Re: Surround via SPDIF with ALSA/emu10k1?

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On Sat, 2005-08-27 at 20:18 +0200, Thomas Zehetbauer wrote:
> I have now been told that SPDIF cannot support more than 2 channels
> except with AC3 compression. Given the fact that we can send 580MBit/s
> over USB2.0 I would not have even remotely considered this to be the
> problem and find it an incredible shame that audio industry is using
> such a crippled standard.
> I have now solved my problem by buying and connecting an analog 5.1
> speaker set. Unfortunately I get audible distortions when I turn both
> the "PCM" and "Wave" mixers to the maximum setting. I wonder if anyone
> can provide more insight what these controls really do and whether it's
> better to turn down "PCM", "Wave" or both.

Off topic for LKML, this should only have been posted to the ALSA list.


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