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New driver available for X-Fi owners

Creative's support team gets their act together
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 19, 2008 6:00 am

A quick heads up for X-Fi owners; Creative has just released an updated driver (version 2.18.0008) which supports all X-Fi series cards based on the CA-20K series of audio processors. If you're not sure if your card uses one of those, it's used in the X-Fi Titanium Series, Xtreme Gamer Series, Xtreme Music, Platinum and Elite Pro.


New driver available for X-Fi owners


The new driver brings back full Dolby Digital and DTS decoding for certain models in Windows Vista environments and DVD-Audio playback is now possible for cards under Vista 32-bit that came with the MediaSource DVD-Audio Player application.


What's probably going to be most useful for some of you is the claimed fixes for issues involving audio popping/crackling during AC3, PCM or DD playback via the digital output(s). Further to that is a fix for CMSS-3D woes when in the Audio Creation mode.


You can find the new 2.18.0008 driver available for download at Creative's Worldwide Support website.


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