[alsa-devel] External Sound Card

Clemens Ladisch cladisch at fastmail.net
Tue Oct 30 19:46:51 CET 2007

John Dey wrote:
> Thanks for your response.  The 5.1 or 7.1 capability is not as
> important to me as having 6 or 8 independent jack channels  to connect
> 4 or 8 channels from an application (ambiosonics from aeolus).  Without
> adding the a52 plugin would I see more than 2 outputs in qjackctl?

No; SPDIF has been designed to transport two channels.  The only way to
get the data of more channels through SPDIF is to compress it with some
algorithm like AC-3/DD/DTS.

> With the plugin would I see 6 outputs?



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