Mac Mini Audio line out and USB Audio output.

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I'm going to be setting up my Mac Mini to 2 different audio sources. I want my DVD movies to play through the TV speakers and I want iTunes to play music through the home stereo system.



Is it possible to use the Audio Line Out on the MacMini AND use a USB Audio device (iMic USB Audio Interface) connected to my home stereo at the same time?



Can you have 2 Audio output devices on 1 machine?



With Sound prefences, can I setup my Mac to play audio from Itunes through the USB Audio output? AND when I watch a DVD on my MacMini, can it play audio through the TV speakers? (I'm using a plasma TV with built in speakers as the display for my Mac Mini). Anyone know?

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Krob81

    I'm going to be setting up my Mac Mini to 2 different audio sources. I want my DVD movies to play through the TV speakers and I want iTunes to play music through the home stereo system.



    Is it possible to use the Audio Line Out on the MacMini AND use a USB Audio device (iMic USB Audio Interface) connected to my home stereo at the same time?



    Can you have 2 Audio output devices on 1 machine?



    With Sound prefences, can I setup my Mac to play audio from Itunes through the USB Audio output? AND when I watch a DVD on my MacMini, can it play audio through the TV speakers? (I'm using a plasma TV with built in speakers as the display for my Mac Mini). Anyone know?




    just buy a $2 splitter from radio shack.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    I don't know about the USB device, but

    you could use the airport express

    to send iTunes to your stereo, and

    send the line output to your TV.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Ahh good advice. I'll get the airport express. that seems to make sense. thanks a lot.
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