Using the digital output from DVD drive.

Pack Dude

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Hi,

Is it possible to use the digital output from the DVD drive in my PC therefore completely neglecting the need for a soundcard? Is there any reason not to do this and leaving my amp do all the decoding?

Thanks for any help.
 
No, I don't think so. Even if it may be fine for PCM stereo use, raw AC3 is read across the IDE bus (not via the separate S/PDIF channel) and ultimately written through the PCI to your soundcard.

MuFu.
 

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