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#1 Orange Blossom

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:16 PM

Is it possible to play audio files: DVDs, Windows Media Player files, quicktime files etc. on my computer but listen to them on my stereo system? If so, how? Including going around the wall and corner there is a distance of about perhaps 6 feet from the computer connections to the stereo connections. I just don't have room for good speakers for my computer and I'd for like my dad and I to be able to listen to things at the same time. Sharing a single pair of headphones is awkward to say the least.

I have a Dell Dimension 2400
Windows XP Home SP2
Integrated ADl 1885 Audio

I have a Magnavox stereo system (receiver?) that has ways of adding auxilliary components.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:43 PM

Integrated cards usually lack the ability to do a lot... however there are sound cards out there, where you can set something up like that. I found a great one at comp usa, gives a nice boom. And you would just connect the wires to and fro, I don't know if a wireless conection is possible... but I would be the last to say never. Though for now, i'd say your best bet is either audigy, or probably not going to happen...

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:20 PM

What kinds of wires would I use to connect the computer to the stereo system, and where do I plug them in on the computer - other than the obvious "in the back." Do the connecting wires come in a great enough length for my needs?

I'm not concerned at this point about a "nice boom" as long as I can hear the audio files on the stereo speakers.

What is "audigy"?

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:28 AM

I think it is easiest just to give the link. The page comes with pictures and all. Connecting Your PC to Your Stereo.

Audigy is a one of Creatives sound-card models, like GeForce is for graphic-cards.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:44 AM

Thank you for the information source. :thumbsup: Studying it and my computer manual I now know how to hook up my stereo to my computer :flowers: . Now I just have to get the cables etc.

I do have a line-out connector on the back of the computer in addition to the headphone connector on the front, so there should be no problems - other than having to completely unplug the computer so I can get to the back of it - sigh. The sound may not be the greatest, but external sound cards can always be added at a later time.

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