[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.

Artem Makhutov artem at makhutov.org
Sun Nov 15 11:48:29 CET 2009


Hi,

Seppo Ingalsuo schrieb:
> On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 09:49 +0100, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> Well, considering that I cannot find a way to get audio through hdmi
>> with my laptop and I couldn't get much help on the alsa-users mailing
>> list (as couldn't another folk with the same laptop 5 months ago), I am
>> worried.
>
> I'm waiting for a 7.1ch PCM audio over HDMI capable PCI-E graphics card.
> Currently Nvidia does great job with VDPAU video but SPDIF pass-trough
> limited audio is a disappointment. There is working 7.1ch PCM audio in
> Linux with AMD and Intel graphics but video acceleration is not usable.

You can use an .asoundrc to encode 7.1ch PCM to AC3 or DTS and use the 
SPDIF over HDMI as output device.

I am also not aware of any SPDIF cards, that can output PCM 5.1ch or 
7.1ch audio without encoding audio to AC3 or DTS manually....

Regards, Artem



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