WinDVD 4 and Audigy Soundcard

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Lance Nichols, May 27, 2002.

  1. Lance Nichols

    Lance Nichols Supporting Actor

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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?
     
  2. Drew Wimmer

    Drew Wimmer Stunt Coordinator

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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
     
  3. Lance Nichols

    Lance Nichols Supporting Actor

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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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