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Making Audio Enhancers Work on Windows

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Sound Blaster Cinema 5 + Dolby Atmos Gaming, Sounds Amazing

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SOUND BLASTER CINEMA 5 (Updated)
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Drivers file Link Updated

http://www.mediafire.com/file/tbxdqlofgv7humn/Sound+Blaster+Cinema+5+(Updated).zip
The file CreativeAudioEffectsComponentInstaller_2.0.0.17.exe don't necessary, only for OEM PC bundled with Cinema 5.
And what the different if you don't install SpeakerEQHaier_1.0.0.3.exe?

Ok, u will teach me to handle the FX Config?, i don`t know, nor i understand that program really!.
Just load the config Sound Blaster Connect UWP app Render.ini if using Cinema 5.

For Sound Blaster X7, may be you can modify ksusbaud.inf and add your HWID to force install Sound Blaster X7 driver.

This is FAQ of Sound Blaster Cinema 5 on Clevo N850E
https://www2.mouse-jp.co.jp/ssl/user_support2/sc_faq_documents.asp?FaqID=29638
You can see the pictures the voice panel is not exist even on OEM laptop bundled with Cinema 5

Sound Blaster Connect UWP app now have 2 problems:
Creative.UWPRPCService.exe use high CPU
Voice panel would not shown
 
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Ok, u will teach me to handle the FX Config?, i don`t know, nor i understand that program really!.
I can send you a few video Tutorial on YouTube, if you want. You should be able to understand how it works once you're done watching them.

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Fundamentals:

First, choose and install an APO Driver of your liking that you wish to work with by modifying the installation.

Then run FX Configurator, choose the endpoint which you have your speakers connected to which is usually indicated by (Active) ENDPOINT_NAME (Realtek High Definition Audio) {Random Registry Entry}

Use the save function under Config to save default of your Realtek Endpoint Configuration, I recommend backing up the registry of that Endpoint too. Then load your desired APO's Config, and import registry if necessary.

Restart the Audio service and the corresponding APO driver service if necessary, and you should be good.
 
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Is Dolby uwp apps + viper4windows only for stereo and not for 5.1?

Can I explain dolby's features like the following:

Dialog Enhancer:
View attachment 103164
The maximum is 20. The default is 12. if added, it will be clearer

Intelligent EQ:
View attachment 103165
The default is 10. Maximum is 20? If you add value, bass and treb will be stronger

Regulator:
View attachment 103166
This is a self-tuning system. This feature needs to be enabled to make Dolby work better

Surround:
View attachment 103167
Surround decoder: Allows you to decode stereo sound into multi-dimensional sound
Surround boost: maximum of 100, If you add values, the surround sound will be more than

Volume for virtual speakers:
View attachment 103169
How much is the maximum? The default is 10. Increase the volume for virtual speakers.

Volume max, leveler, output surround
View attachment 103171
Volume max: Makes the volume bigger
Volume leveler: Makes the volume more balanced
Height speakers: If you use Dolby Atmos, you need to convert the height of the virtualizer from 0 to 1. This is to turn on Dolby Atmos. If you disable it you can only use up to 7.1

In addition to that, you need to turn off speaker dist. This is a feature for laptop speakers
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Do I need to have volume for virtual speakers if I have 5.1? Or does still need to be on?

Also what is the max value for volume boost and volume leveler?
 
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Good, keep going

Sound Blaster Cinema 5 + Dolby Atmos Gaming, Sounds Amazing

Should Give it a try



SOUND BLASTER CINEMA 5 (Updated)
=========================
Drivers file Link Updated

http://www.mediafire.com/file/tbxdqlofgv7humn/Sound+Blaster+Cinema+5+(Updated).zip
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Sound Blaster Cinema 5 - Temporary tips of reduce high cpu usage by SBC5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temporary hack to minimize high CPU utilization by 'Creative.UWPRPCService.exe'
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think reason behind 'UWPRPCService ' high usage of CPU is because of it's high quality audio output with amazing crystal clear surrounding sound

Don't need to abandon SBC5, neither u need to use additional audio enhancer on top it, SBC5 is more than enough

No need to worry about this issue, just follow this simple steps, & enjoy using SBC5

UWP Service utilizes 25% of CPU, use sbc5 when required, see instructions below

Search for 'Services' from search box on Desktop, Open services, Right click on 'UWP RPC Service'

Select 'Properties', set Startup type to - Manual, apply & ok

When you want to use SBC5, Open Task Manager, go to services, right click on 'UWPService', click on 'Start'

To stop, right click on UWPService, click on 'Stop'

Is Dolby uwp apps + viper4windows only for stereo and not for 5.1?


