ac3jack - Jack audio to ac3 surround converter

Distribution: OpenMandriva Lx 3.0
Repository: OpenMandriva Contrib i586
Package name: ac3jack
Package version: 2.0.3
Package release: 10-omv2015.0
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 523.97 KB
Download size: 118.41 KB
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ac3jack is a tool for creating an AC-3 (Dolby Digital) multichannel stream from its JACK input ports. Using this tool, an AC-3 stream (up to 5.1 channels) is created in real time and either written to a file or streamed to standard output. When streamed to stdout and piped through the ALSA tool ac3dec -C, the AC-3 stream can be passed out the SPDIF port on your audio interface for connection to a multichannel surround receiver. In this way, you can achieve full 5.1 surround mixing and monitoring of your JACK applications with a single digital cable, and no need for hardware supporting discrete outputs and inputs. AC-3 is a compressed audio stream, so quality will suffer somewhat, but it is the price you pay for easy surround sound. After all, if it is good enough for DVD and film soundtracks, it must be OK.



  • ac3jack == 2.0.3-10:2015.0


    Install Howto

    1. Enable OpenMandriva Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install ac3jack rpm package:
      # urpmi ac3jack


    • /usr/bin/ac3jack
    • /usr/bin/ac3jack_cli
    • /usr/share/applications/ac3jack.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/ac3jack/README