Status of ac3/dts passthrough support

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Status of ac3/dts passthrough support

Post by phunqe » Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:35 am

Hi,

I was searching the forum on this but I couldn't find a conclusive answer.
What is the status on ac3 and DTS passthrough support?

I use spdif exclusively and more or less all my movies are ac3, so I would like to know this before I install :)

Thanks in advance.

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phunqe

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:06 pm

There's definetley no DTS support, I haven't been able to get AC3 to work either, although I've not tried the latest version.

The digital out is active but I just get a mirror of what's being sent through the analogue.
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Post by ShALLaX » Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:24 pm

The latest version is just cosmetic, so nothing has changed. No one is working on adding DTS/AC3 to alsa.. so I think we're stuck with how it is for now.
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Post by phunqe » Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:10 pm

Damn. Thanks for the info however :)

EDIT:

I looked around on the net a bit regarding ALSA and ac3 passthrough.
I'm not so familiar with alsa and mplayer specifics, but it seems to be working on PCs. Is this a specific soundcard problem (i.e the "soundcard" in the xbox)?

I've seen some solutions with the ac3dec alsa tools and also a specific mplayer commandline:

mplayer -ao alsa[version]:spdif -ac hwac3 somemovie.avi

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Post by ShALLaX » Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:20 pm

Its definitely an Xbox specific problem.
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