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In Reply to: can not get s/pdif out to work on my laptop posted by Dynaudio_Rules on March 29, 2007 at 06:53:22:
The simple fact of the matter is that many spdif outputs are limited to either 48khz only, or 48 or 96khz.
Many won't do 44.1 or 88.2.
Onboard codecs and cheaper soundcards are famous for having a "48khz only" spdif output.
I think your right about my laptop, even though Vista has this "exclusive" mode thing thats supposed to let whatever front end take over...I guess it still can only do what the on-board sound card is capable of....48Hz.
YOur post prompted me to connect my dac to my regular computer with onboard spdif. No matter what I did, it only put out 48khz.
Don't worry. There are really inexpensive ways to get 44.1 digital out. Apparently, some guys are using the Chaintech AV-710 digital out as it (AFAIK) can pass through 44.1 without resampling.
And they're all of $30, and they use the Envy 24-HT chipset, the same one the M-Audio Revolution 5.1/7.1 use!
Yeah, I should look in to getting a new card, but this is on the "normal" pc, and goes into an upsampling dac that I use for PC speakers or headphone listening. Not exactly the hifi rig, but enough to abx mp3 at 192 vs. ALAC.
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