The main sound server for Linux has received enhancement updates for the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio codecs.
The main sound server used on Linux, the PulseAudio, has received some updates, recent improvements and added support for famous codecs, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
For those who don't know, PulseAudio communicates with ALSA, thus taking control of the audio stream and allowing other apps to communicate with PulseAudio. It is also an audio multiplexer.
The improvements and updates released in this version are:
Added support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio;
Enhanced 5.1 channel surround routing;
Improved initial profile selection for ALSA cards;
Automatically switch profiles to unavailable cards;
Profile options are no longer continuous by default on the Bluetooth card;
Added support for some SteelSeries Arctis 5 USB headsets;
Fixed S / PDIF for USB2.0 CMEDIA High Speed True HD Audio;
Use source sample specification and channel map by default in the loopback module;
More efficient channel remapping in some cases for 32-bit streams;
Support for BlueZ 4 removed;
Minor bug fixes, link updates, and various translation updates.
To check all the news in more detail by the people of PulseAudio, just access their post here. Now just wait for the new version of it to arrive in the distros repositories, or if you prefer to download and compile manually, just access the link. This article does not end here, keep exchanging an idea there in our forum.
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