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SoundCard problems with DVD playback???

Postby Taazz19 on Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:11 pm

Recently purchased a Lite-On LDW-440D DVD recorder. I am trying to watch a regular DVD with PowerDVD 4.0. The picture is excellent but the sound is very choppy or shuttered. I updated the IDE drivers and got the latest sound card drivers but the problem still exists. I tried another DVD player software and the same thing happened. I have an Athlon 1.2, 80 GB HD and a Sound Blaster Live Value soundcard. Any ideas? Please help so I can watch a DVD in peace.

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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:34 am

Welcome to CDRLabs! :D

Is DMA enabled for your drive?
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Postby Taazz19 on Wed Oct 29, 2003 7:29 am

DMA is enabled. Thanks you for the welcome. Do you think maybe the sound card is to old and has to be replaced??
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:52 am

I wouldn't think that the sound card is too old; I know someone with that same sound card in a 1.7GHz P4 system, and it plays DVDs just fine. I suppose a new sound card wouldn't hurt, but I don't think it is causing the problem.

Did you have a DVD drive before you added the Lite-On? If so, did it ever play DVDs right?

Also, does the sound card work right when you play an audio file such as an MP3 or WAV file?
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Postby Taazz19 on Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:50 pm

First time with a DVD drive. I can play an audio cd in the DVD drive and the sound is perfect. I just don't uderstand why the sound would screw up with a DVD.
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:11 pm

How about an audio file (Wave or MP3) that is on your hard drive?
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Postby Taazz19 on Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:04 pm

Plays just fine, only problem is with the DVD playing....
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:45 pm

Strange. How high is your CPU usage while playing DVDs? I'll need to know what version of Windows you're running to tell you how to find out because it is different in different versions of Windows.
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Re: SoundCard problems with DVD playback???

Postby dodecahedron on Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:13 pm

Taazz19 wrote:I have an Athlon 1.2, 80 GB HD and a Sound Blaster Live Value soundcard.

do you have any trouble at all with audio on your system?

what's your motherboard? is it based on a VIA chipset?

there's known issues with VIA chipset based motherboards and SB Live soundcards.

if your motherboard is indeed based on a VIA chipset, try updating to the latest 4-in-1 drivers.
check out www.viaarena.com for more info on this matter.
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Postby Stoner on Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:25 pm

Ain't nothing like using the onboard sound, or use a different sound card. Or you can reinstall the Live's driver.
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Postby Taazz19 on Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:22 pm

Going to try a couple different things. Thanks for the help....
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:25 pm

You're welcome. I hope that you are able to fix it!
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