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Re: [tde-users] Re: New Build Updates & Questions (Avengers Assemble Update - Solved & Concluded)

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 21:29:02 +0100
Edward via tde-users wrote:

> I have not yet put the card in, but had a thought... The sound cards
> from that era, have a jack where an audio cable connected it to the
> CD/DVD drive. Where the card would override the on-board audio once
> installed, would that audio cable still be necessary today, or would
> today's motherboards know to route the audio from the CD/DVD through the
> motherboard, directly to the sound card? I haven't actually looked at
> the back of the DVD drive to see if it even has that connection on it.
> That system is from 2009.

I do not think modern drives have it - you can easily diagnose it by
observing the front panel of the drive - if it has an audio jack, it can
independently play audio.

Applications such as kscd would work with the data being read from the
drive. I do not know why Kate would say kscd needs an audio cable.
I guess kscd is able to control the drive (play/pause etc.), so that if you
have a CD player you could just tell it play and listen on the audio jack
of the player. However it should be working as a player too - playing the
cdrom. Last time I tried few months ago it worked nicely.