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Fredly
2005-08-23, 09:57
Newbie here, so please be gentle if I ask something which has already been answered.

I'm a strickly a two channel guys BUT have a Home Theatre which currently uses PowerDVD to Project on a screen and sound via a long coax cable from my Computer, to an external DAC.

As a Video player PowerDVD offers MANY different setting for me to "virtually" create surround sounds through my two speakers setup.

This setup is effective in doing the overall job and suits me well.

Anyhoo, once I purchase a SB2, and integrate into my current setup, will I be able to channel the downmixed 5.1 information to my Stereo, as I currently do.

This is pretty important to me.

All feedback regarding this would be VERY much appreciated.

Thanx much Fred in Canada

Aaron Zinck
2005-08-23, 12:10
> Newbie here, so please be gentle if I ask something which has already
> been answered.
>
> I'm a strickly a two channel guys BUT have a Home Theatre which
> currently uses PowerDVD to Project on a screen and sound via a long
> coax cable from my Computer, to an external DAC.
>
> As a Video player PowerDVD offers MANY different setting for me to
> "virtually" create surround sounds through my two speakers setup.
>
> This setup is effective in doing the overall job and suits me well.
>
> Anyhoo, once I purchase a SB2, and integrate into my current setup,
> will I be able to channel the downmixed 5.1 information to my Stereo,
> as I currently do.
>
> This is pretty important to me.
>
> All feedback regarding this would be VERY much appreciated.
>
> Thanx much Fred in Canada
>
>
> --
> Fredly


If you're asking to match the video from your computer (powerDVD) to audio
delivered via a powerDVD -> squeezebox2 -> stereo setup then the short
answer is that it's not possible/feasible. Please see this bug:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=643

Routing audio output from an application to the squeezebox is certainly
possible (see the bug listing for a couple of suggestions), but the
squeezebox is not really natively designed for this and there would be
nightmarish issues related to delay and buffering that would render matching
audio to the projected image nearly impossible.

2005-08-23, 13:03
Don't know what you mean by 'downmixed 5.1 information' exactly, but my
(wireless) SB2 streams multichannel (DTS) WAV's without problem.

I have not tried multichannel WMA's etc. yet

Peter




-----Original Message-----
From: Fredly [mailto:Fredly.1u889z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: dinsdag 23 augustus 2005 18:57
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] SB2 & Power DVD for Home Theatre Playback


Newbie here, so please be gentle if I ask something which has already been
answered.

I'm a strickly a two channel guys BUT have a Home Theatre which currently
uses PowerDVD to Project on a screen and sound via a long coax cable from my
Computer, to an external DAC.

As a Video player PowerDVD offers MANY different setting for me to
"virtually" create surround sounds through my two speakers setup.

This setup is effective in doing the overall job and suits me well.

Anyhoo, once I purchase a SB2, and integrate into my current setup, will I
be able to channel the downmixed 5.1 information to my Stereo, as I
currently do.

This is pretty important to me.

All feedback regarding this would be VERY much appreciated.

Thanx much Fred in Canada


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Fredly