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7.1 codec question.

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by ilkand, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. ilkand

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    Is there any codec coming along that will do 7.1 analogue out? I read in the past about the nvidia one to come, and perhaps ac3filter or dscaler, but to my knowledge they are only 5.1. Is there anything in the offing?

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    I've not see anything .. but then is there any 7.1 material to play?
     
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    PowerDVD 5 and now 6 has the ability to do 7.1 ex/es.

    Theatetek2 can only do 5.1 but dose sound much better than PowerDVD 5 - Do not know about PowerDVD 6 though which can also do DVD Audio it seems.


    Hope this helps

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    Intel High Definition Audio does 7.1 Audio from the Intel Codec. It is a part of the 915/925 chipset that many motherboard manufacturers are now using. To quote Intel themselves "Intel HD Audio hardware is capable of delivering the support and sound quality for up to eight channels at 192 kHz/32-bit quality, while the AC‘97 specification can only support six channels at 48 kHz/20-bit."

    More info on the following Intel Website http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm
     

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