Samsung sm308b combo drive

  Newuser3024 13:35 22 Sep 2003

I have an e-machine which originally had Windows ME. I have recently upgraded to Windows XP and now find that the CDRW/DVD combo will play CD's OK and will play the picture from a DVD but will not play any sound from a DVD.
Samsung only came up with the suggestion to upgrade the firmware which I have done - to no effect. There seems to be no support anywhere that I can find for this drive. Anyone out there who can help??

  -pops- 13:42 22 Sep 2003

What DVD playing software do you use?

  -pops- 13:44 22 Sep 2003

Do you have "Enable digital CD audio for this device" checked in device manager?

Post back if you want to know where that is.

  tenplus1 13:46 22 Sep 2003

It doesnt sound like it's you're combo drive that's the problem... It's reading the DVD data ok from the disc and displaying the picture ok...

Check the audio settings on your DVD Player Software and make sure that's ok...

  David_IT 13:52 22 Sep 2003

Using Windows Media Player and yes I have checked that both the drive and the software are set to use Digital CD Audio.
Also tried using a different hard drive this weekend and restored Windows ME and the drive worked perfectly with this.
Seems like it could be a compatability issue or maybe a missing codec in XP

  David_IT 13:54 22 Sep 2003

Just to let you all know that the original poster of the thread "Newuser 3024" is now "David_IT"

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