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Also, give me a scope of the type of sound you are trying to play from your HTPC? Are you watching TV in Media Center and need the 5.1 bitsreamed, or are you watching DVD/Blu-Ray and need the 5.1 bitstreamed? Or are you talking about basic web-browsing and music from youtube or pandora that you would like to provide sound enhancements on your AVR?

I'm willing to bet your Windows Audio is set to output 5.1 or 7.1 LPCM. And I'm willing to bet your AVR will not let you mess with the audio stream when it is receiving 5.1 or 7.1 LPCM (most AVRs won't apply efects to these signals). So unless you require lossless multichannel LPCM output (decoding DTS-HDMA or Dolby TrueHD), here's your quick fix:

Left click on the volume button on your windows taskbar and select "playback devices". Inside this window, you will select your HDMI/DVI output device and hit "configure". (This should be your default device). Inside here, choose your configuration as "stereo" and NOT 5.1 or anything else. Once you choose whatever settings you like for the following pages, you should now be able to select audio processing on your AVR (Dolby PLIIx, anything you want really, just like your cable box).

Please let me know if this is what you were trying to do initially. I'd be happy to help further.
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Also, give me a scope of the type of sound you are trying to play from your HTPC? Are you watching TV in Media Center and need the 5.1 bitsreamed, or are you watching DVD/Blu-Ray and need the 5.1 bitstreamed? Or are you talking about basic web-browsing and music from youtube or pandora that you would like to provide sound enhancements on your AVR?
I'm willing to bet your Windows Audio is set to output 5.1 or 7.1 LPCM. And I'm willing to bet your AVR will not let you mess with the audio stream when it is receiving 5.1 or 7.1 LPCM (most AVRs won't apply efects to these signals). So unless you require lossless multichannel LPCM output (decoding DTS-HDMA or Dolby TrueHD), here's your quick fix:
Left click on the volume button on your windows taskbar and select "playback devices". Inside this window, you will select your HDMI/DVI output device and hit "configure". (This should be your default device). Inside here, choose your configuration as "stereo" and NOT 5.1 or anything else. Once you choose whatever settings you like for the following pages, you should now be able to select audio processing on your AVR (Dolby PLIIx, anything you want really, just like your cable box).
Please let me know if this is what you were trying to do initially. I'd be happy to help further.

You're a lifesaver, man. I did exactly as you suggested by changing 5.1 to Stereo and my AVR is now able to decode using Dolby and DTS. I also uninstalled K-Lite and used the Sharky007 config tool/codec pack and configured Windows Media Center to be my default player for movies. It's much more elegant than using Media Player Classic.

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You're very welcome. I remember going through your exact same situation when I wanted to process my Pandora stream into 5.1.
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