Hdmi Sound output 13" Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beckman1212, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. beckman1212 macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    I was wondering isnt there any way to get the sound from the Micro Display Port via a Hdmi Cable?

    Maybe with a Widget or something?

    Any ideas?

    Thankfull for answers : )
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    the mini display port doesn't include audio; it's video only.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Monoprice sells an adapter that takes the video from MiniDisplayport and audio from the USB jack and converts it to a single HDMI output.
     
  4. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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  5. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    yah except you get ****** analog sound from it. no thanks.
     
  6. beckman1212 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Wow this is fantastic indeed, but I'm a little confused as to how it all works. I know they're are USB speaker systems, but how does the Mac know to transmit audio via USB? Does the cable act as a device itself, telling the Mac that its a USB audio ready device? :confused:
     
  9. heySparky macrumors regular

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    Personally, I wouldn't really have to know how it works just as long as it DOES work. Kind of like the LCD screen on my Macbook. I don't really know how it works either, but it does just the same.
     
  10. Icaras macrumors 603

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    LOL, good call. I think I'll follow your lead :D
     
  11. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Mac will not go to sleep!

    BUMP!

    Ok, i finally got this cable, and everything is really great so far, except for one thing, and that is my mac refuses to go to sleep whenever connected to this adapter. When I try putting it to sleep, it just wakes right back up after about 3 seconds.

    I have tried this adapter on two Macs in the household, a Macbook, and an iMac, both latest models running 10.6.2, and both exhibit the same issue.

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue? It's getting rather annoying and I'm hoping someone here could explain to me what's going on and if they've possibly found a fix for it.

    Much appreciated...
     

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