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DVD-Audio on a PC

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April 9, 2012 1:11:57 PM

Hello,

Just upgraded my system to Windows 7. With the upgrade it appears I've lost support for DVD-Audio on my Creative X-Fi card.

Is there a driver for this card for Windows 7 (64 bit)? If not, is there another card which supports this format?

Thanks.

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April 9, 2012 1:49:30 PM

If it's a PCI-e card, there are Win 7 drivers for it on Creative's website. If it's a PCI card, go to this site http://www.hardwareheaven.com/pax-drivers/ and look for the PAX MASTER PCI XFI ALL OS Driver Suite V1.40 in the PCI X-Fi drivers section. They're not "official" drivers, but I have a PCI X-Fi (Dell/Alienware OEM XtremeGamer) card myself, and that driver works just fine for me with Win 7 x64. In fact, Creative doesn't even make official drivers for that particular card, so I HAVE to use those, but they work with any PCI X-Fi card.

As you'll see, the same person makes PCI-e drivers as well, if it's a PCI-e card and you need to try those because the Creative official drivers don't work for you.
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April 9, 2012 2:41:55 PM

Thanks! It is indeed PCI, so I will give your recommendation a try.
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April 9, 2012 5:39:13 PM

Drivers work....but still no DVD-A.
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April 9, 2012 9:57:47 PM

Damn. Well, I don't really know what to tell you now because DVD audio works perfectly for me. Maybe someone else has some ideas.
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April 10, 2012 12:34:41 AM

Also, just doing a quick Google search, I couldn't find anyone else that had this problem, other than a possible issue with using XP drivers in Win 7 that might break the DVD-A support. Try uninstalling the drivers and all Creative software, and then use Driver Cleaner/Driver Sweeper to clear out anything else that is left behind. For good measure, you might want to run a registry cleaner of some kind, too. Then reinstall only the PAX drivers to see what happens.
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April 10, 2012 1:11:21 AM

I'm going to give that a try.

Cannot believe that with all the hype (and deservedly so) of DVD-A years ago that support has all but dried up.
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April 10, 2012 4:58:41 AM

vcv1122 said:
I'm going to give that a try.

Cannot believe that with all the hype (and deservedly so) of DVD-A years ago that support has all but dried up.


I have had several drivers issues with my X-Fi when I moved to W7 x64. The solution for me was to download and install DanielK's drivers for the X-Fi. They have proved to be much more reliable that Creative's ones (ironic, isn't it?)

I do not have a link, but if you Google it you should be able to find it.

Let me know how you go.
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April 10, 2012 5:04:00 AM

+1 for the DanielK drivers. If you find that the PAX drivers still don't help after you reinstall them, you should definitely give those a try too. I haven't personally used them myself, so I can't vouch for their quality, but I've always heard nothing but great things about them.

Edit: Here's a link to the DanielK drivers http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4140359&postcou...
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April 10, 2012 8:24:06 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
+1 for the DanielK drivers. If you find that the PAX drivers still don't help after you reinstall them, you should definitely give those a try too. I haven't personally used them myself, so I can't vouch for their quality, but I've always heard nothing but great things about them.

Edit: Here's a link to the DanielK drivers http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4140359&postcou...


I have never had any problems with Daniel's drivers (both on XP and W7 x64). They have always worked better, or plain just worked!!!

PS to Creative: You should considering hiring this guy instead of fighting him!.... sometimes it is better to shut up and listen, to learn something!
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April 10, 2012 1:42:50 PM

darkguset said:
I have never had any problems with Daniel's drivers (both on XP and W7 x64). They have always worked better, or plain just worked!!!

PS to Creative: You should considering hiring this guy instead of fighting him!.... sometimes it is better to shut up and listen, to learn something!


Thanks to both you and DJDeCiBeL for that information.

Question is, support for the MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78 seems to be limited to 32-bit. Are you running the player on a 64-bit OS?
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April 10, 2012 1:57:53 PM

To be honest, I've never actually used MediaSource (because it won't install with my OEM card, since it doesn't recognize it), but I don't see why the 32bit version wouldn't work. 32bit programs run just fine with an x64 OS.

If it won't install from the DanielK pack for whatever reason, just go here http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Pla... to download it by itself.
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