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10.3: Experiment with multichannel surround features System
Pretty sure this wasn't in Jaguar. Go to AudioMIDI setup (in /Applications -> Utilities) and choose "Properties For" and select your audio interface. If you have one that supports multiple pairs of outputs (say a MOTU audio interface like a motu 828), this will give you more options on the right under "Audio Output." Press the "Configure Speakers" button which should no longer be grayed out. You will notice that you can select several different speaker configurations: 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 surround as well as quadraphonic, hexoganal, and octoganal speaker settings. Very cool! You can even send a test sound to any channel.

What would be nice is if DVD player could send the surround sound signal to the discreet channels. I know the new player supports digital out from the G5's optical s/pdif.

Anyway, just a neat feature built into the OS that i hope applications start taking advantage of...
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M-Audio Revolution 7.1 and DVD player
Authored by: saint.duo on Nov 05, '03 11:53:49AM

I have M-Audio's Revolution 7.1 audio card, and decided to try it with the new DVD player in Panther. DVD player recognizes the card's SPDIF connection, but not the 4 individual analog out connections, which I use. So, not only the G5s are limited to using surround sound in DVD player.

There is currently one major problem, though. The drivers for the Revolution card currently cause kernel panics in Panther if any sound is playing through the card. M-Audio is aware of the issue, and are working on it.


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M-Audio Revolution 7.1 and DVD player
Authored by: sdunlapa on Nov 06, '03 02:18:03AM

Thanks, I was pulling my nads off trying to figure out what the hell was going on with my Panther install. Never thought it would just be sound causing the panic attacks

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sonica usb 5.1
Authored by: SOX on Nov 05, '03 06:37:46PM

I have a sonic usb 5.1
but maudio has not put out drivers for it.
I wonder if you know if I can get it to work this way?

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