DVD surround sound and VLC MAC OS X

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Mon Jul 22 10:30:56 CEST 2002

"Pedro J. Chamorro U." <pedro at vt.edu>:

> I am waiting on a Midi Man PCI Audiophile 2496 audio card
> It has digital (coaxial) input and output with which it can digitally 
> pass on the AC3 (dolby digital surround sound codec) audio to a surround
> sound system to be interpreted.  I know Apple's DVD player does not pass
> the AC3 or DTS DVD audio to the sound cards, does VLC do this or will 
> it, can a future version do this?

We already do such a thing under Linux, but to do the same under OS X we
need some developer documentation on the API used. So if you want to speed
up our development, send us pointers to interesting parts of the

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