Can i record digitally to a MD from S.B Live

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by LemonTea, May 12, 2001.

  1. LemonTea

    LemonTea Guest

    Just wondering if its possible to record digitally from a sound blaster live card to a MD. All i know of is my MD has an optical cable and i dont' think that works with a sound card.
     
  2. WeaZel

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Originally posted by LemonTea:<br>
    <b>Just wondering if its possible to record digitally from a sound blaster live card to a MD. All i know of is my MD has an optical cable and i dont' think that works with a sound card.</b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>
    maybe if you could feed the soundcard and md player to a digital receiver. i'm pretty sure my pioneer vsx d608 could do that?<br>
     
  3. Brann Mitchell

    Brann Mitchell Member Guru

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    Yes. Creative sells a digital input/output daughter card ($20US) that will do the job nicely.<br>
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  4. Ice Cold

    Ice Cold Guru of 3D Bartender

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    to magnet , your WRONG (i love those words) the Platinum version already has the Live-Drive ,and on the Live-Drive is the digital (optical) line
     

  5. Bstring

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    There isn't an option for the yellow out jack? (the 5.1 card thingy)<br>
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    hmm mine has a selector for it with digital out as an option for it.<br>
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    Mess with drivers; it should be there
     
  6. Brann Mitchell

    Brann Mitchell Member Guru

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    Ah, the sweet spot.
    But not *optical* digital out. And to Ice, no, not wrong. <IMG SRC="smileys/wink.gif"> We assume too much. LemonDude, do you already have a Live!? If you do, then the little I/O card is a good option. If not, then strive to get a Platinum, or a Game Theatre XP.<br>
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    <A HREF="http://www.soundblaster.com/accessories/optical-io/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.soundblaster.com/accessories/optical-io/</A><br>
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    I am wrong on the price -&gt; $59.99 retail. I had one not too long ago and it did cost $20. LiveDrive is a shocking $129.99!<br>
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    <i>This message was edited by Magnet on 14 May 2001 01:04 AM</i><br><br><i>This message was edited by Magnet on 14 May 2001 01:07 AM</i>
     
  7. LemonTea

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    Well i have two live cards, a new generation live! Value which has 5 jacks, including that 5th yellow digital out. Nope... that thing doesn't work, i went to surround mixer and clicked on 'digital out only'... MD still can't pick up any digital signals<br>
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    Then i have the first generation Live! card which comes with that Digital I/O card (version 1)... <br>
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    Ok, on my Digital I/O card, there are 5 thingies... one digital din, 2 midi, and the two s/p dif things. <br>
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    OK... how about i take a pic and show you what this optical cable which came with my MD looks like<br>
    Just in case you can't make out what the jack looks like, its the typical 1/8 size, except only the tip (about 2mm) is metal, the rest is coated in plastic. <br>
    <br> <A HREF="http://images.fairmarketnetwork.com.au/images/site514/members/468401-Optical.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://images.fairmarketnetwork.com.au/images/site514/members/468401-Optical.jpg</A><br>
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    Man... think i'm just gonna sell this piece of crudness... Oh, just one more question, if i connect my cd-rom to soundcard via s/p dif cable but my speakers are connected through analog cables, will the sound quality still improve?
     
  8. Brann Mitchell

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    Um, yea. I replied to your post earlier about s/pdif with CD's and Live! (...a long story short: eh, maybe...). But to reiterate you need an *optical* input/output. Get a flashlight and shine it into one end of the optical cable; look at the other end. You should see light from the flashlight. S/PDIF is made from copper wires and optical cables are made from glass fibre (or maybe plastic, i dunno), and of course copper won't pass a single photon.<br>
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    The Digital I/O '2' card specifically states that it supports optical fibre cables. That is the way to go. Also, SoundCardCentral (stealing my lines, too, dangit!) posted a review about the Zoltrix 'Nightengale' Sound Card which comes with such a daughtercard. For a mind numbing $40.<br>
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    <A HREF="http://www.soundcardcentral.com/reviews/soundcards/zoltrix/page1.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.soundcardcentral.com/reviews/soundcards/zoltrix/page1.htm</A><br>
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    Hm. Maybe I'd buy the MD from you... does it record?<br>
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    BM<br><br><i>This message was edited by Magnet on 18 May 2001 01:10 AM</i>
     
  9. LemonTea

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    ok... thanks for all the effort, guess i'm just a dud. stuff dis <IMG SRC="smileys/tongue.gif"> <br>
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    time to get rid of that live card, is there much difference between the first generation live and the current ones? apart from the 5.1 ability now. <br>
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    MD records, but unless you so happen to live in Aus, i don't think i'd sell the MD to you
     
  10. Brann Mitchell

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    Ah, the sweet spot.
    Aparently none. Besides the software bundle.<br>
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  11. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    SB Platinum Live Drive II and above (the new 5.1) actually do have an optical in and output my friends. I know, I tested and used them all <IMG SRC="smileys/smile.gif"><br>
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    <IMG SRC="http://www.guru3d.com/review/creative/platinum51/Mvc-003g.jpg"><br><br><i>This message was edited by Hilbert Hagedoorn on 20 May 2001 06:04 AM</i>
     
  12. Brann Mitchell

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    Ah, the sweet spot.
    Mmm, hmm, now that does look tasty! <IMG SRC="smileys/tongue.gif"> <br>
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  13. Ice Cold

    Ice Cold Guru of 3D Bartender

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    seein' that makes me forget all competition
     

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