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I'm also having an issue with Dolby Digital 5.1. I had the NVDVD decoder installed (latest version) I set it up to use SPDIF out to my DD/DTS receiver. When watching or playing TV shows that I know have DD, the receiver does not switch to DD mode. Same with watching a DVD that is known to support DD.
I then installed PowerDVD6, and tried again. Used MS's codec checkup utility to confirm PowerDVD 6 was the default codec. Again, no DD out of TV or DVD. Clicking More Programs, Cyberlink setup, did allow me to choose Use SPDIF, but no go. Going to settings, DVD, Audio, brings up an XP dialog box with several choices in a drop-down box. Selecting SPDIF reverts back to 2 speakers as soon as you click on it. Headphone, 4,5,6,7,8 speakers are all selectable. Now going into the More Programs, Cyberlink setup screen will not let me choose use SPDIF. I tried uninstalling the NVDVD decoder and rebooting, no help. Checker confirms PDVD6 is default codec.
If I play a DVD from PowerDVD6 at the XP desktop, the receiver does switch to DD or DTS mode, and works fine.
Asus P4P800 Deluxe (SoundMax audio[AD1985], using Toslink adapter board)
I am using the newer drivers hidden on Asus's site under the P5P800 board.
ATI AIW 9800 using component out to 50" HD RPTV (AIW WDM drivers installed, but not using the tuner on the AIW)
ATI HDTV Wonder
If anybody has any idea how to correct this, or knows where to point me to solve it, I'd really appreciate it. I have looked at TGB and XPMCE, didn't see anything there.
EDIT: After playing with it; trying different things for hours (like installing WINDVD Plat 6 trial), I've isolated it to the soundmax drivers. The new 5150 drivers from Asus's site will not pass AC3 over SPDIF under MCE2005; they work fine from WinDVD or PowerDVD on the XP desktop. Using the older (3630) soundmax drivers WILL work from MCE or XP. But! They have a problem where if you pause or fast forward/rewind the video, the receiver loses audio sync from the SPDIF, and you get no sound till you do something to reset it. Minimizing and maximizing the MCE window will do that. Rather inconvenient. Only thing I haven't tried yet is using the coax SPDIF out on the motherboard instead of the add-on optical out. It's a pain cause the receiver only has one coax input, and I'm using it for the other system with a MyHD in it.