Difference between revisions of "A52 plugin"

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#get a Dolby Digital encoder license; either
 
#get a Dolby Digital encoder license; either
 
#*[http://www.dolby.com/professional/licensing_trademark/ic_software.html buy it from Dolby Labs], or
 
#*[http://www.dolby.com/professional/licensing_trademark/ic_software.html buy it from Dolby Labs], or
#*you already got one, when you bought a sound card that ships with such an encoder, or
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#*you already got one when you bought a sound card that ships with such an encoder, or
 
#*you don't need one because software patents are not valid in your jurisdiction;
 
#*you don't need one because software patents are not valid in your jurisdiction;
 
#install the ffmpeg package (which is not shipped with most distributions for [http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/legal.html legal reasons]);
 
#install the ffmpeg package (which is not shipped with most distributions for [http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/legal.html legal reasons]);
 
#recompile the alsa-plugins package;
 
#recompile the alsa-plugins package;
 
#configure ALSA to use the a52 plugin (see doc/a52.txt).
 
#configure ALSA to use the a52 plugin (see doc/a52.txt).

Revision as of 10:43, 14 March 2008

To enable 5.1 output through a digital output:

  1. get a Dolby Digital encoder license; either
    • buy it from Dolby Labs, or
    • you already got one when you bought a sound card that ships with such an encoder, or
    • you don't need one because software patents are not valid in your jurisdiction;
  2. install the ffmpeg package (which is not shipped with most distributions for legal reasons);
  3. recompile the alsa-plugins package;
  4. configure ALSA to use the a52 plugin (see doc/a52.txt).
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