[vdr] DVD with AC3 audio question

Kartsa kari at kniivila.com
Sun Mar 5 14:26:16 CET 2006

>From: "Karl Herz" <karl.herz at gmx.de>
>> Kartsa wrote:
>> The problem is that there is no TV channels with AC3 sounds that I can 
>> verify with. But the same DVD can be played back on my DVD player which 
>> is connected to my A/V receivers coaxial input.
>> The problem is that vdr quits when I've specified the -a option and I try 
>> to watch a DVD with AC3 sound.
>> I take that you use the -a option with vdr? May I ask what your vdr start 
>> command looks like?
>> Anyway I'll have to try the CVS version of DVD plugin.
>> Maybe the reason is that my FF card is a dvb-c Technotrend :)
> Did you use an AC3 sound decoder?
> I use the a52dec decoder, therefore my vdr -a option looks like this:
> vdr -a '/usr/local/bin/a52dec -o oss6' ...
> Cheers,
> Karl
I was in the impression that the AC3 stream would come out from the SPDIF 
connector which I have connected to my A/V receiver which has the decoder. 
Or am I missing here something? I have vdr -a ac3play.


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