Originally Posted by schmidtbag
Yeah, I figured you'd bring up that some movies already have DD/DTS encoding. I realized after I posted my comment that it wasn't the best example. Regardless, it's decoding the inbound signal that I'm concerned about, nothing else. Anyway it's possible I'm the one here who is confused. I got the impression you were bringing up MPV for interpreting the actual media (which I already knew it could do), but are you saying MPV can also be used to read and decode a SPDIF-in source and then output it through the analog output? I figured that's something that Pulseaudio or JACK would be used for.
Yeah I misread the last post too, was about to ninja edit, sorry
I wasn't even thinking about spidf in. Yeah, theoretically mpv could take a streaming input and decode it, but that seems kinda hacky.
My guess is that something in Linux can use that dcadec library linked above to decode incoming surround, but I don't know anything about that.