[mythtv-users] Cheapest MacBook now VDPAU-compatible

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 16:03:52 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> 2009/1/28 Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>:
>> ah, that I did not know! when did they start adding that?
> As far as I know, all macbooks and macbook pro always had a digital
> audio output.. This isn't new.
>>  in that case all it doesn't get you is the new losslessly compressed
>> audio on BluRay, of which there is no software for Mac anyway (I guess
>> you'd have to boot your 'legally obtained copy of' Windows to watch
>> them).
> Even if they did have an HDMI port you wouldn't be able to ouput any
> of those audio format anyway. At least not with a mac or Linux.
> And even on Windows, they don't support passthrough of those yet, they
> must be re-encoded in LPCM

not sure i follow.  are you saying that audio over HDMI isn't working
for Linux?
it does with ALSA 1.0.18 or better. i just got it working on my
MythBox yesterday. :)

Andrew Close

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