I just built a new computer for a HTPC. The last time I posted here, I had good response, and it fixed my problem. Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-p35-ds3lwith onboard Realtek ac888 i think. Anyway, since it is a HTPC, i need my audio to pass through SPDIF to my AV reciever? My graphics card is a MSI NX8500GT-MTD256EH which has HDMI out and will pass SPDIF thru it as long as its hooked up to the audio header on mobo.
Well I have been working on this (and searching the web) for over a week now) No audio thru SPDIF, not PCM, or DD, or DTS - nothing.
I also beleive that I have the software configured correctly. Through my internet searching I found that their were many problems installing the drivers for this. So I reinstalled every different way that Gigabyte's site told me too.(even though I had no problems installing) On an AV forum, I found that WinTV drivers can override other sound devices, and that it was picky with SPDIF. So tonight I reloaded Windows XP MCE SP2, and didn't install, WinTV, and tried it all again. No dice. Any way the device is working in analog, cause it plays 2 channel through the green 3.5mm jack to my reciever, but absoluteley no digital signal thru SPDIF, either digital coaxial in the I/O - or pass thru to VGA from the mobo header. I know I could just get a sound card and be happier and it works, but it is the principle.
Here are some screen shots of how everything looks as of right now