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hello @alanfox2000

In the installer of APO Driver 2.75 there is a entry called "DTS APO4.x for UWP (unworkable)". What do you mean with this ?! It doesnt work yet ?

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ps. Thanks for your awesome work!
DTS APO4.x for UWP has restrictions, whitelightning.
meaning DTS APO4x works on few certain Realtek audio chipsets and apps like DTS Ultra X & DTS Sound Unbound won't work on most of them
the older DTS APO3x didn't have those kinds of restrictions.

btw Sound Blaster Connect UWP app updated to v2.2.15.0 in early July 2020 - the other Alan (AAF) has that updated SBConnect UWP app included in his recent reatlek dch driver mods.

and APO driver v2.76 recently came out
 
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APO Driver V2.76
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Hi,
How can I decrease latency. I am experiencing audio delay.

I'm using: NVIDIA HDMI -> LG TV -> OPTICAL OUT -> HOME THEATER
I installed the APO DRIVER with DOLBY DS1 7.6.5.1. And in Product Config Tool I selected Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater and installed the profiler.

Thx

Edit: I still facing when i use HDMI arc on my TV.
 
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Hi,
How can I decrease latency. I am experiencing audio delay.

I'm using: NVIDIA HDMI -> LG TV -> OPTICAL OUT -> HOME THEATER
I installed the APO DRIVER with DOLBY DS1 7.6.5.1. And in Product Config Tool I selected Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater and installed the profiler.

Thx

Edit: I still facing when i use HDMI arc on my TV.
How much latency are you facing?
 
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About 25ms - 100ms, in some games has more delay.
This is a normal latency.
Using DDL requires encoding the signal on the PC and decoding it on the receiver. Some minimum time is present.
You will not be able to reduce the time any furthur; the limit comes from Dolby Digital, the format itself.
DTS has lower latency by the format, you can reduce the delay a little bit; by 10ms usually, by using DTS Connect, if your receiver has DTS support.
If you want minimal latency, you will have to use stereo throughout though. Do not use any 5.1 encoding on PC or decoder (Prologic) on the receiver as all these requires some latency to work.
 
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This is a normal latency.
Using DDL requires encoding the signal on the PC and decoding it on the receiver. Some minimum time is present.
You will not be able to reduce the time any furthur; the limit comes from Dolby Digital, the format itself.
DTS has lower latency by the format, you can reduce the delay a little bit; by 10ms usually, by using DTS Connect, if your receiver has DTS support.
If you want minimal latency, you will have to use stereo throughout though. Do not use any 5.1 encoding on PC or decoder (Prologic) on the receiver as all these requires some latency to work.
On my previous motherboard I used Dolby Digital Live using SPDIF without Dolby Digital Plus Proflie.

The motherboard already supported DDL.

I never felt any delay in the audio.
 
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On my previous motherboard I used Dolby Digital Live using SPDIF without Dolby Digital Plus Proflie.

The motherboard already supported DDL.

I never felt any delay in the audio.
Open FX Configurator, remove contents under Local FX APO.
This will disable only the Dolby Digital Plus app, and also remove stereo to 5.1 processing, but will lower latency a bit. Also try using DTS Connect if possible.
 
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Open FX Configurator, remove contents under Local FX APO.
This will disable only the Dolby Digital Plus app, and also remove stereo to 5.1 processing, but will lower latency a bit. Also try using DTS Connect if possible.
Can I use DTS Connect over HDMI?

Local FX under Effect Configuration or Processing Modes Configuration?
 
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Can I use DTS Connect over HDMI?

Local FX under or Processing Modes Configuration?
If your receiver supports dts.

Effect Configuration
 
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Which is the best version of dolby audio enhancer? thoughts, opinions? any way i installed the STANDARD VERSION + AlanFinotty1995/AAFRealtekMod + AAF Optimus Sound 6.0.8960.1 (Signed) and its come with Dolby Atmos but the feature in the control panel "Dolby Home Theater" doesn't work at least a i dont notice any the difference bettween on/off in my 5.1 setup, same with "DTS Connect" also i notice nahimic was installed too but doesn't work at all so i uninstalled...

someone knows the differences between AAF DCH Optimus Sound 6.0.8984.1 (Signed) and AAF Optimus Sound 6.0.8960.1 (Signed) ?

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edit: i can update the app downloading one of this? or it can damage my installation?

