How to Activate DDL and DTS Connect License for Creative Sound Cards
If you have a Creative sound card that supports Dolby Digital Live (DDL) and DTS Connect, you may need to activate these features with a serial number. DDL and DTS Connect are technologies that encode multi-channel audio signals into a digital format that can be transmitted over a single S/PDIF cable to a compatible receiver or speaker system. This allows you to enjoy surround sound from your PC games, movies, and music.
However, not all Creative sound cards come with DDL and DTS Connect license activation by default. Some models, such as the X-Fi XtremeGamer, require you to purchase the license separately from Creative or other online retailers. If you have bought the license, you will receive a serial number that you need to enter in the Creative software to enable DDL and DTS Connect.
In this article, we will show you how to activate DDL and DTS Connect license for your Creative sound card using the ConnectDLL tool. This is a small Windows DLL that will accept DDL and DTS Connect serial numbers and make them work with any Creative driver or software pack. You can download the ConnectDLL tool from this forum thread [^1^].
Steps to Activate DDL and DTS Connect License
Download the ConnectDLL tool from this forum thread [^1^] and extract the ZIP file to a folder on your PC.
Open the folder and run the ConnectDLL.exe file as administrator.
Enter your DDL and/or DTS Connect serial number in the corresponding fields. You can find your serial number on the CD case or the email confirmation that you received when you purchased the license.
Click on Activate License. You should see a message saying "License activated successfully".
Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Open the Creative Sound Blaster Control Panel software and go to the Speakers tab. You should see options for Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect under Encoder Settings. Select the one that matches your receiver or speaker system.
Enjoy surround sound from your PC!
If you encounter any errors or problems while activating your license, make sure that you have installed the latest drivers and software for your Creative sound card. You can download them from Creative's official website.
If you have lost your serial number or need to retrieve it, you can contact Creative's customer support at this page. You will need to provide proof of purchase and some details about your sound card model.
If you have a home theater receiver that supports both DDL and DTS Connect, you may want to switch between them depending on the source material. For example, some games and movies may have better sound quality with one format than the other. You can do this by changing the encoder settings in the Creative Sound Blaster Control Panel software.
In this article, we have shown you how to activate DDL and DTS Connect license for your Creative sound card using the ConnectDLL tool. This is a simple and effective way to enable surround sound from your PC without buying a new sound card or receiver. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. 061ffe29dd