Do I need to have volume for virtual speakers if I have 5.1? Or does still need to be on?

Also what is the max value for volume boost and volume leveler?
I'am editing xml file of Dolby Atmos Gaming for Higher Volume & Clearer Sound output

I will share it tomorrow, it really increases audio performance Dolby Atmos Gaming

You will notice immediate big difference
 
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I can send you a few video Tutorial on YouTube, if you want. You should be able to understand how it works once you're done watching them.

Edit:


Fundamentals:

First, choose and install an APO Driver of your liking that you wish to work with by modifying the installation.

Then run FX Configurator, choose the endpoint which you have your speakers connected to which is usually indicated by (Active) ENDPOINT_NAME (Realtek High Definition Audio) {Random Registry Entry}

Use the save function under Config to save default of your Realtek Endpoint Configuration, I recommend backing up the registry of that Endpoint too. Then load your desired APO's Config, and import registry if necessary.

Restart the Audio service and the corresponding APO driver service if necessary, and you should be good.
ZENks @Romulus2K4, i`ll watch the videos, but english is not my favourite language!. hahahahaha. :)
 
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ZENks @Romulus2K4, i`ll watch the videos, but english is not my favourite language!. hahahahaha. :)
There is no voice over in this video. So.. you'll have to watch really attentively.
 
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The file CreativeAudioEffectsComponentInstaller_2.0.0.17.exe don't necessary, only for OEM PC bundled with Cinema 5.
And what the different if you don't install SpeakerEQHaier_1.0.0.3.exe?



Just load the config Sound Blaster Connect UWP app Render.ini if using Cinema 5.

For Sound Blaster X7, may be you can modify ksusbaud.inf and add your HWID to force install Sound Blaster X7 driver.

This is FAQ of Sound Blaster Cinema 5 on Clevo N850E
https://www2.mouse-jp.co.jp/ssl/user_support2/sc_faq_documents.asp?FaqID=29638
You can see the pictures the voice panel is not exist even on OEM laptop bundled with Cinema 5

Sound Blaster Connect UWP app now have 2 problems:
Creative.UWPRPCService.exe use high CPU
Voice panel would not shown

I will try, will modify the ksusbaud.inf as u say @alanfox2000 . Zenks.
 
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Sound Blaster Cinema 5 - Temporary tips of reduce high cpu usage by SBC5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temporary hack to minimize high CPU utilization by 'Creative.UWPRPCService.exe'
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think reason behind 'UWPRPCService ' high usage of CPU is because of it's high quality audio output with amazing crystal clear surrounding sound

Don't need to abandon SBC5, neither u need to use additional audio enhancer on top it, SBC5 is more than enough

No need to worry about this issue, just follow this simple steps, & enjoy using SBC5

UWP Service utilizes 25% of CPU, use sbc5 when required, see instructions below

Search for 'Services' from search box on Desktop, Open services, Right click on 'UWP RPC Service'

Select 'Properties', set Startup type to - Manual, apply & ok

When you want to use SBC5, Open Task Manager, go to services, right click on 'UWPService', click on 'Start'

To stop, right click on UWPService, click on 'Stop'



I'am editing xml file of Dolby Atmos Gaming for Higher Volume & Clearer Sound output

I will share it tomorrow, it really increases audio performance Dolby Atmos Gaming

You will notice immediate big difference

If I stop service, when sound effect stop too?
 
