Optical drives won't play audio from DVDs

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#1

I built a PC for a customer that includes an NEC 2500 DVD burner and a Liteon LTC-4816H DVD/CD-RW.
I used an ABIT VT7 MoBo (VIA PT880 chipset) with a 3.0GHz HT CPU w/512MB Mushkin DDR PC3200.
Both optical drives play audio just fine from an Audio CD (MP3 or wav), or a DivX file.
Anytime I insert a DVD though, the audio won’t play. The audio won’t even play through DVD Shrink’s preview.
I’ve tried using audio cables or not. I’m using an ATA/66 IDE cable.

I contacted the ABIT newsgroups, and ABIT support, but my inquiries went unanswered.

Any suggestions.

Jaze


#2

Hi and welcome aboard!

What softare are you using to play the DVD movies with?


#3

Power DVD 5.0


#4

Play around with “controll panel” for PowerDVD.
I´m sure you will find a button to enable sound…can´t remember the symbol right now. :wink:

(Had the same problem first when I installed it on a Win2k partition.)


#5

I wish it were the PowerDVD.
Audio from DVDs won’t play in Nero Show Time, or DVD Shrink, either.


#6

Make sure your sound isn’t muted.


#7

Thanks, but as I stated in my original post, Audio CDs & Video CDs play the audio tracks just fine.
-J.


#8

I’m beginning to think that I haven’t missed anything as far as the setup of the drives is concerned.
This leads me to question whether the motherboard isn’t defective. Unfortunately, ABIT support hasn’t responded to me in a week.
I hate to send the mobo in for replacement, because it would mean down-time for my customer of at least 2 weeks.

One last thought.
Could Windows or the software or firmware (all upgraded) be missing some necessary codecs to play the audio tracks?

-Jaze


#9

Have you tried unticking the audio trasnfer via IDE (presuming you are using XP)?
“Enable Digital Audio CD for this CD-ROM Device”

Also, Do both opticals not play the DVD with sound? or just one?


#10

Try copying a track or two off the DVD to the Hard Drive.
Does it play fine off the Hard Drive?


#11

this sounds like a codec problem for me, i had something similar month ago,
have you installed the divx codec pack or the elecard decoder package,
give it a try


#12

I ripped an entire DVD to the hard drive. No Audio.
I don’t know what an Elecard Decoder package is. I installed the DivX codec, and /divX movies sound fine.
I haven’t tried unchecking “Enable Digital Audio CD for this CD-ROM Device” because the PC is at another location.
-Jaze


#13

If it doesn’t play from the hard drive then for sure it looks like a codec/software problem.