Why did Realtek High Def Audio go strange?

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
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    Why did Realtek High Def Audio go strange?


    It used to have options for sound effects like bass, live music, rock etc and then area effects like city, mountains etc and each would give a different sound but ever since it updated to 2.79 with windows 10 all of that has gone, anyone know why?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    Curcelli said:
    It used to have options for sound effects like bass, live music, rock etc and then area effects like city, mountains etc and each would give a different sound but ever since it updated to 2.79 with windows 10 all of that has gone, anyone know why?

    Thanks
    This may not be helpful, but the effects work for me.

    All that I can suggest is downloading and installing the full package from Realtek (Realtek), just in case the version Windows update gives you doesn't include some features.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hmm I downloaded mine from there I believe, what is the full package?
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  4. Posts : 1,983
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
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    - because in 10, Microsoft has replaced the Realtek control panel with generic drivers and a cut-down set of utilities to manage your sound output and input, playback and recording, and configuration. Realtek has only so-far provided Windows 10 drivers, and not the utilities that were for earlier windows versions, which may or may not work with Windows 10.
    If you need the Realtek suite of controls, you could try the Realtek site on http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I downloaded the 2.79 64bits from there and I have no sound effects options?
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    The highlighted blue one btw
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    ???
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  8. Posts : 11,207
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Hi there

    I think ever since Windows XP the basic Windows sound Mixing system has got "Dumber and Dumber". Your best bet is perhaps to find in your Sound playing software one with a decent built in mixer in it.

    Believe it or not the Old Winamp application works fine (if you can still find it). Set up the equalisation yourself.

    A lot of "Generic" sound cards are branded as "Realtek" some of which probably won't work 100% with the official drivers. Also a lot of people had to disable the enhancements in Windows sounds==>properties to get Sound to work AT ALL in W10.

    I'm not in favour of "Canned pre-sets" -- any decent mixing application should be able to set these manually --much better option too IMO.

    Even VLC media player (FREE) has audio effects you can use for your audio and will play almost every codec known to man or beast.

    You can also set VLC as the audio device for programs if you want to route sound via VLC rather than the default Windows mixer too. Do this in VLC's preferences -- it's a little more complex and depends on your hardware but it DOES work.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    Curcelli said:
    Hmm I downloaded mine from there I believe, what is the full package?
    Semi smartass answer: about 128 MB (64 bit version).
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  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I'm uninstalling and re-installing a different version, hopefully this works.
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