[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Sun Nov 15 19:22:22 CET 2009

The SPDIF can't carry 7.1 sound? It's just digital data stream. Should
be able to carry how ever many channels get encoded to the data packets.

Seppo Ingalsuo wrote:
> 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.
> My cheap 8400GS that I bought about years ago looks still like a good
> solution (plus SPDIF from mobo) :^(
> BR,
> Seppo
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