Dell Latitude D620 Stereo Mix on Sigmatel HD Audio

BIG UPDATE! - 20-Dec-2007: Dell has come to their collective senses and added the Stereo Mix into their official SigmaTel Driver set!!! I’m hopeful that this also fixes some of the “sound stutter/skip” issues some people have commented about.  Here’s the link to the official driver:

http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R171789.exe

Please note, the hack below enables the entire SigmaTel control panel, the Dell driver still restricts all of that.  I will leave the information for those interested.  I might try to re-hack the new version of the Dell driver to see if I can re-enable the entire SigmaTel control panel.  Until then, enjoy your “official” stereo mix!

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ANOTHER UPDATE! – 19-Oct-2008: I had been meaning to post this link for a while, but Dell has posted an official comment about this topic to their Direct2Dell Blog:

http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2008/08/15/stereo-mix-record-functionality-and-dell.aspx

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Dell saw fit to disable the Stereo Mix (record what you hear) options on the Sigmatel HD Audio 92xx drivers they are currently hosting on their site.  (The Dell Driver package is called R122161.exe)

I was able to hack my own driver for the D620 by using info garnered over at NotebookForums, this thread specifically:
http://www.notebookforums.com/thread169312.html

I just applied the changes that everyone was recommending to the 92XXM2-2.INI and the resulting file is available here:
Hacked D620 Sigmatel Audio Driver

I noticed that some of the other hacked drivers were not handling the dock headphone port correctly, my version of the hack seems to do perfectly with that. (The other drivers weren’t cutting the internal speakers when a headphone plug was connected.)

Basically, I took the original 92XXM2-2.INI from the R122161 package and compared it to the 92XXM2-5.INI from the original Dell package. Using the differences between those files, I modified the hacked 92XXM2-5.INI, creating a 92XXM2-2.INI. After this, I had some issues with XML errors on the Sigmatel Control Panel. With some educated guesses, I was able to alleviate these Control Panel XML errors.

This driver provides the Latitude D620 a working Stereo Mix along with a working docking station headphone port. It also unlocks the full SigmaTel audio control panel. I’ve been using it for a few hours now, and have yet to determine an issue with it.

To apply this hack, make sure the R122161 version of the Dell SigmaTel driver is copied to your C:\dell\Drivers directory.  The following file is a self-extractor that will do this for you:
http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R122161.EXE

Once you’ve extracted the files (exit out of the installer if it starts), copy the Hacked D620 Sigmatel Audio Driver INI file from the link above to your C:\dell\Drivers\R122161\WDM directory replacing the one that is already there.  (You will need to unzip the INI file you get from the link above.  You’ll also probably want to back up/rename the old 922XXM2-2.INI file while you’re at it.)

Now, go back to the C:\dell\Drivers\R122161 directory and run Setup.  Once setup is complete, you should be all-set with your Stereo Mix, headphone ports working properly, and a full SigmaTel control panel.

I’ll accept no liability for this, but it does work for me.

103 Responses to “Dell Latitude D620 Stereo Mix on Sigmatel HD Audio” »»

  1. Comment by kinja | 02/05/07 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks it worked. youre the best!

  2. Comment by kostatz | 02/18/07 at 7:43 pm

    hi there is this only work for dell damn i just get this new gateway laptop and i dont have studio mix or what u hear
    sucks man sound is sigmatel too really suck big time

  3. Comment by Jaime | 02/20/07 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for the hard work. I have a brand new Dell D520 and it is pathetic that the driver provided was not fully functional. Thank you for your updated ini file. I followed your procedure and now I have the full functionality of the hardware that I purchased from Dell. It seems to me that it needed to be that way from the start.

  4. Comment by Thinline | 02/23/07 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for your work. It helped me to configure my Gateway. I’ve posted a fix for enabling “Stereo Mix” on a Gateway on NotebookForums.

    http://www.notebookforums.com/post2570317.html

  5. Comment by kostatz | 02/24/07 at 10:18 pm

    dam try that link on top didint work for me,i am confuse about this part

    9) Using Notepad, open the file “C:\Cabs\Sigmatel Stereo Mix Install\WDM\sthda.ini”. Open the “device instance id.txt” file you created in Step 2. Find the line “sthda.ini” that includes your device instance id in “device instance id.txt”. Note the .ini file that is matched with the device instance id. This is your “Machine .ini File”. Using our example, “HDAUDIOFUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7634&SUBSYS_107B0366” is matched with“92XXM5.INI”. Close “sthda.ini” and “device instance id.txt”.

    10) Using Notepad, open the “Machine .ini File” you identified in the previous step. Remember, it will be located in the “C:\Cabs\Sigmatel Stereo Mix Install\WDM\” folder. Go to the end of the file and paste the following:

    i have gateway notebook mx8710

  6. Comment by Thinline | 02/26/07 at 6:51 pm

    Kostatz,

    We’re you able to determine your device instance id? If so, post it and I will help you figure out what your “Machine .ini File” is.

  7. Comment by kostatz | 02/28/07 at 9:28 pm

    yeah here it is

    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7634&SUBSYS_107B0685&REV_1001\4&1FA7785C&0&0001

    confuse bout do i have to paste this somewhere thanks for your help…

    Using Notepad, open the file “C:\Cabs\Sigmatel Stereo Mix Install\WDM\sthda.ini”. Open the “device instance id.txt” file you created in Step 2. Find the line “sthda.ini” that includes your device instance id in “device instance id.txt”. Note the .ini file that is matched with the device instance id. This is your “Machine .ini File”. Using our example, “HDAUDIOFUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7634&SUBSYS_107B0366” is matched with“92XXM5.INI”

    0) Using Notepad, open the “Machine .ini File” you identified in the previous step. Remember, it will be located in the “C:\Cabs\Sigmatel Stereo Mix Install\WDM\” folder. Go to the end of the file and paste the following:

  8. Comment by AnotherAngryDellOwner | 03/01/07 at 3:32 pm

    Wow! You are a .ini god! This solved all my problems. I had loaded the LG drivers and encountered the dock-speaker problem. Now solved. Having the entire SigmaTel control panel is handy too. Amazing. Now if you can only solve my D620 display problem (weird blue patterns appearing when too many windows are open)…

  9. Comment by Thinline | 03/01/07 at 8:03 pm

    Kostaz,

    If you open sthda.ini, the fifth line lists your device instance id and its corresponding “machine .ini file”:

    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7634&SUBSYS_107B0685=92XXM2-2.INI

    Your “Machine .ini File” is 92XXM2-2.INI.

    Open 92XXM2-2.INI.

    The last line is “Flags=dword:10″.

    After the last line, paste the code listed in step 10.

    The end of the file should now look like this:
    Flags=dword:10
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear]
    DigitalStereoMix = hex: 1

    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\plugins\Render]
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\TopoNames]
    InpMonitor = “{AD16E140-C319-4381-98AB-AB72A3C26892}”
    AuxIn = “{0C176AD4-0B8A-457b-839D-4545E1F1DDA7}”

    [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaCategories\{0C176AD4-0B8A-457b-839D-4545E1F1DDA7}]
    Display = hex: 00,00,00,00
    Name = “Stereo Mix”

    Follow the rest of step 10, and steps 11 and 12.

    Good luck.

    Thinline

  10. Comment by kostatz | 03/01/07 at 11:23 pm

    you rocks dude lol still happy lol

    later

  11. Comment by kostatz | 03/01/07 at 11:26 pm

    dude it workkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk,yey yey your freaking awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,thank you thank you thank you i cant beleave this,i have studio mix now,wow thanks all to you dude,thank you for all your help and hard work on this fix your amazing dude,i cant control myself now haha ya tha man

    many thanks Thinline

  12. Comment by Thinline | 03/02/07 at 5:10 pm

    Kostaz,

    I’m so glad it worked for you. I couldn’t have done it without ToGeo.

    Best Regards,

    Thinline

  13. ff
    Comment by ff | 03/04/07 at 6:49 pm

    Works like a charm! THANKS!!!!!

  14. Comment by anand | 03/06/07 at 3:02 pm

    can this work with a dell E521? It’s a desktop… dell…hrmph!

  15. Comment by Mike | 03/18/07 at 5:25 pm

    Worked on my Dell D620, many thanks.

  16. Comment by Giles | 03/19/07 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. This worked straight away and saved me endless more hours of loading dodgy drivers that never worked.

    Why Did Dell do this? Why have a decent piece of hardware and then throttle it with inferior drivers/software?

    Thanks again

  17. Comment by surfiend | 03/23/07 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you V.E.R.Y. much for your efforts. It was very easy to follow the steps and it worked out perfectly..!

  18. Comment by rjanakan | 03/28/07 at 10:34 am

    I tried it in Dell D620 and it worked like a charm!

