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hi, on my modded xbox i have got something called xbox meda centre and it allows me to play my mp3's via the optical output and it outputs the signal to all 5 channels on my 5.1 decoder in ac3 format.

I was wondering if there was anyway i could get my audigy 2 zs to do this via the coaxial output, because at the moment when i play an mp3 and try to use my dolby decoder via the coaxial it only picks up a sterio signal and trys to make it pro logic 2 which is a bit crap.
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Do you mean from the Frint panel for the Audgiy or the actual card itself ?
post #3 of 8
The audigy is not capable of doing that, it can only do that to movies that are encoded in dolby digital, it will however do it if the music was produced in 5.1 but alas all mp3's are 2 channel, you may get away with the cmss 3d enabled which will make all the music come out all the same
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yeh cheers frostbite, ive tried the cmss but it only works for the analogue output. And i mean for the audigy 2 zs pci card, the outputs on the back. Thats wierd that my xbox is capable of doing it while a more advanced audigy card cannot do it.
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Yeah I was wondering this myself and the x-fi is even capable of doing it
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lol good old xbox can do anything. thats only reason i modded it. shame my audigy cant tho. Ill just have to get some better speakers with analogue inputs then and save my 5.1 digital speakers for my xbox 360 im getting.
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does anybody know of any software that can do this because i cant see the xbox having better sound hardware than an audigy 2 zs
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All the xbox is doing is the same thing creative labs CMSS 3D does, and thats just plays the same thing through the different channel (all left side speakers gets the left half, right side speakers get the right side).

There isn't anyway to turn a stereo mp3 into a 5.1 sound juggerknaught.
You can't, because theres only 2 channels for it to work from.

So, no, the xbox doesn't do anything your Audigy 2 can't do. They are just calling the same thing by different names.

Just use the EAX Console for your Audigy 2 zs, and click on the Stereo Surround under the CMSS 3D tab.
    
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