[mythtv-users] MythVideo - How can I get digital surround sound....

Josh TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com
Sun Jun 3 01:01:59 UTC 2007

On 6/1/07, Craig Lovold <craig at lovolds.com> wrote:
> I've had my MythTV setup (1 backend, 4 frontend boxes) working
> beautifully in my house for a couple years now but I have been unable to
> get Dolby Digital output.
> Two of my frontend boxes have ChainTech AV710 cards and are hooked up to
> Dolby Digital capable preamps, I do not use any analog outputs, strictly
> digital optical connection to the preamp.  For movie playback I use Xine.
> Recorded shows and movies playback fine in 2-channel, but if I try
> to use a passthrough setting and tell Xine to use automatic passthrough
> mode it says that the device is busy.
> Why is it so hard to just get an AC3 passthrough to work?
> Anybody have a system like this working?
> Thanks,
> Craig L.
> >
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I assume you already followed the digital audio how-to on the wiki, right?
Also, in MY experiences with the newer versions of MythTV there really is no
obvious benefit of using Xine over the built-in player. In .18 I used Xine
but ever since I upgraded to .20 the internal player seems to work just
fine. It was actually one less thing to configure for AC3 and for LIRC so
the configuration was a lot more easy. I have had my share of
knock-down-drag-out fights with AC3 so I feel your pain and hope you get it
resolved soon.

josh.zeno at gmail.com
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