The problem is not Microsoft, it's something to do with your setup. Windows can handle DVD's just fine, and you don't need third party codecs for it, the decoder should be included, I know it is with Ultimate.
it has nothing to do with my setup. i dont use exotic hardware nor special drivers or whatever.
the fact that media player classic and vlc both give the correct sound output shows that everything works how it should.
its something with microsofts windows media player. i am fed up hearing that something is wrong with the hardware or setup when clearly its not.
also it cant be such a difficult task to bring the sound via hdmi cable to the receiver. vlc does it. mpc does it as well. and probably every ****ty player arround there too. only microsofts does not. also the problem is often bespoken arround the web. so i am not the only one. however there is no clear solution for it.
Right click the device in your image and select show disabled devices from the drop down menu
thanks a lot that brought it back.