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Old 05-02-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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Talking SB Live! 24-bit works


A quick note to anybody else that's been struggling with the card. Those who've got it know about the choppy sound playback in Alsa 1.0.8. Some of us know that with 1.0.8, you can fix the choppy playback by using OSS for sound output.

That's all over. I'm using 1.0.9rc3 (downloaded from CVS yesterday), and it works perfectly. No need to tell my sound system to use OSS for sound output. Everything plays back perfectly and I didn't need to fiddle with any of the inner system settings.

(without going into detail, I'll say that something blew up, and I have an out-of-the-box Slackware system. The only things I've changed since 10.1 install from CD were updating to 2.6.11.8 kernel, installing FireGL, installing the printer, installing FireFox/Thunderbird, installing libdvdcss, and installing 1.0.9rc3.)



... now if only I can figure out how to tell the thing to use 5.1 surround. It's hooked up to a decoder, and it's clearly working because I'm getting stereo from it. I figure it's got something to do with telling ALSA what my speaker alignment is. Can anybody help with that?
 
Old 05-02-2005, 09:26 AM   #2
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Hi,
what 5.1 output do you want? I mean 5.1 output in MPlayer or copying 2 channels stereo to 5.1 reproductors (XMMS ..)?
 
Old 05-02-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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Actual 5.1 output would be nice. in Xine, if nowhere else.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 11:11 AM   #4
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hmm, Xine 5.1 output doesn't work for me (I've the same card as you).

I'm using mplayer and option "--channels 6" tells mplayer to use 5.1 output and this works fine.



If you find the solution for XINE, please post it here.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 11:19 AM   #5
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Try this: http://xinehq.de/index.php/faq#SURROUNDSOUND
 
Old 05-03-2005, 04:24 AM   #6
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This is fantastic news, I was previously using 1.0.9rc2 with OSS suppport.
Just compiled rc3 from CVS and everything is working perfectly. Thanks for the heads-up.
 
  


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