[mythtv-users] mac mini sound

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 18:32:58 UTC 2007

On 8/13/07, Steve MacLaren <scram69 at gmail.com> wrote:
>  On 8/12/07, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.

Yes - I ticked the AC3 passthrough box under OSX - and it 'just works'.
I'll check my other sound settings when I get home
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