  19. KJ
    Comment by KJ | 03/31/07 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks, this works! I use a D620 too. There are some similarly named files in C:\drivers\audio\onboard on my computer, which was kind of confusing, but in the end I just followed your instructions; when I downloaded the R122161.EXE file and extracted it, it had to create the folder C:\dell\drivers. Followed the instructions and it worked great.

  20. Comment by mperbix | 04/15/07 at 10:25 am

    I am running XP Pro on a MacBook Pro with SigmaTel drivers and have the samae issue, no extended mixer devices, only LINE and MIC. I really want Stereo Mix.

    Do you think this would work for that…is there anything I can check for or do on my end to give you more info?

    Thank you in advance. None of the alternate drivers work. If I can simply edit an ini file, great.

    -Mike

  21. Comment by Deanna | 04/16/07 at 6:02 pm

    Has anyone tried this fix on the Dell Inspirion e1405?

  22. Comment by Peter | 04/26/07 at 7:43 am

    Thank You, for me and my D620!

  23. Comment by Mark | 04/27/07 at 11:39 am

    Thank you very much Todd. I appreciate your help… I had installed a different SigmaTel driver to enable StereoMix, but this had caused the problem of the laptop speakers being unmuted while listening to headphones. Your INI file saved the day.

    One question… when I record using SteroMix, using Audacity as the recorder and playing a stereo source (a song on iTunes), it doesn’t record in stereo, only mono. Is there any way get it to record in stereo?

    Thanks again,
    -Mark

  24. Comment by tgeorge | 04/27/07 at 12:29 pm

    I just tried this with a known-stereo track. In the track I was using, there is distinct separation of the channels, to make it easier to verify that this is truly recording in stereo. Playing from WinAmp and recording with Audacity was no problem, and it successfully recorded both channels. I also verified that this works perfectly from the iTunes program.

    I’m wondering if it isn’t just a settings or preference issue on the PC. First, check Audacity. In the Edit/Preferences screen, under the Audio I/O tab there will be options for Channels. Make sure this is set to “2″. I’ve had better luck with keeping Audacity set to “Sigmatel Audio” instead of “Microsoft Sound Mapper” under Recording and Playback devices, but that setting doesn’t appear to affect this issue.

    I don’t see any options in iTunes that could affect this issue. My best guess is the “Channels” option in Audacity. If that doesn’t work, try uninstalling all drivers, then reinstalling from scratch with the new drivers (and hacked ‘ini’) that I’ve provided here.

  25. Comment by tgeorge | 04/27/07 at 12:39 pm

    @mperbix and @deanna:
    As far as using this on other laptop models, I’m unsure… I would tell you that it might, but I noticed when editing the ini files (from different manufacturers) that there are different “pins” defined for each laptop. I’m assuming that these represent physical pins on the silicon of the chip, but don’t quote me on that. I’m not sure if Dell uses the same stuff across the different lines of laptops they sell. I noticed that there were a number of hacked INI files floating around the web (specifically on the notebookforums.com site), and some of them were different even for other Dell brand laptops.

    I guess you could give it a try, worst case is that it doesn’t work and you need to uninstall the hacked driver and revert back to the factory driver.

  26. Comment by beezee | 04/27/07 at 1:01 pm

    I’m having a problem with this driver/ini combo. I’m using the stereo-mix to play my ipod through my D620’s line-in. It starts fine, but the audio from the line-in jack will randomly fade out to silence. If I mute/unmute the Input Monitor, the sound comes back, but only for a short period before fading out again.

    Any ideas what that’s about?

  27. Comment by tgeorge | 04/27/07 at 1:21 pm

    @beezee:

    I haven’t tested that configuration, but I want to make sure you’ve verified your Line-In volume control under the Recording section of the Windows Mixer. To do this, go to Control Panel, double-click on the SigmaTel Audio icon. Go to the Levels tab, and make sure that “Line In” volume is up under Recording Control. You might also try selecting the line-in as your source? That’s the radio button under the volume control. I’m wondering if saving it as a profile might help as well.

    If this doesn’t work… Do you have any third-party software installed that might be conflicting? You could try stopping resident programs and see if any of them might be changing your audio settings.

  28. Comment by beezee | 04/27/07 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions, tgeorge…no luck though. Seems that no matter the way I’ve selected the inputs, I still get the fade-out problem.

    I’ve tried a different approach now, which was to start with the default ini, and only enable the Input Monitor (EnableInputMonitor = hex: 1), and that actually works for me! No fade-out, and that’s really the only extra feature that I was looking for, anyway.

    I’ve lost the volume control on the Input Monitor, though. It’s now grayed out. Is there a separate setting to enable the volume bar?

  29. Comment by Geoff | 05/03/07 at 1:42 am

    Hi,
    Like Jaime we have a D520. The hacked 92XXM2-2.INI gave the Stereo Mix option o.k., but now system sound stutters rapidly when DVDs are played, for example.

  30. Comment by NeoPuma | 05/13/07 at 3:56 pm

    Hey, I’ve got a Dell Dimension and was wondering if there was a similar hack available?

    Thanks

  31. Comment by wunten | 05/21/07 at 6:50 pm

    doesnt work on the E521, which is a desktop anyways. but this problem is so aggravating i have been trying anything. just an fyi for others.

  32. Comment by Lloyd | 07/04/07 at 10:16 pm

    THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Comment by Kevin | 07/23/07 at 1:54 am

    Thank you for sharing this. It works and it was simple to do. Full access to the Sigmatel control panel is very cool. Getting the stereo mix capability on my D620… fantastic.

  34. duG
    Comment by duG | 07/24/07 at 8:29 am

    Guys,

    I have the D630, and after some playin about this hack worked a treat. I believe the Dx30 series (430,630,830) will all use the same card too..

    Just follow the instructions above, however you’ll need the current x30 series drivers, ‘R153908′. Tried installing the 620 drivers, but had unknown device upon reboot..

    Happy days,

    Thanks tgeorge for instruct’s.. v kool feature.

  35. Comment by tgeorge | 07/24/07 at 8:55 am

    @duG:

    Thanks for the info!!! I’ll add this to the parent document in a bit. This is great news!

  36. Comment by benji | 07/27/07 at 10:33 am

    I’ve bought a Dell Inspiron notebook E1705 Vista with sigmatel and I am not happy with it. Currently, there is no Line in, no Mix Studio for sound properties. Does anyone had any idea to fix the problem. Definitely Dell knew about the problem but they are not going to fix anything. It is strange. Also, does anyone know anybody who want to take a class action law suit about this issue, please let me know as well.

    A desperate Dell customer

    Ben
    sendaword@yahoo.com

  37. Comment by MIke | 08/08/07 at 11:56 pm

    I have a Dell Inspiron 640m. I am using the R160062 as my drivers for the sigmatel 92xx C-major. I am running VIsta. I know that the fix is for the R122161, but is there a something I can edit to allow the option to exist?

    If not, can I download this version so as to help me use the line in and stereo mix options I am lacking?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Mike

  38. Comment by justin | 08/17/07 at 11:45 am

    duG,

    Could you post how you were able to do this with the D630? I see quite a few .Ini files in the wdm directory and would prefer not to spend the time figuring this out. thanks!

  39. Comment by pedro31 | 08/19/07 at 5:54 am

    Thanks man , that fix was a huge relief

  40. Comment by Norman | 08/25/07 at 10:23 am

    Many thanks ToGeo for for your ‘Onboard Audio’ procedures. I am not to good at amending ini/inf files. But if I follow your recommendations, do you think I can adapt the necessaary files for a Dell Dimension 5150C/XPS200.

    Hope you can help!!

  41. Comment by Morix | 08/28/07 at 1:34 pm

    GREAT JOB !! It works perfect on my Latitude D820. Now I can record audiostreams directly from the sound card as it works for my older Dell model already.

    Many thanks for your “hack” and greetings from good old Germany

  42. Comment by Rock2GW | 09/04/07 at 9:30 pm

    Tried the above and it works GREAT, well with one twist….. I have to reinstall (re-run the setup) everytime I reboot. Did I miss something on the install or instruction? Sorry for lagging on the uptake, but this is driving me nuts!! Thanks in advance.

  43. Comment by findor | 09/06/07 at 10:18 am

    great job man it worked…

  44. Comment by kaiva | 09/13/07 at 10:17 pm

    Just want to add my thanks. This worked great on my D620. Really saved the day!

  45. Comment by jefferson | 09/19/07 at 6:14 am

    i did everything he said but i have no idea on how to access my sigmatel control panel. can anyone give me directions over this?

  46. Comment by tgeorge | 09/19/07 at 7:48 am

    @jefferson:

    It should show up under the Control Panel (Start/Settings/Control Panel or Start/Control Panel). The icon will look like this:

    If you don’t see this icon, I’d assume things aren’t working right. Walk through the steps again.

