Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

wav files & 5.1 surround sound

Q: wav files & 5.1 surround sound

I am not familiar with surround sound cards, but have been wondering whether it is possible to play different wav files out of each of the channels of a surround sound card?

I have written a small program that allows me to 'merge' 2 mono wav files into a 'stereo' wav file, and play them at the same time - wav1 to left, wav2 to right. What I am hoping to do is extend this to at least 4 wav files, each one coming out of left front, left rear, right front, right rear. Is this possible? If so, where can I get more info on this? I havnt been able to find anything so far on the net.

Thanks for any advice

69 Bay

Preferred Solution: wav files & 5.1 surround sound

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: wav files & 5.1 surround sound

Most audio file formats are stereo only - you can't possibly put more than two channels in there. AFAIK the only free codec for surround sound is Vorbis.

Can't help you with any specific program to actually create surround Vorbis files.

Read other 1 answers

Is it possible to convert video files to dvd format with surround sound? I already know how to convert to dvd but never with surround sound.

Any ideas?


A:Convert video files to DVD wuth surround sound?

we have surround sound & dvds play normally with the utmost sound effect,no need to do anything else ..........

Read other 3 answers

Hi guys...
I just plugged my Onkyo 6.1 Channel (S-680) to my computer. I connected the receiver to the Digital Out port of my motherboard (Intel 915GV Chipset-Asus PTGD1 - LA). It uses the Realtek ALC880 drivers. Whenever I open Sound Effect Manager and do the Speaker Test, sound comes only from my front speakers. The rears/centre/sub all light up but no sound is played. However, while running games/music/films I get sound from all my speakers (though not very satisfactory and not real surround sound). Can anyone please help me with this?

Also, I can't open Realtek HD Audio Manager (RTHDCPL.exe). Only RTLCPL.exe (Sound Effect Manager) works. When I click on RTHDCPL.exe nothing happens. Please do help out.


A:No Sound From Surround/Centre/Subwoofer In Realtek Sound Effect Manager Test

try this:

1) try to go to the settings of your sound effect manager & there are selections there for 2.0, or what ever you may find that corresponds to your speaker channel.

2) if nothing corresponds to the given selections,try to download the latest audio driver from your motherboard's manufacturer website.

3) otherwise,you need to plug-in a sound card that has the feature to play with 6.1 channel audio.


Read other 8 answers

Hey guys,
I just recently bought a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit external sound card to connect my 5.1 speaker set into. I plug the Sound Blaster into my laptop which runs Windows Vista Business.
I have been able to get all the speakers working with the Windows drivers installed using the "Virtual Sound" option (Control Panel -> Sound -> Speakers -> Enhancements.) Windows tests all speakers correctly also.
However, when I install the updated Creative drivers it will continue to use only 2 speakers even with DVD's etc... even though Windows understands I am using 5.1
I would just leave it without the Creative drivers, however I need them in order to record audio properly through its inputs.
Has anyone else encountered this, or know how to fix this? Damn Vista always causing problems
Any help would be appreciated.


Read other answers

re JAL Cb 2800VS system running Win Xp Home- Altec Lansing 251 speakers- surround sound

"I bought this system 4 months ago. i am concerned that I may not be getting the full 5.1 sound. When I went to play a DVD film with the bass woofer speaker set to 6 the 2 rear speakers produced no sound. It is only when i switch back to 2/4 setting that they work but I suspect are just duplicating the front L& R speakers to simulate surround sound.

Is it anything to do with how i have wired them up. the back of the base unit doesnt correspond to the 251 system booklet. The 3 top vertical connections ( back of base unit) are marked ( from the top) cntr/lfe pink; rear purple, s/pdif-yellow. The leads are unhelpfully BLUE, GREEN and YELLOW so do not match. Also the yellow jack is too small to take any lead.

The horizontal set of 3 below are coloured yellow ,green and blue! Yellow has a microphone symbol, green has a " tree" symbol above it as has the blue.

