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This might be a little confusing, but I've been looking for a program to do this for a while now.

The red boxes are my speakers, and the top middle is my computer. I would like to be able to control my audio output to where I could assign each input channel to each output channel. I.E. the left channel from a song playing to play through the speakers on my left(front left, right, and center), and the right channel to play on the speakers to my right(surround left and right).



My output is through digital output to the 5.1 receiver, which does have PIIX(?) where it kind of spreads the sound to all 5 speakers, but it lowers the quality greatly and the volume is not even/balanced.

Is there a program that can help me do this, or would I need sound mixing hardware?
post #2 of 3
Well if you had some of the speakers hooked up to the reciever and some hooked up your PC, you could do it by having the mp3 player set to your sound card device and have the other stuff set to the sound card digital output.

Or you can have the sound settings in Windows to 5.1 (or whatever you have) and have the mp3 player set to stereo, and the other thing would have to support speaker swapping or some unusual settings.
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I am not 100% but pretty darn close

If the signal is leaving your pc via hdmi or spdif you can't really do anything with it from your computer itself.

It sends the digital signal to the receiver and the receiver decodes the information therein and sends the corresponding signals to the correct output.

I'm guessing you want it set up that way for when you are watching movies on the TV, and as far as I know there is no way with any current receiver to reassign outputs on the fly. The only way would be to swap speakers at the jacks of the receiver every time which is of course too much of a hassle
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