Audigy 2ZS Platinum Installation/Software Issues

Greetings all.

I just bought the Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum. I am having difficulty using all of its features. I am asking those that own this card and have set it up to please help me with the following problems:

1. I can't get the remote to work.

2. I can't get DVD-Audio work. When I go to play the included DVD-Audio Sampler disc, I get the error, "No DVD Decoder found" in Windows Media Player.

It seems that I do not have all the drivers installed or something. At first, I installed ONLY the drivers (latest version 5.12.4.1196, filename "SBAX_WBUP2_LB_2_09_0016.exe" downloaded from the Creative website). After I realized that I was missing the features above, I installed the Creative Media Source software included with the card. The above things still did not work, so I downloaded the latest version from the web and installed it (Creative Media Source 5, filename "CMS5_PCAPP_LB_5_10_38.exe").

Is there something I am missing? Why can't I play DVD-Audio and why does my remote not work?

Thanks,
Darshan
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  1. Quote:
    Greetings all.

    I just bought the Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS Platinum. I am having difficulty using all of its features. I am asking those that own this card and have set it up to please help me with the following problems:

    1. I can't get the remote to work.

    2. I can't get DVD-Audio work. When I go to play the included DVD-Audio Sampler disc, I get the error, "No DVD Decoder found" in Windows Media Player.

    It seems that I do not have all the drivers installed or something. At first, I installed ONLY the drivers (latest version 5.12.4.1196, filename "SBAX_WBUP2_LB_2_09_0016.exe" downloaded from the Creative website). After I realized that I was missing the features above, I installed the Creative Media Source software included with the card. The above things still did not work, so I downloaded the latest version from the web and installed it (Creative Media Source 5, filename "CMS5_PCAPP_LB_5_10_38.exe").

    Is there something I am missing? Why can't I play DVD-Audio and why does my remote not work?

    Thanks,
    Darshan


    lol windows media player playing dvds = :oops:

    the remote - check the cables pluged in, batteries in the remote and you are aware that it will most likely only work in the creative applications supplied ;)
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    lol windows media player playing dvds = :oops:



    So what do you recommend for playing DVDs? Free is good.


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    the remote - check the cables pluged in, batteries in the remote and you are aware that it will most likely only work in the creative applications supplied ;)


    Is there software that will enable the remote to be used with several different applications? Or at the least, one that enables the remote to work with Winamp, a plug-in for example.
  3. As far as a plugin for Winamp, I found RMX. I haven't gotten this to work, but it seems like there is a lot of support on the winamp forums for it.

    http://wiki.darkain.com/wiki/Main_Page


    Can anyone answer the question about DVD software?

    Thanks,
    Darshan
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    lol windows media player playing dvds = :oops:



    So what do you recommend for playing DVDs? Free is good.


    Quote:

    the remote - check the cables pluged in, batteries in the remote and you are aware that it will most likely only work in the creative applications supplied ;)


    Is there software that will enable the remote to be used with several different applications? Or at the least, one that enables the remote to work with Winamp, a plug-in for example.

    Media Player Classic is lighter and better then Windows Media Player and supports more formats including DVDs

    software for the remote? maybe girder supports it with a plugin, takes a little work but might do the job - worked with my leadtek winfast tv2000 xp deluxe card?
  5. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check out Media Player Classic.

    Have you used PowerDVD? I used to use it when I had a "free" copy. Has a lot of nice features.

    I think I'm having some other problems with the Audigy 2ZS installation since I can't even get the remote to work with the Media Center software. I think I'll have to go over my installation steps, I was kind of in a hurry when I installed every thing. Maybe I forgot to plug something in.

    Also, probably a related issue to the remote, I don't seem to have all the drivers installed. I have seen screenshots of what the drivers should look like and I am missing some pages. Has anyone had this issue or know what I am talking about?

    Perhaps the best thing is for an Audigy 2ZS Platinum user to post all the Software Installation Steps.

    Thank you,
    Darshan
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