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[ubuntu_studio] How to create a surround-device using jack and alsa-plugin?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, All new here and I need some help ;) I am using jack together with brutefir to listen to music for a rather long time now on a dualcore atom machine. It handles up to eight channels without problems. Now I want to kick the receiver out of my home-cinema setup and go for the brutefir way here as well. I just got a m-audio fasttrack ultra 8R, wich works out of the box with jack. Very good. The problem now is, that I use xbmc for video playback and xbmc simply has no option to output to jack. I had a similar problem with my audio-player and solved it using the alsa-bridge (alsa_in (Hardware)