No sound in Windows 7 by USB

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craigl59
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No sound in Windows 7 by USB

Postby craigl59 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:07 pm

Sorry for this simple issue but am new to HDHR and am struggling with a few setup issues. Got HDHR just to send Live TV antenna feeds to the router. All works now and the Apple laptop and Windows 7 computer with NVidia graphics/sound output through HDMI all work. The two computers I have that output audio from the computer's usb port to quality DACs do not produce audio. These two computers do sound audio from Internet feeds (such as YouTube ones).
Any ideas? Am getting no response from the HDHR technical crew and, so, thought I would try this forum. HDHR appears in the Volume Mixer.

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Re: No sound in Windows 7 by USB

Postby foxbat121 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:20 pm

You will need to install audio codec that can decode AC3 (Dolby Digital audio) in order for your DAC to have sound. Windows 7 doesn't contain anything to do that out of box.

craigl59
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Re: No sound in Windows 7 by USB

Postby craigl59 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:13 pm

Thanks, foxbat.
Am running JRiver MC24 and have enabled AC3 in this media center. It serves as the sound playback option choice. From there, the usb signal goes to the DAC.
Still no audio. Does the audio codec have to be a separate process? Can you recommend one?
Thanks.
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Re: No sound in Windows 7 by USB

Postby NYPlayer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:47 pm


craigl59
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Re: No sound in Windows 7 by USB

Postby craigl59 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Tried your link, downloaded and installed the *.exe file, selected AC3 as the only one to control and GUESS WHAT?
It works fine!
You're the man, NYPlayer!
Thanks for the assistance.


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