optical audio works with JonMS's 10.5.8 v2
Please forgive the pseudo cross post, but I felt this was newsworthy.
Everything I've read about audio on 10.5.8 is that it either doesn't work or the levels are extremely low. I've not read anywhere that anyone got audio to work through the optical port. If this is already common knowledge, please forgive my enthusiasm.
Open Audio MIDI Setup under Applications > Utilities. Under the Audio Devices tab, set the following:
- Default Output: Digital PCM #1
- System Output: Digital PCM #1
- Properties For: Digital PCM #1
- Audio Output > Format: 48000.0 Hz 2ch-16bit
Optical audio should now work. ;)
I briefly tried adjusting similar settings for Analog PCM #0 (the only analog output to show up on my system), but was unable to get similar results from the RCA jacks.