Digital output not supported???

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by sleepyyellow, May 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    hey,

    i just got my toslink cable today it was a cheap one i just thought i need to get my z-5500 working with my MBP. i hooked it up and i noticed i dont get any support with it. like my volume buttons on the keyboard dont even work. also i cant change it from stereo to 5.1, i can do it by changing effects on my logitech device but that still means i dont get true surround sound etc.
    how do i get support of my speakers?
    i took a screenshot to show...

    - thanks in advance

    -s
     

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  2. macrumors 68030

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    Why are you under MIDI settings?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol no idea saw on some site that i could go there and configure my speakers so i went there but also if i go on system settings - sound it says its not supported so thats why i went to check there.
     
  4. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Volume keys and system volume settings dpes not work because fiber optic is LINE OUT.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    AviationFan

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    The only surround sound you should expect is a passthrough of encoded surround audio from the DVD Player application to the optical digital output. There is no on-the-fly AC3 encoding or anything of that sort in Macs.

    - Martin
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    You need to look under Properties For: Built-in Output.
    On your screenshot you have the properties for the built-in microphone selected.
     

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