The state of surround sound in Ubuntu 6.06

Johann Gile jgile_linux at
Sat Apr 22 17:27:28 BST 2006

I forgot because I'm not familiar with vlc, it gets quite interesting.
If Audio->Audio device is set to 5.1 after opening the file with vlc, both the Dolby and the Ogg test file produce output from all 6 speakers, but the sound is stuttering and vlc spews lots of the following error messages:
alsa error: write failed (Broken pipe)

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