Would anyone happen to know of something designed simply to take a Dolby Digital or DTS signal through S/PDIF (optical or coaxial), convert it to stereo PCM, and output back through S/PDIF? Thanks in advance! :D
If you're simply curious to know why I need such an application, it is to have my audio playback device output to the receiver through HDMI with any audio format of choice while simultaneously having the audio go through a device which can rip the audio stream from the HDMI and send it through a S/PDIF connection. The problem is, the digital mixer I'm sending this audio to only supports PCM (as well as the headphone DAC/amp it further gets routed to) and I don't want to have to limit the signal going into my receiver to 2-channel PCM audio. The receiver itself has the ability to pass the signal through at the HDMI output, but that's all. The thing which rips the audio signal from the HDMI link has the ability to rip the regular compressed stream from the "TrueHD" or "DTS-HD MA" signal it receives and it obviously it also has the ability to pass through the already compressed streams which would be transmitted, so that's not an issue. Unfortunately, however, I do in fact need to have anything over 2ch PCM disabled from the source output regardless.
Well anyway, the only things I could find when looking for such a solution were converters with built in DACs which have the unwanted additional step of converting the signal to analog, with no options alternatively without that (which is essentially all that's needed, just instead with a basic S/PDIF output).
Edited by Typhoon859 - 11/18/13 at 8:30am