  47. Comment by Allen | 09/21/07 at 1:06 pm

    I have the same audi0 stutter problem Geoff mentions on my D620. Anybody seen this, or have any ideas. A reboot fixes it some times.

  48. Comment by Nate | 10/02/07 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for posting your research on the Sigmatel issue. I use a Dell Latitude D830 which is also in need of better sound features. Unfortunately, the Dell driver intended for my machine is R153910 because I am running Vista.

    Would you have any feedback for what I can do? Would you be able to help? Maybe I can pay you for a driver file that unlocks my sound capabilities? I’m trying to record Internet radio streams with a free recorder like MP3myMP3 but I am unable to because I have no “wave out / what you hear” option.

    Thanks!

  49. Gav
    Comment by Gav | 10/08/07 at 5:57 am

    I’m exactly the same – using D830 with the R153910 driver. Any advise you have to get the Stereo Mix appearing would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  50. Comment by Fadeout | 10/08/07 at 9:01 pm

    thanks so much, this worked great on my dell D820…it really is ridiculous that dell makes you jump through hoops like this to use your hardware to its fullest potential. i really appreciate your hard work on this.

  51. Comment by rubbersquid | 10/15/07 at 4:13 am

    I have a Latitude D620 and wanted to record streamed audio off BBC7 with Audacity – it didn’t work – until I read your article that is. Now it works perfectly. Thanks for the post – outstanding!

  52. Comment by Wayne | 10/17/07 at 9:51 pm

    Cool Mon! You are my Freaky Deaky Hero! Worked Fine All the way around and the panel works great
    Thanks to all your efforts – we really appreciate the work you have done!

  53. Comment by Mike | 10/23/07 at 9:43 am

    So has anyone gotten this to work on a Dell M90???
    Thanks

  54. Comment by Luke | 10/23/07 at 12:30 pm

    NICELY DONE! Works flawlessly for me. A potent solution to a problem that shouldn’t be there in the first place.

  55. Comment by HotByte | 10/27/07 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for the hard work. It works on my DELL D830 Windows Xp. My Device Instance ID is HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FE and this ID is using 92XXM4-3.INI (not 92XXM2-2.INI) so what I did is just applied the hacked 92XXM2-2.INI to 92XXM4-3.INI then run the Setup again.

  56. Comment by Gerard | 11/04/07 at 8:42 am

    Hi Guys
    Thanks to this article I enabled stereo-mix on my macbook pro running Windows XP by simply adding to BOARD2.INI file a line: “DigitalStereoMix = hex: 1″ that I copied from another Sigmatel driver for LG device. I presume that line my be a remedy for all sound cards with sigmatel drivers. You may give it a try. Unfortunately there is a small glitch. Although stereo-mix is checked the sound card also picks some faint signal from the inbuilt microphone. I by-passed this by plugging in a jack into line-in socket. The sound card thinks that I am using an external microphone/device and disables the inbuilt microphone. It is a bit cumbersome solution and I wish I knew what else to add to the *.INI file to fix it but alas it is beyond my scarce cerebral resources. Plugging the jack is not a big deal and having the stereo-mix feature makes a hell of a difference.
    Thanks guys

  57. Comment by Gerard | 11/04/07 at 8:45 am

    If you guys come up with any other solutions please let us know, thanks.

  58. Comment by Jason | 11/07/07 at 12:01 pm

    Way to go man. Installed on a Latitude D820 without a hitch! Thanks man, I’ve been looking for something like for a very long time.

  59. Comment by Genghis | 11/10/07 at 8:04 am

    I too have a D830 and have been trying to reconstruct what HotByte did to work. So far with unsucessful results. If HotByte or someone else who has been successful with the 92XXM4-3.INI conversion, would you please post either the file or just the print out so we can see what changes to make, that was be SERIOUSLY a life saver. :)

  60. Comment by HotByte | 11/14/07 at 4:57 am

    Here is my modified 92XXM4-3.INI. Please make a bakc-up first of your original 92XXM4-3.INI.

    [Models]
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801F9=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FA=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FE=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FF=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_10280206=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0=this
    Default=this
    [CopyFiles]
    stacgui.cpl = 0×25
    stlang.dll = 0×25
    stsystra.exe = 0×24
    stacsv.exe = 0×25
    [RegisterDlls]
    Stacapi.dll
    [DelRegKeys]
    HKR\Settings=yes
    HKLM\Software\SigmaTel\StacGUI=yes
    HKCU\Software\SigmaTel\Settings=yes
    HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\STSysTray=yes
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\GlobalState=yes
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Volume Control\SigmaTel Audio=yes
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Volume Control\SigmaTel C-Major Audio=Yes
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Sound Mapper=Yes
    [APPS]
    StartSTSysTray=YesInvisible
    [LaunchProgramsAfter]
    StacSV -r
    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    SigmatelSysTrayApp=”stsystra.exe”
    [HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\GlobalState]
    [HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\STSysTray\1.0]
    Automatic = dword: 1
    HideTrayIcon = dword: 1
    PollingPeriod = dword: 500
    RecordPriority = dword: 1
    ControlPanel = “stacgui.cpl”
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\GlobalState\STSysTray\1.0]
    HwSpkCfg= dword: 0×01
    DolbyCfg= dword: 0×01
    HdmiSupport= dword: 0×1
    DDLSupport= dword:0×01
    HPSupport= dword: 0×01
    SpkSupport= dword: 0×01
    ConfigCapabilities= dword: 0×01
    ShowEventDialog = dword: 1
    [HKR]
    CodecName = “STAC9205″
    [HKR\Settings]
    TraceFlags = dword: 0×89B3
    BiosType1 = hex: 01
    ImpedanceMeasurementTimeMs = dword: 0
    CPL_FixedDigitalOutRate = dword: 0×0000BB80
    EnablePcBeepAtCd = hex: 0
    AllowHpOnNonSupportingPin = hex: 0
    PmEnabledWidget = hex: 0D
    CPL_SaveExtraPower = hex: 0
    CPL_MaySwitchExtAmpPowerState = hex: 1
    CodecAccessAttempts = dword: 0×000003E8
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins]
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render]

    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Plugins\Render\HPCompressor]
    idEffect = dword: 105
    idEffectType = dword: 5
    order = dword: 5000
    load = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Plugins\Render\HPLimiter]
    idEffect = dword: 106
    idEffectType = dword: 6
    order = dword: 5001
    load = dword: 1
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\SoftAmp]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 20
    order = dword: 1000
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\DMS]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 11
    idEffectType = dword: 12
    order = dword: 20
    mode = dword: 0×334
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\DMS2]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 21
    idEffectType = dword: 22
    order = dword: 40
    mode = dword: 0×341
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\DDL]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 10
    order = dword: 10000
    mode = dword: 0×10C
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\BassMgr]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×2
    order = dword: 0×3e8
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\SpeakerMgr]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×20
    order = dword: 0×497
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\vu_meter]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×9
    order = dword: 0×320
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_initial]
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_initial\render\DDL]
    Bypass = dword: 0
    DownmixSurrounds = dword: 1
    OutAC3 = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\Render\DMS]
    ByPass= dword:0×0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear\presets\_Initial\Render\BassMgr]
    CrossoverFreq=dword:0×64
    BassBoostDb_x100=dword:0×0
    Bypass=dword:0×1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear\presets\_Initial\Render\BassMgr\Channel3]
    PreGainDb_xNeg100=dword:0×0
    SubmixGainDb_xNeg100=dword:0×1f4
    SubmixReturnGainDb_xNeg100=dword:0×0
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\_Initial\Render\HPCompressor]
    CompRatio = dword: 125
    CompAttack= dword: 9990
    CompRelease= dword: 9990
    CompThreshDb= dword: -1500
    MakeupGainDB= dword: 60
    GateRatio= dword: 0
    GateAttack= dword: 0
    GateRelease= dword: 0
    GateThreshDb= dword: 0
    Flags= dword: 9
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\_Initial\Render\HPLimiter]
    CompRatio = dword: 3700
    CompAttack= dword: 9900
    CompRelease= dword: 9900
    CompThreshDb= dword: -1400
    MakeupGainDB= dword: 0
    GateRatio= dword: 0
    GateAttack= dword: 0
    GateRelease= dword: 0
    GateThreshDb= dword: 0
    Flags= dword: 11

