I can't get the LFE to work in xine. Is it possible that the LFE is not
supported in the 2.0 stereo downmix? This would be a pity, since I've got a
quite good stereo amp and hifi speakers connected to my pc.
If there's a way to enable the LFE channel, please tell me.
> If there's a way to enable the LFE channel, please tell me.
Okay, I've found a way to get LFE mixed down in the stereo mix. But it
involves some asoundrc hacking. I created a virtual surround51 device whose
6 channels are then mixed down to two stereo channels which are in turn fed
to the dmix device. Of course, this solution applies to any media player,
you'll just have to configure it for 6 channel output.
Here's my current ~/.asoundrc:
# direct access to the soundcard
ipc_key 6789 # Any unique number
I'm not yet sure about the routing values. But for the limited testing that
I did they are quite ok. The lfetest device is just for fun :-)
A nice reference for some of that alsa magic is
And the more I read about alsa, the more I like it.