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

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 15:54:53 CEST 2014

Julian Sikorski wrote:
> W dniu 06.04.2014 15:13, Andy Furniss pisze:
>> 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.
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTUxMDI

Could be helpful for the future - but I run git kernels and still see
what I posted, of course there are many cards apart from mine, but the
pull request from your link is all to do with sound dirs, there are no
driver patches there AFAICT.

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