[mythtv-users] Quick survey regarding passthrough device settings

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 16:26:53 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Jack Perveiler <perveilerj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The reason for this, is that it's the only way mythtv in 0.23 and
>> earlier can send digital multi-channels audio out.
>> 0.24 will fully support various multi-channels audio ; the only
>> downside is that you won't always get the AC3 logo lighting up on your
>> amp and I know that some people are very found of that icon.
> Maybe include some kind of "speaker test" within myth then, maybe on the
> audio settings screen?  If someone needs downconversion and/or resampling
> and don't realize it then not seeing the AC3 logo is definitely going to
> cause confusion.  A button to play a sample 5.1 channel AC3 and/or DTS track
> would go a long way towards saying "yep, I'm configured correctly",
> regardless of what logos appear.  Just a suggestion.

That is an excellent idea!  Alsa includes wav files with recorded
speech dictating speaker locations already, so mixing them into a
multi-channel stream and playing them would be nice.


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