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5.1 sound from WMVHD to receiver?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by winger67, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. winger67

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    I've built a HTPC with a Chaintech AV-710. The receiver is a Sunfire Ultimate Receiver and I'm using the optical in. Using the 5.1 speaker tests from Microsoft I'm only getting 2-channel stereo outputted to the receiver. Doing a little seaching here, it looks like that's all I'm suppose to get. I'd really love to get 5.1 from "Step Into Liquid" or "T2: Extreme". Is this possible using the digital out?
     
  2. Rob100

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    WMA Audio Pro usually requires you to use the analogue outs from your sound card. My HTPC is based on a DFI NFII Ultra Infinity mobo which as the name suggests uses the NForce 2 chipset and has "Soundstorm" which can encode the analogue outs in real time into DD5.1. See the T2 thread in the High Definition forum for more info on this.

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    Thanks. I'm disappointed I won't be able to enjoy WMVHD in 5.1 with my current setup but at least I know I'm not going crazy. I don't suppose there are sound cards that will do the AC-3 encoding?
     

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