Audigy Series and Dolby Digital Live. What Happened?

26 10 2008

It’s been a while, I know.

It’s also been a while since Creative announced something, then go back on their word. Of course what I’m referring to is Dolby Digital Live. First they promise drivers and never deliver.. now it’s the software.

Hi everyone, 

Dolby Digital Live For Existing X-Fi and Audigy Owners

Further to our previous announcement, we anticipate making the Dolby Digital Live feature available in early August. The Dolby Digital Live feature will only be compatible with Sound Blaster X-Fi products with the EMU20k1 processor and Sound Blaster Audigy products that include a SPDIF outputstandard on the card or include a SPDIF output via a separate card or I/O drive.

The Dolby Digital Live component will be made available for US$4.72.
Thank you,
The Sound Blaster Team

Message Edited by KokChoy-CL on 06-24-2008 10:22 AM

Yet, I see no mention of my Audigy receiving support, again. Sure. I’ll buy the software package… but wait.. the installer is only detecting X-Fi again…

Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce that the Dolby Digital Live! feature is now made available for Sound Blaster X-Fi productswith the EMU20K1 processor at for a nominal fee at only US$4.72. Please check out the website for more information on how to make the upgrade for your card.

Thank you,
The Sound Blaster Team.
Message Edited by KokChoy-CL on 08-15-2008 11:29 AM

I see a discrepancy with your announcement, Creative.

Hello everyone,

We understand SB Audigy users are eagerly anticipating the Dolby Digital Live upgrade availability. We are still working on the development. Unfortunately, the work requires more time than anticipated earlier due to the difference in the Audigy product architecture vs the X-Fi product architecture as well as testing required to ensure stable and correct functionality. We estimate Dolby Digital upgrade for Audigy to be available in late Dec 2008. We apologize for the delay and are trying our best to release earlier if possible.

Thank you,
The Sound Blaster Team

I’ll STILL never buy an X-Fi, but please keep trying the foul play.




3 responses

2 01 2009

This is ridiculous. I just called up their tech support, and apparently they now have “no plans” to implement Audigy 2 support, because it’s an “old product.” What a load of BS.

21 02 2009

Someone should call up and ask if they will support this software with the SoundBlaster AWE 64….or perhaps AWE32. Those were great cards back in the day. They just worked, very minimal driver issues.


15 03 2009

Does anyone else think this is probably never going to happen?

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