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SPDIF IN/OUT not working on Gigabyte p35c-ds3r


I am trying to connect a Minidisc Deck (MDS-PC2) to my PC. I have an optical cable running from the optical output of the deck to my PC spdif input. I have another optical cable running from the deck optical input 1 to a separate SPDIF add-on bracket that is connected to the motherboard via its SPDIF header internally.

My sound works fine otherwise, and the deck outputs sound via the headphone jack, so both machines are working correctly. The deck is set to accept the optical 1 input, which the motherboard is connected to. I get no sound, in Audacity or Windows Sound Recorder, from the deck. I have set eh Realtek Audio Manager settings, in the Digital In/OUT settings to:

Ouptut Sampling Rate - 44.1 Khz (the Minidisc ATRAC rate, I believe)
Output Source - Output Digital Audio Source

and the status says:

PCM 44.1Khz
No Copy

Can anybody help, I need to get this working so I can record Minidisc audio from the deck to WAV files on my PC for film editing.

Thanks in advance, David

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you may have to set the input on your deck to digital b4 it will recognise the signal


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