[mythtv-users] DVD-ROM digital audio cable
m0j0 at foofus.net
Thu Feb 19 16:28:20 EST 2004
On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 14:41, Will Dormann wrote:
> At 02:24 PM 2/19/2004 -0600, you wrote:
> >A quick somewhat off-topic question...
> >I just purchased a DVD-ROM for one of my Myth boxes. It has both a 2 pin
> >digital audio connector and a 4 pin analog. This box has an Asus A7S333
> >mainboard with an on-board s/pdif connector (6 pins / 5 real), which is
> >meant to connect to the external digital connector plate. According to
> >the docs, 1 of those pins is input and another is output. Is it possible
> >to hook up the DVD-ROM's digital connection to this along with the
> >plates external out? Is there any benefit to using the digital cable
> >over an analog from the DVD-ROM? One more question... why are these
> >audio cables even necessary? Why isn't the audio just sent of the IDE
> >channel with the video data?
> They aren't necessary if you're playing a DVD video. They're used for CD
hmmm... I wasn't getting any audio, just video, from a DVD last night in
either mplayer or ogle. I assumed it was because I had the audio on the
second analog mainboard connector and didn't have ALSA setup for that or
something. If the DVD audio data isn't related to that cable I must have
something else in software mis-configured. blah.
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