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    Ive got my 7.1 speakers all plugged in (5.1 + monitor speakers), yet only the two front speakers are playing in media player.

    In control panel, ive set it to 7.1 and when i test each speaker they all work, but in media player only the 2 front ones work.

    Its gotta be some sort of setting ive missed :D

    Anyone know?
     
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    Just a thought, but the monitor speakers may not work in conjunction with the others in the actual 5.1 system. Do all the speakers work in anything else?
     
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    Doesnt the sound have to be designed for a 5.1 system in order for it to work?
    eg playing certain games and watching dvds?

    I dont think your rear speakers are supposed to work in WMP
     
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    yes, does the sub work with the media player?
     
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    yeh the sub will work, thats included with your front speakers

    eg 2.1 or 3.1
    which means 2 speakers and a sub
    or three speakers and sub

    but 5.1 wont because you have two rear speakers which i guess have f**k all to do when playing audio files
     
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    Na thats the problem.

    Only the two front speakers are working. Not even the sub/center and two sides are working (which is part of the initial 5.1) (monitor is rear which also isnt working)

    But, as i said, in control panel, even the monitor speakers work when you 'test' them

    (BTW - if i plug the sub jack into where the front is (on the mobo), the sub and center will work and the two fronts wont)
     
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    read this

     
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    It worked fine in XP without a plug in...
     
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    Oh I neglected to read the part about Vista...do you have final release drivers?
     
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    Yeah...Vista installed its own drivers which worked fine (except in WMP), but i decided to install the latest drivers from my mobo off the ASUS site. Still, no luck.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that; one of the main reasons I'm waiting a while to go to Vista, and I need to upgrade me comp :O
     
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    I doubt its Vista's fault...i mean, the speakers are working (in control panel and all), its just WMP
     

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