Audigy 2 in 6 speaker mode (5.1) - no audio on right rear speaker

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Keith Hill, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    I just got the Klipsch 5.1 ProMedia speaker set for my Gateway FMC-901X.
    However, whenever I run DVDs in 5.1 mode (LOTR- Two Towers or Matrix), I get
    no sound out of the right rear speaker. It is not the Klipsch or the cables
    because if I swap front with rear speakers (at the Klipsch subwoofer/amp)
    then I get no sound out of the front right. In fact, it is not even the
    connection to the Audigy sound card because if I run in 2 Speaker stereo
    mode I get sound out of all the speakers. Any ideas what coud be wrong?
    Perhaps a defective Audigy Card?
    Keith Hill, Feb 7, 2004
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  2. It could be. I have sound out of all 5 (6) here so it isn't an issue
    with the driver/card design. It might warrant a call to Gateway to see
    if there is anything you can do before having the card replaced.
    Ed Hansberry, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices, Feb 7, 2004
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  3. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    "Ed Hansberry, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices"
    It turns out the card isn't bad. I installed the Audigy 2 Speaker
    Calibration program and it plays 5.1 just fine. In fact, if I run WinDVD 4
    by itself it plays my DVDs with 5.1 surround just fine. Even better, it
    remembers the 5.1 speaker setting. However, whenever I play a DVD from MCE,
    first I always have to reselect 5.1 surround on the "iviaudio" non-MCE app
    (which is very annoying) and second, the surround sound is messed up.

    So I downloaded the WinDVD 5 trial and now the 5.1 surround works correctly
    from the MCE UI. However, I still have to select 5.1 surround (it keeps
    defaulting to 2 channel stereo) every time I watch a DVD with the MCE UI.
    Keith Hill, Feb 9, 2004
  4. Glad it isn't a defective card.

    Call Gateway and tell them you need the WinDVD Surround Sound
    compatible version -

    I am not sure what is going on with your system that is causing it to
    revert to stereo.
    Ed Hansberry (Please do *NOT* email me. Post here for the benefit of all)
    What is on my Pocket PC?
    Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
    What is an MVP? -
    Ed Hansberry, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices, Feb 9, 2004
  5. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest


    How big is the set of files on the DVD Audio CD? Is it small enough to zip
    up into an email? Hint, hint. :)
    Keith Hill, Feb 10, 2004
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