- Official Name: Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format AKA Sony/Philips Digital InterFace
- Company: Sony/Philips
- Official Specification Number: IEC 60958, IEC 958 type II
- Official Specification: http://v3.espacenet.com/origdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=EP811295&QPN=EP0811295#
- Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spdif http://www.epanorama.net/documents/audio/spdif.html
S/PDIF is mostly used to transmit compressed multichannel audio from a media player to an amplifier/receiver.
The following audio formats are known to be transmitted over S/PDIF:
Mplayer is able to play PCM,DTS and AC3 over S/PDIF. http://www.cs.tut.fi/~ik/mpegspdif.html has the details on how to transmit MP2 and MP3. The details how to transmit Wma Pro is also known but not published yet.