[MPlayer-users] playing DVD

Luis.F.Correia Luis.F.Correia at seg-social.pt
Fri Feb 21 14:54:40 CET 2003

>janik wrote:
>> 1. I know that my sblive5.1 has dolby digital decoder
>And mine doesn't. So I question your information :)

>From Creative Labs website:
http://www.americas.creative.com/products/product.asp?product=143 \

EAX(tm) and 3D Audio Technology    
   User-selectable settings are optimized for headphones or 2, 4, or 5.1 PC
speaker and home stereo systems. 
   Dolby® Digital audio decoding to 5.1 speaker channels in analog or
digital modes 
   Upgradeable 3D audio architecture allows for improvements over time 
   Accelerates Microsoft® DirectSound® and DirectSound® 3D 
   Hardware acceleration of EAX(tm) in games 
   Creative Multi Speaker Surround(tm) (CMSS) technology places any mono or
stereo source in a 360º audio space 
   EAX(tm) preset effects: user-selectable DSP modes that stimulate acoustic

Of course this could be a 'sales pitch' and not actually true.
But they say the card does decoding ... or should we say the drivers do it
:) ?

>> 2. so I want watch movie with ac3 sound with 6 channels and for decoding
>> I want to use sblive
>Haven't found -channels 6 option? However if you want to live in the
>of "my sblive is decoding ac3", use windows :)

with -channels 6 all SB channels have proper sound when viewing DVD's.
I guess that in this case, a52 is decoding the AC3 stream... right?

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