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how to enable 5.1 sound on Vista?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by RadeonX2, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. RadeonX2

    RadeonX2 New Member

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    Yesterday I installed Vista with some minor problems but I got rid of it and that was my 1st Vista install. Now this problem is driver me crazy since yesterday I couldn't figure out how to enable 5.1 on Vista?

    -Soundmax Supreme FX ADI 1988B
    -Creative Inspire 5.1
    -Latest Driver 6.10.2.6520 7/10/2008

    on XP my surround sound is perfectly working I thought these "Driver support on Vista sucks" are far gone?

    I have enabled 5.1 under sound settings
    both WMP11 and CCC media player classic tested only playing stereo

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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    have you looked in the soundmax control panel as well to see if 5.1 is set there?
     
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    yep done that 5.1 is enabled in soundmax CP

    forgot to mention I can hear 5.1 when I test it through soundmax CP
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    that is odd, as long as you are possitive the media is 5.1 coded you are testing with, I am out of ideas, sorry!
     
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    that's not good :( well the test can play 5.1 correctly problem is no 5.1 on mp3 I doubt if my games will even play at 5.1 :( I guess no Vista 5.1 support for soundmax
     
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    Don't loose hope I'm just not to familiar with soundmax. Plus there is usually a simple answer, I just don't happen to know it. Give it a bit of time and let a few of the "audio literate" members help you out!:)
     
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    man I got it working! AC3 Filter!!! :nutkick:
     
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    There ya go Congrats!
     
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    i was just coming in here to suggest AC3 filter, when i saw he'd figured it out.

    It doesnt make stereo MP3's 5.1, it just upmixes then so that the soundcards dont have to.
     
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    if the speaker set supports SPDIF use that, MUCH MUCH way better than analog cables, well 3 cables vs 1 digital spdif cable? :p
     
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    where is this AC3 filter located?
     
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    google it mate. First link.
     
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    ah i see...
     
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