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Digital Audio (S/PDIF) Making a Digital Sound with Internet Surfing?

Q: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) Making a Digital Sound with Internet Surfing?

Hi, I've recently switched to Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device) using one Toslink cable instead of all the analog wires going from my PC to my receiver. The digital sound is amazing, CD quality from my PC is great. However, I now also receive the digitized sound of pages being loaded as I surf the web. All sound comes out digitized when loading a new page. Is there a way to stop this from happening while listening to music or course material without gong back to analog? Can I have my digital CD quality and enjoy it too! John

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A: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) Making a Digital Sound with Internet Surfing?

I assume you're running Windows. Which one?

I do a lot of audio work on mine, using Windows XP SP 3, and was able to kill the sounds by opening the Control Panel, then Sounds and Audio Devices, and then click on the Sounds tab. For "Sound Scheme" select "No Sounds" and click the "Save As" box.
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I've recently switched to Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device) using one Toslink cable instead of all the analog wires going from my PC to my receiver.

The digital sound is amazing, CD quality from my PC is great.

However, I now also receive the digitized sound of pages being loaded as I surf the web. All sound comes out digitized when loading a new page.

Is there a way to stop this from happening while listening to music or course material without gong back to analog?

Can I have my digital CD quality and enjoy it too!


A:Digital Audio (S/PDIF) Making a Digital Sound with Internet Surfing?

On board sound cards are not known for their quality but try going in to your sound panel and muting all input and output sources you do not use (like mic and analog)
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A:Device working but sound doesn't come out Digital Audio S/PDIF

Alen88 weelcome to the Seven Forums.

Your motherboard doesn't have Realtek audio, it has the ADI 1986 based on the DevID,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

Knowing the make and model of the motherboard would help in finding if there are Windows 7 drivers for it, but I have a feeling there won't be. If you're feeling adventurous you can try the driver from here,

ADI SoundMAX 86/88/A/B/89,Xonar [6585/6600/6605][04-03-2010] •

and follow the 2 steps on how to add the DevID from yours so that it will install.
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i wonder if anybody can help me with the link or another solution..

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Answered on your other duplicate post. To get speaker or headphone audio you need to set the "Speakers" as the default audio playback device.
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Headphones and Loudspeakers only accept analog audio. You need a Digital to Analog converter, i.e. a sound card, to decode the digital audio and convert it to analog signal which is then amplified by the amplifier and then transferred to headphones and loudspeakers which translate those signals to sound waves.

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A:Audio big problems. No sound on windows 7. And that (S/PDIF) thing.

First thing, please fill in the "My System Specs" so we know what you have. It helps us to try and help you.

AC97 is the older interface standard for front panel audio (headset and microphone). The current standard is HD Audio. Depending on what interface you have (plug) that plugs into the front panel audio connector on the motherboard is what you should use. The difference between AC97 and HD Audio is basically jack sensing. With HD Audio the sound chip will sense (know) when you have something plugged in.

Go to the Device Manager and post a screenshot of the Sound section.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Get Audacity, a freeware audio recorder/editor and set it up to record off of your sound card.
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Hi Nguyen

Have you tried re-installing the realtek driver?

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I did a little seach on the dell site to find the specs on your audio

Availability by model
SmartStep 100D


Card type Integrated


Wavetable voices 64 SW


Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 84 db


3D Enhancement No


Sampling Rate Up to 48 kHz


Joystick/Midi Support No


Operating system support Windows XP
Windows 2000


Speaker Support 2 channel out analog


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Hey there,

You need to make sure you are setting this stream in the Creative interface panel and not just in the Windows control panel...or the setting will not take hold.
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A:win7 = no dolby digital audio - Roxio = yes!

Quote: Originally Posted by msongs

boy we've been around the block trying to get win7 to play digital audio sound on dvds and no matter what we did using WMP we couldnt get any sound. so installed our Roxio 2009, downloaded the win7 compatible updates, and using their Cineplayer, got sound first try. Yay, now we can watch the dvds and hear them.

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Hi and welcome

Probably a codec, but who cares, there are tons better player apps. I have become partial to VLC od late because it natively plays anything I throw at it\

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Driver Reference Table - MpFilter.sys

Loading User Symbols
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 6f8, fffff80004302ddc}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MpFilter.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MpFilter.sys
Probably caused by : MpFilter.sys ( MpFilter+17f4e )

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0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
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Arg1: 0000000000000008, EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT
Arg2: 0000000080050031
Arg3: 00000000000006f8
Arg4: fffff80004302ddc

Debugging Details:




ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17298 (debuggers(dbg).141024-1500) amd64fre

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff800042eea00 to fffff8000431965d

fffff880`02957280 fffff800`042eea00 : fffff880`029573d0 fffffa80`04639eb0 fffffa80`037817f0 fffffa80`04639c60 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x35a3
fffff880`029572b0 fffff800`042b8535 : fffffa80`037818a0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`00000000 fffffa80`04639eb0 : nt!RtlpGetStackLimits+0x14
fffff880`029572f0 fffff880`011c3f4e : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`03781700 fffff880`01269400 : nt!IoGetStackLimits+0x15
fffff880`02957320 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`03781700 fffff880`01269400 fffff800`0443fe80 : MpFilter+0x17f4e

fffff880`011c3f4e ?? ???


SYMBOL_NAME: MpFilter+17f4e



IMAGE_NAME: MpFilter.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7f_8_MpFilter+17f4e

BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7f_8_MpFilter+17f4e


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Motherboard Properties
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Front Side Bus Properties
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Real Clock 67 MHz
Effective Clock 67 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
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this is quite normal.

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(Sorry for the german language)

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Hey. Just got my 360 today.
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