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DIRECTV2PC v5717 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Sep 30, 2009 #121 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    [DUH] excuse me, I now "see" what you did. Disabled the playback of one and didn't need to disable the input [duh].
    Yes, XP doesn't have the same options of Vista & Win7, where you can disable the individual outputs. With XP it's all or nothing.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2009 #122 of 1021
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    Actually it may have turned out to be a good thing. My mic works fine as before, but music and games seem to sound better with the Realtek than the Audigy :)
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 #123 of 1021
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    I got the audio error on my new PC, but I cannot use your workaround as it is an All-In-One PC (HP Touchsmart IQ846). I'm using integraded speakers and if I turn off the SPDIF digital sound I'll get no sound at all.

    Any other ideas I can try or am I SOL?

     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 #124 of 1021
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    It is a bummer that the latest version essentially broke it for most XP users (those without Realtek). There should have been a big warning on the installation page about this side-effect. Did you try updating to the latest audio driver?
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 #125 of 1021
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    Yes, no luck.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 #126 of 1021
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    Is this the PC in your sig running Vista?

    If so, what do you see under playback devices [right click on speaker icon in the lower right taskbar, then select playbac devices].

    You "should see" the screen shots I posted.

    If you're running XP, there isn't any workaround.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 #127 of 1021
    islesfan

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    Running Vista

    I have:
    Speakers
    SoundMAX Integradet Digital HD Audio
    Working (with a green check mark)

    SPDIF Interface
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
    Working


    Thay's all I have there.

    P.S. Thanks, I forgot to update my Sig with the new PC
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 #128 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    So if you click on this device and disable it, you'll have the speakers still out and not have the protected content error.
    It should look like this after you disable it:

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  9. Oct 1, 2009 #129 of 1021
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    The latest update broke my setup. It worked perfectly before. Now I have no audio. No matter what audio setting I try........no sound.

    Integrated sound Via HD audio deck. I downloaded the latest drivers.......still no sound.

    With the digital outputs activated I get the HDCP error. I disabled them and had sound up until this latest update.


    • Windows Vista Sp2
    • Asus M2N68-VM motherboard
    • 4 gigs ram
    • NVIDA GeoForce 9400GT video card 512meg DDR2 memory
    • Acer AL2216W Monitor 1680x1050 resolution dvi connector
    • VIA HD Audio Deck-Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers
    Bruce
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 #130 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Your audio chip driver doesn't support HDCP:
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/audio/codecs/hd-codecs.jsp

    Disabling "only" the S/PDIF output "should work".
     
  11. Oct 1, 2009 #131 of 1021
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    Thanks very old school.

    I knew the chip was not HDCP compliant but it worked before just using the speaker output. Now it doesn't work at all. No error messages.........just no sound.

    I know it is still beta but I am unhappy that I can't use the app any longer. :) I got used to using it :)
     

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    veryoldschool

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    You sure have "something new" with your setup.
    If mine looks like yours, it works.
    This is the first time a Vista/Win7 setup has done this. :(
     
  13. Oct 1, 2009 #133 of 1021
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    It worked until the update.

    I have tried every variation of settings possible. Reinstalled Directv2pc and reinstalled the sound drivers. No sound.

    I feel real special right now but I would be glad to be just normal. :)
     
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    OK, that worked. One question, however, whenI disabled it, the icon disappared rather than appearing as disabled like your picture shows. How can I get back to re-enable that should I need it in the future?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2009 #135 of 1021
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    If you click on a playback device, under the menu is "show disabled devices".
     
  16. Oct 1, 2009 #136 of 1021
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    Thanks. Works really well now. I have virtually studder free video (unless my son starts up his lapton and everything slows down).
     
  17. Oct 1, 2009 #137 of 1021
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    Tried the app again a few hours later and now it works. I have no idea why, since I have not changed anything further, but.........it is working.

    This frustrates me even more :) I hate fixing something and and not knowing how I, the genius, did it. :)

    Bruce
     
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    I usually either blame it on my cat, or Microsoft. :lol:
     
  19. Oct 2, 2009 #139 of 1021
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    That, and the Network channels. I dont see why the content from the networks have to be encrypted.

    I installed this on one computer and it would freeze up when trying to skip ahead, but a restart fixed that problem.

    The other computer (mine) does not have a HDCP monitor, so I'm screwed :mad:

    I have a HD PVR connected to it, but for some reason, the quality is slightly better using DirecTV2PC.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2009 #140 of 1021
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    "I'd guess" that the DVR software can't make the decision of which to add more encryption [HDCP] to and which to only use the "normal" encryption to keep recordings linked to the DVR hardware.
    What would be in common with both of these is an analog connection, thus "breaking" the digital chain. Your non compliant HDCP monitor, should work if you connect it with a VGA cable[analog].
    All HD PVRs that I've seen are connected via component [analog] cables.

    This all stems from: On October 12, 1998, the U.S. Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
    "The options are" either have HDCP for a digital chain, or have one "analog link" in the chain.
    While I don't think anybody "likes it", it's what we all have to deal with until the law is changed/modified.
    If DirecTV can't prove to the program providers that they comply with the law, then the program providers can simply withhold their content.
     
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