We just got surround sound speakers(5.1). We have tested them and they work fine. We can get surround sound through other programs and through dvds but not through Itunes. Itunes is where all our music is organised and libraryified. Does anyone know how to get itunes to play surround sound?
Mac or Windows? iTunes 6 or 7? (shame be upon the man who uses an older version than that).
I've looked around the Mac discussion forums, and you're not alone. http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=3176038
Leon2212 from link above I have a solution, but I don't think you all will like it...
I had to reinstall Windows XP, and so also reinstalled iTunes. I made a backup of my iTunes library files and restored them after installation. This way I still have all my play-counts and ratings.
But now I have Surround sound when playing songs from iTunes. I just did a standard install, didn't adjust any special settings. So now you all know it is possible. It's probably some hidden setting of iTunes somewhere.
Seems like the only option. There's no other sound advice I can find.
Well I have never wanted to do what you are asking(as far as 5.1) And i mean no offence but why in the world would you use itunes as you music player? I know people love ipods, I have one myself, by itunes I cant stand. It takes alot to run itunes it seems, you cant highlight a group of songs and take them and move them to a new area, from what i am reading above is a hassle getting it to use your 5.1, I mean if your running windows why not use media player its at least better than that. its just a hassle using itunes. If it wasn't for my ipod having to use that program i would have gotten rid of it long ago. Now dont get all bent out of shape Itunes loves... (if there are any...) Like i said i use it too and have a ipod myself. I'm not saying its all bad and it shouldnt be burned, but what i am saying is its very hard to use for me anyways. if anyone has any tips on how you use it to make it easier by all means tell me.
Well I have never wanted to do what you are asking(as far as 5.1) And i mean no offence but why in the world would you use itunes as you music player?
Because its a good music player. I find iTunes 7 to be a much better music player than WMP 11.
you cant highlight a group of songs and take them and move them to a new area,
You mean like to drag them into a playlist? Just hold Ctrl as you click each song and you can drag them as a group.
if anyone has any tips on how you use it to make it easier by all means tell me.
What do you need help with? I've used iTunes for a long time as my main music player (since version 4), so i could probably help you a little bit if its not itunes store related stuff.
I had the same problem when I got my 5.1 speakers and tried to use iTunes with them.
Here's how I solved it: You have to open QuickTime Go to edit>QuikTime Preferences>Audio>And select 5.1 under the 'Channels' drop down menu.