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

vbimport

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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…