[mythtv-users] 7.1 channel audio

Al McIntosh junkmail at allanmcintosh.com
Sat Mar 10 15:58:26 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/09/2007 11:13 PM, Al McIntosh wrote:
>>     I have a Sound Blaster Live! card connected to 7.1 amp via optical 
>> coax cable. When I watch DVDs or anything with xine I get nice, rich 
>> full surround sound. However, when I watch recorded shows within mythtv 
>> there is no output from LS or RS. The front , center and rear channels 
>> all output.   Is this a shortcoming of my current version 
>> *mythtv-0.20-153.fc6.at*? With the below .asoundrc I set playback to 
>> ALSA:default.  Any ideas?
> See the thread:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/134449#134449
> and especially:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/134552#134552

 From what I understand, these threads all suggest configuring ALSA to 
duplicate front channel sounds for output to the unused channels. IE: my 
LS and RS channels.

I will still be missing the actual sounds that are intended for LS and 
RS channels.

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