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Do i need to update realtek audio manager

  • Drivers
  • Audio
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
October 9, 2011 5:18:35 AM

Hi ~ I have a DVD-RW drive. I can play and hear CD's fine but the computer will not play DVDs. Everything looks fine under Device Manager and says everything is working fine. I read online where a person couldn't play DVD's and someone told them to change the audio settings to "stereo". . I'm assuming that is the Realtek audio manager. The person did this and said they can watch DVDs now. I went to mine and I don't have a stereo option. It was on 5.1 and goes as high as 7.1 but there is not a stereo option. Do you think I need to update the RT driver so I can get the "stereo" option? Could this be my answer of why I can't play DVD's? I don't want to do the wrong thing as I also read of people doing this and it messed up their computer.

Your advice would be appreciated.

My system is a Compaq Presario SR1920NX desktop PC.
Windows XP-service pack 3

Thanks ~

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October 13, 2011 10:00:59 PM

does it show video but just has not audio? I would not go messing with sound options, those really don't have anything to do with dvd playback. it's possible that the Drive no longer functions properly.
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October 14, 2011 4:11:16 PM

Do you even have a DVD player program in your computer?