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OK so this might be a crazy idea, and it might also be totally impossible. Furthermore, it might be completely pointless, but I have a crazy idea and I want to know if you guys think it's possible. What I'm trying to do is have all the audio that would come from anything displayed on my TV (HDMI out on my GeForce card) run through one set of speakers. The speakers in question is a tower speaker running through the audio out on the back of my computer. But I would also like any audio that would come from anything displayed on my monitor (DVI out on the GeForce) run through a different set of speakers. Those speakers would be the ones that are mounted in my monitor, and run through the headphone out port on my computer. The windows audio thing recognizes the headphone port and the audio out on the back as two totally separate ports, and I can run them both at the same time, or one at a time, depending on what I set as default audio out. Do you guys think this is possible? Any constructive input would be appreciated, no rush as, like I said, this might be completely pointless, it's just a crazy idea I had that I thought might be cool. In the end, I want to be able to drag, for example, a youtube video that is playing from my TV to the monitor and have the audio follow it.
I am relatively new to the idea of a music server. I have been researching heavily for the last couple of weeks and really need some advice. For the last couple of years I have been using J River, one pc upstairs streaming wirelessly to another computer downstairs. I had set up J River with the appropriate plug-ins and was ripping music with Exact Audio and thought "well, this is great". As all the codes were digital, I thought equipment and or cables could not temper the codes. Then behold, I am being told that there is a difference in the type of equipment and much less difference in the way certain components sound, HUH? My audiodiction started in the 70's, I have had turn tables, tubed equipment, cables and everything else and still do. The theory that source first and quality equipment were necessary in a linear progression to have the best sound, all made sense, it was analog!! Manual turntables, preamps with no remotes, triode tube amps heating the room to uncomfortable levels, getting up changing records every few moments made computer audio very inviting. Now, I have a quandary, "it seems possible that I can get better sound from my digital selections, whaaat? I have been to audio stores and seen a few of commercially available music servers, most seem to have their own dacs built in and their own proprietary software. As someone wrote, the moving development of design renders most of these objects obsolete in short order considering the high prices. Then, I discover Computer Audiophile with great realms of knowledge. A lot of stuff to digest!! This is where I need help: Music Server How do I determine what is the best source for playing my music? It is going to be difficult to audition many servers, just not that many in my area, how do I choose? I have seen the C.A.P.S units on this site, I am intrigued by the fact that they do give some maneuverability in selection of components, software, etc. How do the C.A.P.S. compare with commercially available units, compared on sonic quality and cost comparisons? If the C.A.P.S. is the best option, which model is going to be the best? 2. Storage What is the best way and best manufacture for storage? What is the best format? 3. Network What is the best way to network the system? What is the best components, switches, cables, etc. 4. What am I missing, is my ignorance just too great to overcome Please feel free to try to point me in a direction that will help me not to suffer too much!! I appreciate any and all replies to my post; I have a very nice audio system and would like to fully enhance my listening experience. I realize that many of you have been in my position and have figured a lot of this out. If you would be willing to share your knowledge and your trials, it would be great. Just not a lot of opportunities in my area to try to sort all of this out. Thanks in advance
the quadfather posted a topic in Networking, Networked Audio, and StreamingOK, I'm a new a guy, I might ask some silly questions.. Up until just recently I always ran my home stereo speakers, (2 channel) out through my PC. Of course they were powered by my home stereo amp. The setup was such that the speaks. were wired to the amp, and the amp had a lt/rt out going into my soundcard on the computer. The soundcard was great because it was RCA inputs, and married up well to the RCA's coming from the amp. Fast forward to today.. I have a new computer. It seems that people don't use soundcards much anymore? So they tell me to run the audio through the motherboard. The MB is a ASUS P9X79. It has on the back... "Line-in" center channel, side speaker, front channel, etc. There is no "Line-out" On the front of the tower there is a mini jack for headphones, and a mini "Mic" jack. I have purchased an adaptor for the RCA outs coming from the amp, to adapt. into a single 3.5 mini jack to go to the MB. I am completely stumped on where to plug this in. I have gone with the "Line-in" and all the other options on the motherboard. No sound cometh forth. I've gone with the front of the computer, the Headphone out jack, Mic jack, etc. No dice! When I plug it into different places, a window will pop up from the MB and show where I've plugged the amp into... but still no audio. (When I touch the hot end of the output from the amp, it will make noise in the speaks, obviously they are working. But no signal is seen from disk drive, youtube videos, etc. Is there anything obvious that I'm doing wrong here? Do you need more information? The pop up window for audio via the motherboard is the most involved thing I've ever seen. There are a million options. I don't care about all the 7.1, I just want the good old left and right channel playback. Thanks in advance!