View Full Version : Can I do pass-thru ac3 and stereo concurrently?

24th January 2007, 22:43
If I am playing a movie with ac3 audio, is it possible to do ac3 pass-through to my receiver and, at the same time, downmix the same stream and output it through my sound card stereo (headphone) out?

I appreciate your help, even if it invovles additional hardware and software.

25th January 2007, 03:38
It depends on the software and hardware you have/use.
But as far as I know, I donīt think thereīs a audio card that separates the SPDIF output from the audio rendering thru the stereo outputs. If you were to select downmixing for an audio track, the SPDIF output will send that same downmixed audio track.