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SPDIF out on Sound Blaster Live Player 5.1

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Orbital, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. Orbital

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    Hi All,

    I've just got my 3.5mm jack to RCA connector to plug into my Sound Blaster Live but I can't get Dolby Digital signal to my amp <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> I've enabled SPDIF out within PowerDVD but the only feed the amp seems to get is a Pro Logic one. Do I need to enable it at a system level somewhere? (I'm running W98 SE). Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Orbital

    PS I have tried doing a search for the above problem but it keeps screwing up for some reason! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Anybody else getting this using the search facility or is it just me?
     
  2. Paul D

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    Hi, i'm not sure but i think you have to use a stereo 3.5mm jackplug to two phonos(red/white) etc. One lead (red or white) then gives PCM the other Dolby Digital/DTS etc.<br />Make sure the SPDIF is enabled in both Soundblasters software(sound setup) as well as PowerDVD.
     
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    To get DD5.1 SPDIF out use a mono phono-3.5mm jack cable (or phono-phono RG59 and phono-jack converter as I do) connected to the yellow jack.

    When I got my SBlive1024 nearly 2 years ago, DD5.1 was not supported but I enabled it using DVD Genie (search Google) a great little program that lets you fool around with all kinds of stuff.

    Finally, I have seen a post somewhere stating that the SBlive SPDIF output is logic level not 75 ohm. This may well be true, I have not got round to checking, but my processor is happy with the yellow output.

    Good luck,
     
  4. Orbital

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    Right that's that sorted. Lovely Dolby Digital is with me once more <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I hadn't de-selected the AC3 decoding in the Soundblaster Setting's, so it was feeding my amp an already decoded stream! Silly me <img src="graemlins/clown.gif" border="0" alt="[Clown]" />

    I have another problem though which is this. Whenever I click on one of the buttons on the menu part of a film, say to select a particular scene I get funny clicking noise which is really annoying. Has anyone else had this problem or know of it?

    Cheers

    Dave
     

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