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#1 12 years ago

I'm fed up now.

I want to watch DVD's in 5.1 sound, but it just isn't happening.

I have a Sound Blaster Audigy 24bit sound card, I have a set of 5.1 speakers. I have the 5.1 speakers hooked up to my Sound Card. When I do a speaker test in the Creative Speaker Center all 5 channels and the subwoofer work. Front left, Front Center, Front Right, Rear left, Rear right, all check out.

However, when I am trying to play DVD's, I can not get any sound from the Center speaker. In MSI DVD 5.1 I can set the speakers to either 2 channel (and only use front left and front right), 4 channel (and leave the center out) or set it to 5.1 speakers. If I set it to 5.1, I should get all 5 speakers and my sub making noise, however when I set it to 5.1 only front left and front right make any sound, and the center and rear speakers are dead silent. This makes the DVD sound really quiet, as Center (dialouge) and the rear speakers are doing nothing.

I know the speakers are right because the creative test thing makes sound from all 5.1 speakers. Also I can upmix MP3's etc. to come out of all 5 speakers, yet, I can't get DVD's to play in full 5.1 surround.

I have Windows, my Creative drivers AND the DVD software set to 5.1 speakers, and I am playing a 5.1 DVD movie.... and it just isn't having it at all.

Anyone got ANY idea? Hours of googling yeild nothing.


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Tony883

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#2 12 years ago

on the DVD player settings, there is often a "sound setup" option.

Try fiddling with them if you already haven't- you might need to tell the player you have a 5.1.




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#3 12 years ago

Tony883on the DVD player settings, there is often a "sound setup" option. Try fiddling with them if you already haven't- you might need to tell the player you have a 5.1.[/QUOTE]

[quote=Me]I have Windows, my Creative drivers AND the DVD software set to 5.1 speakers

I know.


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#4 12 years ago

I should really read these things first.

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#5 12 years ago

Go digital, or at least not-Creative for analogue :)

Anyhows, I'd like to make some brilliant comment about LFE settings, but I very much doubt that's the root of your problem. Might be worth a check, anyway (if nothing else, you could turn it on and have it be a band-aid).

Otherwise, you shouldn't be having this issue at all. I suppose, though, that it's not completely beyond the realm of possibility that something actually broke, and the center channel isn't being decoded for some totally unacceptable reason. Never heard of it happening before though, and I really couldn't say what might cause it...




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#6 12 years ago

Fresh ideas, maybe someone gets an eureka :p Tried different players, Winamp, VLC, classic etc..? Fiddle with the cmss features in the eax console / creative playcenter? Try upmixing? Switching audio modes?