[vdr] DVD with AC3 audio question

Karl Herz karl.herz at gmx.de
Sun Mar 5 13:25:29 CET 2006


Kartsa wrote:
> From: "Peter Juszack" <vdr at unterbrecher.de>
> 
>> Kartsa wrote:
>>
>>> Doesn't anybody have any hints? I tried the -a option but if I try a 
>>> DVD with AC3 sound vdr just exits and restarts on the channel it 
>>> happend to be before trying the DVD play. MP2 audio DVD's works fine.
>>>
>>> Oh, and I updated to vdr-1.3.43 with dvd-0.3.7_pre20060204. Also 
>>> updated firmware to 2622.
>>>
>>>
>> I can not help you more than saying that AC3 audio with DVD-plugin and 
>> VDR-1.3.43 and firmware 2622 works for me.
>>
>> I use DVD-plugin from CVS and do not set any options.
>>
>> Here you find CVS version:
>> :pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/dvdplugin
>>
>> I believe that AC3 basically works on your system (on TV-channels) ?
>>
> The problem is that there is no TV channels with AC3 sounds that I can 
> verify with. But the same DVD can be played back on my DVD player which 
> is connected to my A/V receivers coaxial input.
> 
> The problem is that vdr quits when I've specified the -a option and I 
> try to watch a DVD with AC3 sound.
> 
> I take that you use the -a option with vdr? May I ask what your vdr 
> start command looks like?
> 
> Anyway I'll have to try the CVS version of DVD plugin.
> 
> Maybe the reason is that my FF card is a dvb-c Technotrend :)
> 
> \\Kartsa
> 
> 
Did you use an AC3 sound decoder?
I use the a52dec decoder, therefore my vdr -a option looks like this:

vdr -a '/usr/local/bin/a52dec -o oss6' ...

Cheers,
Karl



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