[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio&Surround&

Achim Frase achim.frase at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 25 08:51:49 PDT 2008

Am Montag, den 25.08.2008, 16:18 +0200 schrieb tyrchyus:
> Hi i'm an italian guy. I wrote a guide to set pulseaudio surround with 
> a52 alsa-plugin.
>  I want to know what do you think about and if it is the right way.
> link: http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/MarcoTacchini/Prove1
> thanks
> tyrchyus

Hello Tyrchyus,

I can not answer your question but I am a bit curious what you are
doing. It looks a bit difficult to me. Don't get me wrong I only want to
understand what the reason is for all that.

Is that a hardware specific solution, because I only edit
"default-sample-channels = 2" to 6 in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and also
turne up the volume of front, surround, Center, LFE in the gnome Alsa
mixer. After that surround sound is working like it should. I hear
stereo sound on all 6 channels without problems. I also have no problems
with AC3 sound if I watch a movie with totem.

In my case I don't need the alsa-plugin.

My hardware:
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller

It would be nice if you could enlighten me.
Maybe I don't get the use case right.


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