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Problems with 5.1 in windows media

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by fallwood, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. fallwood

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    I am having problems with 5.1 support when playing avi's through wmp, my htpc is connected to a yamaha 5.1 amp via optical , when playing dvd's through zoomplayer, theatertek etc it works fine but when i play through wmp it does not seem to output 5.1 properly. I have set my speakers to 5.1 in audio properties but this doesnt seem to help. Does wmp support 5.1 via spdif out or is it trying to decode it before its sent to the amp.
     
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    Anybody ?.
     
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    Only way I could get WMP to output 5.1 was by buying one of the 3rd party add on packages that Microsoft tout if you go into the help files.
    The one I got by SRS labs seems to work a treat. Dont know if Media Player outputs 5.1 at all as a bare bones install.
     
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    Back before my pc starting acting like a real b*stard, I discovered that WMP does NOT output 5.1 as standard.
     

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