[SATLUG] Low profile S/PDIF / Toslink / Coaxial bracket.

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 08:55:31 CDT 2009


Still can't find anything so that may be the way I have to go.

Thanks for the suggestion.

-Jon

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Todd W. Bucy<toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> Jonathan Hull wrote:
>>
>> I haven't posted here in quite a while so first of all I want to say
>> Hello to everyone again!
>>
>> And now I have a question: A while back I built a HTPC with HDMI
>> running Ubuntu. Everything works great except that audio over HDMI has
>> a second or two of silence at the beginning of playback for all files
>> and in all media players. I suspect it is related to the time it takes
>> for the HDCP handshake, but am not certain. After much fiddling I have
>> given up (I may revisit the problem later) and have decided to fall
>> back to S/PDIF audio for now.
>>
>> The problem I have now is that the PC case I used for the system is
>> low profile (short), and for the life of me I can not file a
>> low-profile bracket/mount for the S/PDIF connector. I have several
>> that are the full height but not a single low profile bracket and I
>> can not find a low-profile version being sold anywhere online. I am
>> starting to think no one makes it in low-profile. Does anyone here
>> happen to know where I can buy one?
>>
>> The only requirements are this:
>>
>> 1) Low profile
>> 2) Has Toslink optical and Coaxial digital S/PDIF connectors.
>>
>> The pin-out is not too important since I can easily change it, but it
>> will be plugged into the 4 (or 7/8) pin header on ASUS brand
>> motherboards.
>>
>> Here is an example of a full size version:
>>
>>
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/Gigabyte-Motherboard-12CR1-1SPOUT-02R-SPDIF-Out-cable_W0QQitemZ260418060759QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca22041d7&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A2123|293%3A1|294%3A50
>>
>> I simply need one like that that is shorter for the low-profile cases.
>>
>> If anyone knows where I can acquire one please let me know, I would
>> much appreciate it. I fear that if I can't find one I may have to rig
>> it up in some way with a different low-profile bracket or cutting down
>> a full size bracket.
>>
>> Thanks, everyone!
>>
>> -Jon
>>
>
> I just pick up a low profile soundcard (off-brand) from Altex on I-35 a few
> weeks ago, which had sp/pdif coaxial and optical.  give them a try.  It
> seems to be working fine with my LinuxMCE box.
>
> Todd
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