[mythtv-users] AC3 Decoding without external hardware?

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Thu Apr 6 18:42:15 UTC 2006

On Thursday 06 April 2006 13:38, Jim Torelli wrote:
> Hey Isaac!
> How's it goin?  So, my real issue is that when I turn S/PDIF passthrough
> off, everything is recorded with only 2 channels in the NUV file (when
> played back through MPlayer or anything else).. When I turn it AC3 to
> S/PDIF on, all 6 channels are recorded to the NUV file, but obviously the
> audio stream is just clicks (the digital stream being played through the
> analog output), however when I play this NUV under MPlayer I get full 5.1
> sound.
> So I guess  I should refine my question to: Is there any way to get MythTV
> to record all 6 channels of audio to the NUV, then play them back correctly
> in all 6 channels without using any external S/PDIF output, like MPlayer
> does..

That setting has absolutely no effect on what is recorded.  It is _only_ used 
for playback.


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