Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Optical in sound card with 5 1 support

Tags:
  • Sound Cards
  • Support
  • Creative
  • Components
Last response: in Components
Share
May 28, 2010 9:37:57 PM

Hi.
I have bought a Creative X-Fi Titanium for it's Optical In conection but i found out that it doesn't support 5.1 sound,only stereo.
So now i am looking for a soundcard that has Optical in and can decode 5.1 sound to speakers.
Getting an A/V receiver is too expensive so i think a soundcard is a better choice for me.
Thakn you

More about : optical sound card support

May 29, 2010 12:22:36 AM

It does support 5.1. I have one and set it to encode 5.1 through spdif. My receiver confirms receiving 5.1 from it.

To get the 5.1 sound i use the optical link.

To get 7.1 i use the analog link feeding my receiver
May 29, 2010 6:54:52 AM

leon2006 said:
It does support 5.1. I have one and set it to encode 5.1 through spdif. My receiver confirms receiving 5.1 from it.

To get the 5.1 sound i use the optical link.

To get 7.1 i use the analog link feeding my receiver


I'm talking about Creative's Optical IN conector. I have 5.1 audio source (Dune HD player) which i want to connect trough Optical cable to my soundcard and have real 5.1 sound on my speakers.
I'm hoping there is out there a soundcard that can play a role similar to an AV receiver.
Related resources
May 29, 2010 8:00:47 AM

Your computer is getting the signal; the fault is with whatever media player you are using. I think if you google "Media Player Classic - Home Cinema" and "AC3Filter" and install those 2 components you will be good to go.
May 29, 2010 1:23:41 PM

astrallite said:
Your computer is getting the signal; the fault is with whatever media player you are using. I think if you google "Media Player Classic - Home Cinema" and "AC3Filter" and install those 2 components you will be good to go.


OMG....you guys don't seem to get what i'm saying,so i'm gonna try to be more concise:
Dune HD player (or any 5.1 source for that matter) is connected to my Creative X-Fi Titanium trough Optical cable using X-Fi's Optical IN connector. X-Fi DOES NOT ACCEPT 5.1 signal throug OPTICAL IN connector,only stereo (proven fact).I didn't knew that when i bought the X-Fi because it's illogical that a soundcard would not support 5.1 singal INPUT.
So now i'm looking for a sound card that has Optical In and can decode 5.1 INPUT (just like an AV Receiver) so i can have 5.1 sound on my speakers.
Dunno if i can be clearer than that.
Thanks
May 29, 2010 11:41:09 PM



Have you tried this?
May 29, 2010 11:46:06 PM



Hmm..i don't have Decoder.Instead i have Encoder.What drivers do you have there?
I have latest XFTI_PCDRV_LB_2_17_0007.

Right...it seems you guys are insisting that i've not set up smth, so look here :
http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?url=htt...

And now that's out of the way i need a sound card that can decode external Dolby Digital signal to my speakers.
May 30, 2010 12:05:35 AM

I don't know, maybe the Essence STX?
June 1, 2010 6:24:13 PM

Is it possible to set your source to output PCM instead of DD? I can confirm that the X-FI does accept 5.1 PCM through optical in (I have an old XP box which sends 5.1 PCM via optical to my X-FI and it does output correctly). As you say, it won't decode a DD signal, but if you can set your source to decode and output PCM it should work.
June 3, 2010 8:07:05 AM

:) , thes gonna be happy with that setup.

anyway your soundcard can decode dolby digital... if it has dolby live.
June 3, 2010 12:08:33 PM

1: Optical/Coaxial does NOT have the bandwith to transmit uncompressed 5.1 audio. Hence the need for compressed standards like DD and DTS

2: No current soundcard [Aside from the Auzentech HTHD and ASUS Xonar HDAV] has a built-in decoder [Thank you, movie studios...], due to DRM issues/piracy concerns. The last ones that did was the old Audigy 2 line, and I think the decoder was removed via drivers a while back... As such, unless you run all your audio through WMP or some other program, you won't be able to decode a DD/DTS signal.
June 3, 2010 12:26:13 PM

gamerk316 said:
1: Optical/Coaxial does NOT have the bandwith to transmit uncompressed 5.1 audio. Hence the need for compressed standards like DD and DTS

2: No current soundcard [Aside from the Auzentech HTHD and ASUS Xonar HDAV] has a built-in decoder [Thank you, movie studios...], due to DRM issues/piracy concerns. The last ones that did was the old Audigy 2 line, and I think the decoder was removed via drivers a while back... As such, unless you run all your audio through WMP or some other program, you won't be able to decode a DD/DTS signal.


Finally a competent answer.Thank you gamerk316!
Too late tho...as i posted above i'm going with a receiver.
Thread closed!
!