Watching DVD AC3 decoding problem...

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  1. xforfun

    xforfun New Member

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    hiho,
    okay, I have got a problem with watching DVD with PowerDVDXP! My Soundsystem is 5.1. I don´t use the SPDIF, the card is decoding the signal.

    Now my problem: if the loudness reches high values I can hear snaps. :(



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  2. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    try reducing the volume with in powerDVD… it sounds like it is clipping the signal
     
  3. daPyr0x

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    I have the exact same problem. If PowerDVD is set to send the signal via SPDIF to the card, and let it decode, you get the clipping. But, if you go into the PowerDVD options and tell it to decode the audio for your sound system (6, 7, 8 speakers, whatever [just remember that 5+1=6]), then you won't get the clipping

    I think it's a card problem, because I've noticed it happening with my XBox sound - which is passed over spdif to the card...
     
  4. Goldeneye

    Goldeneye New Member

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    I get the same problem so I just get the DVD software to decode the signal. Of course, I have a decoder in my external receiver, so it's a shame I can't get the drivers to pass the undecoded signal through. Anyone else able to do it?
     
  5. dj_stick

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    only the 10k2 series cards can decode ac-3 with kX currently
     
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    dj_stick: is it possible to have volume control in PowerDVD when the SPDIF is enabled? it grayed out for me....
     
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    never used powerdvd so i can't tell u
    but i think that vol level is for the windows mixer, which kX doesn't use
     

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