I know the how-to states that AC3 is not supported with the Soundblaster Live, but I just thought I'd ask if anyone has in fact, managed to do this - since I know you can get AC3 output from this card.
Am I right in saying AC3 support for this card will be dependent on eith Alsa or OSS (or Alsa emulating OSS) supporting this functionality?
From: James Courtier-Dutton <J<ames@su...> - 2001-12-27 16:26:42
AC3 and DTS passthru should work fine now. (DTS support might only be in
Most SB Live cards work with both alsa 0.9.x or the normal kernel oss
I have a very old SB Live card, which only works with the oss drivers.
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> I know the how-to states that AC3 is not supported with the
> Soundblaster Live, but I just thought I'd ask if anyone has in
> fact, managed to do this - since I know you can get AC3 output
> from this card.
> Am I right in saying AC3 support for this card will be dependent
> on eith Alsa or OSS (or Alsa emulating OSS) supporting this functionality?
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I finally realized that I should update xine, and once I did, noticed a
bug that may have been around for awhile... if I change the volume in
xine, it affects the volume for the entire system (this is
understandable), but when I quit, xine doesn't return the volume to its
previous settings, requiring me to do a "gmix -i" to reinit the volume
and restore the pre-xine settings. I'm using esd, but don't know if
that makes a difference.