2009/11/15 Timothy D. Lenz <tl...@vorgon.com>:
> The SPDIF can't carry 7.1 sound? It's just digital data stream. Should
> be able to carry how ever many channels get encoded to the data packets.
Is the problem not bandwidth requirements?

> Seppo Ingalsuo wrote:
>> On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 09:49 +0100, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>>> Well, considering that I cannot find a way to get audio through hdmi with
>>> my laptop and I couldn't get much help on the alsa-users mailing list (as
>>> couldn't another folk with the same laptop 5 months ago), I am worried.
>> I'm waiting for a 7.1ch PCM audio over HDMI capable PCI-E graphics card.
>> Currently Nvidia does great job with VDPAU video but SPDIF pass-trough
>> limited audio is a disappointment. There is working 7.1ch PCM audio in
>> Linux with AMD and Intel graphics but video acceleration is not usable.
>> My cheap 8400GS that I bought about years ago looks still like a good
>> solution (plus SPDIF from mobo) :^(
>> BR,
>> Seppo

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