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I have installed XBMC (team-xbmc PPA) on my laptop (Kubuntu 10.10) and the sound from 5.1 movies isn’t downmixed correctly to stereo, even though the option is enabled. I have already tried http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=587582&postcount=286 and it didn’t change a thing. Other players (VLC…) can do this correctly.

Any suggestions?

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Oct 10 '11 at 5:58

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Ah, the two links from that forum post make poor assumptions about your audio hardware, e.g., not all HDMI devices are exposed in that fashion according to that card/device/subdevice scheme. Please see wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/AlsaInfo. –  Daniel T Chen Nov 24 '10 at 19:26
    
@fliegenderfrosch - if you no longer have an issue and you cannot provide an answer to how you resolved it, then you should probably delete your question. –  fossfreedom Oct 9 '11 at 20:48

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As far as I can remember, there was a bug, with some AC3 5.1 encoded videos. If the stereo setting works OK for 7.1 videos, or other , then this is it. Nothing more to do that trying a daily build with the bug fixed, or older version without the bug

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I don’t think the problem still exists for me. Thanks for your answer anyway! –  fliegenderfrosch Sep 1 '11 at 15:17

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