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ArcticSilver
17-01-2008, 03:34 AM
I thought id boggle your brains on a problem i have had for a while now. I'm Googled out.

I have a 5.1 sound system plugged into my XFI - Extreme Audio sound card.

Sound works fine, but the bass is missing.

I cant figure out why.

It seems no signal is being sent to the sub, except when i do a sound test.

BIFF
17-01-2008, 08:06 AM
I thought id boggle your brains on a problem i have had for a while now. I'm Googled out.

I have a 5.1 sound system plugged into my XFI - Extreme Audio sound card.

Sound works fine, but the bass is missing.

I cant figure out why.

It seems no signal is being sent to the sub, except when i do a sound test.

I think this works with the Xfi as well as the ZS:
http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/permalink/162529/218315/ShowThread.aspx#218315

ArcticSilver
17-01-2008, 12:52 PM
I think this works with the Xfi as well as the ZS:
http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/permalink/162529/218315/ShowThread.aspx#218315

Unfortunitly that did not work.

There is no wdma_emu.inf in the XFI setup.

Thanks for the help though

Scouse
17-01-2008, 01:46 PM
Hi Arctic*
This may be sort-of-basic but have you checked out Vista's sound support?
Ty- Start - Control Panel - Sound - Playback - Speakers - Properties - Enhancements... :2cents:

ArcticSilver
18-01-2008, 03:12 AM
Hi Arctic*
This may be sort-of-basic but have you checked out Vista's sound support?
Ty- Start - Control Panel - Sound - Playback - Speakers - Properties - Enhancements... :2cents:

One of the first things i checked.

The Enhancements top doesn't even appear for me.

BIFF
18-01-2008, 11:38 AM
Unfortunitly that did not work.

There is no wdma_emu.inf in the XFI setup.

Thanks for the help though

You may need to have a run through of the instructions again. The important part is using winrar to unpack the EXE file (SBXF_PCDVT_LB_2_15_0004.exe)
Once unpacked you will find the wdma_emu.inf file in ..drivers\wdm subfolder.

ughnz
18-01-2008, 11:40 AM
Are you having the problem with movies or movies and games?

If it is movies check that you media player is not down-mixing to 2 or 4 speakers and check your codec settings for the same.

ArcticSilver
18-01-2008, 02:45 PM
You may need to have a run through of the instructions again. The important part is using winrar to unpack the EXE file (SBXF_PCDVT_LB_2_15_0004.exe)
Once unpacked you will find the wdma_emu.inf file in ..drivers\wdm subfolder.

There is no drivers\wdm subfolder.




Are you having the problem with movies or movies and games?

If it is movies check that you media player is not down-mixing to 2 or 4 speakers and check your codec settings for the same.

The problem is with games and music (everything).

BIFF
18-01-2008, 04:26 PM
There is no drivers\wdm subfolder.
ok, sorry it didn't work out.


The problem is with games and music (everything).
It will continue to be a problem until creative labs releases new drivers to support bass redirection, or else you manage to unpack
http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/10319/0x0E4E812A/SBXF_PCDVT_LB_2_15_0004.exe
using winrar:
http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar371.exe

I've just downloaded it as of 18/01/2008 and it does in fact contain the file in question, and the line to update is in there.

ArcticSilver
19-01-2008, 02:27 AM
ok, sorry it didn't work out.


It will continue to be a problem until creative labs releases new drivers to support bass redirection, or else you manage to unpack
http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/10319/0x0E4E812A/SBXF_PCDVT_LB_2_15_0004.exe
using winrar:
http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar371.exe

I've just downloaded it as of 18/01/2008 and it does in fact contain the file in question, and the line to update is in there.

Hmm that is strange.

I will download it again and have another look.

And yes i used win-rar.

The drivers your talking about in the second part are they generic XFI drivers? as the ones i download for my Extreme Audio dont have the wdm folder.

They dont have the same file name as my XFI drivers (DLed yesterday from creative)

Edit: Where did you get that download from? I cant find anything like it on the creative site.

ArcticSilver
19-01-2008, 02:44 AM
After looking at my driver it seems that i have a unique version for my card.

I think my card is more software based rather than the latest XFI's which are hardware.

BIFF
19-01-2008, 04:05 PM
Hmm that is strange.

I will download it again and have another look.

And yes i used win-rar.

The drivers your talking about in the second part are they generic XFI drivers? as the ones i download for my Extreme Audio dont have the wdm folder.

They dont have the same file name as my XFI drivers (DLed yesterday from creative)

Edit: Where did you get that download from? I cant find anything like it on the creative site.

Hi, I got them from the US creative labs download page ( http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/ )

I guess before we go any further, are you using 32 bit Vista?

I think I misinterpreted the particular xfi extreme you have, in which case you may quite rightly not have the drivers sub folder. You may want to try installing the driver I linked to, even though it's for the gamer version of the card, if not have a look through the inf files you have for your drivers, the string to change may well be present, but not in the same inf file as the instructions. What you are trying to achieve is the enhancements tab in the audio properties so you can enable bass management.

ArcticSilver
19-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Hi, I got them from the US creative labs download page ( http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/ )

I guess before we go any further, are you using 32 bit Vista?

I think I misinterpreted the particular xfi extreme you have, in which case you may quite rightly not have the drivers sub folder. You may want to try installing the driver I linked to, even though it's for the gamer version of the card, if not have a look through the inf files you have for your drivers, the string to change may well be present, but not in the same inf file as the instructions. What you are trying to achieve is the enhancements tab in the audio properties so you can enable bass management.

Cheers, i will look for that

Thanks for all the help, i never saw the inf file fix in all my searching.