    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPConnected\Render\HPCompressor]
    Flags= dword: 8
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPConnected\Render\HPLimiter]
    Flags= dword: 10
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPRemoved\Render\HPCompressor]
    Flags= dword: 9
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPRemoved\Render\HPLimiter]
    Flags= dword: 11
    [HKR\Settings\pin]
    [HKR\Settings\PinA]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×0321101F
    Action = hex: 80,00,81,0D,87,00
    [HKR\Settings\PinB]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×03A1102E
    AltCfg = hex: 2E,10,81,03
    Bias = hex: FF,04,02
    Action = hex: 0A, 0B
    [HKR\Settings\PinC]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×90A70320
    [HKR\Settings\PinD]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×90170310
    ExtAmpCtrl = hex: 00,05,02
    [HKR\Settings\PinE]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FE
    [HKR\Settings\PinF]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FF
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\14]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FD
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\16]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FB
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\17]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FA
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\18]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FC
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\21]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×01441340
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\22]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000F9
    [HKR\Settings\Connselector]
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear]
    UniqueID = hex: 0
    LegacyIoctlHere = hex: 1
    RenderConverter = hex: 10
    SpdifMaster = hex: 10
    SpdifOutConverter = hex: 1F
    CaptureConverter = hex: 12
    EnableCompositeMuxAndAdcCtrl = hex: 0
    Associations = hex: 1,4,2
    DigitalVolumeControl = hex: 1
    DisableSpdifControl = hex: 0
    SpdifOutCtrl = hex: 1
    SpdifInLevel = hex: 1
    EnableSpdifSrc = hex: 0
    EnableInputMonitor = hex: 1
    KeepAdcAlwaysOn = hex: 0
    MasterControlsIndependentMixerInputs = Hex: 0
    DigitalInputMonitor = hex: 1
    DIMGainOffsetdB = hex: 0
    DIMAttenOffsetdB = hex: 3
    DIMMaxBufferSize = dword: 40
    DIMBufferPrefill = dword: 0
    DIMBufferZerofill = dword: 1
    DigitalStereoMix = hex: 1
    DSMGainOffsetdB = hex: 0
    DSMAttenOffsetdB = hex: 0
    DSMMaxBufferSize = dword: 1000
    DSMBufferZerofill = dword: 1
    RecMonitorMute = hex: 1
    RecordingMux = dword: 1
    EnableVendorPcBeep = hex: 1
    MasterVolumeFixedLevel = dword: 0
    FixedLevelOnLineOut = hex: 0
    EnableVolumeKnob = hex: 0
    FadeAudio = hex: 1
    DisableMicBoost = hex: 0
    MicBoost = hex: 1
    Mic2Boost = hex: 0
    EnableSetFormatSupport = hex: 1
    EnableHwSpeakerConfigurationSupport = hex: 1
    EnableIntSpkrMute = hex: 1
    GpioForSpdifMuteControl = hex: 3
    EnabledPcmRenderBitsAndRates = dword: 0xfffffffe
    EnabledPcmCaptureBitsAndRates = dword: 0xfffffffe
    UserEnabledDacBitsAndRates = dword: 0×1F0FFF
    EnabledPcmRenderSpdifBitsAndRates = dword: 0xE01E0
    EnabledNonPcmBitsAndRates = dword: 0×20040
    ZeroPcmBitsAndRates = dword: 0×20040
    DisableNonPcmPin = hex: 0
    DdlHere = hex: 0
    UseHwMuteAlways = hex: 1
    MicInRecVolume = dword: 0×000fb000
    Mic2InRecVolume = dword: 0×000a8000
    LineInRecVolume = dword: 0×000a8000
    EnableMicLineSharing = hex: 1
    [HKR\Settings\GPIO]
    04 = hex: 0×00, 0×01, 0×0D, 0×00, 0×00, 0×07, 0×00
    03 = hex: 0×82
    00 = hex: 0×82
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear\TopoNames]
    MicIn = “{9C56BB03-C758-4e8b-A23A-752D5968EA2D}”
    [HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\STacGUI]
    Config_Tab = dword: 0×8
    Config_Spk = dword: 0×0
    Config_Adv = dword: 0×101
    Config_Rates = dword: 0×0
    Config_Oem = dword: 0×0
    Config_Pwr = dword: 0×9
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STSysTray\1.0\EventExpressions]
    Version=dword:1
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STSysTray\1.0\EventExpressions\JackPresenseA]
    Action1=”if(JackState(10) == 1,(SetPreset(’HPConnected’)),(SetPreset(’HPRemoved’)))”

    [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaCategories\{0C176AD4-0B8A-457b-839D-4545E1F1DDA7}]
    Display = hex: 00,00,00,00
    Name = “Stereo Mix”
    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
    Register = “regsvr32 /s stacapi.dll”
    Sigmatel=”RegSvr32 /s stacapi.dll”
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Sigmatel\STacGUI]
    Config_Tab = dword: 0×000000ff
    Config_Lang = dword: 0×00000000
    Config_Oem = dword: 0×00000000
    Config_Adv = dword: 0×0000ffff
    Config_Portmap = dword: 0×00000006
    Config_Rates = dword: 0×0000003f
    Config_Spk = dword: 0×00000005
    Config_Credits = dword: 0×00000000
    Config_SpkFlags = dword: 0×0000007f
    Config_Dolby = dword: 0×00000fff
    Config_Update = dword: 0×00000001
    Config_SelDolby = dword: 0xff
    Config_AdvDolby = dword: 0xf
    Config = dword: 0×1

    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML]
    Nconfigs=dword:0×00000001
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]]
    Name=”7.1″
    Desc=”IDS_DOLBY_71″
    Njacks=dword:0×00000007
    SpkConfig=dword:0×00000008
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Jack[0]]
    Color=dword:0×00000004
    Pos=dword:0×00000001
    Port=dword:0×0000000d
    Label=dword:0×00000000
    X1=dword:0×0000000a
    Y1=dword:0×00000006
    X2=dword:0×00000032
    Y2=dword:0×0000002e
    Ntypes=dword:0×00000001
    Dev[0]=dword:0×00000001
    Seq[0]=hex:00
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Jack[3]]
    Color=dword:0×00000002
    Pos=dword:0×00000001
    Port=dword:0×0000000b
    Label=dword:0×00000000
    X1=dword:0×0000000a
    Y1=dword:0×000000a2
    X2=dword:0×00000032
    Y2=dword:0×000000ca
    Ntypes=dword:0×00000003
    Dev[0]=dword:0×00000001
    Seq[0]=hex:04
    Dev[1]=dword:0×0000000a
    Seq[1]=hex:ff
    Dev[2]=dword:0×00000008
    Seq[2]=hex:ff
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Panel[1]]
    X1=dword:0×00000276
    Y1=dword:0×0000009f
    X2=dword:0×000002b2
    Y2=dword:0×000001a1
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Panel[3]]
    X1=dword:0×000000e6
    Y1=dword:0×000000f8
    X2=dword:0×00000122
    Y2=dword:0×00000160

    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\spreader]
    idEffect = dword: 8
    Load = dword: 1
    order = dword: 825
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_initial\render\spreader]
    bypass = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\patchcord]
    idEffect = dword: 130
    idEffectType = dword: 30
    Load = dword: 1
    order = dword: 1500
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\SpeakerMgr]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×20
    order = dword: 850
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\HeadPhone\render\spreader]
    bypass = dword:0
    SpoofJackPresence = dword: 1
    SpoofJackPresenceFront = dword: 1
    SpoofJackPresenceCLfe = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceRearPair3 = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceSidePair4 = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\HeadPhone\render\patchcord]
    bypass = dword:0
    patch2 = dword:0
    patch3 = dword:1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\MultiChannel\render\spreader]
    bypass = dword:0
    SpoofJackPresence = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceFront = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceCLfe = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceRearPair3 = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceSidePair4 = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\MultiChannel\render\patchcord]
    bypass = dword:1
    patch2 = dword:2
    patch3 = dword:3

    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\EQ]
    Load = dword: 1
    IdEffect = dword: 1
    IdEffectType = dword: 1
    Order = dword: 1101
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ]
    NumBands = dword:10
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    Bypass = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band0]
    idxBand = dword: 0
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 1
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 31
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band1]
    idxBand = dword: 1
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 62
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band2]
    idxBand = dword: 2
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 125
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band3]
    idxBand = dword: 3
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 250
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band4]
    idxBand = dword: 4
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 500
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band5]
    idxBand = dword: 5
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 1000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band6]
    idxBand = dword: 6
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 2000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band7]
    idxBand = dword: 7
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 4000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band8]
    idxBand = dword: 8
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 8000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band9]
    idxBand = dword: 9
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 2
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 16000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ]
    NumBands = dword:10
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    Bypass = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band0]
    idxBand = dword: 0
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 1
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 31
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band1]
    idxBand = dword: 1
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 62
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band2]
    idxBand = dword: 2
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 125
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band3]
    idxBand = dword: 3
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 250
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band4]
    idxBand = dword: 4
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 500
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band5]
    idxBand = dword: 5
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 1000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band6]
    idxBand = dword: 6
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 2000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band7]
    idxBand = dword: 7
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 4000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band8]
    idxBand = dword: 8
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 8000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band9]
    idxBand = dword: 9
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 2
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 16000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Volume Control\SigmaTel Audio\Recording Contr]
    LineStates=hex:04,00,00,00,52,00,65,00,63,00,6f,00,72,00,64,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,20,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,53,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,6f,00,20,00,4d,00,69,00,78,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,69,00,6e,00,65,00,20,00,49,00,6e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,70,00,68,00,6f,00,6e,00,65,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

  61. Comment by Habboi | 11/15/07 at 5:28 pm

    Hey I bought a Dell XPS 710 Desktop PC and I’m in the same bother. Seems Stereo mix and What U Hear are missing. Means i can’t make my videos which is a huge problem for me.

