[clug] [Q] Slightly OT - Via Mini-ITX Problem....

James McNeill James at heague.com.au
Thu Jul 3 09:16:25 EST 2003

K, first of all, I'll bet this isn't a driver problem. thinking, Dolby 5.1
two front speakers,
two rear speakers,
1 Subwoofer (the .1)
and a centre speaker.

Do you have a centre speaker, and is it wired properly? This is the one that
all the main dialouge will be comming out. if you don't have 5 speakers,
You'll need to turn off 5.1 surround. I'd be flicking all the surround sound
related options.

Otherwise, check all the Language / subtitles options. Perhaps it's
defaulting to the wrong audio track or so.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Donovan J. Edye" <donovan at edye.wattle.id.au>
To: "Linux List" <linux at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 8:16 AM
Subject: [clug] [Q] Slightly OT - Via Mini-ITX Problem....


I know this is not a linux question per se, but there are people on this
list that are playing with these Mini-ITX boards and as I am getting no help
from the Windoze fraternity perhaps someone can help here. I hope so. *grin*

Env as follows:

- M10000 Ezra Core
- Latest 4in1 Drivers (4.47)
- Latest Audio Drivers (3.50c)
- Windows XP SP1
- RCA used for TV Out
- Smart 5.1 Enabled (Strangely check box is on REAR speaker and not FRONT)
- PowerDVD 5.0
- Logitech Z-680 Speakers with Direct Input 6 Channel Audio
- Prolink card is not even in the box at this point
- Jumper across pins 5&6 as well as 9&10 on F_Audio connector on the board
as I am not using front case audio outputs.

The problem is that I do not get any voice audio when I play a DVD. I have
tested this with "Shrek" as well as "True Lies". Essentially whenever the
Donkey or Arnie speak I hear nothing.

Having a look at the info supplied by PowerDVD I see that the audio stream
is Dolby Digital 2.0 (and then it all sounds OK), but as soon as the movie
proper starts it goes to Dolby Digital 5.1 and then the voice audio is gone.
Below also find a dump of the drivers on the box:

Sensaura Information (c) 2001 Sensaura

Device VIA AC'97 Audio (WAVE)

Windows Windows XP build 2600
Sensaura(r) 1.10 (3504)
DirectX(tm) 0801
DSOUND.DLL 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX Microsoft Corporation
DSOUND3D.DLL 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX Microsoft Corporation
EAX 1.0 Yes
EAX 2.0 Yes
I3DL2 Yes
Voice Manager Yes
Sensaura Voice Manager Yes
ZoomFX(tm) Yes
Virtual Ear(tm) Yes
Global Environment Yes
Codecs 3
CRLDS3D.DLL Sensaura Ltd
AUDIO3D.DLL Not installed
A3D.DLL Sensaura Ltd
VIAUDIOS.SYS built by: VIA VIA Technologies, Inc.
KMIXER.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation
WDMAUD.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation
PORTCLS.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation
SYSAUDIO.SYS 5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920) Microsoft Corporation

Now DVD playback was fine in the 2699 case. I have been extremely careful
and followed all good HW handling practices so I do not believe I have
damaged the board. The only thing that could be messing this around are:

- Jumpers on F_Audio connector
- Some kind of driver issue

If you can shed some light then please switch on the light. ;-)


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