[mythtv-users] surround 5.1 sound

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Nov 4 04:36:45 UTC 2007

On 11/03/2007 10:28 AM, Ismo Tanskanen wrote:
> Is mythfrontend capable to send 5.1 sound out from soundcard's analog 
> connectors?

Nope.  AC-3 and DTS passthrough are the only ways to get digital
"surround" sound.  (I.e. your receiver may actually be able to detect
Pro-Logic encoding (or similar) in the 2-channel stereo, depending on
many issues.)  See, also, ticket #1104.

>  I'm planning to buy cheap 5.1 speaker set to bedroom. They 
> don't use digital out, but connect directly to soundcard, which has 5.1 
> speaker outputs. SC is soundmax integrated (asus m2npv-mx)
> Now, I only get sound from front speakers, even if there is 5.1 track. I 
> use internal player to play dvd. TV channels also transmit surround 
> sound often.
> In living room I have dolby amplifier and I use AC3 passthrough, what is 
> working great. But I don't want buy separate amplifier to bedroom, I 
> think some kind of computer 5.1 surround set (creative, logitech etc) is 
> working fine for that purpose.

You'll need to fake it with a ttable-based channel copy.


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