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

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FFmpeg - Downmix 5.1 to stereo | -vol option deprecated [duplicate]

I was using for years a method for dowmix 5.1 to stereo using FFmpeg. In particular the one called Downmixing without discarding the LFE channel (Dave_750's answer) and detailed in this post: https://...
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Motherboard only has two AUX jacks - but website says it support 5.1

It was kinda hard to google since most keywords are too common haha Sorry in advanced if it's common knoledge; Didn't had to work with other motherboards for about 7 years now 😅 I'm about to buy a ...
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I need some help connecting a 5.1 audio system to my laptop

I purchased a Panasonic SC-PT470 5.1 channel stereo system. I am trying to connect it to my Win11 laptop, a Lenovo Ideapad 320-15ISK but I am not even sure if the way I've set it up will work. My ...
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How can I properly normalise surround audio to stereo(2 channels)

This question has been asked before but my query is different and more specific. In MPV player I use this command af=format=channels=stereo,dynaudnorm which is like live normalising the audio. However,...
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Surround sound from stereo software

I just set a 5.1 surround setup on my Windows 11 PC only to find that most softwares do not support it and just output a stereo signal. I'm currently using VoiceMeeter, which allows me to enable the ...
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ffmpeg mixing up audio channels

Resubmitting because no one answered the question: I've recently noticed that when I encode a movie to h265 with aac 5.1 audio (probably will do the same on 7.1 too) the output had the forward channel ...
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What is the recommended way to downmix 5.1 or 7.1 to 2.1?

I've been trying to downmix a 5.1 DTS HD-MA (specifically arranged as C L R Ls Rs LFE) track into 2.1 (with LFE), but I'm not sure of the recommended/standard way that doesn't mess up the audio. I ...
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Enable 5.1 Sound in Windows

I have connected my MatePro Laptop to my Panasonic TV which is connected to Panasonic Home Cinema by HTML cable. However, the sound is placed only in Stereo format and I cannot select 5.1 channel ...
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FFmpeg - Converting mkv to mp4 with surround sound

I've searched many posts about this topic, and still cant get this done. To be exact, I'm trying to convert .mkv file with subtitles and surround sound to .mp4 with embedded subtitles and with as hi ...
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How to use multiple audio devices as a surround?

First - there's a lot of questions asking how to playback audio stream through multiple devices, and this is not the goal of this project. With that out of the way - the real goal is to use multiple ...
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Theatron Agrippa unable to connect 5.1

I’m trying to configure a Theatron Agrippa with a 5.1 configuration. The thing is that I don’t have a 5.1 speaker system available at the time, but my Enterprise needs to test 5.1 works although, so ...
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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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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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