I need a guru : which source is working?

By Edgler Vess
Oct 14, 2003
  1. Hi

    I am using a Audigy 2 and Win XP.

    Why is the followig happening :

    When I play an audio cd from my cd-rom or dvd-rom drive
    I get in the creative surround mixer the Wave/mp3 source working.

    If I change the volume or disable the cd-audio or the cd-digital source
    nothing happens

    ... so why is only the Wave/mp3 source controlling the cd audio volume ?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    ... Because Windows XP supports digital audio extraction differently from other Windows. CD Audio has traditionally required the CD-Audio cable to be connected from the CDROM to the sound card, but XP eliminates that by supporting DAE through software.
  3. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    btw.. Rick is right, although, DAE is a feature found also, in Win2k isn't it?
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