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CD Audio volume

By xenohawk
Nov 23, 2002
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  1. I have a Audigy DE and I can't seems to control the CD audio volume. I crank
    all the way up and down but the volume never change. So does the window
    mixer. Is it because I connected both SPDIF and the cd audio cable to the
    Audigy from the same DVD-ROM ?

    I have use various player to play CD audio including the Windows Media
    Player 9 RC. The master volume is fixed at 70% and I control the loudness
    through my Altec Lansing 641's remote . I have tried to adjusting both the CD
    audio input level and CD digital input level (even muting them) but with no
    success, the volume neither decrease or increase.
    I have another CDRW drive and that also have the same problem.

    This is my comp. spec. if it is needed:

    AMD Athlon ThunderBird 1.33Ghz
    Window XP Pro SP1
    ASUS A7V133-C Motherboard [ BIOS revision 1008A ]
    512Mb PC133 SDRAM
    Gainward Ultra/650 GF4 Ti 4200 64Mb [Det. 40.72 WHQL]
    WD 80Gb Special Edition 8Mb, SEAGATE 20Gb 7200RPM, ATA 100
    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy DE [.253 driver]
    ASUS DVD-E616 (ASUS 16X DVD-ROM/ 48X CD-ROM)
    LITE-ON 12x10x32x
    Altec Lansing Select 641
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    if you are running windows XP you dont need a cable running from the DVD to the soundcard or board at all. in XP the sound runs thru the pci bus. try removing the cables and see if that makes a diff.
  3. xenohawk

    xenohawk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which cable? the SPDIF one or the normal audio cable?
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    I would remove both as I stated earlier under XP you dont need a cable at all the sound is thru the PCI bus. but if you want to keep a cable anyway then just remove the spdif one more than likely that is the source of your problem anyway.
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    Neither audio cables are required. The volume level for the CD is controlled using the Wave/MP3 volume slider. The CD controls have no effect as you're not using the Analog/Digital CD inputs to hear your CD.
  6. xenohawk

    xenohawk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Then what are those Analog/Digital CD inputs used for?

    I have remove both the analog and the SPDIF cable but I still can't control the CD Audio volume in the mixer.
  7. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    They're just included for legacy reasons basically, that & you might be using an old OS which doesn't use digital extraction by default or something (Or for connecting to some of the other headers). Again CD Volume uses the Wave/MP3 slider in Surround Mixer.
  8. xenohawk

    xenohawk TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok.... Thanks for the explaination TS | Thomas, now at least I know that it is not my pc that goes wrong.
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