[pulseaudio-discuss] AC3 passthrough on SPDIF

Rick W. Chen stuffcorpse at gmail.com
Sun May 25 18:07:51 PDT 2008

Jon Smirl said the following on 25/05/08 08:59:
> After wondering for few hours how my stereo was supporting 5.1 sound
> over SPDIF which I thought was only a stereo connection, I discovered
> AC3 passthrough over SPDIF.
> I see various references to this in Google, is this supported yet? Is
> there a good write up on how to do it?

I followed this guide http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4451132.
It uses alsa to encode ac3 on the fly for everything except actual ac3
or dts audio, which are passthrough.


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