    Is there a way to do this for a Dell XPS 710 desktop? Cheers.

  62. Comment by Chad | 11/18/07 at 10:36 pm

    Hello, Is it a possability that you can try this from the keyboard?
    The only reason I’m asking this is because, I was useing a ibm and now I am useing a dell
    and the ibm had the record drivers, I used them alot, Till now I was useing virtual audio cable wich is not all that bad.
    Anyway, If the person that gave out the links to the drivers could help me find the problem, I’ll be greatfull.
    Eamail me Don’t worry I keep it open all the time.
    Thanks.
    Chad

  63. Comment by Chad | 11/18/07 at 11:44 pm

    sorry, My email doesn’t show up in the comment list so here it is.
    cublanco@gmail.com
    Sorry about that.
    Chad

  64. Comment by Start Loving | 11/21/07 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you friend! My Latitude D620 now has an accessible mixer!

    Start

  65. Comment by Daniel | 11/22/07 at 2:32 am

    Hello I have a Dell Dimension E521 that also has the Darn Sigmatel HD Audio Codec. I’m new to this whole thing and I was wondering if someone could help me. I want to have sound go into my line in jack and playout through my speakers live. If that is possible, it would be greatly appreciated, my email is d_wiegand3@yahoo.com. Thank you.

  66. Ant
    Comment by Ant | 11/29/07 at 5:50 am

    Another huge thank you: this hack dug me out of a hole as I’d promised my English students some audio-action with files ripped from streaming audio broadcasts. Never had a problem before but my old laptop was replaced with a disabled D520 so I was shafted till I googled your hack.

    Now all is good.

    Cheers!

  67. Comment by Nigel | 11/30/07 at 9:54 am

    I could not get it to work on my Dell 630 I am afraid, but found a workaround for my needs. The Total Recorder inserts a software sound mixer which becomes active after the Total recorder is started. Any applications started after the Total Recorder can then be recorded from. Have a look at:

    http://www.totalrecorder.com/

    Cheers

    Nigel

  68. Comment by Milo | 12/03/07 at 6:55 pm

    Your driver enabled cool features, but introduced a terrible audio glitch causing my sound card to stutter. Even rolling back to the old driver didn’t fix the problem. Only by uninstalling both the software and hardware for the sound card and installing the Toshiba drivers was I able to get everything (including stereo mix) working on my Dell. Thanks anyway; I’m still not sure what the problem was.

  69. Comment by Husain | 12/05/07 at 2:00 am

    People like me will remain indebted for this sound gift to the Dell 620.
    Thank You!!

  70. Comment by tgeorge | 12/20/07 at 5:04 pm

    Re-read the original blog entry, Dell has released an “official” driver with Stereo Mix! I’ve added the link to the top of the original blog post.

  71. Comment by Sciurbe | 01/20/08 at 4:46 pm

    Hi! I’ve tried on my DELL D630 the INI file provided by HotByte. The full version of the mixer was successfull obtained but the internal speakers resulted always disabled. Comparing the INI file with the original version, I’ve fixed some difference regarding the pin settings (HKR\Settings\PinC -> HKR\Settings\PinC and so on..) and now everything seems ok.

    The Used Firmware was the R171789.EXE

    the full content of the file 92XXM4-3.INI follows:
    (Characters like ” ‘ and x may be not properly copied and pasted!!!)

