I just bought the audigy player, games like unreal tournament and stuff work great.. newer demos like comanche 4 work too .. But I experienced great problems with flaskmpeg when it comes to mp3 compression.. my system slows down and flask crashes after a while..
When i run the creative diagnostics 2 utility , I start the testing and after one second it reports this error "ctcplfw caused in ctdproxy.dll an error"(please excuse my bad german-english translation...). Same situation when I try to test new settings in the surround mixer extended application.
This happens under Windows ME with ALL the latest patches and drivers installed.
u have all the latest drivers but is the sound carrd in PCI slot 3. This slot (i have no idea why) seems to work well with sound cards. If that doesn't work try to return the card and get either a Game theater XP, Santa Cruz, or Accoustic Edge.
Today I have just wasted my rare "quality-time" with testing procedures. I swapped the audigy into my p4 system, and even in my good old p3 system.
And guess what ?
It does not work properly in both.
I got various crashes when it comes to test new settings in surround mixer and there is no use of flask with mp3 compression possible.
The only way to get all systems work again with flask and stuff is to uninstall all creative labs tools except the device drivers. But this "solution" is ofcourse not acceptable !
c't which is the biggest and most reliable computer magazine here in germany , just reviewed the audigy player card. They experienced reproducable system crashes with a Gigabyte ga 7dx motherboard and a geforce 3 card in some games and some of their tv-tuner cards did not like the audigy too.
I hope for new stable drivers/software, maybe the soon to be released windows xp driverset will do fine. I guess they take microsoft more serious than the average people buying their products. So their upcoming drivers should be an positive xperience -)