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Old 12-23-01, 06:57 PM
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Getting a DVD-Rom to work with a DVD

Ok.. I took the plunge and upgraded some equipment..

Here is my list


Gateway 6400
640Mb ram
60 gigs HD space
Geforce 2 MX400 PCI (No TV)
Ensoniq ES1371
Windows XP professional
Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1612

I can get picture with PowerDVD.. But NO sound..

I have the cable running from the DVD to the Sound card.


Any recommendations...

1. I use PowerDVD... Is there anything better.. I tried Media player (I know its lame) and DVDdirect.. But neither seem to work..

2. What to do with the sound.. Would upgrading to the Audigy help...


I need help..



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i don't know about the sound, but i PowerDVD is a great program in my opinion. i have used WinDVD also, but i stuck with PowerDVD.
Old 12-23-01, 08:28 PM
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DVD players work by decoding the sound in the player, not through the connection to your sound card. Make sure you have all the sound souces turned on in your volume control panel and check PowerDVD's audio settings.
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I used to favor PowerDVD because of features, but lately I've come to prefer the quality of WinDVD.
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I'm not quite sure what you mean when you say you have the cable running from the DVD to the sound card. Are you talking about the internal cable with the flat black headers? If so they are just for audio cd's and not part of any dvd playback.

The only cable you need is the audio cable from the speakers that go to the back of the sound card. Speaking of which, you should get a better sound card. You don't need an Audigy if you're on a budget. A SoundBlaster Live Value will do the trick.

What you should do is make sure you have PowerDVD XP (version 4.0) installed as the previous versions aren't made for WindowsXP.

PowerDVD XP has a lot more audio options than previous versions so that might help solve the problem.

Also, can you play MP3 files or other video clips or things? Is the sound working for other things?
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Actually this DVD and I am assuming some of the newer models have two audio outputs..

1 for Analog audio and the other is for digital audio..

My DVD and the Soundblaster audigy support both of these..


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