Enjoy your films to the max ! (Tip how to get dolby 5.1 surround sound working with X-Fi soundblaste


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Skybuck Flying

Hello,

Tonight I watched Aliens Special Edition DVD.

I was just happy to view this excellent film, with excellent video quality
and pretty good 3.1 surround sound.

However I have a 7.1 surround sound system and I noticed how Nero Show 2
complained about not being able to play dolby 5.1 surround sound because of
a patent issue.

It turns out one needs to download a dolby surround sound 5.1 plug in, but
that's not all !

This cool film has a dvd menu and it has a thx optimizer which plays a
surround sound sample for each speaker and I noticed it didn't sound
properly.

So first I tried different speaker combinations in Nero Showtime 2, but it
didn't really fix the problem.

It turns out my Creative Labs X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1 surround sound blaster has
a special THX Setup Console.

The speakerset options where set to 2 speakers.

So I set this to 7.1 speakers. This made the sound sound a bit more surround
sound but still did not fix it completely.

Finally I set Nero Showtime 2 to SPDIF (whatever that is, I'll check it out
later) (instead of 6 speakers), and SPDIF fixed the problem and all samples
sounded correctly, each for each speaker, so that fixed the problem ! and
then I listened to some scenes in the film and there are definetly surround
sound sample to be heard in the film, so it definetly increases the audio
quality.

So here is my short tutorial how to enjoy this film to the max and possible
other films as well:

1. Download dolby 5.1 surround sound plug-in.

2. Install it.

3. Configure the THX Setup Console for your Creative X-Fi soundblaster. Set
it to 7.1 speakers.

4. Configure Nero ShowTime to use SPDIF.

5. Set the movie to dolby surround sound (probably automatic).

6. Use the movie's THX Optimizer to check if everything is working ok, which
it now should =D

7. Then enjoy the film to it's max.

I wish I had known this upfront because then I could have heard all of it...
now I am NOT gonna watch the film again because that would take too long.
But someday I might listen it again... it was fun to hear the surround sound
in action though... pretty cool... 3.1 sound was pretty good as well.

Anyway now at least future films will hopefully play properly.

I rarely view films on my pc... so this is just a hint to other people who
might come across this thread.

Configure your dvd player/software/system properly... because it can
definetly work in surround sound ! =D

(First time I probably heard dolby 5.1... I thought it might work
automatically or not at all so I didn't bother... but now I know better :))

Bye,
Skybuck.
 
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Skybuck Flying

Also the mentioned film does seem to have some sound issue's (reported by
others as well back in 1999 or so ?! :) ;))

The first few chapters sound "weak".

The voices are weak.

I solved this little issue by increasing the "wave" volume in the audio
control panel of windows.

So this film is kinda old, has some sound problems, so in no way it's
probably representive of the best quality.

Later the sound is pretty good so I enjoyed anyway ! ;)

Bye,
Skybuck.
 
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David Vair

WOW, soundcard tips in a videocard newsgroup. Why don't you go TROLL some place else.
 
S

Skybuck Flying

I see many posts in this newsgroup about movie/player related problems,
drivers issue's etc.

People might overlook sound issue's and focus on video issue's only ;)

Bye,
Skybuck.
 
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Benjamin Gawert

* David Vair:
WOW, soundcard tips in a videocard newsgroup. Why don't you go TROLL some place else.

Because he has an IQ at the level of an average office plant.

Benjamin
 
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Skybuck Flying

Hmm.

At least I understand movies need many things to play hahahahaha.

My IQ must therefore be higher than yours LOL.

Bye,
Skybuck.
 
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David Vair

Skybuck Flying said:
Hmm.

At least I understand movies need many things to play hahahahaha.

My IQ must therefore be higher than yours LOL.

Bye,
Skybuck.

Yet, it is not high enough to figure out how to properly post in a USENET Newsgroup.
 
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Benjamin Gawert

* Skybuck Flying:
At least I understand movies need many things to play hahahahaha.

Yeah, "hahahahah". You're as funny and entertaining as a piece of shit.
My IQ must therefore be higher than yours LOL.

Logic isn't obviously your strongest point. Time for you dumbfuck to
return to the Kindergarten.

Benjamin
 
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Benjamin Gawert

* David Vair:
Yet, it is not high enough to figure out how to properly post in a USENET Newsgroup.

SkyFuck is the UseNet equivalent of Dutch drivers on German highways.
They have no clue how to drive correctly but show reckless behavior.

Benjamin
 
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Skybuck Flying

Let me paint a nice picture for you:

8======>>>
8=======>>>>>>>>
8====>>>>>

LOL.

Bye,
Skybuck.
 
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Benjamin Gawert

* Skybuck Flying:
Let me paint a nice picture for you:

8======>>>
8=======>>>>>>>>
8====>>>>>

What's that? A Dutch forrest? Or should that be the goats that you
regularly give an assfuck?

Yeah, whatever.

Benjamin
 
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JAD

Skybuck Flying said:
Hmm.

At least I understand movies need many things to play hahahahaha.

My IQ must therefore be higher than yours LOL.

Bye,
Skybuck.

"Your ignorance is only exceeded by your desire to express it"
You and Jane Doe, ,the mental midget twins
 
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Conor

Skybuck Flying said:
Hmm.

At least I understand movies need many things to play hahahahaha.

My IQ must therefore be higher than yours LOL.
Hardly. Those of us with a decent IQ use proper AV gear, not a PC.
 

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