Hdmi audio without Screen

Is it possible to use a hdmi to aux/vga cabel and put the aux to my stereo without putting the vga on an screen? I dont become any signal. Think its the handshake :frowning: is there any walkaround?
Big greetings from the black forrest

Audio from HDMI is digital. You cannot extract analog audio from it by just using a cable of some sorts. You would need a separate device that converts the audio from digital to analog.
Devices like these do that: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hdmi-audio-extractor

But what might even be a better idea, is to put one of these on your Pi: https://www.hifiberry.com :grinning:


i dont using only a cable. There is a short circuit in it:

But it dont work :frowning: Thinking handshake.

But what you say: I think the best idea is to buy a hifiberry…


I use one of these:


Analogue audio isn’t anything to shout out home about, it is on par with the HiFiBerry DAC however.

I have several of these as my processor doesn’t have HDMI in. They have been rock solid.

or maybe something like this https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=75225 but having a ful dac doesn’t hurt. i have an iqaudio and the sound is better than anything i have ever had before. but then again i am not exactly a hifist. anyway, i am pretty sure that you will get the best setup with a hat dac, not a usb one or any other kind of hack out of the hdmi. sorry about the lowercase, using a macbook of someones where the shift doesn’t work…