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 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:
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.
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.
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.
– 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.
File size: 5.60 MB
CRC32 hash: A2152539
MD5 hash: BC23349A8BC3B1583E9AADB1A8757277
SHA-1 hash: 91A74FADAEA6549F2B2A045CC2A028431150DA31
To verify the file hashes, I recommend HashTab.
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