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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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Can ffmpeg stream multichannel audio from a Mac to an AVR via hdmi 2.x?

I’m trying to figure out if there is a way to take 12 discrete channels of PCM output from a DAW on a Mac running Big Sur (plus potentially a video stream, though that’s not critical) and convert ...
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How can I split the channels of a surround sound (7.1) to seperate output devices in windows?

I am looking to split the front, side, and rear channels of my motherboard's rear panel into separate output devices in windows. I've done this before on linux, using pulseaudio like in this: https://...
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Surround sound in Windows 10 without extra hardware

Is there any way to get surround sound in Windows 10 without purchasing extra hardware? I have several outputs on my motherboard along with an output on my monitor, but is there a way to output a set ...
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Is it possible to set Windows to downmix all 5.1 surround audio to stereo on driver level?

I have about 2000 media files that I run through Plex on my laptop, which has stereo speakers. The problem is most of these files have the audio track distributed through 6 surround channels, which ...
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Does YouTube support output of 7.1 surround?

I recently got a new motherboard that supports surround sound 7.1 with optical outputs. I have read another question that explains at length the details of using 5.1 but there is no mention of 7.1 ...
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How to duplicate audio device

The situation is as follows: I recently bought Sennheiser GSX 1000. The device has two main modes: 7.1 and 2.1. The 2.1 supports 24bit, 96000Hz (Studio Quality) input. This setting I use for ...
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Is it possible to output just audio over HDMI from Windows 10?

I want to output uncompressed multi channel audio from my Windows 10 PC to my AV amplifier over HDMI. I have it working, I've got my amp connected via HDMI using the integrated Intel GPU's HDMI port. ...
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How to test Windows Spatial Sound

Is there a simpler way of testing Windows Spatial Sound rather than building and compiling https://github.com/Microsoft/Xbox-ATG-Samples/tree/master/UWPSamples/Audio ? I am presuming videos like ...
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VLC Media Player - Dolby TrueHD only outputs 2 channels

I've been working on this for 2 days now with no success. I am on Windows 10 and audio is going from my pc to Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030 via HDMI. I have a gigabyte GA-Z77Z-UD5H motherboard. I am using ...
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How to setup PC to TV 5.1 surround sound (HDMI)

I have a 5.1 system with a receiver, speakers and sub, in my living room, and i have connected my pc to my projector. Current setup: PC > HDMI > hdmi switch & audio extractor hdmi switch & ...
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How to set up Logitech Z506 5.1 surround system with basic motherboard?

I have just bought a Logitech Z506 5.1 surround system for my PC. I only have basic 3 ports on the motherboard. How can I set up surround sound without purchasing sound card.
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How to enable/disable Windows Sonic with a keyboard shortcut?

I really like to play with Windows Sonic enabled but sometimes I need it to be disabled. How can I enable/disable (toggle) it using keyboard shortcut f.ex.ALT+F9 ? Information about what is Windows ...
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Override Windows 10 1903 stereo only sound limit to TV via HDMI

How to force Windows 10 1903 to output multichannel audio to a TV via HDMI? === For some reason I have to connect my Intel NUC NUC8i3CYSM directly to a TV which is connected to a multichannel AV ...
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Split 5.1/7.1 audio into multiple outputs [closed]

I'm getting a new computer in my home studio I would like to have multiple stereo outputs so I can properly DJ and do things like cue up a track with headphones or do separate analog processing live ...
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How to input surround sound to my PC from an external source

Ok, here's the deal. I have looked online quite a bit, and I can't find anywhere that actually says how to do this. Just that you shouldn't (for reasons that do not apply to me, more on that below). ...
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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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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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5.1 Audio from Xbox goes through ARC to receiver but not from PC

Issues regarding 5.1 audio from PC to a TV are not uncommon. For the past months I've been reading dozens if not hundreds of these posts. None of them offers a real solution other than workarounds ...
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Sound Blaster Z - Dolby Digital surround sound cuts out

I have a problem that I'm hoping someone with more knowledge can shed some light on. I recently received a Razer Goliath 5.1 Soundbar for my birthday, capable of accepting input through Aux, Bluetooth,...
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Spatial Audio on Windows 10 not working

I'm currently working on a project at work where I need to used Spatial audio to play .wav files and 'live' audio to a user with sound cancelling headphones in, well 3D. I'm really hoping some of you ...
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How to output different audio channels to two different output devices

So I have a bit of a dilemma. I recorded a four channel audio file with a zoom h6 and I want to output the four channels to four different speakers. I have two stereo amplifiers set up and two ...
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How to set the location of a program's sound in Windows 10?