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Sound Blaster Cinema 5 - Temporary tips of reduce high cpu usage by SBC5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Temporary hack to minimize high CPU utilization by 'Creative.UWPRPCService.exe'
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think reason behind 'UWPRPCService ' high usage of CPU is because of it's high quality audio output with amazing crystal clear surrounding sound

Don't need to abandon SBC5, neither u need to use additional audio enhancer on top it, SBC5 is more than enough

No need to worry about this issue, just follow this simple steps, & enjoy using SBC5

UWP Service utilizes 25% of CPU, use sbc5 when required, see instructions below

Search for 'Services' from search box on Desktop, Open services, Right click on 'UWP RPC Service'

Select 'Properties', set Startup type to - Manual, apply & ok

When you want to use SBC5, Open Task Manager, go to services, right click on 'UWPService', click on 'Start'

To stop, right click on UWPService, click on 'Stop'



I'am editing xml file of Dolby Atmos Gaming for Higher Volume & Clearer Sound output

I will share it tomorrow, it really increases audio performance Dolby Atmos Gaming

You will notice immediate big difference
Can you also make one for Dolby Atmos uwp regular?
 
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If I stop service, when sound effect stop too?
That's exactly what I mean, use sbc5 when required because of high cpu usage, enable it when u want to use sbc5, disable it when there is no need

Can you also make one for Dolby Atmos uwp regular?
Yes, I can do that, just want some time for precisely balanced high volume with clarity sound
 
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My kga works with the new creative uwp driver, I just tested it using the one with the cab file.

Zero percent usage in UWP RPC in windows task manager
 

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Just the service itself 2.0.0.17 solve Creative.UWPRPCService.exe by copying this into your install and using your installer, it works fine without the new MBAPO2.dll.
 
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Just the service itself 2.0.0.17 solve Creative.UWPRPCService.exe by copying this into your install and using your installer, it works fine without the new MBAPO2.dll.
http://download.gigabyte.cn/FileList/Driver/mb_driver_audio_creativesb720_2.0.0.17.zip
Creative provide OEM (gigabyte) using driver version 2.0.0.17

Creative.UWPRPCService.exe, MBAPO2 dll, mbfilt64.sys is a set of driver
A set of driver Creative.UWPRPCService.exe , MBAPO2 dll , mbfilt64.sys install to System32 and syswow64 folder
It should be work correctly with the set of driver, with the new GenKGA you maked

According to this post:
https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39499&start=280#p611968
you need to force install INF file containing MBfilt64.sys driver from Realtek drivers, then install XFi MB3 software, and then if not work out of the box you need to use GenKGA to generate kga files. GenKGA source code
Is it cased by MBfilt64.sys or/and MBAPO2 dll files that make the UWP app not activated
Or you need to compiled GenKGA with MBfilt64.sys installed?

UWP Driver (2.0.0.14, 2.0.0.16, 2.0.0.17, 2.0.0.19) with original inf file
https://www30.zippyshare.com/v/qQwGSYaC/file.html
I create Install.cmd to install mbapo2 dll files and Creative.UWPRPCService.exe, mbfilt64.sys will not install though bat
if you want to install original driver with mbfilt64.sys, edit CreativeExtension.inf and add your HWID
Use DriverStoreExplorer to install CreativeExtension.inf (Install/Uninstall method similar to install realtek UAD)

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For normal user:
To fix high CPU usage of Creative.UWPRPCService.exe:

Creative.UWPRPCService_v1.0.0.13.rar

Download and run Install.cmd, it will prompt to logout (press any key to log off)
 
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Dolby uwp+ SBX720 Desktop ini file and Dolby uwp+SBX720 desktop alternative ini file. The Audio delays or cuts out for me if video with audio is paused and then played. Can someone please help me fix this issue?
 
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http://download.gigabyte.cn/FileList/Driver/mb_driver_audio_creativesb720_2.0.0.17.zip
Creative provide OEM (gigabyte) using driver version 2.0.0.17

Creative.UWPRPCService.exe, MBAPO2 dll, mbfilt64.sys is a set of driver
A set of driver Creative.UWPRPCService.exe , MBAPO2 dll , mbfilt64.sys install to System32 and syswow64 folder
It should be work correctly with the set of driver, with the new GenKGA you maked

According to this post:
https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=39499&start=280#p611968


Is it cased by MBfilt64.sys or/and MBAPO2 dll files that make the UWP app not activated
Or you need to compiled GenKGA with MBfilt64.sys installed?

