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Optical I/O on a G5 not working... Or something...

Posted on 2004-04-06
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Hello,

I am trying to record a DAT into my G5 using the Optical I/O... When I go to my Sound Prefs, it allows me to pick Optical Digital-In as an option, but when I play my DAT, there is no visible (or audible) sound input. Also, after switching to Optical Digital-In in the Sound Prefs, audio applications that are supposed to use whichever setting is set in the Sound Prefs continue to show Built-In Audio.

Am I missing a setting somewhere? An extension?

Thanks,
Tim
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by:weed
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What applications are you using to record? You may have to use an app that knows how to handle digital inputs like SoundTrack or SoundStudio.
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I was going to use Audacity (OpenSource), but I didn't get that far... I'm at the point where I just want to see audio level in my Sound Prefs.

Thanks!
Tim

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Try SoundStudio. It may have come with your machine. It did with mine.
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Just downloaded and tried SoundStudio... No different. When I choose Optical In, nothing happens -- rather, I don't get a level from my DAT.

I'm beginning to think that my S/PDIF cable might be bad -- I haven't used it in quite a while -- but there's not other way I can test it right now.

I'd like to think that I'm forgetting a setting somewhere. :) Generally, is switching to Digital In in the Sound Prefs all one should have to do?

 -T.
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Yep, sounds like youre doing everything right. Try replacing the cable.
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