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    Default Digital Optical Audio under OSX (tiger or leo)

    Can anyone verify if the digital optical audio output works with either tiger or leopard installed? Thanks.



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    Atm, I can't try it myself. But there is stere sound. The alc chip is detected correctly. So there is a chance that this might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemdiggity View Post
    Can anyone verify if the digital optical audio output works with either tiger or leopard installed? Thanks.
    Will try this in the next few days and as soon as I'll have this and more other findings I'll try to consolidate them into 1 post.

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    In leopard it works, with soundriver on the leopard guide, I'm getting full 5.1 sound with thx!

    Someone could test it on tiger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by javinv View Post
    In leopard it works, with soundriver on the leopard guide, I'm getting full 5.1 sound with thx!

    Someone could test it on tiger?
    Which "soundriver" are you referring to javinv? I tested digital sound out by connecting the ATV via HDMI to my Onkyo TX-NR906 (that is hooked to a 5.1 bluesky Media Desk). If any sound was being transmitted on the HDMI it would have been heard through the system, but the results were negative. I have not tried the optical TOS-Link output as I did not feel like investing more money on testing that has already costed so much time and effort in the attempt to try and turn into something usable what is really a substandard product from Apple.
    Are you using the TOS-Link connection or are you using HDMI with some sort of driver that enables multichannel digital audio over HDMI?

    I am on my way out of this experiment as it got too much of my time and was not worth given the results. I do not intend to watch low quality, stuttering videos with just stereo audio an age where blueray and 7.1 are closer to becoming a standard as they get more affordable with each passing year.

    It was overall a good learning experience, and I really want to thank the invaluable help that the community here has provided me with directly or by sharing via other posts. My special thanks go to Ash who has been a great guiding light in my research for information on the matter. Thanks man!

    Before ditching the ATV for good (and auction it off via ebay), I plan to put together a post to recap my experience with the Leo-on-ATV hack as soon as I find some spare time... who knows, that may result helpful to others who are thinking about tackling this hack and may find handy some of those info. I guess that'll be my way to give back to the community here

    For now... cheers and happy hacking!


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    Sound over HDMI doesn't work. I mentioned this in guide on how to install leopard on ATV: http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/f98/70835.htm.

    Digital audio only works via optical out.
    Stereo sound via component out works too.

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    Hi!

    I were refering to the driver on the post by Ash; it's working for me using the toslink cable as a real mac would do.

    My only problem is with the dvd player, someone knows why it's so laggy or a way to resolve it? I've tried all of its versions and builds of macosx 10.5 with same results, also deactivating the intrelace function.. in VLC they play great but on dvd player.app... it's all lagging.. ( I would like to use it so I can plays DVDs from frontrow)

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    Quote Originally Posted by javinv View Post
    Hi!

    I were refering to the driver on the post by Ash; it's working for me using the toslink cable as a real mac would do.

    My only problem is with the dvd player, someone knows why it's so laggy or a way to resolve it? I've tried all of its versions and builds of macosx 10.5 with same results, also deactivating the intrelace function.. in VLC they play great but on dvd player.app... it's all lagging.. ( I would like to use it so I can plays DVDs from frontrow)
    you can Install nitoTV for Leopard and load dvd's from frontrow.

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    With ALC885 modify, analogic and digital sound works on Tiger

 

 

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