Creative still doesn't provide any DVD video player software with its sound cards. This will disappoint a lot of people. On the other hand, the decoding possibilities are numerous. Using DVD playback software, such as Power DVD, can also be used to decode the disk.
To obtain an AC3 flow on the S/PDIF output and to enable external Dolby Digital decoding, the "peripheral controls" function must be selected.
Creative still continues to ignore DTS, and limits available choices to Dolby sound, except for Dolby Pro-Logic II.
The CMSS system's features, which allow stereo sound to be mixed at up to a 6.1 channel configuration, are not very clearly explained. That said, normal usage is still with DVD playback though most people use Dolby Digital (5.1). It should be pointed out that the two Creative cards are THX-certified, a well-recognized brand.
- Down To Basics
- Creative Audigy 2, Audigy 2 Platinum & Platinum EX: Accessible Connections
- Platinum EX : Letting It All (or Nearly All) Hang Out
- Platinum EX, Continued
- Platinum: Task Management
- Terratec: Pure Cards
- Seeking The MIDI
- Creative's Drivers: Finding The Right Slot
- Terratec Drivers: Strictly Basic
- DVD Player: Custom Decoding
- DVD Player, Continued
- Audio DVD: High Sound Definition
- Audio DVD, Continued
- Audio Measurements
- Comparison At 44.1 KHz
- Comparison At 48 KHz
- Comparison At 24 Bits/96 KHz
- 3D Sound And Games
- The Software