Sound through DVI>HDMI adapter in OS X?

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  1. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Hello all, I just got a Mac Pro 1,1 (flashed to 2,1) about a week ago, and have already got everything set up. However, one thing has been bugging me, the sound. I installed Windows in BootCamp and noticed that the ATI Radeon HD5770 actually outputted sound to my TV in Windows. I wish to achieve this is OS X, and have already tried installing an HDMI audio kext from another thread here. This is an official Mac card, and the Mac is running El Captain.
     
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    I am running the TV through an HDMI to DVI cable connected to the computer, not a mini display port. Again, the card works the way I want it to in Windows, but I am trying to obtain the same function in OS X.
     
  4. Macschrauber macrumors member

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    Sound thru dvi output was totally new for me. Old dog learns new tricks...
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    If I remember correctly from that thread, it requires 5,1 (or 4,1 flashed to 5,1). So I don't think there is a way to do it for your 1,1.
     
  6. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the reply, I am planning on getting a new triple monitor setup soon, and I will either buy a pair of speakers or just use the display speakers. I plan on using the MP for video editing (FCPX and Premiere Pro CC), Music creation (Logic Pro X and in some cases Audition CC), and finally photo editing (Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC). Therefore I will be using headphones for most of my work, but would like to have some sort of stereo speakers on my desk.
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Well some monitors and TVs have a discreet audio in jack that you can use for their built-in speakers.

    Alternatively, you could physically combine optical audio out and DVI video out into an HDMI for your TV/monitor.

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  8. MacCubed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's the issue with the current TV I have... There isn't a discrete audio jack... Again I should get the new monitors in a few months, so I shouldn't have to spend more money on this setup
     

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