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Questions tagged [5.1]

A common name for six channel surround sound audio systems (five full bandwidth channels and one low-frequency effects channel).

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How to get surround sound speakers working “speaker-fill-style” with SB 5.1 VX

I have a 5.1 soundsystem connected to a "SB 5.1 vx" soundcard on Win10. It's running fine generally - when testing it through the windows sound driver options it works, I can hear sounds from ALL ...
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How to properly downmix 5.1 sound to stereo

I usually watching Blu-Rays with PowerDVD 16. For some time now, instead of a monitor and a 5.1 sound system I used before, I use a television via HDMI now. The television only has Stereo. When I had ...
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Why does Windows 10 send mono audio to the center channel of a 5.1 setup?

When playing mono audio (eg an old video on YouTube) Windows 10's behaviour is to send that to the center channel. Is there a way to get monaural audio streams to play through the front L/R speakers ...
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Bitstream/Generic HDMI 5.1 from PC vs Dolby Digital: am I missing out on anything?

I have a DENON AV-Amplifier/Home Theatre system with HDMI passtrough (several HDMI inputs, one HDMI output to TV), connected to 5.1 passive speakers. I purchased it more than 10 years ago, so it's ...
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Home theater connection with laptop audio port

I have an old home theater(HT) with 3 sets of input ports (see photo below). Now my asus genbook has a 3.5mm audio port. I want to connect audio with my laptop and HT. Just want to use the HT as ...
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Connect Hometheater to laptop

I have a 5.1 home theater with the ports as the figure shows. How can I connect it to my laptop? Edit I have only this cable. I think this is for input1.
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Is LFE channel completely lost when downmixing 5.1 to stereo using ffmpeg?

so, I've been reading a lot about downmixing 5.1 to stereo, but as documentation provides, it creates L and R channels, so is the LFE channel being included down the mix? Is it completely lost? I've ...
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How to get Chromecast + SPDIF Audio Splitter + DTS capable amplifier output 5.1 sound?

I have a 1st generation Chromecast, a non-smart Samsung TV (UE40D5000P) and Sony STR-DB840 receiver with 5.1 speakers hooked up. I'd like to enjoy media streamed through Chromecast (from Netflix and ...
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How can I upmix audio system wide from stereo to 5.1 surround?

I currently have a studio subwoofer hooked up to the c/sub jack and a 2.1 speaker system in the green front LR audio jack. System: Windows 10 Pro, Maximus Hero VIII motherboard with Realtek HD Audio ...
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Macbook convert Pandora/youtube Stereo to 5.1 (dolby)

I have a home theater, Projector, macbook Pro and a ROOFULL converter connected. I am trying to play Music and hear it in all the speakers (5.1). So far I read about VLC, but I will need to convert ...
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PC through Yamaha receiver: No 5.1 audio?

I have a Windows 7 machine hooked up to a Yamaha receiver via HTML, which is hooked up to a Samsung LED, also via HDMI. It all seems to work fine, except 5.1 doesn't seem to work. I get 2 channel ...
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ffmpeg downmix to 5.1+2.0 from 5.1

I need output of 5.1 + 2.0 (PCM, 6 mono tracks + 1 stereo track) from a 5.1 source. This means I need: first 6 channels input --> ch1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (mono tracks) + first 6 channels --> ch7-8 (stereo ...
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Is there a way to enable Netflix's 5.1 channel audio in on Windows 7?

Apparently, Netflix's 5.1 audio does not work via Silverlight or HTML5, only way to officially get 5.1 on a PC is via Windows 8 app. Is there a way to enable this on Windows 7?
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Creative sound blaster Z windows 10 5.1 volume control

So I just bought this sound card Creative Sound Blaster Z. Connected it via optical cable to Logitech Z906. Installed latest drivers from their web page, enabled encoding to dts and it works, my ...
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How to “speaker fill” or “ Stereo upmix” (same sound to all 5.1 speakers) Xonar U5?

