I have been looking everywhere for a while now, trying to set up my laptop to transmit complete surround sound. However, it never works. Here is what I am trying to do:
I want to play music from my laptop over HDMI to a 7.2 HT System. But, when I connect it over HDMI, only the front 2 speakers work. That doesn't make sense, because I have already set up my speakers configured for 7.1, http://puu.sh/3GgsR.png
When I press
Test, all the individual speakers play the test tone. But, when I play a song using Windows Media Player, or Winamp, or VLC, only the first 2 work. I have tried several different kinds of music, even FLAC, but they all do the same.
Another strange phenomenon, music played through Internet Explorer plays on all speakers. That is the only app surround works fine on.