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Old September 23, 2007, 06:45 PM
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This is my first post on the forum. Can anybody help me with this problem. This is the first pc I have built with sata drives. I bought an Asus DVD player that was Sata not IDE this time thinking it would be better for buring and data transfer. Yesterday I put in a DVD but for some reason there was no sound. I thought that I forgot to hook the cable to the mother board from the DVD player like I used to on my old IDE drive. This one has no connector on the back? When I start my pc my speakers give me the usual windows start up sound etc. But when I try to listen to a dvd I get now sound just the movie. My motherboard is a ASUS P5B - using the SoundMax drivers that came with the board. If I need to provide more info for the solution just tell me...Or if I missed this solution on another post send me the link
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Old September 23, 2007, 07:19 PM
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Hi all

This is my first post on the forum. Can anybody help me with this problem. This is the first pc I have built with sata drives. I bought an Asus DVD player that was Sata not IDE this time thinking it would be better for buring and data transfer. Yesterday I put in a DVD but for some reason there was no sound. I thought that I forgot to hook the cable to the mother board from the DVD player like I used to on my old IDE drive. This one has no connector on the back? When I start my pc my speakers give me the usual windows start up sound etc. But when I try to listen to a dvd I get now sound just the movie. My motherboard is a ASUS P5B - using the SoundMax drivers that came with the board. If I need to provide more info for the solution just tell me...Or if I missed this solution on another post send me the link
Thanks,
RED
First off that cable is 100% useless unless your run Windows ME or less.

The reason why you aren't getting audio in your movies for is improper codecs installed.
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Old September 23, 2007, 08:00 PM
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Try installing PowerDVD or InterVideo WinDVD. You could also just grab a codec pack of the sorts. There's many of those around.
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Try installing PowerDVD or InterVideo WinDVD. You could also just grab a codec pack of the sorts. There's many of those around.
Is the DivX player the same as these? Also shouldn't windows media player 10 give me sound as well.???
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Old September 23, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Is the DivX player the same as these? Also shouldn't windows media player 10 give me sound as well.???
Yep, it should.

Can you play an audio CD through it? If not, then it's still some form of software issue unrelated to the type of optical drive. (Assuming of course that you can copy files to and from the DVD R/W).

All optical drive sound has been done through software for quite some time now. The last CD I remember running that used the audio cable was a kids' multimedia program and that was over 10 years ago.
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Old September 23, 2007, 09:52 PM
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Can you play an audio CD through it? If not, then it's still some form of software issue unrelated to the type of optical drive. (Assuming of course that you can copy files to and from the DVD R/W).

Yes - Just to reconfirm, I tried a CD that I made with my last pc, then tried an audio CD and both work great. I have also have made a ghost image of my new pc after loading all my software and updates to my pc. Which I have also tested my ghost image and works perfectly. Thank goodness...
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Old September 30, 2007, 12:17 PM
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Looks like the problem is now solved. I no longer use the windows media player or the Divx player. Looking a little deeper in the posts from other forums, I have downloaded VLC - Media player. Which is seen enaberif posted before.

Thanks for the help...
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Try out KM Player. Great for video, DVD and TV/ Tons of config options to tune everything the way you want. Great player.
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Try out KM Player. Great for video, DVD and TV/ Tons of config options to tune everything the way you want. Great player.
Looking at the sreenshots of KM Player it looks to be an all in one package. Will give it a try.

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Is the DivX player the same as these? Also shouldn't windows media player 10 give me sound as well.???
Anything out of norm in regards to codecs will not play due to "legal" issues.

VLC somehow passes around this and .avi movies require two codecs; one for audio and one for video. You can have the video one installed but not the audio hence no sound.

If you ever download a file that doesn't work properly check out a program called Gspot and it will tell you if a codec is missing.
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