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Bug#225585: ITP: ac3jack -- realtime AC3 stream encoder for JACK

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

  Package name    : ac3jack
  Version         : 0.1.0-1
  Upstream Author : Jesse Chappell <jesse@essej.net>
  URL             : http://essej.net/ac3jack/
  License         : GPL
  Description     : realtime AC3 stream encoder for JACK

 ac3jack is a tool for creating an AC3 (Dolby Digital) multichannel
 stream from its JACK input ports. Using this tool, an AC3 stream (up
 to 5.1 channels) is created in realtime and either written to a file or
 streamed to standard output.
 When streamed to stdout and piped through the ALSA tool "ac3dec -C",
 the AC3 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.
 AC3 is a compressed audio stream, so quality will suffer somewhat, but
 it is the price you pay for easy surround sound.
 JACK is a low-latency sound server. JACK allows the connection of multiple
 applications to an audio device, as well as allowing them to share audio
 between themselves. ac3jack also supports the features of the JACK
 transport extension.
 Further information can be found at

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