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post #1 of 10
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hey guys i have a simple 5.1 set connected to my onboard "8 channel HD realtek" chip
when i had XP i set the sound to 5.1 and it worked fine,
now i have vista and eventhough i set to 5.1 is control pannel and in the software that came with the drivers its still on 2.1 (without subwoofer)
in some games like in COH where u can manually set to 5.1 it works fine but nowhere else.
what gives?
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post #2 of 10
I had the same problem with my creative in vista. They didn't let you choose stereo surround for upmixing 2.0 into 5.1.
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post #3 of 10
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did you get that problem resolved? did anyone? surely there's a way to have 5.1 in vista
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post #4 of 10
there are vista drivers for realtek have u used those they work fine for me
upgrade needed :D
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upgrade needed :D
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ok,will try
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post #6 of 10
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thanks man worked well, rep up. too bad my speakers are crap,buzzing and ****.they were only 50 though
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post #7 of 10
not everything is 5.1... so just listening to mp3 will only play on 2.1... unless your player emulates 5.1 stereo...
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LiNERROR View Post
not everything is 5.1... so just listening to mp3 will only play on 2.1... unless your player emulates 5.1 stereo...
that it does, i have guitarr and wierd sounds on my back ones.happy out
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post #9 of 10
5.1 emulation for MP3s and movies that aren't in surround is called CMSS 3D, if that helps any.
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post #10 of 10
oh no bruddah....
CMSS3D is not the best method to get 5.1 in mp3s....
use foobar for mp3 playback and set em up...
and i suggest u turn off CMSS3D for all application.

read this thread for a guide.

thx me later if u've already tried it and loving it ever since.
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