Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7)

Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7)

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 136 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.51
  • Total Downloads:
    5,394,546
  • Date Added:
    August 06, 2010
  • File Size:
    106.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,062
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit
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4 stars

"Great for vocal recording. but depends on your machine!"

October 05, 2010  |  By SmallCoinVisuals

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

The realtek HD Codec is easy to use.
Adds a great element of quality for vocal recording using the studio quality of 96000hz.
Great for boosting sound and power for quiet machines.

Cons

Power and volume booster differs from PC to PC, oddly enough it works better on laptops.
Sound effects feel a little pointless as you cannot save playback with the additional effects.
No save as function.

Summary

Realtek works wonders for machines that aren't too powerful in the volume department and is a gem for vocal recording with the easy "click to quality." Best thing to remember is when selecting higher quality studio for the microphone is to restart the recording, or else the function won?t work.
One thing that bugs me to no end though, and if I'm missing a function somewhere please tell me, but it has great effects for reverb and no way of "saving as" the vocal or playback with the additional effects added.
Other than that, this is a great additional codec device and well worth having!

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4 stars

"perfect sound"

October 01, 2010  |  By marlonzki

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

good sound

Cons

no comment

Summary

very perfect

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4 stars

"The Realtek HD Audio Codec worked very well."

October 01, 2010  |  By rebell1952

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

I was provided with a graphic equalizer.

Cons

Haven't noticed any.

Summary

The equalizer was extremely helpful in managing the sound quality from my Klipsch 2.1 computer speakers. With only the basic stereo settings that Windows 7 provides the speakers sounded tinny and the subwoffer was so distorted that the bass drum could not be distinguished from the bass guitar while playing rock'n'roll music. With the equalizer I was able to bring down the treble response, enhance the midrange bass response, allowing the subwoffer to handle very low tones and the midrange to handle the higher bass tones, so that both instruments and vocals were clear, distinct and crisp. The program also allowed me to save this profile for future use.

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4 stars

"Requires reboot after uninstalling Win7 built-in driver"

September 10, 2010  |  By dannyget3

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

Allows you to adjust audio to you ears. Adds effects and allows you to control all audio from one area.

Cons

After reboot, windows tries to reload its own drivers, if you are not fast enough you have to run the whole thing again. Save the download to desktop, and right-click and runa as admin as soon as reboot finishes.

Summary

It works well, puts all funcionality in one area. DOES NOT START INSTALLING AFTER REBOOT, YOU HAVE TO START INSTALL AS SOON AS WINDOWS REBOOTS OR YOU HAVE TO START OVER BECAUSE WINDOWS WILL INSTALL ITS OWN LITE VERSION.

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4 stars

"Allowed me to play flv files."

August 20, 2010  |  By joe_pool_is

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

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Cons

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2 stars

"headphones stopped working"

August 16, 2010  |  By Charley.Garrett

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

I didn't really notice much difference in my sound quality (via the back panel jack to my speakers)

Cons

The Realtek Audio Manager was removed from my Vista 64 bit control panel, and the front panel headphone jack stopped working. The only way I could come up with restoring my headphones was to reinstall the previous version of the drivers from HP.

Summary

It may work fine for you, but I didn't like that particular "feature".

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4 stars

"Fast download"

August 16, 2010  |  By Dan1602

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

Seamlesss download

Cons

None encounterd

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4 stars

"good sounds better"

August 13, 2010  |  By cjimmyb

 |  Version: Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7) 2.51

Pros

No more problems with the winamp player

Cons

Nothing much

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.51
Version R2.51 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Realtek Semiconductor
Publisher web site http://www.realtek.com.tw
Release Date August 03, 2010
Date Added August 06, 2010
Version 2.51
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Audio Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 106.02MB
File Name 32bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_R275.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,394,546
Downloads Last Week 21,062
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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