The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
61 views

ASUS SPDIF no sound

I have been trying alot to get the digital sound working from my HTPC but without luck. The setup is as following: HTPC with ASUS H87M-PRO motherboard which has a SPDIF output using the Realtek ...
0
votes
0answers
524 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Digital Audio stops working

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 HTPC for quite some time. It's connected by toslink to a logitech z5500. Sound was working, but suddenly stopped... I've followed almost every guide and how-to to fix my sound, ...
0
votes
0answers
189 views

is it possible to do audio via DVI -> HDMI with Audigy Rx SPDIF to nvidia 8500 GT

I currently have a setup with a Soundblaster audigy RX and a XFX Nvidia 8500 GT. The particular graphics card I have does not have HDMI but ive seen posts saying it is possible to send video and audio ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How can you convert audio (3.5mm) to S/PDIF?

I have a monitor that I want to use as my 'TV' for my gaming system. I connect it via HDMI, so sound and video go through the monitor, but I want sound to my headphones, which travels via optical ...
0
votes
1answer
325 views

Way to produce “constant” SPDIF audio signal to receiver? After 5 minutes of no audio signal, receiver switches from 5.1 to 2.1 surround

I have a specific problem with my receiver that I have hooked up to my PC. I have the receiver hooked up to my PC using SPDIF digital audio, and the receiver defaults to 2.1 surround mode when playing ...
1
vote
1answer
937 views

How to mix S/PDIF input and PCM Out (to hear PCM and S/PDIF simultaneously) in Linux?

In alsamixer I can select either PCM Out or IEC958 In (that's my S/PDIF input) but not both. Is there a solution? Note: I need stereo sound, so selecting IEC958 In for one channel, and PCM Out for ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

soundblaster x-fi HD SPDIF input not working in windows 7

I recently bought a Creative x-fi HD usb sound card, with the intent of using the SPDIF optical input to play audio from my PS3 games console through my Computer. I have connected the sound card to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to play MP4 file with AAC 5.1 through S/PDIF

I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64 and a Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro. I connect the HDMI output of the notebook to my LCD-TV and the external soundcard to my home-theater receiver through an ...
1
vote
1answer
557 views

How to Remove SPDIF cable from Video Card?

This is probably a stupid question.. I'm trying to remove the 2-pin SPDIF cable connected to my video card and motherboard but it seems like the cables are too tight and the whole socket's coming off ...
1
vote
1answer
625 views

Audio quality via S/PDIF

Are there sound quality differences in adapters that provide an S/PDIF interface? Assuming the digital audio signal is converted by the attached amplifier and not by the soundcard, so only the used ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to split audio into multiple channels from optical S/PDIF or 1/8"?

I have a motherboard which has an optical S/PDIF output or 1/8". I'd like to "split" that signal into the appropriate channels so that I can then connect that to the wires behind my car's headunit ...
0
votes
1answer
13k views

Optical SPDIF audio from motherboard not working with receiver

I hope someone can help; I can't get my SPDIF optical out working through my receiver and all the responses I can see on the web assume you have a sound card, while I settled for the (seemingly high ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Enabling Surround sound on a Realtek ALC892 via SPDIF, on Windows 7

I have a problem with my ALC892, on an ASRock mainboard (ASRock 890FX Deluxe4). I get only stereo sounds if I use SPDIF connection, in general. My amp shows that is getting surround sound only when I ...
0
votes
1answer
372 views

X-FI optical output not being recognized

I have an issue and I don't know what to do! I have a SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer, which has a spdif mini-optical output. I have it connected to a home theater, via a toslink cable and an adapter ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Realtek HD Audio 5.1 Optical Input (from Xbox 360)

I'm trying to connect up my Xbox 360 digital audio to my 5.1 speakers via my PC (my LCD has dual input, DVI for the PC, D-SUB for the Xbox). The motherboard (Abit AB9 QuadGT) has a Realtek ALC888 ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Connect Graphic Card SPDIF input cable to Motherboard

How do I connect the graphic card SPDIF-in cable (2 pin blue and black) to motheboard connector SPDIF-out (3 pin red,white,black).
0
votes
1answer
117 views

Anyway to display speaker output volumes on an LCD display?

I use a 6.1 system at home, outputting from my HTPC via optical (SPDIF). I also have an antec fusion case, and I wanted to know if there was a way to display the speakers EQ levels on the LCD ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Previously working s/pdif sound stopped working (analog OK)

My S/PDIF digital output used to work fine - stereo, DD, DTS, etc. However after upgrading my Mythbuntu 9.10 64 bit install to use the Nvidia 190 driver, I lost my SPDIF audio. In trying to fix it ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I get SPDIF Digital Line In to a Laptop

I want to update my "mix-down" setup for audio recording, and I'm unclear what equipment I need. I currently have a Roland VS-1880 multitrack recorder. It offers an RCA SPDIF digital out. I ran ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Dolby Digital Live (DDL) on Asus Rampage II Gene (Creative X-Fi Extreme)

I have an Asus Rampage II Gene motherboard which has X-Fi extreme built in. I can get it to work with Windows 7 ok using the Creative drivers, however when I try and install the DDL/DTS add on pack ...
3
votes
6answers
41k views

SPDIF passthrough not working in Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 on a computer with an Audigy Platinum eX sound card connected to a surround receiver via optical cabling. Sound works fine when listening to non-surround audio sources, such as ...
1
vote
1answer
578 views

Audio default randomly switches to output that doesn't have anything plugged into it

I have 2 audio devices on my computer: an S/PDIF output and headphones. The headphones are the device i want it to output through, but it will randomly decide to set my default audio device to the ...
1
vote
2answers
868 views

Motherboard audio to analog (RCA red/white)

I'm building a NES PC casemod and want to use the RCA jacks in the case for the audio connection. I'm using the Intel D945GCLF2 which has motherboard pins for front-panel audio as well as S/PDIF ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Is S/PDIF worth using?

I have a surround sound system that accepts a coaxial S/PDIF input but I want to replace it with something new. 90% of the motherboards I have used in the past 4 years had a coaxial S/PDIF output. ...