    [Models]
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801F9=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FA=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FE=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FF=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_10280206=this
    HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_76A0=this
    Default=this
    [CopyFiles]
    stacgui.cpl = 0×25
    stlang.dll = 0×25
    stsystra.exe = 0×24
    stacsv.exe = 0×25
    [RegisterDlls]
    Stacapi.dll
    [DelRegKeys]
    HKR\Settings=yes
    HKLM\Software\SigmaTel\StacGUI=yes
    HKCU\Software\SigmaTel\Settings=yes
    HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\STSysTray=yes
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\GlobalState=yes
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Volume Control\SigmaTel Audio=yes
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Volume Control\SigmaTel C-Major Audio=Yes
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Sound Mapper=Yes
    [APPS]
    StartSTSysTray=YesInvisible
    [LaunchProgramsAfter]
    StacSV -r
    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    SigmatelSysTrayApp=”stsystra.exe”
    [HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\GlobalState]
    [HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\STSysTray\1.0]
    Automatic = dword: 1
    HideTrayIcon = dword: 1
    PollingPeriod = dword: 500
    RecordPriority = dword: 1
    ControlPanel = “stacgui.cpl”
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\GlobalState\STSysTray\1.0]
    HwSpkCfg= dword: 0×01
    DolbyCfg= dword: 0×01
    HdmiSupport= dword: 0×1
    DDLSupport= dword:0×01
    HPSupport= dword: 0×01
    SpkSupport= dword: 0×01
    ConfigCapabilities= dword: 0×01
    ShowEventDialog = dword: 1
    [HKR]
    CodecName = “STAC9205″
    [HKR\Settings]
    TraceFlags = dword: 0×89B3
    BiosType1 = hex: 01
    ImpedanceMeasurementTimeMs = dword: 0
    CPL_FixedDigitalOutRate = dword: 0×0000BB80
    EnablePcBeepAtCd = hex: 0
    AllowHpOnNonSupportingPin = hex: 0
    PmEnabledWidget = hex: 0D
    CPL_SaveExtraPower = hex: 0
    CPL_MaySwitchExtAmpPowerState = hex: 1
    CodecAccessAttempts = dword: 0×000003E8
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins]
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render]
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Plugins\Render\HPCompressor]
    idEffect = dword: 105
    idEffectType = dword: 5
    order = dword: 5000
    load = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Plugins\Render\HPLimiter]
    idEffect = dword: 106
    idEffectType = dword: 6
    order = dword: 5001
    load = dword: 1
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\SoftAmp]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 20
    order = dword: 1000
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\DMS]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 11
    idEffectType = dword: 12
    order = dword: 20
    mode = dword: 0×334
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\DMS2]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 21
    idEffectType = dword: 22
    order = dword: 40
    mode = dword: 0×341
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\DDL]
    load = dword: 1
    idEffect = dword: 10
    order = dword: 10000
    mode = dword: 0×10C
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\BassMgr]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×2
    order = dword: 0×3e8
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\SpeakerMgr]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×20
    order = dword: 0×497
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\vu_meter]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×9
    order = dword: 0×320
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_initial]
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_initial\render\DDL]
    Bypass = dword: 0
    DownmixSurrounds = dword: 1
    OutAC3 = dword: 1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\Render\DMS]
    ByPass= dword:0×0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear\presets\_Initial\Render\BassMgr]
    CrossoverFreq=dword:0×64
    BassBoostDb_x100=dword:0×0
    Bypass=dword:0×1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear\presets\_Initial\Render\BassMgr\Channel3]
    PreGainDb_xNeg100=dword:0×0
    SubmixGainDb_xNeg100=dword:0×1f4
    SubmixReturnGainDb_xNeg100=dword:0×0
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\_Initial\Render\HPCompressor]
    CompRatio = dword: 125
    CompAttack= dword: 9990
    CompRelease= dword: 9990
    CompThreshDb= dword: -1500
    MakeupGainDB= dword: 60
    GateRatio= dword: 0
    GateAttack= dword: 0
    GateRelease= dword: 0
    GateThreshDb= dword: 0
    Flags= dword: 9
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\_Initial\Render\HPLimiter]
    CompRatio = dword: 3700
    CompAttack= dword: 9900
    CompRelease= dword: 9900
    CompThreshDb= dword: -1400
    MakeupGainDB= dword: 0
    GateRatio= dword: 0
    GateAttack= dword: 0
    GateRelease= dword: 0
    GateThreshDb= dword: 0
    Flags= dword: 11
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPConnected\Render\HPCompressor]
    Flags= dword: 8
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPConnected\Render\HPLimiter]
    Flags= dword: 10
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPRemoved\Render\HPCompressor]
    Flags= dword: 9
    [HKR\Settings\Filter\Rear\Presets\HPRemoved\Render\HPLimiter]
    Flags= dword: 11
    [HKR\Settings\pin]
    [HKR\Settings\PinA]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×0321101F
    Action = hex: 80,00,81,0D,87,00
    [HKR\Settings\PinB]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×03A1102E
    AltCfg = hex: 2E,10,81,03
    Bias = hex: FF,04,02
    Action = hex: 0A, 0B
    [HKR\Settings\PinC]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×90A70320
    [HKR\Settings\PinD]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×90170310
    ExtAmpCtrl = hex: 00,05,02
    [HKR\Settings\PinE]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FE
    [HKR\Settings\PinF]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FF
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\14]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FD
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\16]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FB
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\17]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FA
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\18]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FC
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\21]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×01441340
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\22]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000F9
    [HKR\Settings\Connselector]
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear]
    UniqueID = hex: 0
    LegacyIoctlHere = hex: 1
    RenderConverter = hex: 10
    SpdifMaster = hex: 10
    SpdifOutConverter = hex: 1F
    CaptureConverter = hex: 12
    EnableCompositeMuxAndAdcCtrl = hex: 0
    Associations = hex: 1,4,2
    DigitalVolumeControl = hex: 1
    DisableSpdifControl = hex: 0
    SpdifOutCtrl = hex: 1
    SpdifInLevel = hex: 1
    EnableSpdifSrc = hex: 0
    EnableInputMonitor = hex: 1
    KeepAdcAlwaysOn = hex: 0
    MasterControlsIndependentMixerInputs = Hex: 0
    DigitalInputMonitor = hex: 1
    DIMGainOffsetdB = hex: 0
    DIMAttenOffsetdB = hex: 3
    DIMMaxBufferSize = dword: 40
    DIMBufferPrefill = dword: 0
    DIMBufferZerofill = dword: 1
    DigitalStereoMix = hex: 1
    DSMGainOffsetdB = hex: 0
    DSMAttenOffsetdB = hex: 0
    DSMMaxBufferSize = dword: 1000
    DSMBufferZerofill = dword: 1
    RecMonitorMute = hex: 1
    RecordingMux = dword: 1
    EnableVendorPcBeep = hex: 1
    MasterVolumeFixedLevel = dword: 0
    FixedLevelOnLineOut = hex: 0
    EnableVolumeKnob = hex: 0
    FadeAudio = hex: 1
    DisableMicBoost = hex: 0
    MicBoost = hex: 1
    Mic2Boost = hex: 0
    EnableSetFormatSupport = hex: 1
    EnableHwSpeakerConfigurationSupport = hex: 1
    EnableIntSpkrMute = hex: 1
    GpioForSpdifMuteControl = hex: 3
    EnabledPcmRenderBitsAndRates = dword: 0xfffffffe
    EnabledPcmCaptureBitsAndRates = dword: 0xfffffffe
    UserEnabledDacBitsAndRates = dword: 0×1F0FFF
    EnabledPcmRenderSpdifBitsAndRates = dword: 0xE01E0
    EnabledNonPcmBitsAndRates = dword: 0×20040
    ZeroPcmBitsAndRates = dword: 0×20040
    DisableNonPcmPin = hex: 0
    DdlHere = hex: 0
    UseHwMuteAlways = hex: 1
    MicInRecVolume = dword: 0×000fb000
    Mic2InRecVolume = dword: 0×000a8000
    LineInRecVolume = dword: 0×000a8000
    EnableMicLineSharing = hex: 1
    [HKR\Settings\GPIO]
    04 = hex: 0×00, 0×01, 0×0D, 0×00, 0×00, 0×07, 0×00
    03 = hex: 0×82
    00 = hex: 0×82
    [HKR\Settings\filter\Rear\TopoNames]
    MicIn = “{9C56BB03-C758-4e8b-A23A-752D5968EA2D}”
    [HKLM\Software\Sigmatel\STacGUI]
    Config_Tab = dword: 0×8
    Config_Spk = dword: 0×0
    Config_Adv = dword: 0×101
    Config_Rates = dword: 0×0
    Config_Oem = dword: 0×0
    Config_Pwr = dword: 0×9
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STSysTray\1.0\EventExpressions]
    Version=dword:1
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STSysTray\1.0\EventExpressions\JackPresenseA]
    Action1=”if(JackState(10) == 1,(SetPreset(’HPConnected’)),(SetPreset(’HPRemoved’)))”
    [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaCategories\{0C176AD4-0B8A-457b-839D-4545E1F1DDA7}]
    Display = hex: 00,00,00,00
    Name = “Stereo Mix”
    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
    Register = “regsvr32 /s stacapi.dll”
    Sigmatel=”RegSvr32 /s stacapi.dll”
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Sigmatel\STacGUI]
    Config_Tab = dword: 0×000000ff
    Config_Lang = dword: 0×00000000
    Config_Oem = dword: 0×00000000
    Config_Adv = dword: 0×0000ffff
    Config_Portmap = dword: 0×00000006
    Config_Rates = dword: 0×0000003f
    Config_Spk = dword: 0×00000005
    Config_Credits = dword: 0×00000000
    Config_SpkFlags = dword: 0×0000007f
    Config_Dolby = dword: 0×00000fff
    Config_Update = dword: 0×00000001
    Config_SelDolby = dword: 0xff
    Config_AdvDolby = dword: 0xf
    Config = dword: 0×1
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML]
    Nconfigs=dword:0×00000001
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]]
    Name=”7.1″
    Desc=”IDS_DOLBY_71″
    Njacks=dword:0×00000007
    SpkConfig=dword:0×00000008
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Jack[0]]
    Color=dword:0×00000004
    Pos=dword:0×00000001
    Port=dword:0×0000000d
    Label=dword:0×00000000
    X1=dword:0×0000000a
    Y1=dword:0×00000006
    X2=dword:0×00000032
    Y2=dword:0×0000002e
    Ntypes=dword:0×00000001
    Dev[0]=dword:0×00000001
    Seq[0]=hex:00
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Jack[3]]
    Color=dword:0×00000002
    Pos=dword:0×00000001
    Port=dword:0×0000000b
    Label=dword:0×00000000
    X1=dword:0×0000000a
    Y1=dword:0×000000a2
    X2=dword:0×00000032
    Y2=dword:0×000000ca
    Ntypes=dword:0×00000003
    Dev[0]=dword:0×00000001
    Seq[0]=hex:04
    Dev[1]=dword:0×0000000a
    Seq[1]=hex:ff
    Dev[2]=dword:0×00000008
    Seq[2]=hex:ff
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Panel[1]]
    X1=dword:0×00000276
    Y1=dword:0×0000009f
    X2=dword:0×000002b2
    Y2=dword:0×000001a1
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\SigmaTel\STacGUI\XML\Configuration[0]\Panel[3]]
    X1=dword:0×000000e6
    Y1=dword:0×000000f8
    X2=dword:0×00000122
    Y2=dword:0×00000160
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\spreader]
    idEffect = dword: 8
    Load = dword: 1
    order = dword: 825
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_initial\render\spreader]
    bypass = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\patchcord]
    idEffect = dword: 130
    idEffectType = dword: 30
    Load = dword: 1
    order = dword: 1500
    [HKR\settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\SpeakerMgr]
    load = dword: 0×1
    idEffect = dword: 0×20
    order = dword: 850
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\HeadPhone\render\spreader]
    bypass = dword:0
    SpoofJackPresence = dword: 1
    SpoofJackPresenceFront = dword: 1
    SpoofJackPresenceCLfe = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceRearPair3 = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceSidePair4 = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\HeadPhone\render\patchcord]
    bypass = dword:0
    patch2 = dword:0
    patch3 = dword:1
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\MultiChannel\render\spreader]
    bypass = dword:0
    SpoofJackPresence = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceFront = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceCLfe = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceRearPair3 = dword: 0
    SpoofJackPresenceSidePair4 = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\MultiChannel\render\patchcord]
    bypass = dword:1
    patch2 = dword:2
    patch3 = dword:3
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\plugins\render\EQ]
    Load = dword: 1
    IdEffect = dword: 1
    IdEffectType = dword: 1
    Order = dword: 1101
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ]
    NumBands = dword:10
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    Bypass = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band0]
    idxBand = dword: 0
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 1
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 31
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band1]
    idxBand = dword: 1
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 62
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band2]
    idxBand = dword: 2
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 125
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band3]
    idxBand = dword: 3
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 250
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band4]
    idxBand = dword: 4
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 500
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band5]
    idxBand = dword: 5
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 1000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band6]
    idxBand = dword: 6
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 2000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band7]
    idxBand = dword: 7
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 4000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band8]
    idxBand = dword: 8
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 8000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\IDS_EQ_DEFAULT\render\EQ\Band9]
    idxBand = dword: 9
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 2
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 16000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ]
    NumBands = dword:10
    RegVersion = dword: 1
    Bypass = dword: 0
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band0]
    idxBand = dword: 0
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 1
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 31
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band1]
    idxBand = dword: 1
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 62
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band2]
    idxBand = dword: 2
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 125
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band3]
    idxBand = dword: 3
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 250
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band4]
    idxBand = dword: 4
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 500
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band5]
    idxBand = dword: 5
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 1000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band6]
    idxBand = dword: 6
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 2000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band7]
    idxBand = dword: 7
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 4000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band8]
    idxBand = dword: 8
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 0
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 8000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKR\Settings\filter\rear\presets\_Initial\render\EQ\Band9]
    idxBand = dword: 9
    Flags = dword: 0
    ChannelMask = dword: 262143
    Type = dword: 2
    GroupId = dword: 0
    Freq =dword: 16000
    GainDbx1000 = dword: 0
    Bandwidthx1000 = dword: 1000
    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Volume Control\SigmaTel Audio\Recording Contr]
    LineStates=hex:04,00,00,00,52,00,65,00,63,00,6f,00,72,00,64,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,20,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,53,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,6f,00,20,00,4d,00,69,00,78,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,69,00,6e,00,65,00,20,00,49,00,6e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,70,00,68,00,6f,00,6e,00,65,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