UWP Driver (2.0.0.14, 2.0.0.16, 2.0.0.17, 2.0.0.19) with original inf file
https://www30.zippyshare.com/v/qQwGSYaC/file.html
I create Install.cmd to install mbapo2 dll files and Creative.UWPRPCService.exe, mbfilt64.sys will not install though bat
if you want to install original driver with mbfilt64.sys, edit CreativeExtension.inf and add your HWID
Use DriverStoreExplorer to install CreativeExtension.inf (Install/Uninstall method similar to install realtek UAD)

==================================================================

For normal user:
To fix high CPU usage of Creative.UWPRPCService.exe:

Creative.UWPRPCService_v1.0.0.13.rar

Download and run Install.cmd, it will prompt to logout (press any key to log off)
I installed UWP Driver v2.0.0.19 & I it does not activates Sound Blaster Cinema 5, this is surely a bug of v2.0.0.19

Dolby uwp+ SBX720 Desktop ini file, audio delays or cuts out if video with audio is paused and then played.
That's the exact reason I never use multiple audio enhancers simultaneously, it obviously creates distorted audio, because of difference in audio configuration settings, single is best
 
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I installed UWP Driver v2.0.0.19 & I it does not activates Sound Blaster Cinema 5, this is surely a bug of v2.0.0.19



That's the exact reason I never use multiple audio enhancers simultaneously, it obviously creates distorted audio, because of difference in audio configuration settings, single is best
I had a feeling that was the problem. I had been using just Dolby Atmos uwp before the combination of the two enchancers.
 
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APO piplelines too long, cause delay
Dolby SFX -> SBC SFX -> SBC MFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX

Try the config here, test if it create distorted audio or delay:
Dolby SFX -> Dolby EFX -> SBC EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC MFX - >Dolby EFX
 

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I had a feeling that was the problem. I had been using just Dolby Atmos uwp before the combination of the two enchancers.
Using Dolby UWP Apps with other audio engines, nullifies dolby audio effects & it becomes useless

APO piplelines too long, cause delay
Dolby SFX -> SBC SFX -> SBC MFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX

Try the config here:
Dolby SFX -> Dolby EFX -> SBC EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC MFX - >Dolby EFX
Can you explain exactly how this config's works

give explanation of each config, so that there is no confusion

Dolby SFX -> Dolby EFX -> SBC EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC MFX - >Dolby EFX

APO piplelines too long, cause delay
Dolby SFX -> SBC SFX -> SBC MFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX

Try the config here, test if it create distorted audio or delay:
Dolby SFX -> Dolby EFX -> SBC EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC MFX - >Dolby EFX
Dolby SFX - Dolby EFX - SBC EFX this folder u just shared on mediafire is empty
 
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Using Dolby UWP Apps with other audio engines, nullifies dolby audio effects & it becomes useless



Can you explain exactly how this config's works

give explanation of each config, so that there is no confusion

Dolby SFX -> Dolby EFX -> SBC EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC EFX -> Dolby EFX
Dolby SFX -> SBC MFX - >Dolby EFX
You need to test the multiple audio config if it create distorted audio

Here you can download AudioDeviceGraphDump, create a apo graph:
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/making-audio-enhancers-working-on-windows.244309/post-3861010

AudioDeviceGraphDump will create a graph how audio pass on Windows
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/making-audio-enhancers-working-on-windows.244309/post-3861326

The GUIDs are SFX MFX EFX of the APO
e.g.
Dolby SFX is {D9916FA0-99F7-11E7-BF21-6C0B849889E1}
You the find the GUID in config file.
 
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You need to test the multiple audio config if it create distorted audio

Here you can download AudioDeviceGraphDump, create a apo graph:
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/making-audio-enhancers-working-on-windows.244309/post-3861010

AudioDeviceGraphDump will create a graph how audio pass on Windows
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/making-audio-enhancers-working-on-windows.244309/post-3861326

The GUIDs is SFX MFX EFX thing
e.g.
Dolby SFX is{D9916FA0-99F7-11E7-BF21-6C0B849889E1}
You the find the GUID in config file.
So I have to put my GUID in place of the GUID of Dolby SFX?
 
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