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Connecting Audio from PC to Stereo via Optical

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September 16, 2009 4:46:45 AM

Hi

I have an Insignia stereo receiver, and a Vista 64 PC with an evga mobo. My mobo has optical out, and my stereo has optical in.

I bought the cable, hooked t up, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make the sound work.

I tried all the presets on the receiver, messed around with the sound in Vista, but I'm lost.

Please, any info would be great.
Thanks
September 16, 2009 12:12:33 PM

Should just be a matter of going to you're sound console and setting "spdif" as the output.
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September 16, 2009 1:50:05 PM

There is no spdif as output.
I figured out the default for the optical is Video 2.
But now it won't let me select the stereo setting I want, which is Matrix.
And it only plays music from WMP, not iTunes.
Why is that?
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September 16, 2009 4:30:25 PM

There should be either a "Digital Output" from the Windows Control Panel -> Sounds tab, or a "SPDIF out" from your audio console for you're onboard chipset.
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September 16, 2009 4:42:45 PM

I figured that out. I can hear the music playing from WMP, but will not play from iTunes. I also cannot select any other music setting on the reciever. I usually use Matrix, but won't let me. Every other setting makes it sound terrible.
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September 16, 2009 10:33:06 PM

Ok, I figured out how to get music from WMP to my stereo without it sounding terrible.

But iTunes will NOT play through my stereo. I can see the song playing, but the audio wont transfer through, but it will on wmp.
Can anyone help me with this?

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September 18, 2009 4:43:45 AM

Once optical is selected some audio enhancement will be disabled, including matrix. For that you'll need to turn your amp DSP system set to matrix.

You also may have a driver problems if you can't play iTunes without audio, have try reinstalling iTunes?


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