[MPlayer-users] Can mplayer bitstream HD audio (DTS DH MA/Dolby TrueHD) over HDMI?

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 15:13:40 CEST 2014

Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 06, 2014 at 08:56:28AM +0200, Julian Sikorski wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> is mplayer capable of bitstreaming HD audio over HDMI?I was trying
>> to find information about this yesterday and it seems ffmpeg can do
>> this since 2010 [1]. When I tried using -ac hwac3 with a file with
>> DTS HD MA soundtrack, the AVR was only receiving DTS core.
> MPlayer doesn't do any special processing, if -ac hwac3 works, it
> will send the full audio, including any HD extensions.

Just a thought, but does MA and TrueHD being compressed lossless, so I
guess variable bitrate, affect things?

As for getting it over HDMI, in theory of course, but in practice for me
at least it would be a non starter as currently the AMD open driver only
goes up to 2ch 48k 16bit so not enough bandwidth.

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