[MPlayer-users] AC3 audio skipping boxes

Damion de Soto damion at snapgear.com
Fri May 16 02:04:43 CEST 2003

Ah hah!

This sounds related to my problem. perhaps it will give a clue as to why.

I have never used the GUI before, so I haven't pay attention to the 
Myself and others have experienced the 5 channels swapping around in 
alsa9:surround51 mode, especially when seeking.

If you don't seek with the cursor keys, do all channels stay on the 
correct speakers ?

Jens Kübler wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi there
> I'm using MPlayer 0.90final with ac3 and tested some DVD's and ac3 divx.
> First of all I just want to give the hint that -ao:alsa9:surround51  should be 
> documented somewhere as it took me one day to get surround sound working with 
> SBLive. The somewhere documented -ao:alsa9:hw:0:3 does not work for my 
> config. :-(
> Anyways after I had found out that this command line option works for me I 
> found out that MPlayer skips the output of the boxes when I skip in the movie 
> via curser keys. As the center box is best to identify this box moves in the 
> first skip to left surround in the second skip to left front and the third 
> skip moves it right back to the center.
> Thanx for any suggestions in advance.
> Jens

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