Month: October 2015

  • Lego Harry Potter years 1-4: crashing when starting

    I just installed Lego: Harry Potter, Years 1-4 on my PC and it crashed immediately when starting, before displaying any screen…

    Root cause: Advanced Speaker Properties’s default format set to Studio Quality.

    Solution: set maximum DVD Quality (16bit, 48000 Hz).


  • Netflix Sound continuously interrupting for 0.5s on Samsung TV

    Since a few weeks, when kids watch Netflix on our Samsung TV, the sound is continuously interrupting for an half second (I would say about every 60 seconds although something more frequently). I did fix it by switching from Audio Format “Dolby Digital” to “DTS Neo 2:5”.

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    I noticed that the issue was not occurring when using TV’s built-in speakers. It was only occurring when using my Sound Bar Yamaha YSP3300 as audio output, and with some movies. The sound-bar had short term pauses (< 1 sec) in sound every once in a while.

    Googling for similar issues, I found that Dolby Digital was not well supported by the combination Samsung/SmartHub/Netflix/Soundbar/5.1 movies…


    So, I did change the audio format via TV’s Menu > Sound > Additional Parameters > Audio

    Et voilà 😉

    NB: it works both with DTS Neo and PCM…