I want to hear Firefox in my surround sound headset from the front left and front right, music from behind left and behind right, and the Unity engine from left and right. How can I set a specific ...
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5.1 sound through TV and HDMI ARC

I'm using my laptop with an Nvidia GTX 1070 as HTPC connecting it to the TV using HDMI and from the TV to the Sony BDV-E6100 Home Cinema System through the ARC channel, with this configuration: PC <...
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How to create surround sound from 2 different audio outputs on PC? [closed]

So i have external Digital Audio Converter with 2 channels where i get signal to my active front speakers and sub. But i wish i could get signal simultaneously to my rear speakers from motherboard to ...
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Surround signal from PC to AV Receiver

First of all I'm a newbie regarding AV receivers and all its terminology so apologies if I'm wrong. I have also searched for similar questions here but none fully explains answers my questions. ...
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Will the computer surround sound require powered speakers?

I have a Dell E521 tower, but it's probably similar on other machines with integrated sound capabilities. The new display (TV) I connected has poor sound quality through it's integrated speakers, so ...
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surround sound channels missing when using Windows Audio

I have a 7.1 headset which works via USB (Logitech G633) connected to a laptop running Windows 10 64-bit. I don't know when exactly, but some time ago the surround sound stopped working properly (...
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How to add an extra speaker to my existing audio system? [duplicate]

I have windows 10 running on my laptop. I have connected stereo speakers to it via the existing 3.5 mm audio jack. I want to connect one more speaker via Bluetooth and want to play the same content ...
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Can I use any kind of aux splitter cable for my computers surround sound output?

Can I use any kind of aux splitter cable for my computers surround sound output if I want to hook up multiple devices? I'm not sure if superuser is an acceptable place to ask this type of question ...
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Macbook not giving 5.1 Surround sound even after Audio-Midi configuration

I have recently bought LG BH9540TW which is surround sound system and comes with a BluRay player. I connected my Macbook Pro to the blu-ray player via HDMI cable. I have followed the following steps: ...
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Windows 10 and Realtek Optical Output 5.1 DTS - How to Enable

There are many forum threads around the web about Windows 10 breaking Surround Sound / 5.1 DTS / 5.1 Dolby, etc... However there appear to be a few different possibilities, and while some noted to ...
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PCI Sound card vs USB Sound card

I have 7.1 Surround Speakers, and I have no sound card in my computer. I can use speakers but I want to 'discover' full possibilities of my speakers. I found that it is possible to have either PCI ...
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Inputting audio signal to a PC

I want to have my TV and PC connected to the same sound system which is a "custom" surround 4.0. I currently have wired 2 speakers to the line out of my integrated PC sound card and 2 speakers to the ...
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How to force Windows 7 to output 5.1 Surround?

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 x64 on an ASUS M2N4-SLI, which has a coaxial digital audio output (see my profile for more HW info - it's system PC1). How do I force Windows 7 to output 5.1 Surround to my ...
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How to get optical out from Gigabyte 2 pin spdifo header

my question is identical to the one posted here: Internal S/PDIF connector on Gigabyte Z97 motherboard this user achieved what I want to do. I want to know HOW so that I can replicate the success. I ...
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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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Does YouTube support proper output of DTS encoded files?

Also, if not, does HTML5 or Flash support this? DTS is an encoding technology to allow 5.1 sound to go over one SPDIF or Optical cable, as opposed to 6 separate analog cables.
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How to connect my speakers to my computer and produce 5.1 surround audio output?

So I have a Logitech X-530. There is an audio adapter in which I had the input and ouput connected (jacks and plugs connected by color). In that case I could not experience 5.1 surround audio. But I ...
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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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Internal S/PDIF connector on Gigabyte Z97 motherboard

I've ordered a Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 motherboard as part of a new system I'm building, here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4955 Here's the back panel: http://www.gigabyte.com/...
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How to direct sound to one headphone ubuntu vlc? [duplicate]

My right earpiece is gone. So , I would like to send the sound only to left headphone . Is it possible ??the thing is , some sound is low in one earpiece and high in other , like the base is very low ...
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The quadraphonic speakers stay silent

So I have two amplifiers set up, one plugged in the normal R/L speaker output and the other one in the subwoofer/center output. I've got speakers connected to each amp and have confirmation they both ...
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How to get 5.1 audio in Google Chrome?

I'm using Windows 7 and my speaker configuration is surround (5.1). I don't have any problem with games or my MP3 player. Games have surround output and it works perfect. MP3 player's output is stereo ...
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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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Connecting 5.1 speaker set to Pc

I bought a 5.1 speaker set: yamaha nsp40 (http://m.asia.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/speaker-systems/speaker-packages/ns-p40_w/) My pc soundcard supports surround and has all the necessary 3....
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Why does my speaker system go "whoomph" every few minutes?

I have an old Creative Inspire 5.1 surround system hooked up to the computer I use with a movie projector. The speaker system has recently begun to give off a weird sort of discharge sound, and it ...
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Why do i get high pitched sounds from my computer?

When I listen from my laptop, the same song is normal. but from my PC, its just high pitched and painful. please tell me what driver I should install! When i got to properties and update its driver, ...
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One aux to 6 RCA inputs [closed]

I bought an old surround system which has 6 RCA cable inputs (1 for each of the 5 speakers and one for the sub). each input is directed to a single speaker. because I have only a single aux to 2 RCA ...
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