One of my Biostar Motherboards came with one of these:
This thing seems like a very handy device. Although many motherboards and soundcards can output digital signals, they often only contain stereo 1/8" mini ports that you can use and have header plugs for the digital audio.
Anyone know where/who sells these things (or anything similar) by themselves?
Nothing right now. Although most of the PC's I have built have S/PDIF output built into the onboard sound, only one actually came with a bracket to use with it. I was just curious where more could be found if/when the time comes that I need any more of these.
I know what S/PDIF is and quite a bit about surround sound modes and the connections they typically use. Googling S/PDIF isn't really what I need since I am not trying to find out what "S/PDIF" itself is, but instead where I can purchase connectors to connect to motherboards/sound cards to actually allow me to use the functionality.
All I wanted to know is where can I buy brackets like the one pictured above, or if nothing else, what they can be searched under to find more of that product instead of just anything and everything S/PDIF/Digial audio related.
After googling "spdif riser" (thanks jay) I have found out that the pin layout varies depending on the device. Since there seems to be a bit of a lack of a standard layout, I'm guessing that I would have to contact the manufacturer for a connector for each of their products.
If these devices were common, I assumed that someone would be able to quickly give me an answer I am looking for. But since they seem to be uncommon, I'm not worried if no one can really help.