Digital output not supported???

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2008
    The heart of Europe (Switzerland)

    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


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  2. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Why are you under MIDI settings?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2008
    The heart of Europe (Switzerland)
    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


    Jun 27, 2007
    Volume keys and system volume settings dpes not work because fiber optic is LINE OUT.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    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

    Dec 13, 2007
    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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