Soundblaster Platinum Problems!!!!!!
the RCA inputs on the livedrive dont work
when i got my system a few weeks ago i had the same problem, after trying for a couple days to fix it i sent the machine back for them to look at it...then i went on vacation and when i got back everything worked fine
then after reinstalling windows this afternoon the same problem has arisen
anybody know how to deal with this, im guessing there is some problem with the default of either the soundcard or windowsME
since the hardware obviously works fine
here is how you get headphones to work
use the sound control/mixer that is built into windows (double click the speaker icon in the task bar). Click on the advanced button under the first slider (play control). Now select digital output only. Stuff should work through the headhpones.
If you want to do it without selecting digital output only, goto options->properties. When the window opens select recording and make sure "what u hear" is checked in the list below, then click ok and check the 'Select' option under the What U Hear" slider.
The "what u hear" method should alow you to plug in your headhpones and have your speakers muted automatically (like a boom box), but then unmute when you pull them out.
The first method only lets you hear audio through the headhphones until you uncheck digital output only.
Well, if someone tells you where to find it, then it's simple. But it drove me crazy too. I still haven't found a way to enable the headphones output on the Live Drive though. I must be broken, because I think I've tried everything.
yeah, i got it fixed last night
i did what lotuz later mentioned with the sblive mixer....different from the one on the taskbar
i cant beleive i spent so much time trying to fix it when it was so simple
yeah you gotta mess around with the mixer, its that speaker looking symbol next to the PC clock.
In the SB Live mixer you probably have to change it from SPDIF to Aux inputs. There's a + sign that you have to click on. Then you can check a box to enable the Aux inputs.