Can't hear sound when playing dvd

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#1

I installed an emprex 16x dvd burner on my comp a couple of mths back. From day one I could not hear sound when I played a dvd on my comp.
That does not really bother me too much because I did not buy the burner to watch movies, that is what my 65" mitsubishi is for, but it would be nice if it did work properly.
Any suggestions??


#2

you need to connect something to the back


#3

as far as i know that is unneseccary,you should install ac3 filter
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/AC3_Filter.htm


#4

What???


#5

What software do you use to play DVD on your PC?


#6

connect something in the back I mean.


#7

i believe the first reply was for a 4pin audio cable between the drive and sound card like this http://www.laptops4me.com/images/pict/CABLE.jpg , but i read on several other threads that its unneseccary , what you really need is a surround decoder get that ac3 filter,alot of dvd playback software come with their own decoder for that but i guess yours doesnt


#8

Does the same on win media player or nero, or even realplayer.


#9

tried both ways on the 4 pin connector… that was a suggestion from a guy at work.
No change either way


#10

i knew that wouldnt make a diffrence,
as alredy said you gotta get that ac3 filter or at least a dvd playback software the above 3 you mentioned are definetly not dvd playback softwares they can play it with certain codecs but… they arent orignally intended for it , if i were you i would get that ac3 filter or a dvd playback software like windvd


#11

Went to the codec website now I am really confused… which one do I use…AC3filter 1.01a RC5/ or 1.01aRC5-mirror/ or AC3filter beta version then add the fix for that one.


#12

this one http://inmatrix.osnn.net/ac3filter_1_01a_rc5.exe


#13

Have you tried a music CD to see if you have sound from it. Do you have sound when windows starts (the little windows ditty).


#14

I get all the sounds from my comp and it also plays cds, only problem is when I try to watch a dvd…


#15

did you install ac3filter or not? to what your sound card audio output goes to? reciever/mini stereo etc… and is it connected via analog cable or digital?


#16

Thank you phill… I would have returned earlier but I was testing your fix on my comp.
The site you referred me to did the trick.
THANKS :slight_smile: