From: James Courtier-Dutton <James@su...> - 2001-08-28 11:49:13
Question: How does one make ac3 passthrough work with emu10k1 (Sound Blaster
Answer: There are two possible methods: -
1) Use the alsa09 audio plugin for xine. (xine -A alsa09 ... ) It should
Special note. The alsa version 0.9.x drivers currently work with some
emu10k1 cards and not others. The alsa developers have not yet worked out
2) Use the oss audio plugin for xine. (xine -A oss ... )
Special note. This is best sourced via CVS from
Follow instructions from the source on how to compile everything.
Go to the emu10k1/utils/play-ac3 directory of the creative driver source.
make load (This will load the ac3 passthrough patch into the emu10k1
(make unload gets your emu10k1 back to normal.)
IMPORTANT STEP: -
Finally, no matter which ever method you use: -
go to your home directory.
The next time you play a movie in xine which has an AC3 component, you will
get direct AC3 out of your SPDIF port.