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Sound bar + optical cable works with TV, not with MacBook Pro

I have a Belkin Digital Optical Cable + Adapter running from an off-brand sound bar. I can connect the other end of the toslink cable to my TV and it works well. However, I can't get sound from my ...
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What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector?

What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector? When I look at the relevant Wikipedia articles, it shows identical photographs on the S/PDIF page and the TOSLINK page. ...
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Can I add multi-mode fiber optic media converter at any point of my network previously distributed in single-mode fiber optic?

I have used single-mode fiber optic media converter in my whole network. But my Fiber Optic cables have 2-pair of optical wires. I only use one of them for single-mode purpose. Now I want to introduce ...
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Iperf network benchmark measures under-utilized?

I am working on two embeddded high performance network routers and I have connected them point-to-point via a 10Gbit optical fibre cable. I ran iperf benchmarks on them and when I connect through an ...
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3.1 Surround Sound via optical out

I have a Xonar DG sound card, and I'm outputting my computer sound via an optical cable. It's connected to a 3.1 Sony Sound Bar (model ht-ct150). Is there a setting/driver/software of some kind where ...
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What's the minimum network latency for a 1000 km connection using optic fibers?

I know most of the network latency for short distances is due to router processing times. But for longer distances the speed of light also counts. And it's different from the speed the light in the ...
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Trouble sending digital audio (optical SPDIF) to receiver from HTPC running Windows 7

My friend has recently upgraded his HTPC from Windows Vista (unknown SKU) to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. My friend's HTPC has the following relevant hardware: Video: PCI-E nVidia GeForce 8800GT ...
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How to identify and use an existing fiber installation?

When my parents had their house built about 10 years ago, the wiring guy told them that he should install some fiber in the walls, saying that it would be good for future use. So there is some kind of ...
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Ubuntu - Get audio over optical cable

Is it possible to play audio over optical cables in Ubuntu? I've got a motherboard with Realtek ALC888 onboard audio. Ubuntu can play music/sounds just fine to my headphones or over analog cables ...