[alsa-devel] PS3 - Surround sound on SPDIF set-up

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Tue Jul 3 17:27:58 CEST 2007

On 7/2/07, gt bradley <gt.bradley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been beating my had against this for several weeks now.  (started
> with fedora 6, tried adding in the plugings etc (version 1.0.12) -- also
> tried upgrading to the current 1.0.14 version, without success (couldn't
> produce surround-sound on teh spdif output).  I have now switched to
> fedorea 7 and was able to have rythmbox play surround sound via spdif,
> but have since lost that ability.  (but I'm convinced the hardware and
> low-level drivers support it).  In order to limit the number of moving
> parts, I have reduced to just trying to get speaker-test to play on all
> 6 speakers.

SPDIF only supports 2 channels unless the stream is AC3 encoded.


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