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WinDVD 4 and Audigy Soundcard (1 Viewer)

Lance Nichols

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Hey, after rebuilding my system I decided to install the new WinDVD 4, instead of the older 3.1 that I had been running.

So, I installed the Plus version, which included SRS, DD, DD-EX encoding, as well as DTS. Now, I have a SB Audigy soundcard, with the SB 5300 speaker system (a 5.1 system). If I start up the software with a DVD, I get noise from the speakers. I have to switch to analog (2 speaker) mode then back in order for the Audigy to "grab" the DD stream and decode it using the onboard DD decoder. Also if I try to switch to anything other then the analog 2 speaker sound, it does not let me. The old 3.1 version detected the sound card, and did not exhibit this odd "noise" problem.

Interestingly, if I do a system info test, I get the following data back:

Version:
4.0.05.043
Navigation:
Type: DVD
Region: 1
Drive: F:
TV System: NTSC.
Video:
Hardware:
Vendor: ATI
Connection type: MEDIASUBTYPE_DXVA_ModeMPEG2_D
DXVA acceleration type: IDCT
Downstream renderer: CLSID_OverlayMixer
Stream:
Type: Encrypted MPEG2
Bitrate: 9.800 Mbps
Framerate: 29.970 Hz
Resolution: 720x480
Aspect ratio: 16x9
Audio:
Info not available
CPU:
AMD
Family: 7 Model: 6
Instruction support:
Intel MMX: Enabled
Intel SSE: Not detected
Intel SSE2: Not detected
AMD 3DNow!: Enabled
AMD Enh 3DNow!: Enabled
AMD 3DNow! Pro: Not detected

Note the Audio not available info.....

Anyone else encounter this, and have they found a solution?
 

Drew Wimmer

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Feb 18, 2002
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what operating system are you running? I seem to remember creative having trouble to get their drivers to make their Live!-series sound cards ti generate a digital signal under windows 2000, I'm not sure if they ever cleared that up or not
 

Lance Nichols

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Joined
Dec 29, 1998
Messages
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Drew, I am running Win2K. I also remember the reported problems with SB Live! cards and Win2k. Never had that problem when I was running my old SB Live. Nor did I ever encounter the data coruption issue that they had with Win2K and AMD boards.

It is a strange one, that for certain.
 

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