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    HELP! Try to find a 2 pin mpc to mpc cable

    Hello there! Am hoping someone out "there" can help me find a digital mpc-to-mpc 2 pin cable . It looks just like the analog cable from most folks cd rom to their mobo/soundcard but its got 2 pins instead of four. Its needed to connect my dvd rom to my sound card however i can't seem to find one. I've looked on ebay and maplins and googled it. Can this thing be bought?!!!
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    Get a 4 pin one and cut it in half. Job done.

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    is that safe?

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    Although its no help, the only place i've seen one of those cables was in the box that came with my sb live 5.1.

    Just out of interest, why do you need to use it?, I seemed to get on fine without one.

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    is that safe?
    Yeah, it would be if you cut it with a stanley knife (I think) - I don't think there's anything special about 2pin ones. It'd just need plugging in the right way.

    Why do you need it anyway? Modern OSes rip audio down the IDE channel rather than over the digital audio.
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    I thought it was needed to provide a (digital) output from the dvd rom to my soundcard (audigy 2). i got a (analogue) four pin cable going from my dvd rom to my soundcard at the moment.
    Although not really neccesary i was just curious if using the 2 pin cable would make a difference. The sound card is oem so no cables
    I've got another four pin cable inside an old P200. I guess i better go sharpen up my craft knife and let the bodgering begin!!
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    Nah you don't really need it - I don't have mine wired up. A program like media player or winamp will just rip the audio down the data cable, so no need for the audio cables really, except for in special circumstances.

    That's from my experience anyway, don't know about anybody else.
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    Yea ive never used cables from my optical drives to my sound card. Whenever im redoing a pc i always take them out if they are there as it just clutters the case up.

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    I have the analogue one because it offers the best quality. I've tryed both digital and analogue and IDE and found analogue the best. I borrowed a cable from my m8 who had one come with an Audigy Player.

    They do make a difference to audio quality, they make a huge difference to system resources and the CD drive doesn't spin up to full speed, just like 2x so its much quieter

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    Thanks guys or gals for ya replies, you've been very helpful! I guess if it works...leave it alone! I'll save that 4 pin cable then for when i get really bored.
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