Use digital and analog sound out, at the same time

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Volante, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Volante macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Is it possible to use the digital, and analog, sound out at the same time?
  2. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    is there a reason for this limitation? just because apple didn't feel like making it work?

    My old (2002) PC has digital and analog audio outputs, and they both work at the same time. it comes in handy with some receivers that can't output digital signals to zones 2 or 3 (denon receivers, for example).

    it can be very useful....
  3. ElBerserko macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Actually you sort of can. For example, if you have the output set to the analog out in the system settings and you go into VLC and set the output to digital, you can have two independent outputs at the same time (VLC will output digitally, and the rest of the system such as iTunes, etc. will go through the analog). I am assuming however you want to mirror the same audio content, which I am not sure you can do. But given what is possible with my example above it seems the hardware should be capable.
  4. Volante thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    I want frontrow to use the digital out, can I set that up? The rest should use the analog (itunes, vlc..).

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