I Have Xonar U5 connected to my computer via USB and there are 2x2.1 and a separate center speaker all connected to Xonar U5 with 3.5mm. It all works fine except for one very annoying fact that I ...
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5.1 Surround Sound videos via [Firefox/Chrome]+YouTube+HTML5 on Windows 10 plays in stereo

Windows 10 surround sound test that's built into control panel works fine, as does AC3 encoded 5.1 surround test file: 5.1 surround AC3 test file My setup is an Using MSI P67A-GD65 B3 with full ...
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How to upmix stereo to 5.1 in VLC

I'm trying to play non-5.1 (stereo) movies on VLC (Windows version) on a 5.1 system. Unfortunately, VLC by default doesn't upmix stereo to 5.1. I've tried experimenting with different settings and ...
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Force 5.1 Wasapi on windows 10

I currently have a home theater receiver (STR-DN840) on a 5.1 configuration connected to my PC (Windows 10) trough HDMI using the graphics card (GTX-760). I currently have KODI and I have it on my ...
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How to hook up a 14 year old receiver to a ASUS Xonar DGX

I have a ASUS Xonar DGX sound card, and an older surround sound system that currently I can only use for 2.0 sound, through a 1/8 to dual RCA to receiver, but my receiver has a place for digital in (...
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dts channel mixer macos

In all DTS based files i play, i have the classical problem of voice volume being too low and explosions too loud. I do not like to " ride the volume ". Hardware is : - Audigy 2zs pci card + kx ...
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Can I set windows audio to Stereo while VIA driver is 5.1?

I have a 3.1 audio setup (2 front, 1 center, 1 subwoofer) and I want to use only these in games - but what happens is the games are sending audio to the Rear channels which are disconnected, therefore ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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How to play DTS audio file in Sony Bluray player?

I have a Sony Bluray Player Model: BDV-E3200 (Asian). I have 5.1ch audio files with .dts extension (DTS format) in my PC. How to play the .dts audio files on the bluray player? I have these methods ...
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5.1 Speakers to Motherboard

I bought a motherboard that has 5.1 surround sound output (Optical, spdif, 3.5mm: C/S, L/R, SL/SR) I have an old surround sound DVD player with NO digital inputs :( [panasonic 950t] I'm thinking of ...
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Can not get 5.1 sound over S/PDIF to my Onkyo anymore

I was reading for days now to find a solution for my problem but i didnt found one. I set up my computer new and installed windows 7 64bit again. Before that everything went fine. But right now I am ...
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If I add two arbitrary speaker to an existing 5.1 sound system, can I get the equivalent of 7.1 sound?

I am planning to get a new computer and thinking about to go for 7.1 sound. I already have a 5.1 speaker system and it seems wasteful (not to mention expensive) to go for a computer 7.1 speaker ...
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Properly downmix 5.1 to stereo using ffmpeg

I have a 5.1 audio track from a film where front left and front right contains music, and center contains dialogue. Playing the 5.1 track in VLC blends everything together nicely. I'm trying to ...
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How to get optical 5.1 surround audio output Retina MacBook Pro from Logic Pro X

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina and a set of Logitech z906 speakers which has two TOSLink optical line-in ports. I bought a mini-TOSLink to TOSLink cable on Amazon which arrived this morning, and I ...
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OSX Mavericks system wide Stereo upmixing

I have been trying to figure out take the 2 channel output from my mac running mavericks. - iTunes - Safari - Quicktime - Etc. And upmix to use all the speakers in my 5.1 surround sound. I would ...
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Downmix drops low frequency channel

I have noticed a problem with FFmpeg downmixing. If I run a command such as ffmpeg -i infile.flac -ac 2 outfile.flac It will have identical result as ffmpeg -i infile.flac \ -map_channel 0.0.0 \ ...
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getting surround sound on AV with Windows 8.1

OS: Windows 8.1 64bit M/B: Asus M4A88T-M A/V Receiver: DENON AVR-2308 I recently upgraded my (home-built) HTPC to Windows 8.1 (64bit). Since then im unable to get surround sound over to my A/V ...
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5.1 Audio not working on Raspberry PI

My setup consists of the following logic: Raspberry PI to TV through HDMI Optical cable from TV to Logitech Z-5500 soundsystem The Raspberry PI is running Raspbmc; all setup to use 5.1 sound through ...
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How can I force 5.1 output over HDMI on my Geforce 660 in Windows 8?

