[mythtv-users] USB Soundcard with SPIDF digital pass through?

Scott White scott-mythtv at riskboys.com
Tue Jul 26 11:01:27 EDT 2005

That is tremendous news, after trying this without any luck for more
than 6 months I'm delighted to here it can be done.  I am just
re-staging the frontend with Fedora to see if I can achieve the same

Could you tell me what sort of source material you are playing through
MythVideo.  Is it a rip'd DVD or DIVX or something?  I had been
concentrating on trying to get results with something like Xine or
Mplayer from a DVD, but I'm more than happy to go via MythVideo.

Will let you know how it goes

On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 22:50 +0100, Martin Ebourne wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:43:05 +0100, Scott White wrote:
> > Does anybody know of a USB soundcard for Linux that will allow one to
> > watch movies with Dolby Digital passed digitally to a surround sound
> > amplifier?  (Happy to jump through any hoops).  I believe they call this
> > "digital pass through"
> I have one of these:
> Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External Sound Card
> This is the exact one, here:
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009AHV8U/ref=pd_sr_ec_ir_ce/202-9112771-6976659
> It's a USB sound card with a free remote control (quite nice and very
> small, shirt pocket sized - I use it with a serial receiver).
> I have it plugged into a Cyrus AV8 via the optical out. It works
> perfectly, out of the box with no effort as well. I get stereo and
> Dolby Digital through it from MythTV and stereo from mpd.
> I've even modified MythTV to pass DTS through it, a patch I'll tidy up and
> submit next month.
> My system is FC3, myth 18.1, and I set the audio output device to
> 'ALSA:hw:1'. Also tick the box for AC3 output. No .asoundrc file (or
> whatever it's called) needed. I use the 'Internal' player for mythvideo.
> Cheers,
> Martin.
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