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Windows 7: DOLBY Passthrough problems with WMC

24 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
DOLBY Passthrough problems with WMC

I have a mix of SD/HD with and without AC3/AAC encoding, so I need to have a MC set-up that caters for all.

The problem I have is with WMC/WMP as it does not pass AC3/AAC to my Pioneer Home Cienma system via OPTICAL DIGITAL - the display does NOT change to DTS or DOLBY B as with XBMC, so I know it's not my media files.

I have AC3filter installed, along with "CoreAVC 1.95 full edition", "HAALI Media Splitter" and "DivX Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7"

Tried the Preferred DirectShow Filters Tool for Windows 7 tool and selected CoreAVC (full version bought and paid for) over Microsoft but still no difference in MC.

So I installed ffdshow and selected it instaed of CoreAVC and/or Microsoft. Still no AC3/AAC passed through.

Even disabled AC3/AAC inside ffdshow to see if it was being blocked and still no difference. Tried disabling MIXER in ffdshow but no change.

Now taken ffdshow off, ans installed Shark007's Win7Codecs pack but that doesn't seem to help.

My little Archos TV+ still plays the same files and passes AC3 to my receiver, so I'm assuming that it is definitely WMC not working correctly in my set-up.

I'm not adverse to re-installing Windows 7 if you think starting afresh might help ??

If anyone has any further suggestions that helps me to stick with WMC, please let me know.

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26 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

No-one else having similar issues then ??

Oh well, will have to sort it out myself then :-(
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26 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CBers View Post
No-one else having similar issues then ??

Oh well, will have to sort it out myself then :-(

CB

I think its such a specific question that nobody quite knows how to help

ken
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26 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
CB

I think its such a specific question that nobody quite knows how to help

ken
, thanks for you reply.

The only real question is how to get DOLBY working with WMC.

Should I have ffdshow installed and not AC3filter, or what combination to others have ??
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26 Aug 2009   #5

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

theres an software named doolby surround which is to be install in WMP, u do search for this software in google n i hope this will surely help u . i dont hav its link now.
plz reply
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26 Aug 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CBers View Post
, thanks for you reply.

The only real question is how to get DOLBY working with WMC.

Should I have ffdshow installed and not AC3filter, or what combination to others have ??
CB

Im probably not the person to ask because I dont even use WMC or WMP, etc. Have you tried searching google for the answer? Im sure someone uses emc and has dolby working but I dont know.

Let us know how its going and if you find anything

Ken
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26 Aug 2009   #7

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

ok CBers,
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plz reply
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27 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 
It Works for me

Hi

Not sure from your description about the exact problem but I have pass through working fine in my setup.

In the past I've normally had problems with the sound card setup; have you checked that on installing windows 7, the sound card settings remained the same?

For info: I used PowerDVD 7 Ultra and have installed no other codecs.

Regards
UKMedia
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27 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Yep, all fine as DOLBY/DTS is passed through to my receiver when using XBMC. MPCHC works OK as well, just not WMC

It's just WMC 7 that doesn't work correctly.

Strangely, when doing a SPEAKER SET UP TEST, my receiver shows DOLBY D, so I am now assumnig I am missing some software, such as FFDSHOW ??


If I could get WMC working as I want it, I can then start investigating YAMMM or MEDIABROWSER.
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27 Aug 2009   #10

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

do you used the plugin of windows media player whose link i had send you??????
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