I have my computer's Geforce 660 connected via HDMI to my TV, which is connected via optical out to a 5.1 soundbar + surrounds. I can force my PS3 to output 5.1, and this is passed through to the ...
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ALSA - no surround playback with mplayer

When I run: speaker-test -c6 ...everything is fine. I get 5.1 playback. However, when I run: mplayer -channels 6 "some video with 5.1 audio" no audio plays. Here is what appears in the terminal:...
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How do I configure what connector maps to which speaker?

I have a Medion Erazer X6811 laptop running Windows 7. I'm trying to plug in this 5.1 channel headphone which works like 5.1 speakers. I plugged the 3 connectors into the laptop, and set the computer ...
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Way to produce “constant” SPDIF audio signal to receiver? After 5 minutes of no audio signal, receiver switches from 5.1 to 2.1 surround

I have a specific problem with my receiver that I have hooked up to my PC. I have the receiver hooked up to my PC using SPDIF digital audio, and the receiver defaults to 2.1 surround mode when playing ...
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Setting up two 2.1 speakers sets as a 5.1 system

I have two sets of Logitech Z313 (as well as another pair of speakers from before). Each Z313 has a sub-woofer and two speakers. Is there a way I can set these up to make a 5.1 system or something ...
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5.1 analog sound card MacPro

To avoid the lack of analog ports in the past I bought a USB headset, it broke recently :( I'd really like to use my uber pair of headphones unfortunately they use analog so I'm having a little ...
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How to play MP4 file with AAC 5.1 through S/PDIF

I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64 and a Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro. I connect the HDMI output of the notebook to my LCD-TV and the external soundcard to my home-theater receiver through an ...
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Is there a foolproof way to detect if my sound card supports 5.1 surround sound?

Not sure if this is a very basic question for this community, but I am finding it real hard to determine if the sound card in my computer supports 5.1 speakers? The Device Manager -> Sound, Video and ...
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ALC892 and 5.1 Headset

I have a XMG P501 with an ALC892 and want to use a 5.1 headset with it. My problem is that the system use jack sharing and I can't use the same jacks for my mic, because they are used by s/c and rear. ...
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Music but no voice on headphones [duplicate]

I have normal stereo headphones which work fine On a specific PC running Windows 7 the external speaker and USB speakers work fine too But when I plug in the headphones, all I hear is muffled music, ...
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Installed new GTX 560, the old sound card disappeared from settings, trouble with 5.1 sound

Home-made gaming PC (pretty modest, don't get any ideas), running Win XP (yeah, I know, but it's fine by me), using old-ish AMD dual core on an AM2 socket. It's connected via HDMI (through a DVI/HDMI ...
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How can I manually set the channel delays on my Asus Xonar D2 sound card?

I'm using a Xonar D2 with a piece of test equipment that's very sensitive to the timing of a 5.1 audio signal. Unfortunately, the sound card is adding a delay to some of the channels (15ms for the ...
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Make an M-Audio ProFire 610 show up as a 5.1 device

I'm trying to get Windows XP to recognize my ProFire 610 as a 5.1 device, but I'm not having much luck. Some individual applications will treat it as 5.1 (for instance, WinAmp), but the system as a ...
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5.1 Surround Channels are jumbled

I had this exact setup working previously, but after a reformat it went screwy on me. I have an Onkyo A/V Receiver hooked up to my PC, via optical S/PDIF. Attached to the receiver is a 5.1 speaker ...
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Why does my 5.1 surround work in testing only?

I've got a 5.1 speaker setup. In both this SoundMax utility (I think it came with my motherboard), and in the Windows 7 sound test, all 5.1 speakers work properly, but that's the only time that I can ...
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Audio out over DVI/HDMI of Radeon 4870 is not 5.1

My computer is connected to my receiver using an HDMI cable and the DVI to HDMI adapter I received with the graphics card - ATI Radeon 4870. On my old system (Vista 64 bit) everything worked well, and ...
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How do I listen to 5.1 audio properly when my latop/headphones are only 2.0?

A while back I was wondering why my dvd was so quiet on my computer then solved it by chosing the 2.0 track instead of the 5.1 track. But now I have a DVD which only has 5.1, how can I watch it ...
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Software to upmix stereo to 5.1

I used a Creative USB SoundBlaster Live External soundcard before The soundcard had a feature called CMSS® 3D2 described on the website as "Enjoy virtual surround sound on stereo speakers/...