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What can I use to output a digital audio signal from my computer [closed]

I want to get something for my laptop to output a digital sound signal to my stereo receiver. My laptop doesn't have a digital optical out or HDMI out, but it does have 3 USB ports and a headphone/mic ...
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Bitstream/Generic HDMI 5.1 from PC vs Dolby Digital: am I missing out on anything?

I have a DENON AV-Amplifier/Home Theatre system with HDMI passtrough (several HDMI inputs, one HDMI output to TV), connected to 5.1 passive speakers. I purchased it more than 10 years ago, so it's ...
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Windows 10 per app equalizer

Equalizer APO (and the Dolby EQ that I've also tried) seems to only be working globally (i.e. once I enable it, the entire system and every single program uses it), and that messes up certain things ...
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Downsample 3 Dolby Digital channels (Front, Center, Right) to stereo?

I've got a Dolby Digital (ac3) file and I'm able to extract channels one by one like this: -map_channel 0.0.4 -channel_layout mono -sn -b:a 128k -ac 1 For example, this extracts the back left ...
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How to get Chromecast + SPDIF Audio Splitter + DTS capable amplifier output 5.1 sound?

I have a 1st generation Chromecast, a non-smart Samsung TV (UE40D5000P) and Sony STR-DB840 receiver with 5.1 speakers hooked up. I'd like to enjoy media streamed through Chromecast (from Netflix and ...
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Macbook convert Pandora/youtube Stereo to 5.1 (dolby)

I have a home theater, Projector, macbook Pro and a ROOFULL converter connected. I am trying to play Music and hear it in all the speakers (5.1). So far I read about VLC, but I will need to convert ...
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Where to turn on Dolby Digital Live encoding? (sound card vs headphones)

I have Sound Balster Z and SteelSeries Siberia 800 headphones. Both support Dolby Digital Live encoding. I have connected the Siberia's base station using optical cable to the Sound Blaster's S/PDIF ...
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Windows 10 and Realtek Optical Output 5.1 DTS - How to Enable

There are many forum threads around the web about Windows 10 breaking Surround Sound / 5.1 DTS / 5.1 Dolby, etc... However there appear to be a few different possibilities, and while some noted to ...
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Can't use Dolby Digital or DTS encoding: The audio format is not supported

Setup OS: Windows 10 Home Sound card: Auzentech Prelude 7.1 (This issue might also apply to other Creative cards that have the Dolby Digital & DTS encoding features.) Problem When I try to ...
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What are the rules for using Dolby codecs in mobile and desktop apps?

I'm developing a video player and can't get a straight answer. VLC on iOS plays Dolby codecs (AC3, EAC3, TrueHD) if the user is not in a US timezone. I didn't check the source code for Android, but it ...
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Output game sound coded in Dolby Digital with a graphic cards HDMI?

Is it possible to get Dolby Digital surround sound through the GeForce GTX 660 HDMI output while playing a game or similar. Not only with direct output from a DVD or similar.
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5.1 surround sound doesn't work on Windows 8

I have my computer hooked up to a 5.1 surround sound system (which system it is is irrelevant) via optical cable and my computer won't play 5.1 sound. I recently installed Windows 8 on this computer, ...
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Why does my audio keep reverting to stereo?

I have an ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard with onboard sound and I am running Windows 7 64-bit, and I am using the SPDIF output from my motherboard to my receiver. On my receiver I can see which audio ...
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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 ...
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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 ...