Re: [LAU] can't do 5.1 audio from a PC!

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Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 - 8:02 pm

Clemens Ladisch wrote:

Awesome - that clarifies some things I discovered last night when
googling around and doing experiments with the motherboard.

The consensus seems to be it's very hard to do 5.1 over S/PDIF unless
the data is already encoded like that (DVD) - you provided the
explanation for that. So, if I play a DVD it might be doable, but if I
play a game that has capabilities for 5.1 output, most likely it will
not work.

What I discovered is that the sound chip on the mobo can send 5 audio
channels over analog. I guess that should remove all limitations, isn't it?

> AFAIK there is no Linux distribution that ships with an encoder,

Is there anything similar for Windows? Some sort of universal plugin
that works with any card?

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Florin Andrei

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[LAU] can't do 5.1 audio from a PC!, Florin Andrei, (Thu Nov 13, 8:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] can't do 5.1 audio from a PC!, Clemens Ladisch, (Fri Nov 14, 9:49 am)
Re: [LAU] can't do 5.1 audio from a PC!, Florin Andrei, (Fri Nov 14, 8:02 pm)