[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Added new config parameter "alsa-preferred-layout" to allow preselection of speaker layout when playing media files.

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at chewa.net
Sat Oct 11 19:47:26 CEST 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 08 at 17:22 +0200, Marcus Schmid wrote:
> When opening a media file, vlc sets "Stereo" as default audio device,
> even if the audio stream played contains multiple channels and the
> hardware supports that number of channels. This is especially annoying
> when you watch movies that are split over multiple files but contain a
> 5.1 audiostream, because you have to manually set "5.1" as audio device
> after a new file of the set starts playing, which interrupts your
> entertainment.

Couldn't it be a general audio option that would have to be implemented
in all aout (or at least aout where multichannel makes sense)


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