[mythtv-users] beginners audio question

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 13:17:58 UTC 2007

On 24/08/07, Alastair Kerr <alastair.kerr at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> David Watkins wrote:
> > On 24/08/07, Alastair Kerr <alastair.kerr at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> After several false starts at installing Mythtv (I can post my
> >> experiences if there is an interest) I have a functional system. Audio
> >> is working but I am not convinced that is it fully 5.1 surround sound:
> >> probably just a stereo signal going to my speakers.  This whole area is
> >> new to me as  the following questions will probably testify
> >>
> >> Current setup:
> >> ASRock mobo, P4 3GHz,
> >> PVR-150 capturing a signal from a sky digibox box on the component input
> >> (yellow/red/white)
> >>
> >
> > Actually that's 'composite' input.  If you can use S-Video that may
> > give a better video capture.  Either way you're only going to capture
> > stereo audio, not 5:1.
> > _______________________________________________
> Cheers for that I will give it a try.  I assume then because I need to
> convert a scart lead there is no way to  capture audio in 5.1 with any
> hardware?
> I have managed to find that I need to configure xine to tell it to
> output in 5.1 so I will give that a go tonight. Is there much to be
> gained by using spdif (and thus trying to find a header adaptor)?

I'm afraid I can't help any more, I've never used Sky or 5.1 sound.
Maybe if your digibox has a 5.1 sound output you could record it
somehow and use an analogue card for the video, or perhaps you could
use a dvb-c capture card to bypass the digibox ...

Good luck.

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