Since I did not find any thread on this website for discussing building an HTPC with Ubuntu on Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H (NVIDIA 9400 mATX HDMI 8 channel LPCM). I intend to start one.
In fact I want to build my HTPC using this mobo, and ubuntu. I wish it would play 5.1 *DISCRETE* channel of sound via DD @640kbps and DTS @1.5mbps - constant bitrate, with following equipment:
1. mobo: GA-E7AUM-DS2H
2. speaker/decoder: logitech Z-5500 speaker system
3. regular linux media player apps.
4. myth-tv (mythbuntu)
As a low-cost/good-quality speaker set, I do want to use logitech Z-5500 speaker system which have DD and DTS h/w decoder built in (but I am not sure whether they decode @ full rate? I have sent email to logitech)
Has anyone done it before? is anybody trying it?
Please share your views.