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Topic # 62904 16-Jun-2010 22:20
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I finally got my Freeview hooked up properly thanks to Cyril (Who came recommended on this forum and did a great job!) but I'm having problems with just one channel: TV3

I've narrowed it down to the AC3 that is used for the encoding of TV3 which makes the audio on WMC completely drop out. I need to exit the program and restart to get it back.

I discovered tonight that turning on the 'Auto Volume' in the TV Audio settings makes everything work, but that disables Dolby Digital. I'd like to find a solution that allows DD to work as well.

I've tried the trick of substituting AC3Filter for the default decoder that's lined out on Hack7mc, but that only made things worse. I'd occasionally get sound on TV3 to work, but it would kill the sound on other channels. Then all of the video would stop and the screen displays 'decoder error'.

Has anyone else run into this problem?

I'm running:

Windows 7
Windows Media Center
Realtek Audio passing through my Nvidia GT240
All of this hooked up via HDMI to my AV Receiver, then onto my TV.

Thanks for any help!


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  Reply # 343329 19-Jun-2010 22:05
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Any suggestions? For now, I've just left auto volume on which makes it so that TV3 doesn't crash the audio, but it leaves me with no DD. Not that big a deal, but it is annoying that i can't figure this one out. 

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  Reply # 343344 19-Jun-2010 23:14
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Are you using any third party codecs? I am just running it with the default Windows 7 codecs and sound is ok...

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  Reply # 343345 19-Jun-2010 23:21
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As far as I can tell I am. I've tried switching out codec (using Shark007, K-lite, and AC3Filter on it's own) but every time I do it just makes things worse. 

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