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  • Cannot get audio from my XM thru mp3car adapter and CD-in header

    I am running on-board sound with all three jacks connected to my 5 channel amp. f/r/sub
    I have no jacks to input my XM or FM radio.
    I am trying to use my XM now with the CD in header on the motherboard which I cannot get to work. Even if it will work, I still do not have anywhere to input my FM radio!
    I am running a 'flat' setup, so I cannot add a PCI card.
    I see the USB alternatives, but don't see the inputs available.
    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanx,
    Ron

  • #2
    Cannot get audio from my XM thru mp3car adapter and CD-in header

    I connected my XM adapter and box to my car pc. I have no input jacks available on my mobo, so I am trying to use the CD in (I only have 1).
    I have tried all settings in RR, but cannot get any audio when using XM. The channels show up fine, and the audio from the other sources will mute, but all is quiet when XM is selected.
    Can someone help me with my settings?

    Also, what does everyone else do about not having audio inputs? (
    I can't be the only one!)
    Even if I can get the XM hashed out, I have nowhere for the FM to input.


    Thanx for any help.
    Ron

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    • #3
      Have a look at the wiki. I added this info from the FAQ's last night.

      http://www.mp3car.com/wiki/index.php...ce_Hardware#XM

      Maybe that might help
      Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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      • #4
        THe front panel header works by disabling the back ports. So all you do is change the back jacks to a header. Pretty useless in your case.

        The only answer is get another soundcard or lose the 5.1 channel sound.

        USB solutions exists and they do have line ins. Almost all have 3 jacks, green, blue and red. Line-out, line-in, and mic-in just like the onboard. So just pick up one of those.

        Also they make PCI riser cards as well as flexible extender cards. So you can still have a flat setup with PCI.

        And 2 soundcars makes audio mapping a bit more difficult.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
          THe front panel header works by disabling the back ports. So all you do is change the back jacks to a header. Pretty useless in your case.

          The only answer is get another soundcard or lose the 5.1 channel sound.

          USB solutions exists and they do have line ins. Almost all have 3 jacks, green, blue and red. Line-out, line-in, and mic-in just like the onboard. So just pick up one of those.

          Also they make PCI riser cards as well as flexible extender cards. So you can still have a flat setup with PCI.

          And 2 soundcars makes audio mapping a bit more difficult.
          Don't I need all three jacks to output the signal to my amp?
          How am I gaining anything by going to a USB audio provider?
          I would not have considered running both..., I would think that would be a night mare.!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rcubed3r View Post
            Don't I need all three jacks to output the signal to my amp?
            How am I gaining anything by going to a USB audio provider?
            I would not have considered running both..., I would think that would be a night mare.!
            Yes you need both, or a true 5.1 card not simulated 5.1 like the onboard. Those get pricy. They are the ones with 6 to 7 jacks on them. Front, Rear, Sub/Center, Line-in, mic-in and mic-in is usually mono. Sometimes there is a dedicated Center line, so 7 and it would be mono as well. So basically you need more channels.

            You can get that easily by adding another card, not replacing your current card. But if you like to spend money, then go the one big card.

            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118002

            I never used or heard of it, but something like that.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by rcubed3r View Post
              I connected my XM adapter and box to my car pc. I have no input jacks available on my mobo, so I am trying to use the CD in (I only have 1).
              I have tried all settings in RR, but cannot get any audio when using XM. The channels show up fine, and the audio from the other sources will mute, but all is quiet when XM is selected.
              Can someone help me with my settings?

              Also, what does everyone else do about not having audio inputs? (
              I can't be the only one!)
              Even if I can get the XM hashed out, I have nowhere for the FM to input.


              Thanx for any help.
              Ron
              Don't double post.
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              15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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              • #8
                Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
                Don't double post.
                Threads merged.
                Crossposting is rude and against the forum rules.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



                Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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                • #9
                  There are two distinct questions in each of my posts.

                  1 post asks about the inputs for the motherboard, and the other asks about my XM/RR setup.
                  At the bottom of my second post I also touched on the first.

                  I thought the post pertaining to the inputs should be in the hardware or a general section, and the XM question should be in the RR section, since it is a setup problem.

                  I know double posting is rude, but it was not my intent.
                  Now I have two questions in the RR section. To help sift thru the confusion, here they are:

                  How can I easily get more audio inputs on my motherboard?
                  I would rather not run two sound cards

                  How can I get my XM running in RR with the CD-in header?
                  I have it physically connected, but do not have something set up right, since I cannot get sound out of it.

                  Thank you,
                  Ron

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                  • #10
                    I messed around and got it worked out.

                    Sorry to be a bother.

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