Can Nero be forced to use audio hardware decoding for playback?



Although when configuring Nero (eg Showtime) for audio playback, it sees my Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card, it appears to use software for decoding anyway. The reason I say this is because the audio output “stutters”, as if the audio stream can’t be decoded quickly enough.

Another question for you gurus in the know - what effect, if any, does connecting the digital output from the DVD drive directly to the sound card?

Appreciate any help…