Plse. check - is digital playback only for spdif ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I have an Intel DP45SG mobo and this is what it says in overview under audio..
    "Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem in the following configuration:
    8-channel (7.1) audio subsystem with five analog audio outputs and one optical S/PDIF digital audio output using the IDT 92HD73E audio codec"
    So I suppose I can't output in digital - except for Spdif. Do you agree ?

    ~$ aplay -l
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    ~$
     
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  2. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    SPDIF is the digital interface via coaxial cable, analog jacks can't carry digital signals.
     
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    Ocky Registered Member

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    Thanks. I should have known that I can't do digital playback unless I use SPDIF via coaxial cable.
     
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