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cazzz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Audio Digital Out Help Reply with quote

2011 Mac Mini.

I have a TOSLINK cable connected to the mini through a simple DAC into a pair of speakers.

It works fine. Except I have no volume control.

The setting screen has digital out selected and the settings for the device say, "The selected device has no output controls"

I was hoping to use the PowerMate to control volume to the digital output but that is not working. It works fine for analog out through the headphone jack.

I need volume control at the computer level for the digital out, is it possible?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a quick search: Soundflower

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090111110741237
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul,

Thanks, the utility looks good I will give it a try. The thread was good as well and explains what I already suspected.

I am working on an audio interface solution for placing the mac mini in my car and connecting directly to the amp.

Volume, fade, and balance are what I am looking into.

I think this utility will help me experiment to find the best solution.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soundflower works as advertised. I can now control the volume of the digital output.

I won't know if this works for my application until I hook it up to the car amp and see what happens.
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