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No Windows Media Player Audio from Surround channels

I have a Dell XPS gen4 with SB Audigy 2ZS Platinum card and can't get audio from any channels but front ones using Windows Media Player V11. (I'm sending this audio to TV monitor along with S-video from GeForce 6800 output). The front channels remain connected to PC speakers and work fine with everything. The missing audio outputs are present for every other app - video streams, QuickTime player, DVD's etc - just nothing on WMP.

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  • jff6791 Jan 13, 2009

    Tried this solution but ended up losing the audio that had been working - ie DVDs, streaming video (YouTube), Nero, VLC. It seems changing these settings in WMP makes global changes in XP. I'm going to see if I have latest driver for Audigy sound card - didn't check that before.

  • jff6791 Jan 21, 2009

    OK - this solution combined with the latest Soundblaster driver (dated July 08) did the job. Thanks for the help!

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On WMP - go to Tools > Options > Devices > Select Speakers > click Properties > Audio Device to Use - ensure you select your audio Card (Not direct sound - just a precaution) > Advanced > Volume Tab > Speaker settings click on Advanced > Select the type of Speakers you have. - Hope this helps, let me know!

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How To Install Your Sound Blaster Audigy, Audigy 2, and Audigy 4 In Windows...


This download is a driver and sound card applications providing Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP support for Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® series of audio devices.

This download supports the following audio devices only:
  • Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA
DO NOT install this driver for Sound Blaster Audigy LS, Sound Blaster Audigy SE, or Sound Blaster Audigy Value.

Included in this download:
  • Creative Audigy, Audigy 2, and Audigy 4 Driver 6.0.1.1377
  • Creative ALchemy 1.41.02
  • Creative Audio Console 1.31.10
  • Creative Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
  • Creative Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.03
  • Creative DDL License Activation 1.00.04
  • Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
  • Creative EAX Console 3.00.56
  • Creative SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.00
  • Creative Speaker Settings 2.00.60

To install this driver:
  1. Download the Audigy_SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0017.exe file onto your local hard disk.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

on Feb 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want sb0220 sound driver


http://download.cnet.com/creative-labs-sound-blaster/3000-2120_4-10022925.html
This is the latest driver update for the Sound Blaster Live! series of audio cards only for users running Windows 95 and 98. This release includes updated version of Surround Mixer 1.0 and AudioHQ, 1024-voice software MIDI synth for Sound Blaster Live! (Option to select up to 1024 software voices), and improved support for Occlusion and Obstruction effects in EAX2.0
http://download.cnet.com/creative-labs-sound-blaster/3000-2120_4-10005159.html

If you're using Windows 95/98, you can download this file and update your Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster 32, and Sound Blaster AWE drivers. Please refer to the readme file for installation instructions. This new version solves the audio distortion problem that occurred when the Sound Blaster 16Xpress chip was left running overnight.

http://download.cnet.com/sound-blaster-pci128-drivers/3000-2120_4-10038063.html This is an updated driver release for Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 for Windows NT only

http://download.cnet.com/sound-blaster-audigy-driverpack/3000-2120_4-10198813.html The driver contains optimized support for Windows 2000/XP operating systems and is designed for use with all current models of Sound Blaster Audigy audio cards (all existing Sound Blaster Audigy Card to SB023x models). Features includes: drivers are WHQL Certified; provides Dolby Digital decoding from external SPDIF Input; speaker settings in Creative Audio Mixer are synchronized with Windows Multimedia setting; new presets and effects added.

http://download.cnet.com/creative-sound-blaster-audigy/3000-2120_4-10198811.htmln This update is for all Audigy 2 and Audigy 2 ZS series audio cards, which include the Platinum, Platinum eX, Platinum Pro, Digital Audio and Gamer versions. This update is not meant for original Audigy series audio cards. This update contains additional features and fixes to improve the performance of your Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 or Audigy 2 ZS series audio card.


on cnet download.com you can find these drivers hope one of these will help






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The other two ports maybe for a micphone and AUX input.

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Creative Labs OEM 20PK SB AUDIGY W/ 1394 SB0232 Sound Card? I NEED THE DRIVER FOR WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE. HOW DO I GET IT?


go to creativelabs website at www.support.creative.com to search for the driver. also microsoft update to download correct drivers for your sound card

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Audigy 2zs


u need a 2or 3 pin spdif cable from the spdif on ur gpu to the spdif on ur mobo/soundcard. check manuals of ur gpu and mobo/soundcard for correct pin diagrams. dvi wont carry audio even if using HDMI adaptor, u need to ling the gpu to soundcard/mobo depending on what u use for sound.good luck
google "nvidia spdif to soundcard cables"

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Enableing 2 sound cards


Err not sure but i think i remember trying to use 2 similar SBL cards and having nothing but problems with device manager.

Theoretically you should only need one of them , combined with your motherboards on-board audio.
This will enable you to play the two seperate samples , each exiting via its own lead to suit your mix console.

All you will need is windows media player using the standard on-board audio device

+ another similar player (configured to use the SB card via options)

Leave the on-board device set as the default audio device.


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Do you have WIN XP installed?
What speakers are you using?
are they surround sound or regular

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