[mythtv-users] surround sound to stereo output?

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 03:00:04 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:

> [snip]
>> If you haven't already, try launching alsamixer
>> from a terminal and see if there is a 'stereo' or '5.1' or '7.1'
>> option that you can toggle. The front L+R channels would normally be
>> the same channels used for stereo mode so you shouldn't need to move
>> your plug. Report back if this is your fix.
>> --
>> ~pAul.
> [snip]
> I've tried this in the past, and just to be sure, I just tried it again.
> There doesn't seem to be a way to toggle this setting from within
> ALSAMIXERGUI, Gnome Mixer, or the CLI version of alsamixer.  I would assume
> that at some level, there is a text file or two that I can edit to change
> this setting, but the googles have done nothing to help me, and I'm not sure
> where to look next.  I apreciate the help, but I'm afraid I've gotten no
> further.  If there isn't a universal fix to this problem, I'd be happy if I
> could at least make this work from within Myth; is such a thing possible?
> Unfortunately, the vast majority of sound problems I've seen discussed on
> this list and other areas concern the exact opposite of what I'm trying to
> do, but the reverse of the solutions I've seen so far do not help me.  What
> can I do next?
> Thanks,
> Josh
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I think you can set up a decode matrix in asound.conf that will do what you
want.  Take a look at some of the examples in the default file.

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