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ANOTHER puzzled sound card user... Just installed WIN7 and my AOpen AW870LP C-Media sound card cannot be set to produce SPDIF 5.1 surround sound. At all! I see this is a common complaint on internet, and I have tried every lead I can find with CODECS, driver searches, etc., etc., etc. Any tips guys?

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  • arrkwill Jan 31, 2010

    OK - so long as I know its not just me being stoopid. Thanks.

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What you have experienced is nothing unusual. When a new OS is out in the market, the perfectly compatible audio drivers are not readily available. If you have seen the support site of your card you will notice that drivers are available for your card, only upto Vista
http://global.aopen.com/userdownload_List.aspx?RecNo=11801&Model=1277
You just gotta wait for a while until the driver is released or downgrade your OS.

Sai.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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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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How do i use the SPDIF input? it is on a pioneer surround sound with a dvd player as part of the system


Any audio device that produces a digital output via spdif can feed the unit at that input.

For the future: speific model numbers are more helpful. We could refer to a specific manual.

If you don't have a manual, try retrevo.com

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I want sb0220 sound card


Hi

For Installing & Software purpose you can follow below steps provided by me

1. Removed RAM until I had left 2gb
2. Installed Daniel K driver (vers 1.5 google it)
3. Installed Kx driver (3550-x86 google it)
4. Added the rest of the RAM.
5. Soundcard works good with more the 2GB of RAM on WIN 7 x86

If you have kx driver and you don't get 5.1 sound go to control panel -> sounds -> chose "SPDIF/AC3 Output -> press Set as Default

& u can Download the best software if you have installedhardware from below link too.

Chaeck this out

http://support.creative.com/Products/product_list.aspx?catID=1&CatName=Sound+Blaster

May this will surely help you a lot.

thanks

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Not detecting creative sound blaster live 5.1 model sb0220 when i install windows 7 32 bit


I had same problem same sound card but finally found the right driver which works perfectly with Win 7 - 32 Bit and i have uploaded the file to this website for you to download. Just unzip the file and click on the file Appsetup.exe to install. Click here to download and please vote as ive gone to a bit of trouble to get this file to you.....Cheers from Scott

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Connecting media center to receiver


Hey there,

Okay let me start with your pc setup. What type of sound card are you using? Are you using onboard? You have to check and see if the sound card or device you are using supports SPDIF passthrough. Basically this does just what it says...passes the surround sound signal through your hardware with no onboard decoding and uses the decoder found on your stereo. I use a soundblaster Audigy and i had to enable passthrough in the audio console. I also had to enable spdif as my default audio playback device. This is in Windows Vista. You also need to go into properties and set the formats your receiver supports. Once that is complete you need to adjust the audio settings in media center and select toslink as your audio output and select 5.1 audio.

Things should work now...BUT...you will only get surround sound audio when watching a source that has dolby 5.1 or DTS. You will not get surround sound in games =( When i watch ota hd shows that have dolby audio, the blue light kicks on in my receiver and i get 5.1 audio. Same goes for watching DVD's. I hope this helps you out

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Sound problem


Hi,

I have a creative SoundBlaster LIVE! 24 Bit External Sound Card and this annoyed me for weeks.

depending on your surround sound reciever depends on the solution.

i have an Acoustic Solutions surround sound system with coxial and optical inputs, aswell as stereo red & white jack inputs.

not knowing the method or connection your using makes it difficult to give you a single solution so i'll list a few.

The soundblaster software shoudl include the Creative Audio console with all sorts of effects, one is CMSS (CMSS-3D) Stereo widening which is still stereo but gives a surround sound effect.. but i'm guessing you payed for 5.1 and you want 5.1 onto the next part

5.1 surround sound can only be produced when the actuall audio your playing contains 5 channels of audio, for example you cant play a stereo song in 5.1 surround sound without some sort of hardware or software sound manipulation. Luckily my surround sound system has Pro Logic II built in and some other effects which convert a 2.1 signal to a 5.1 signal and it works brilliantly. I'm not sure of a software alternative.

setup for your soundcard will be different under XP and Vista also, but there should be a properties option for your sound device where you can select your speaker setup such as headphones, built in speakers, 2.1 speakers, 5.1 speakers, 7.1 speakers and you should be able to manage this from the creative software.

If using Coxial / Optical or SPDIF under vista you MUST set the playback device as SPDIF, at least you have to with my sound card and drivers and seems to be a limitation of the actual sound card drivers for vista.

Personally i was looking forward to hearing the windows login melody in 5.1 surround sound too, but this doesnt happen.

Infact i find that almost all programs bar a few will not play Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 surround sound via any or my output options hence the next solution..

if you have the 5.1 sound but winamp simply just plays it in stereo try the following.

You need to use DirectSound Output:

Preferences (Ctrl-P) > Plug-ins > Output > Select "DirectSound Output"

That should work in most cases, but if not, then:

Checkmark: "Allow hardware acceleration" in DirectSound Output config,
and make sure your sound card/chip is selected as Output Device.

Note that any changes will take effect only after playback is restarted.
In some cases, a Winamp restart is required.

If that doesn't work make sure you have the latest version of DirectX
(v8.x or higher is required)

Winamp 5.25/5.3 and higher:
For actual multi-channel files (ie. aac/wav/ac3/ogg/wma files encoded in 5.1ch surround, as opposed to standard 2-channel stereo mp3's), you need to checkmark "Allow surround sound" in 'Winamp > Prefs > Playback' for the music to play in its original 5.1 channel format (Note that this setting is checkmarked by default).

Windows Vista:
In addition to the above instructions, Vista users will also need to go to:
Control Panel > Sound > Playback tab > Speakers > Configure:
Select: 5.1/7.1 Surround.
Then:
Control Panel > Sound > Playback tab > Speakers > Properties > Enhancements tab
and checkmark "Speaker Fill"

Hope this helps

Anthony Kinson

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Not getting dolby digital or dts


Not available on this unit...accordianman

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