Can't get AC3 Passthru to work in Totem-xine

Bug #238181 reported by scott_selberg on 2008-06-07
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem-xine

I'm trying to get AC3 Passthru to work in Totem-xine.

This used to work in Gutsy Gibbon, but does not in Hardy Heron.

With AC3 Passthru selected, I get analog pcm stereo output. With any other sound option, I get no sound. I can get AC3 passthru to work with "mplayer -hwac3"

I've attached the output from "lspci -vvnn" and "aadebug"

I can get AC3 signal using pulse and a52 according to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4451132

Can you provide any help?

scott_selberg (sselberg) wrote :
scott_selberg (sselberg) wrote :

Update:

    I think I have found the problem. Xine by default will use pulse audio, which does not support AC3 pass thru.

   Workarounds:
1. use "xine -Aalsa"
2. move /usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.20/xineplug_ao_out_pulseaudio.so to /usr/lib/xine/plugins

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

re assigning to xine-lib then, thanks.

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