[mythtv-users] SPDIF Brackets building them for sale
dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 20:21:46 UTC 2007
I was wondering if converting a 12-pin connector to a 4-pin connector
would be difficult?
I mistakenly purchased this (since the site listed it under the ASUS
SOLTEK SL-02KIT 6CHANNEL SOUND CONNECTORS SPDIF IN/OUT / AUDIO OUT
Unfornutately, it has a 12 pin connector, not a 4 pin connector.
Since the unit has everything I need, what I want to do is convert it
to a 4 pin connector. I found an old CDROM cable (4 pin) but now I
just need to figure out which pins to connect.
I also found this post about building your own 12 pin connector:
Which basically says this:
Label one of your leads "ground" and one of them SPDIF in/out and
simply solder the bare ends to your RCA sockets as follows.
As one lead will be dedicated to ground - the pin socket will
attach to pins 12 & 14
The other lead you will have to pay more attention to to make sure
you get the SPDIF out and SPDIF in sockets labelled correctly - its
best to use a lead with 2 different colored wires for this so its
easy to tell which socket is in and out. This lead will attach to
pins 11 & 13.
Then you just need to take your blank expansion slot cover and
drill a couple of holes in it for your RCA sockets to protrude
through - tighten them up and correctly label your in/out on the
I actually used an old slot cover which had a hole in for a DB25
socket (parallel port) as the RCA sockets fit into each end of the
gap nicely, but it leaves a small gap open in the middle.
Enable the SPDIF out option in your sound control app and it should
So I just need to figure out which pins to connect.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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