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I just setup a shuttle xpc sn41g2 and I had a few questions on audio.


I have a wintv theater card connected to it with video input into the wintv card, eventually I will move this to svideo input from my sat but this aside from the point.


I have svideo out on the back of the shuttle to my receiver which works fine.


It is audio that I am working on.


Right now I have 3.5mm plug to two rca jack for input plugged into the mic connector on the front of the shuttle for audio in.


I am trying to figure out the best audio out to the receiver.


I believe the shuttle has an spdif output on the front. Can I get a cable that is spdif there and plugs into the digital(rca jack) on my receiver or should I just get another 3.5mm plug with R/L rca jacks on it for audio into the receiver. My optical input on the receiver is being used for my dvd player so I would have to use the coax digital (rca jack) for input.


The spdif cable is just new to me and I am trying to figure out the best way to get the audio from the PC to the Receiver.


The shuttle specs are here:

http://us.shuttle.com/spec/sn41g2.pdf
 

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Ok, I think the solution is:


input-

rca to 3.5 sterio from sat to pc for audio

svideo from sat to wintv card for video (using rca right now)


output-

optical spdif from pc to spdif converter

spdif converter to coax spdif

coax spdif to receiver (coax digital audio)

svideo from shuttle to receiver


Since my receiver does not have 2 optical spdif inputs I had to get the coverter. The converter is quite expensive too.

http://store.yahoo.com/videoware/toslinkcoax1.html


At any rate this looks like it should all work well.
 

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subq,


Unfortunately, I honestly don't understand your question at all but I'ld be willing to bet that a converter is not necessary nor preferred.
 

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I was just trying to figure out the audio setup from my HTPC.


The converter is only needed because my receiver is an old Kenwood and only has one optical digital audio input, the other one is coax.


The output from the shuttle is spdif optical cable.


I think it will all work fine but I will post if it doesn't :)
 

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Turns out the shuttle xpc sn41g2 has no line in.


I have it rigged right now.


Ran cd audio cable from the wintv card itself to the motherboard cd_in


I plugged tv source audio into the wintv and then set the OS to use cd audio.


Now I need to work on the video out and sound out.


not a very htpc friendly motherboard/pc
 
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