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Windows 7: win7 = no dolby digital audio - Roxio = yes!

25 Nov 2009   #1

 
 
win7 = no dolby digital audio - Roxio = yes!

boy we've been around the block trying to get Windows 7 to play digital audio sound on dvds and no matter what we did using WMP we couldnt get any sound. so installed our Roxio 2009, downloaded the Windows 7 compatible updates, and using their Cineplayer, got sound first try. Yay, now we can watch the dvds and hear them.

Have no clue why WMP wouldn't work tho.

Msongs

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msongs View Post
boy we've been around the block trying to get Windows 7 to play digital audio sound on dvds and no matter what we did using WMP we couldnt get any sound. so installed our Roxio 2009, downloaded the Windows 7 compatible updates, and using their Cineplayer, got sound first try. Yay, now we can watch the dvds and hear them.

Have no clue why WMP wouldn't work tho.

Msongs
Hi and welcome

Probably a codec, but who cares, there are tons better player apps. I have become partial to VLC od late because it natively plays anything I throw at it\

Ken J++
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25 Nov 2009   #3

OSX, Windows XP, Vista, 7
 
 

Hi,

I am engineer for Dolby and Windows 7 should definitely be playing back your DVD content ! Windows 7 has Dolby Digital + , which is backwards compatible with Dolby digital...

Dolby - Premium-quality surround sound to the PC in Dolby Digital Plus - Microsoft Windows 7

Please can you let me know what PC you have and what disks you have been trying ?

Thanks,
Marc
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25 Nov 2009   #4

 
 
this setup gets no dolby digital...

hi, here's info. our computer is a custom built. I has 2 dvd drives, one is a recorder. It has onboard sound and an added sound card. A dvd with dolby digital audio and/or surround does not get sound using WMP that came with Windows 7 64 bit home premium. Other dvds get sound fine via either onboard sound or added sound card. music cds also play fine. we did the settings changes and tests where you get the little beeps from each speaker and those were fine. the sound settings shows dolby digital is checked as enabled.

So we installed the Roxio Cinema player and got sound right from the start without having to change anything. Just WMP will not get sound.

our system only uses 2 channel stereo and not 5.1 or anything else.

the dvds we played were "Titanic" and "Almost Famous". I have just a few dvds really, and ones without the dolby digital logo play fine on WMP.

Hope that helps,

Msongs
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25 Nov 2009   #5

OSX, Windows XP, Vista, 7
 
 

Interesting... if your DVDs are commercial then they should all have a Dolby Digital soundtrack - Dolby Digital is the mandatory audio format for DVD. When you are playing any commercial video DVDs in WMP does a Dolby Digital Plus logo light up on the WMP interface even though you get no sound ?

Ill have a word round at Dolby and see if anyone knows of any particular issues or reasons why this is occuring. It would be good to know if anyone else on this forum has experienced the same thing too !

Btw the Roxio software will be using its own Dolby Digital Decoder rather than the Windows 7 built-in one.


Thanks,
Marc
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25 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
Windows 7 has Dolby Digital +
Is that when you connect your components to a Receiver that has Dolby Digital ++

I didn't think it was built into Windows.

Where do you find the location for this?
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26 Nov 2009   #7

OSX, Windows XP, Vista, 7
 
 

Msongs - is your version of windows a retail one or an early beta ?
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26 Nov 2009   #8

 
 
my version is full retail, not upgrade

got it at office max
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03 Dec 2009   #9

OSX, Windows XP, Vista, 7
 
 

@Msongs - sorry for the delay, still trying to get some info on why you're experiencing this is !

@RegHackr - Windows 7 should decode Dolby Digital off a DVD player through Windows Media Player. This means you can connect stereo speakers/headphones or 5.1 speakers to your PC and watch DVDs without any additional software. Previously you would have needed 3rd party software, a soundcard with the decoding on-board or you would have had to connect your PC to a home cinema receiver.
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03 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yes,. I run Dolbly Digital thorough Media player my self.
I have a X-Fi Extreme 7,.1 channel sound card,. and my video card has HDMI out, so I.m good to go,.

I can't understand why someone with a Dolby Digital card would ptay it in stereo

There mising out on something great
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