[mythtv-users] Nvidia 8400GS SPDIF/HDMI pass through.. how?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 01:56:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Dan Ritter <dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 08:47:42PM +0100, Roy Lofthouse wrote:
>> I'm running a pure dvi cable, but will test with a dvi-hdmi cable
>> tomorrow.  I'm starting to think it's a hardware issue.  My SPDIF
>> header only has three pins and I went off the connector that was
>> already there (Black/Red and White wires).
> DVI doesn't carry sound. Only a cable that is HDMI from one end
> to the other will carry sound.

Untrue. The audio and video are muxed into one stream. DVI will carry
that stream whether or not it has audio, its just that displays with a
DVI port don't have any logic to extract the audio. However a DVI to
HDMI cable will fix that.

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