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I have a very generic question regarding audio enhancers. I have a Realtek ALC1220 using optical to a 2.1 soundbar. There are SO many different choices for enhancers, Dolby alone has like 25, there are a bunch of DTS, and all the others on that "Audio Enhancers" spreadsheet. I don't know much about what each one offers, but if anyone could give me advice on what I should use I would greatly appreciate it.

I basically want to simulate 5.1 surround sound from my 2.1 soundbar. I also occasionally use Turtle Beach headphones that I would like to simulate 7.1 if possible, but 5.1 will do. I would love to experience dolby atmos for headphones. So the one I know I want for sure is Dolby Atmos for Headphones.

Would I benefit from ANY of the dolby atmos enhancers on my 2.1 soundbar over optical? Or the DTS equivalent to atmos would work too if I would be able to actually tell a difference. I just don't know which enhancers to use for my setup because I don't know what all the different ones do.

Thank you.
 

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anyone have realtek driver that support ALC1200 and have non-uwp console ? my windows somehow fucked and cant install uwp app. using asrock if that asus console are non-uwp then it should work if it could be installed.


also from testing DAX3 desktop, the driver is working properly only the app is hardware specific, the app will not open to let u config trough it. but it will run as default setting which is dynamic/auto profile.
are there other way to config which not to use the app ?
 
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If your receiver supports dts.

Effect Configuration
Thanks!
Using DTS actually significantly decreased latency.

Does DTS Connect have any equalizers? Is Local FX of any use?

Edit: Or some Loudness Equalization using NVIDIA HDMI with DTS Connect?
 
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Hey guys,

Apologies if this is not the right spot but I didn't want to start a new thread yet. I have an odd problem. I have an ASUS TUF 505DT. It came pre-installed with DTS Headphone X v.1. I primarily use headphones and the DTS headphone menu is very limited. The internal speakers menu allows for more options. The issue I'm having is I used to have loudness equalization as a toggle in Realtek Audio Console but it just disappeared out of nowhere. As a result, headphone volume is quite low in games/movies and I have to have volume at 100 for it to be even decent. I suspect DTS is the culprit even though it was working fine for 7 months. Reinstalling the Realtek driver brings the option back briefly but the moment I restart it's gone again. Uninstalling Headphone X doesn't help either since the DTS component driver seems to be somehow tied in with the Realtek driver.

I wonder if anyone has had the same problem? I was thinking that the DTS Sound Unbound app might offer more options to help with the loudness equalization but when I installed it, it didn't recognize Headphone X and only offers me to buy it. It's not a big deal if I do but I'm afraid it may further mess up the drivers since I already have DTS Headphone X working anyway. Right now the only way to bring back loudness equalization is through the generic MS driver and Sound Settings, which turns off Realtek and DTS.
 

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Thanks!
Using DTS actually significantly decreased latency.

Does DTS Connect have any equalizers? Is Local FX of any use?

Edit: Or some Loudness Equalization using NVIDIA HDMI with DTS Connect?
Hey,

How did you manage to make DTS connect work on HDMI audio endpoint ? I tried that on mine and i can't hear audio on Youtube (Firefox) and VLC, i also get stability issues because of that.

Please let me know.
 
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Hey,

How did you manage to make DTS connect work on HDMI audio endpoint ? I tried that on mine and i can't hear audio on Youtube (Firefox) and VLC, i also get stability issues because of that.

Please let me know.
Yes, but sometimes won't work. To fix i change to Dolby Home Theater V4 and dismark Disable All Enhachements and go in Product Config Tool and choose DTS Connect again
 
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Hi,

I'm using the Product Configurator to install DTS Connect on Nvidia HDMI endpoint. Everything works accordingly and I'm getting 5.1 surround correctly. But the audio stops working from time to time and as soon as I try to open the sound control panel I get this error: "Audio enhancements for this device have been disabled."
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When I press yes, the audio works again. I think windows automatically disables audio enhancement for the endpoint from time to time for some reason. When this happens, the audio enhancement checkbox in the Nvidia endpoint becomes unchecked and DTS connect needs it to be enabled. I couldn't pinpoint what's causing this. The alternative would be to use Dolby. Dolby doesn't have this problem at all and works all the time. But LG TVs don't play well with it on ARC and the sound has very noticeable latency.
Any ideas on how to fix the DTS connect problem? Or another alternative would be nice too.
HI
I'm having the same problems. Managed to solve?
 
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