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
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  4. Glad it isn't a defective card.

    Call Gateway and tell them you need the WinDVD Surround Sound
    compatible version - 4.0.11.235.

    I am not sure what is going on with your system that is causing it to
    revert to stereo.
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    Ed Hansberry, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices, Feb 9, 2004
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  5. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    Ed,

    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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