5.1 not working with music, audio...HOWEVER

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by jbrosmer, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. jbrosmer

    jbrosmer Guest


    My issue is.....my 5.1 audio doesn't work when I listen to mp3's (even when
    using wmp11, watch avi's, etc...however it does work when I do the audio test
    in the sound options, and all windows sounds. the audio chipset is ADI
    AD1988B....I can see all speakers and test each one....anyone else have
    similair problems or suggestions? Thanks for your help - jbrosmer
    jbrosmer, Sep 21, 2006
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    Barry C Guest

    I have the same problem with Vista RC1-x64, Soundblaster Audigy 2, and
    Creative Vista beta drivers dated Aug 11. Audio test in sound options shows
    all 5 speakers working but when I play mp3's using WMP11 I only get stereo
    sound.. the rear speakers are silent.

    Barry C, Sep 21, 2006
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    Mick Guest

    mp3 is not 5.1. XP delivers sound to all speakers regardless of the audio
    format. Vista will dleiver 5.1 when a 5.1 audio source (DVD with 5.1) is
    played. If your config works then it will work with MCE or WMP 11. Most
    DVD's have 2 or 3 audio sources. LCPM, DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1. You can't get 5.1
    with LCPM. Vista is a more precise OS than XP.
    Mick, Oct 24, 2006
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