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