  72. Comment by Kevin | 01/23/08 at 4:53 am

    Touching base after about 6 months… wanted to say thank you again for devising this patch as a work around while Dell had the Stereo Mix function disabled. The workarounds and such that I found elsewhere were inept or incomplete. This one worked and it was clear. Again, it was appreciated!

  73. Comment by Sciurbe | 01/24/08 at 1:40 pm

    Sorry… I haven’t copied the last version. The pin configuration has to be corrected as follow:
    (basically: [HKR\Settings\PinA] -> [HKR\Settings\PinA] and so on…)

    [HKR\Settings\pin]
    [HKR\Settings\PinA]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×0321101F
    Action = hex: 80,00,81,0D,87,00
    [HKR\Settings\PinB]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×03A1102E
    AltCfg = hex: 2E,10,81,03
    Bias = hex: FF,04,02
    Action = hex: 0A, 0B
    [HKR\Settings\PinC]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×90A70320
    [HKR\Settings\PinD]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×90170310
    ExtAmpCtrl = hex: 00,05,02
    [HKR\Settings\PinE]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FE
    [HKR\Settings\PinF]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FF
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\14]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FD
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\16]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FB
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\17]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FA
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\18]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000FC
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\21]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×01441340
    [HKR\Settings\Pin\22]
    CfgDflt = dword: 0×400000F9

  74. Comment by WebGarden | 01/29/08 at 11:13 am

    Both the new Dell driver your hacked version cause slight skipping/popping/stuttering with all audio. Does anyone have a fix for this? It’s driving me nuts……………

    (Dell Latitude 620)

  75. Comment by S-man | 02/07/08 at 3:50 pm

    I have a Dell DE310 and I tried the http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R171789.exe link. I downloaded it and it said to restart my computer. Once, I did, it told me to restart again. I became frustrated with the driver and did not restart. Then, I clicked Start\Control Panel\Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices\Advanced Audio Controls. Usually, the window would open up and I could adjust the controls. But now when I click it, a window pops up and says ‘There are no active mixer devices available.’

    I am really ‘p-od’ right now and would like some help. PLEASE.

    S-man

  76. Comment by mike henderson | 02/15/08 at 7:44 am

    Hi, I recently purchase a New Dell XPS M1530 laptop which is running Vista and doesn’t come with the “Stereo Mix” function, I tried installing the dell driver you listed but I get a prompt stating:

    “This is not the correct audio driver for this system.”

    Can you offer any fixes/advice for my situation please? Thansk, regards, Mike.

  77. Comment by dave p | 02/16/08 at 12:58 pm

    i have a dell c521 with sigmatel and no stereo mix.so i ran your R171789.exe at top of page.i still dont have stereo/studio mixand i now have no sound at all. i’ve tried others before and usually just ‘rollback driver’ if it doesnt work,but it seems ive forgotten how to do it it its just not possible now.it seems theres now no sound device on computer.can anyone help please?? what a waste of time, worse off than before.thanks

  78. Comment by James | 02/18/08 at 9:13 pm

    Fantastic – well done – you are a genius, worked great on my Dell M65, I cannot understand why Dell removed all of the functionality in the first place!

    I have been looking for a fix for over 18months now and you win FIRST PRIZE.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  79. Comment by miguel | 02/23/08 at 4:25 am

    so, does that december 20th update work for machines running vista; not XP? lets home if its not that they release it soon.

    BTW, has anyone actually installed the hacks noted above, way above, on a vista machine.. any success? Please help,

    Thanks to all who have done what they could and glad that some have been successful..

  80. Comment by ruslan | 02/25/08 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Todd. I’m another person with issues of Sigmatel drivers. I have Sony VGN-FZ280E with pre-installed Vista. I downgraded to XP and got Sigmatel 5.10.4825.0 drivers. They work fine except famous “external speakers mute” problem. I tried your INI files but driver doesn’t start with them at all. I also tried manually merge your INI and my INI file but I wasn’t able to find a way to resolve mute issue – it still plays on both – headphones and external speakers. It’s been couple days since I started fighting with it but no luck so far :( Could you please tell me what exactly option in INI file is reponsible for muting ext. speaker when I plug headphones in ?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  81. Comment by ruslan | 02/25/08 at 9:31 pm

    For those who has similar problem I found URL to the solution:

    http://club.vaio.sony.co.uk/clubvaio/GB/en/forum/viewthread?thread=44938

    It helped me, but for convinience I modified INI file of XP driver with PINs of Vista driver.

  82. Comment by holidayidol | 02/27/08 at 5:49 pm

    Oh my goodness…you just fixed my 18 MONTH LONG ISSUE with my Dell D820. There was absolutely no solution to provide Line-In all this time. This hack works!!! Thanks so much.

  83. Comment by Barbara_NY | 03/01/08 at 10:32 pm

    Lots of folks are saying thank you for fixing their issue with Stereo Mix, and I simply had to add my voice to the choir. I, too, have been struggling with this issue for more than a year with my Dell Inspiron E1705 and your fix worked!! It is such a pleasure to be able to record audio from my PC once again and I owe it all to you. Your time and effort in posting this information is SO appreciated, please let me know if I can ever EVER return the favor.

    I wish you the best,
    Barbara K.
    Long Island, NY

  84. Comment by Rikkr | 03/02/08 at 6:58 pm

    I have a Latitude D620 and the headphone jack broke internally. I removed it by desoldering the pins but now the internal speaker does not work. Does anyone know which pins to connect to enable the speaker? Also, I am trying to remove the mic jack and move it to the headphone jack location. Has anyone done this? Thanks.

  85. Mac
    Comment by Mac | 03/11/08 at 4:21 am

    Hi, i have the same problem with the sigmatel soundcard on an Dell Dimension C521. Have anyone fixed the problem now or have any tips for me?
    Thanks a lot and best regards from Koblenz Germany

    Mac

  86. Comment by wowexciting | 03/23/08 at 9:56 pm

    If you are using Windows XP, I would highly recommend the Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA Notebook Sound Card! It rocks when used with Windows XP. Occasionally, the Creative MediaSource software crashes, and the computer needs to be restarted for the audio to function, but other than that, I loved it.

    After upgrading to Vista, the wonderful card that sounded amazing becomes useless. The only thing I have been able to get the card to do on my D830 is bluescreen. As far as Creative support for Vista, I would just give up. After a year and a half, the “official” drivers are in an alpha/beta phase. There have been some improvements made by this one guy, Daniel K, which for some have resulted in a functioning card.

    This could be a result of a conflict between my Logitech devices and the Creative card, but I am not certain. I know for certain that it is not my memory (IRQ LTHAN NOT EQUAL). I have given up on the Creative card, as many have already. Since so many of you seem to be using XP, I would highly recommend you give that wonderful paper weight a shot, since in XP, it truely is an amazing audio experience.

  87. Comment by Mike T | 03/29/08 at 1:25 pm

    I am feeling left out…I see lots of fixes for the Sigmatel stereo mix problem…none worked for me…I have a Gateway M-6816 with Vista OS…It uses the 92XXM4-8DM.INI configuration…I have tried applying the fixes from previous threads with no luck…Is there some logic to the hack that I can apply to modify this file or do I need to find the correct XP drivers and substitute them…(I have tried the Intel XP drivers without luck)…

    Can anyone help me??!!

