[alsa-devel] 5.1 surround sound with Hercules Fortissimo II

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Sep 17 14:52:15 CEST 2007

At Sat, 15 Sep 2007 20:44:25 +0200,
Tomi wrote:
> I am thinking of buying a 5.1 surround sound speakers.
> I like to watch DIVX/XVID movies with KAFFEINE and they are all AC3
> encoded. So will the surround sound work properly with Ubuntu Feisty
> and ALSA 1.0.14?
> I have Hercules Fortissimo II soundcard.

The SPDIF output on CS46xx-based sound card unlikely works.
It's a long-standing bug that transferring non-audio often breaks
because of lack of proper SPDIF status bits setting.

I have no clue yet what to fix this...


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