DTS Realtime Digital Encoding For Audigy Series

27 08 2009

I’ve been playing about with this little beauty. It’s a far nicer option than the Creative Dolby Digital Live Pack for Audigy. I’ve just used it to switch it to dts. It’s less buggy and very slightly better quality than the DDL encoding I’ve been using. Go Go daniel_k powah!

DDL <-> DTS Encoder Switcher for Audigy Series 1.0 (05/14/2009)

This software pack is unofficial, not supported by Creative Labs.

Use it at your own risk.

DDL <-> DTS Encoder Switcher for Audigy Series by Daniel Kawakami

Supports any model of the following Sound Blaster cards (based on Emu10kx DSP):

– Audigy
– Audigy 2
– Audigy 2 ZS
– Audigy 4

Host-based Audigy SE/LS/Value and Live! 24-bit cards are not supported.

Operating systems supported: 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7  / Vista SP1 & SP2

Installation and use instructions:

1) Install the DDL & DTS Pack for Audigy Series by running Setup.exe.

2) Purchase and activate the software.

If you have already purchased DDL Pack for Audigy, the same activation code may work. If it doesn’t, there is nothing I can do about it.

If you didn’t buy it, purchase the DDL & DTS Pack for X-Fi using the following link:

http://buy.soundblaster.com/_creativelabsstore/cgi-bin/pd.cgi?page=product_detail&category=Software&pid=F2222DDN6Z2H2ADDEZD

3) Update Creative Audio Service:

For Windows 32-bit, open C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files.
For Windows 64-bit, open C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files.

Rename CTAudSvc.exe to CTAudSvc_backup.exe and copy the included CTAudSvc.exe (found in the \EncSwitcher folder where you’ve extracted the DDL/DTS Pack) to the same location.

Reboot.

4) Make sure Audio Console is not running and run AudigyEncSwitcher.exe (found in the \EncSwitcher folder where you’ve extracted the DDL/DTS Pack) to change the encoder to DTS or DDL.

5) Finally, run Audio Console and enable encoding.

KNOWN ISSUES:

DTS Neo: PC cannot be used with Audigy cards. Use CMSS instead.

This is a pre release mod, so although the DTS Interactive encoder is available and works, the Encoder tab still says Dolby Digital Live.

IMPORTANT:

– Always disable the Encoder before you switch to a different one.

– Always close Audio Console before you switch the encoder.

– It is recommended that Speaker mode is already set to 5.1 before enabling the Encoder, because of the bugs in the per channel volume level synchronization.

DOWNLOAD:

Filename: Audigy_DDL_DTS_Pack_LB_1_00_00.exe

File size: 5.60 MB

CRC32 hash: A2152539

MD5 hash: BC23349A8BC3B1583E9AADB1A8757277

SHA-1 hash: 91A74FADAEA6549F2B2A045CC2A028431150DA31

To verify the file hashes, I recommend HashTab.

Mirrors: Rapidshare

Mirrors: Sendspace

All files are property of Creative Technology Ltd, unless otherwise noted.

More information can be found in the original post at the Creative Fun Forum.



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19 responses

27 08 2009
ponton

Nice find!😉

It seems that it’s more stable than DDL especially with DK’s Support Pack 2.5

27 08 2009
Nux

The registration-key for ddl worked for this one too, so im more then happy🙂

27 08 2009
nomoregoatsoup

Same here. My DDL serial registered just fine.
I can’t wait to see what a revised version may do..

One small thing… I’m getting “Creative Pops” again with dts, but it’s better than total sound loss that DDL provides.

GJ ponton!

30 08 2009
arti

How can I activate DD and DTS decoder for a “Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor in Vista”? Can you add this feature in your “Sound Blaster USB Series Pack 1.0”?
Greetings and thanks in advance for your excelent work.

31 08 2009
Ostar

I installed the Daniel_K 2.0 audigy package under windows 7 and recently switched the DDL encoder to DTS. Indeed the quality is fine now, no more crackling and stuttering.

However I had the impression that the Audigy DDL/DTS was a hardware solution, but whenever I enable either DDL or DTS encoding I see a continuous CPU load of approx 10% added. So it is a software encoder after all?

31 08 2009
nomoregoatsoup

arti: Sorry but that would be quite impossible without owning one.😦

Ostar: The encoding process is indeed a full software matrix. I believe all forms of hardware sound died with Windows XP’s dsound. Mine uses much more CPU load so be grateful!😛

31 08 2009
arti

If you want I can do betastester job for the Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor, I have installed XP, Vista and Windows 7 in the same PC. I dont know if the problem is any sys or dll files that I could copy of other audigy driver. I have installed your “Sound Blaster USB Series Pack 1.0”, do you actualize this pack any more?
Thanks for all.

Juanma.

31 08 2009
no ddl here

Doesn’t that already work in Vista? There’s Vista drivers on the Creative site.

31 08 2009
arti

but the Vista drivers for the Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor not have active the tab for the DTS/DD Decoder.

1 09 2009
nomoregoatsoup

Might want to have a look at this article. I have a really busy week, so I might not get a chance to do it. It might not even be possible. Here’s the method used to restore the decoder tab anyway.

Hope it helps.

1 09 2009
Ostar

You posted the same link twice?

4 09 2009
thinh

Don’t work, I still don’t have a tab DECODER!!!!!!!

4 09 2009
Post Police

Who are you the post police?

5 09 2009
Tom
6 09 2009
nomoregoatsoup

Cheers Tom

6 09 2009
Ostar

I was quite happy with Dan_k 2.0 and the DTS connect… worked just fine… but thought, what the heck, let’s go 3.1! Shouldn’t have, nothing but troubles now – DTS stutters too.

21 10 2009
agentdcooper

curious, is there ANYTHING like this available for linux? the application, the drivers… anything?? it would be really amazing to have as much control over the audigy2zs PP while booted into linux, as one has while booted into windows with these tools! any suggestions? (yes I do know all about alsa for linux)

22 10 2009
Dmitrij

one time i was installed support pack 3.1 and i don have any registration beu encoder tab fas i control panel, i wont it appers again…

15 05 2010
Kerryb

Help! I know this is such a small thing but maybe you folks could help me out. My Audigy gamer 2 software – diagnos3.exe is corrupted or something…. I can’t seem to find a download to replace the file and My hardware is hicccuping…. no sound…. I know it is an old card, but it worked fine until recently…. Need to replace this file to help figure out the problem…..

Thanks to anyone who can help

P.s I have updated all files from SB and am running XP PRO version 2002 sp 3 on a dell pentium 4 cpu, 2.4 GHz. w/512 mb ram

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