  88. Comment by amrlion | 05/10/08 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing the hack! I used Dell’s updated version but it’s a problem that’s been bugging me for the last year that I always assumed was due to a missing driver since our department’s tech support installed a new OS

  89. Comment by Bryce | 05/30/08 at 12:40 pm

    Not sure about the new drivers, but the hack worked great with the old ones. The one question I do have is, if this hack will allow the MIC port to act as a Line-In, seeing as the D620’s don’t have a Line-In. I’m a DJ and want to route my mixer into the laptop so I can record.

  90. Comment by cruisercrasher | 07/08/08 at 12:36 am

    SIGMATEL AUDIO CODEC DRIVER UPGRADE FOR DELL DIMENSION 5100 TO RESTORE THE “STEREO MIX” RECORD OPTION.

    Ive tried both the LG driver solution and Dell’s updated driver to get my Dell Dimension desktop computer to enable the “Stereo Mix” function to work in Audacity or ACA Audio Recorder. No luck.
    So after hours of trial and error I found a solution for MY problem
    So here is a step-by-step process on how to restore the “Stereo Mix” record function on the Dell Dimension 5100 “desktop” computer that has been disabled by Dell to appease the RIAA. This has only been tested on the Dell Desktop Dimension 5100 using WIN XP.
    A quick way to test if this function has been disabled is to download the shareware program “ACA Audio Recorder” from;

    http://www.download.com/ACA-Audio-Recorder/3000-2170_4-10411213.html

    Install ACA Audio Recorder, open the program and select that you “want to try ACA Audio Recorder” for 30 days. Click “next” and click on “Device”. Under the “audio capture device” section, in the “connector” drop down list, check if “Stereo Mix “ is listed. If it IS listed then you don’t have a driver problem (That’s a whole other story). If it isn’t then Dell has arbitrarily disabled your audio cards’ ability to record the sounds that you hear from your speakers such as in games or live streaming audio even though the SigmaTel chip supports such a function.

    I solved this problem by using the Intel drivers for the SigmaTel chip. Most of the Dell Dimension 5100 Series use the Intel 945GV Chipset and use the Dell version of drivers for the SigmaTel Audio Codec. However Intel has their own set of drivers for the SigmaTel Audio Codec.
    The Intel driver you want is;
    “5.10.5208_W3_XP32_XP64_2K_wSTACGUI_UPMIX_AC97FP_V2.EXE”

    which can be found at;

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?strState=LIVE&ProductID=2613&DwnldID=10867&agr=N&lang=eng
    (it’s the first download of the two that are listed).
    (This is how I found it, you might have to do some hunting for it)

    It’s also a good idea to set a “Restore Point “ under the StartMenu>Programs>Accessories>SystemTools>SystemRestore before installing any new drivers. If things go south you can always go back to stable configuration.

    So here we go step by step:

    1. Download and install “ACA Audio Recorder”.
    2. Check to see if “Stereo Mix” is available.
    3. Create a “Restore Point”. Call it “Before Driver Update” or something similar.
    4. Download Intel’s SigmaTel driver from the above address.
    5. Install 5.10.5208_W3_XP32_XP64_2K_wSTACGUI_UPMIX_AC97FP_V2.EXE by double-clicking.
    6. Restart when prompted.
    7. Open ACA Audio Recorder and check to see if “Stereo Mix” is available. If it is you’re all set, if it isn’t then go back to your restore point and go back to your previous configuration and try something else.

    This finally worked for me after 8 hours of trying every other fix. Good Luck

  91. AJ
    Comment by AJ | 07/15/08 at 4:22 am

    You legend! I’ve had my D620 for over a year now, and I always thought the soundcard simply wasn’t able to record streaming audio (silly to think that really, but when it’s delivered as is, I wasn’t sure what to think). This has sorted me out. Nice one mate.

  92. Comment by Laxsith | 08/01/08 at 3:59 am

    THANK YOU. Although I wish EAX still worked with it.

  93. Comment by Mike | 08/06/08 at 6:26 pm

    Worked great – Thanks!

  94. TDC
    Comment by TDC | 08/08/08 at 12:30 am

    I’m having issues with this as well, I’m running a Dell Dimension E521 Desktop with the STUPID Sigmatel HD Codec dealie.

    I don’t want to clunk down extra cash on a new soundcard if I do not know it’s actually going to work, and I would much rather get what I’ve already paid for in the form of a FULLY functioning sound card.

    I’m a musician and really really need the Stereo Mix function for my work!!!

    Will this .ini fix work on an E521? I have spent a handful of hours trying to figure out way to work this out…

    Please help! Greatly appreciated in advance!

  95. iCE
    Comment by iCE | 09/15/08 at 3:46 pm

    Here is a list of solutions “How to enable the “Stereo Mix input” for different sound cards:
    http://www.stereo-mix.com

  96. Comment by Lee Bartholomew | 12/15/08 at 12:34 pm

    Trying to record my Grandpa’s old radio stuff , he died saturday 12 13 08. I rarely if ever used the line in and discovered really fast that only the left speaker worked. Problem is, I’m in Vista Biz. The above driver doesn’t work in Vista :( I do have a desktop that I used to run the audio line there using some long wire… but it would have been nice to get it from the stereo to the laptop. very short distance. It’s a D820 Lat running Vista Biz. If there’s any updates let me know. I’ll keep looking. The above driver knocked the sound right out. Hopefully I’ll g et it back.

  97. Comment by P Johnston | 02/19/09 at 9:48 am

    Thanks very much for posting this!

    Prev I was running the R171789 driver (Dec 2007), and before that your prev modded dell driver (mid-2007).

    Now I’m running the modded R122161 with your .inf

    All is working great! :)

    …D620

  98. Comment by liveforgood | 03/15/09 at 1:55 am

    I am soooooooooo happy! My guitar finally plays into my laptop with NO latency! Phew! Only took all night… thank goodness for this page! Thank you everyone!

  99. imi
    Comment by imi | 09/24/09 at 12:53 pm

    For the Dell Lattitude 620

    I solved this problem by using the full version of the Sigmatel driver used by Gateway. After much trial and error. I found this download does the trick. I tried the hacks on other forums but the line monitor had no control. This driver allows for the line input to be setup for the microphone jack and/or stereo mixer.

    A friend of mine provided me with this fix a year ago and I forgot where to download the driver, but I recalled it was a Gateway driver.

    Best case scenario: It works for you and you don’t have to do any hacks.

    Worst case scenario: It doesn’t work and just resinstall the old driver.

    I actually installed all the Gateway Sigmatel drivers for XP starting at the top of their driver list until I found D00583-003-001.exe was the one that worked. If provides your laptop with full audo controls, you may need to activate some of the fuctions under volume control options.

    Here’s the driver download page: http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?param=sigmatel

    If you decide to go the route I did and just start testing driver after driver make sure to download CCleaner just in case you run into a driver or program that doesn’t want to unstall.

  100. Comment by B-twin | 10/23/09 at 1:06 pm

    Has anyone noticed wav files play at a low sample rate (sound played a lower pitch than supposed) on Dimension 5100. I tried adding Config_Rates to the inf. file to no avail.

  101. Comment by tohodaisuki | 05/30/10 at 11:09 pm

    I LOVE YOU MAN!!!!!!! thankyou so so so so so much! audacity finally works on my dell inspiron e1405 after trying to solve this all afternoon I was blessed to come across your site. i highly appreciate it my friend and may God bless you.
    i cant express how much this means to me, i really appreciate your time and effort and sweat over dell’s ridiculousness

    thanks a mucho mucho lots

  102. Comment by Bill | 06/13/10 at 8:22 pm

    Tried the R122161 hack on my Dell D620 today, and now I have Stereo Mix! WHOPEE! Thanks, George!

  103. Bob
    Comment by Bob | 12/01/13 at 4:26 am

    Hello, I realize that this topic has been dead for quite some time, but I still own and use a D620 with a docking station and external peripherals as my primary computer. I found this page while searching for an equalizer for the on-board sound card that would improve the sound of my external speakers regardless of the source or player used. I was very happy to find this page and the recommendations and hack, and the results are impressive to say the least. I have used the EQs that are included with various players I use, but I wanted something that would affect the overall sound not based on the player I was using. I knew that these speakers that I have sound pretty good already and was certain that an EQ would help, but I have to admit I’m somewhat amazed at how much better they sound overall with this EQ. With this EQ I was able to dial the sound in better than with any other player-based EQ I have tried, and I still can tweak the sound with the player based EQ if I choose to. But quite honestly, since installing this EQ upgrade, I have really not felt the need or desire to use anything else.

    @tgeorge… I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for your work and effort in finding and perfecting this trick. You have made listening to anything and everything played through this laptop and external speakers MUCH better, immersive, and more enjoyable. Thank you very very much.

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