[mythtv-users] DVD-ROM digital audio cable

Will Dormann wd at pobox.com
Thu Feb 19 15:41:23 EST 2004

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


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