[mythtv-users] pundit users: anyone have 5.1 audio working?

James Casbon james.casbon at a4internet.com
Sun Sep 5 09:24:44 EDT 2004

On Saturday 04 September 2004 22:50, Frank Riley wrote:
> Anyone have 5.1 audio working on a pundit (specifically thru the optical
> output)? I've got my sound coming out of the optical (both when watching
> live tv and using mplayer), but it's always 2 channel. 

I've got 5.1 working on my pundit. With tv, the source is probably 2 channel.  
What happens with dvds that are 5.1?

> The list of devices 
> from "aplay -l" I'm getting doesn't seem right to me. Shouldn't I have a
> iec958 playback device? I'm using gentoo and I've tried the dev-sources
> 2.6.8-r1 and a vanilla kernel. Any ideas?

try a dvd with mplayer using:
mplayer -ac hwac3 -ao alsa9:spdif 
And see if you get 5.1 sound.


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