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Audio Surround Downloads?

  1. Oct 6, 2003 #1

    Monique

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    I have a notebook with two external speakers, and I would like to get a sound experience as if there were around me. SRS has a really cool technology: TruSurround, where this can be accomplished with two speakers.. but they don't seem to have any downloads (only a demo which sounds really cool!)

    The one download they have requires a system with a mimimum of 4 speakers and costs 16 bucks.


    Are there any good downloads available for XP? I already checked system updates, but didn't find anything.


    And if I find one, will the plug-in work with DVD movies? Or is it standard that these movies are protected against the use of those plug-ins?
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2003 #2

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    1) System Updates? Why would you look there? Odd....

    2) Anyway, if you want TruSurround support for your dvd then i suggest getting PowerDvd by Cyberlink. They have a demo on their site you can download There is also a TruSurround plugin called WOW Thing for winamp at (http://classic.winamp.com/plugins/detail.jhtml?componentId=1724). The plugin is a fully working shareware version with a nag screen.

    If your into FREE, then visit your local P2P neighborhood.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2003 #3

    Monique

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    1) That is where I found the SRS stuff..
    2) Great, I'll give that a try!

    And what is P2P? peer to peer? And I really have no clue which direction to go to find that neigbourhood :) or you just mean friends? lol, I DO know a few things about computers..
     
  5. Oct 7, 2003 #4

    Monique

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    I hated winamp.. Isn't there something for Windows Media Player 9?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2003 #5

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    I thought you knew a few things about computers.

    When in doubt do a google search:

    http://www.strata-media.com/wow/plugin_main.html

    They have a WOW Thing plugin for winamp, windows media player , and quicktime.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2003 #6

    Monique

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    I said a FEW :) We can't all be as smart as you. The website for downloading is not working btw.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2003 #7

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  9. Oct 7, 2003 #8

    Monique

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    Yeah, the trial is nice, I tried it before, but it doens't work with DVDs..
     
  10. Oct 7, 2003 #9

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    does windows media player work with dvds in the first place?

    I know you need to install a dvd codec for it to work. Then you can use the plugin.

    If not, download a copy of powerdvd from kazaa.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2003 #10

    Monique

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    I have got powerDVD 4.0 and yes, DVDs can be played in Windows Media Player 9. There is something with DVDs which disables plugins to work, I am not sure why that is done.. something with copywright protection or something. I am wondering if there are any applications that can override this. I've sent an email to a company which sells iQms2 and QMAXII which look interesting..

    In order to get good sound in powerdvd, I first need to buy a upgrade to 5.0 and then buy a sound system that will work with that.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2003 #11

    Monique

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    Ah! Cool! I just found out that Windows Media Player 9 has standard a SRS sound-effects plugin that can be activated.. so that is working now.. although still not for DVDs.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2003 #12

    Monique

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    Well, for whom is interested, the reply from Q sound labs:

    I am still not sure why their plug-in WOULD work, while other plug-ins are inactivated with DVDs, so we'll see what he replies.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2003 #13

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  15. Oct 7, 2003 #14

    Monique

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    :) Thank you for you interest dduardo, first of all :) Unfortunately, those extra sound features are not available, I'd have to buy an audio package from PowerDVD, and in order to do that, I need to upgrade to version 5.0.

    I got an email from back from Qlab:

    He thought my questions were excellent great guys over there.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2003 #15

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    Before you tell me to :) I've looked up the features of PowerDVD:

    Your Cyberlink PowerDVD Version is 4.0
    Audio Capabilities:
    Number of Channels: 2
    Support SRS TruSurround XT: No
    Support Dolby Pro Logic II: No
    Support DTS Digital Surround: No
    Support Dolby Headphone: No
    Support Dolby Virtual Speaker: No
    Support Multi-Channel Environment Impression: No
    Your version of PowerDVD is lower than PowerDVD 5.0. In order to add Audio Packs you will need to upgrade to PowerDVD 5.0 first.

    :P
     
  17. Oct 7, 2003 #16

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    ok, then download powerdvd 5 from kazaa if powerdvd 4 isn't cutting it.
     
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