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Digital spdif input as a source?

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Can I input a digital audio signal (HDMI, spdif, etc.) from external sources such as a Sky box?

asked Sep 27, 2014 by user851 (32 points)
retagged Oct 4, 2014 by user1

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If you have a sound card installed that has a digital S/PDIF port (for example the HT Omega Striker 7.1), then you simply need to assign a source to the input via config|acacia.

1. Open config|acacia by going to
2. Click on the musical note icon to show the sources for all back-end servers
3. Find the digital input on the sound card (it may be labeled something like S/PDIF digital input)
4. Press the green + button to create a line-in source for that input and give it a name

You should then be able to see the source from the front-end-controller via the "Inputs" source.

answered Oct 26, 2014 by user66 (450 points)