[mythtv-users] mac mini sound

Steve MacLaren scram69 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 17:01:05 UTC 2007

On 8/12/07, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/12/07, David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:
> > I have a mac mini as a FE  - it's great however I'd like to get better
> > quality sound from it.  Currently I just use the line out into my LCD TV
> > - anyone got better solutions?
> I use the optical out jack, and have connected it to a (relatively
> cheap) 5.1 receiver that has optical in.  It passes all sound in
> digital format to the optical out for TV, and when playing back Dolby
> Digital (e,g in Mythvideo)- passes the DD output.  Works brilliantly,
> and was a big improvement in sound quality from the line-out into my
> plasma (plus this way I have surround sound).
> Works easily in both Linux (Fedora Core 6) and OS X modes.

Are you using the AC3 passthrough option when in OS X?  I have the same
setup for optical output, but all I get is a clicking noise when I select
AC3 passthrough.
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