PC Dolby Digital w/ DAC and VLC

Aug 9, 2018
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Ok so I cannot find a fix for this anywhere and I have been pulling my hair out for hours!
I have the Sound Blaster X7 paired with Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro's. The X7 is hooked up to my PC through usb to control the software and the audio is coming in via optical audio cable. When I click on test on supported formats for the audio source it windows it works using dolby digital and the light on the X7 comes on. Now when I try and watch an ISO file movie on VLC it will not play in dolby digital and the light does not come on. Surely I am missing something very simple. My head hurts please help 0_o
 
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Solved! Under sound, realtek digital output properties. Advanced tab, I had to check off the box for "allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" and now it works.
 

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