I posed this situation last month on here concerning the DVD player on my HP computer. It's a Sony writer that I bought and installed. Everything works fine on it except that I can't get any audio sound when I play a DVD on the computer. Regular music CDs and other functions that have audio play just fine. All my media players play fine. I've even tried to use several different media players playing DVDs to see if that may help. It hasn't.
I got an analog audio cable and installed it from the DVD player to the motherboard. HP sent me a schematic of the motherboard and where to hook it. I also checked the box in the properties for the DVD drive that states "enable digital CD audio from this CD-ROm device". I've actually tried it both ways (checked and unchecked), but it's still not working.
I have a CD-RW drive that came with the computer. I used the same IDE cable that goes to that drive with the DVD drive. The CD drive is set as the master, and the DVD drive is set as the slave.
And like I say, everything works fine but the audio on the DVD drive.
I've had one guy tell me that I should have the DVD drive on a separate IDE cable from the CD drive, and then set it up as a second master. But I've also had two other computer people say that has nothing to do with why I'm not getting audio and doesn't matter.
Question: Is there possibly something in my BIOS that needs changed? If so, then what?
Thanks for any assistance.