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    is it possible to use the jack on dvd drive as audio out?

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    Sure, if it's an audio out jack...

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    Yes, I have used headphone jacks as input to my stereo before. You can pick up a headphone to RCA-Y adapter at Wallyworld, Best Buy for around $4.

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    i'm speaking of a DVD-ROM drive connected by ide and an audio cable, what should i do to redirect the sound to it's jack?

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    Originally posted by gosam
    i'm speaking of a DVD-ROM drive connected by ide and an audio cable, what should i do to redirect the sound to it's jack?
    Which audio cable? The headphone jack at the front of the DVD or the audio cable connection in the rear?

    The audio cable connection in the rear should be connected to your soundcard and then use the line-out or speaker out to plug into your stereo.

    The headphone jack as suggested above by hlrguy.
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    my dvd drive is connected to the mobo by an ide-cable and to the soundcard by an audio cable.

    now what i want to do is have the sound played not to the audio out of the sound card (speakers) but to the jack present in the front of the dvd drive , just under the tray.

    is that possible?

    whan i simply plug in there a headset i get nothing no sound

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    Hmm, weird...

    http://www.plextor.be/technicalservi...sp?choice=FAQ, tips and tricks&language=English&printer=False

    On ATAPI or SCSI systems:
    - The headphone jack on all the IDE/SCSI drives is analogue signal output. Windows Media Player and some other players use "Digital" playback.
    - Because the signal can only go either analogue or digital there is no sound on the headphone jack when the Digital playback function is enabled.


    I suspect that something like that is going on here? Are you playing it with XMMS or something? What kind of DVD drive is it?

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    i'm on gnome , so i use esd and rhythmbox.and it is a regular MSI ide dvd drive.

    edit : i found a manual on msi's site, but they distribute it as exe. damn!
    Last edited by gosam; 07-01-2004 at 07:46 AM.

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    The jack is only for analog out from a playing CD. If youre wondering if you can use it as a headphone jack for applications, the answer is no. Audio only comes out of a reading drive, not in then back out.
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    To read the .exe file, you might try using unzip -l on it to see if unzip can figure out the file format (most of the time, .exe's when distributed are nothing more than self extracting .zip files, which unzip can usually read).

    If unzip -l gives you a bunch of files (or only one), then run it again without the -l to unzip all of the files (or the one file) to the current directory.

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