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did you compile our SBLive support in the kernel??
I have SBLive, and all my DVD's, cd's, mp3's, etc...play without any problems. I have a doubly digital surround system in my apartment coming off my SBLive card, and I get beautiful sound.
I believe that the support is already compiled into the Kernel in Suse 8.0, I have no problems with getting the sound out of my SPDIF to my digital decoder to play CDs, MP3..etc, I have problems playing 5.1 AC3.
I've got 5 speakers laying around, and only two of them are utilized!
yeah, but you need to have physical connection to the other 3 speakers. What are your connections like??? The SBLive card only has 2 speaker holes. Front and Back.
My setup is, I have an output cable connected to the Front sound Hole of the card, which has RCF connection on the other side, which is plugged into my Receiver. Then, off the receiver I have my badass Subwoofer, and other 5 speakers around my living room. So, 5.1 doubly digital, works great!
Does SBLive! not have built-in Dolby digital decoder?
My SB Audigy2 Platinum rules all under Linux with ALSA drivers. I honestly think Dolby 5.1 sounds better with MPlayer under Linux than with PowerDVD 5 in Winblows. I am surprised. I'm anxious to get the full 7.1 surround-sound up and running.
Are you using ALSA? If not, I would suggest using it. Try recompiling a kernel with just basic soundcard support (no drivers for cards) and then compile ALSA specifically for your card.