digital audio cable?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by garyc, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    906
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +16
    Hi,

    do you need to connect up a digital audio cable from your dvd drive to your sound card inorder to get multi channel audio output?

    cheers

    gary
     
  2. SeaneyC

    SeaneyC
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,031
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Reading, Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +54
    No, the drive cannot extract the audio stream from the disc without running it through software anyway, so all data movement is taken care of by the IDE cable :)
     
  3. garyc

    garyc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    906
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Ratings:
    +16
    cheers

    so whats the reason for any audio cable (digital or analogue)?

    gary
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice