This really isnt a mp3car issue , its more a general harrdware issue, but I apreciate the help nontheless. Dell ****ed up and I got Altec Lansing ada890s, the really nice ones. Im looking at a new sound card to beat my pos integrated one. I want to be able to listen to my dvds in surround sound, Im considering Audigy, and the Game Thearter. I dont know whether or not I can do digital out of the audigy+mp3's digital output , or whether I need the audigy ex's break out box for more than $100 more. I REALLY dont want to spend it, but if I can do ac3 through the digital out , then Ill get the audigy, unless the gamethearter xp is a better card.