5.1 speakers & SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
I recently picked up a set of 5.1 analogue speakers on the cheap, and thought that it might be time I dug out the old SB card I had lying around for the last few years. I bought it when I built my first pc but discarded it upon first installing XP to balk at the terrible drivers. Since then I've been using nothing but motherboard sound, and that's always been fine with me. Now, however, when I bought the speakers, I thought that using a true 5.1 card might benefit me.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I ran into trouble setting the speakers up, and that the card I had didn't actually support 5.1 speakers (model SBCT4780) and went back to the onboard sound chip, which actually does support 5.1, and very nicely, too. However, it turned out that I'd plucked the wrong card from my collection of pc hardware lying around the room - I didn't even know I'd had two sound cards, never mind two Live!'s... no idea where the second one came from. I found the original one two days ago, and I recognised it immediately as the original card I bought. I decided, what the heck, I'd give it a try.
So now, here I am. I've installed the card and set up the speakers correctly, and everything should be hunky dory. But it isn't. Everything is as it was on my onboard chip (Realtek AC'97), but on the speaker setup of the program that came with it, it had the option of reversing the centre/subwoofer channel. Otherwise, it would treat the subwoofer as the centre speaker, and ignore the real speaker altogether. This is what the SBLive! is doing right now, and I cannot see any option to reverse the channels... I don't suppose anyone can help?
Addendum - PowerDVD lists only either a 2.1 speaker setup, or surround sound through a S/PDIF connection. As I'm using analogue, I obviously don't have a S/PDIF connection. What can I do to get 5.1 sound out of my DVD's?
Sub Luna Saltamus