Ac97 Vista problem
I experience major problems with getting a AC 97 system up and running under
I have a Gigabyte sinxp1394 Mobo with AC97 chipset and Vista ultimate. I
upgraded the driver with the realtek 6.0.6243 version I downloaded from
Recording turned out to be impossible in an erratic way. Nor the build in
sound recorder, The Microsoft media 9 encoder or Adobe Audigy see the mixer.
After letting Windows sort out a new driver Windows installed the 5.0.6150
version of a Microsoft distributed Realtek driver.
Now the standard sound recorder is able to see the stereo mixer I appointed
as default recording device, but the Microsoft Media encoder does not.
Turning on the Pin line onto the mixer from the encoder does not help.
When I try to start the mixer from the encoder it can't find sndvol.exe.
The mixer is set to 16 bit 44.1 KHz stereo as is the recording default. It
made sense to me to use the same settings.