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AC3 from PC to AMP - audio drop-out problems...

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by janmars, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. janmars

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    Got my PC set up for home cinema using J River, Media Centre. The audio is sent via my Creative Live! 5.1 thru the SPDIF to my AMP downstairs into the Coax input. This works fine. Except with some AC3 audio, in which case I experience sound drop-out at irregular intervals.

    I send the AC3 signal raw to the AMP for the AMP to decode. However, I do have AC3Filter installed. Prior to installing AC3Filter, I couldn't get Media Centre to recognise the AC3 format, even in it's raw state, and it therefore sent the AC3 signal to the AMP in PCM format.

    Anyway...like I say, that all works fine now, with the exception of the audio drop-out. Any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

    Cheers...
     
  2. Magsy

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    I run my coax via a bit of CAT 5 I had lying around. Now it works fine but whenever the compressor on the fridge or the central heating clicks in, I get a drop out :))

    Maybe same thing?
     
  3. janmars

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    So how do you run coax via CAT5?
     
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    via the very technical method of twisting a couple wires together lol.

    Its a kludge and a temp one at that, but it works for now :)
     

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