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Receptacles at back of my Computer tower

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ailing, Jan 15, 2006.

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  1. ailing

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    I have a DELL PC, dimension 8200. At the back of the tower, there are, among other items, 4 mini plug receptacles in a horizontal row. They are color coded as follows. Green to plug in a loudspeaker output, Red to plug in a microphone input, Blue to plug in an on-line input., and Yellow, apparently for Video. Is that for Video in or Video out? After you advise me as to whether it is for sending a signal in or out, please advise me in great detail what software to use to handle the signal and how to go about accomplishing whatever can be accomplished.

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    Could this be an analog [video] input?

    PCWORLD mag had a reference to an analog input (RGB?, or something like that), which is for direct video recording, as an alternative to other recording modes from analog to digital...
     
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    Never heard of video input or output using a mini plug. It is usually an RCA jack for Video.
    If it is a mini plug in line with the reest of the audio plug it is probably for Digital out or something like rear channel on a multi-chanel or surround sound type system. In fact if it is what i think it is And you have a separate sound card and not onboard sound it is a Sound Blaster Live Digital card and the yeallow plug is set up in the sound properties as either Digital out or I believe Front channel. This is a great card by the way and was specifically made for Dell by Creative. If as you said they are horizontal (as lookng at the pc while it is standing up right) is this plug the farthest away from the midi/game port? If so it is digital audio out as I said.
     
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    good reference but The Brands are reversed. The one with the yellow colored Midi/game port is the Creative sound blaster live. and the dark colored Midi/game port is a santa cruz. I have my SB Live Digital in sitting right in font of me.
     
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