Digital Out on an iMac? Answered
So I have an iMac, running Vista. It's late 2009 version, newest with the exception of the new 27" models. I'm trying to connect the mini-digital out to the SPDIF in on my audio amp. I bought a cable, and an adapter. It just doesn't work...
The adapter works fine, seeing how it's just a hollow piece of metal and plastic.
The cable is also working fine - I've tested it with my TV.
The iMac has output, you can see it on the other end of the fiber.
Everything I've checked seems to be working, and there's only one possible explanation I can think of. The iMac is transmitting with a different format. I'm new to optical audio cables, so If there is only one format, aka SPDIF and TOSLINK are the same, please let me know. And if they are not, can someone inform me on what I'm doing wrong and how to fix it?