Help please so that I can get all the speakers working as they should with the sub woofer switch in 6 channel position"

Well I sent this email to the PC supplier and talked to them on the phone. they confirmed that connections OK and sound card fitted to operate 5.1.channl sound.
Checked Sound properties in Control panel and even the test zone dialogue box tests all 5 speakers as OK but still no sound from rear speakers on the 6 channel position.
All they could offer was for me to send speakers back to them f... Read more

Read other answers

just bought logitech x-530 5.1 surround sound speakers for my pc. The box said it now comes w/ surround adapter for use w/ pc's.

I have a hp pavillon desktop A335
sound card is: realtek ac'97

how do i tell if i have multi channel capability?

how do i get all 6 speakers to work

i only have 3 jacks on the back of my pc: audio out, audio in, mic 1

my book that came with my pc says 6/5.1 front goes into audio out, rear into audio in,
center/subwoofer into mic -1

then it says i need to configure in the multi channel sound manager but i cant find it, book also has note if u cant find speaker configuration tab then your pc doesn't have multi channel capability!!!
does it or doesn't it I DONT KNOW!!!
what other ways can i hook it up possibly, do i have to get a new sound card, can I add a sound card! HELP PLEASE!!! want all 6 speakers to work

A:Solved: sound help setting up 5.1 surround sound

You only have 2 Channel audio.

You can use the Matrix(Surrround) button on the speakers to get audio from all the speakers when using only a 2 channel input but its not as good as having true 6 channel output from the PC.

Or you can buy a Creative Live! Or Audigy card such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102003

Read other 1 answers

I think the problem started after i upgraded the realtek drivers but i cant be sure. The surround sound i have on my system just stopped working. Currently, i only have the stereo sound. Also my microphone isnt working at all.

Computer Model: MSI GT60 2OC
Windows 8.1
8gb ram
Intel i7
480ssd and 1tb hdd
Latest realtek hd audio driver

I have tried reinstalling my whole system to fix it but it still didnt work.

A:No Surround Sound

If reinstalling the "whole system" did not fix it, I would suspect something other than the Realtek drivers.

What speaker system do you have? 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1? Is the speaker type set correctly in the Sound Panel, Playback section for the type of speaker system you have?

In the Sound Panel/Recording section, Stereo Mix should be set as default recording device.

Read other 9 answers

i am looking for a surround sound system for a tv, and i was wondering if this is made for tv or pc, or possibly both. if not then if you could suggest a good system for my tv for not more than maybe 150 dollars, it would be really helpful. here is the system:

and the tv is a samsung 61 inch 1080p dlp, if that matters, its got a LOT of inputs and outputs. thanks for any help everyone! and happy holidays.

A:surround sound help.

Get the real deal.

Something like this would be more appropriate and would serve as a hub for all your stuff. Check your audio outputs versus the inputs on the receiver. You'll also have a remote.


Read the customer reviews.

Read other 1 answers

hi......i recently brought sony32EX650 LED TV with Sony DVD player with home theater.and i want to watch HD movies on this TV with surround sound but we know dvd player don't play the Hd quality videos.But on TV's usb we can play those Hd videos and they have 5.1 surround sound also.and i can't get 5.1 through TV's USB. is there any possible to get 5.1 through TV's usb via home theater.

A:how to get 5.1 surround sound through TV's USB

5.1 comes through coaxial, fiberoptic or hdmi.
Why didn`t you get a Sony Blueray player ?

Don`t know of any dvd player that uses usb for video transmission.
Why aren`t you using the home theater for 5.1 ?

Read other 1 answers

Hey guys im new here and i want help ......i have audionic xboost 5.1 ch speakers it has a switch at its back on sub woofer to switch from 2.0 to 5.1 ch but it works on 2.0 and not when i turn it to 5.1 why s tht so plz help???i also have installed a 5 channel sound card with it and works fine on 2.0 switch can any1 help me guide to its wiring i think its a prblem there or how 2 plug other 2 wires in sound card cuz i tried everytthing doesnt work when i switch it to 5.1.

A:Help me with 5.1 surround sound?

Did you try switching the sound settings in windows to 5.1? Or if it?s a creative sound card there should be a creative audio console that can use that as well. Do you have xp or vista? If its vista than you can go to Start-control panel-hardware and sound-sound then in the playback tab then click speakers one time not twice than click configure than set it to 5.1.

One other thing you might want to know is you won?t hear anything unless you close than reopen the programs. If you were to say play an a video or some music than you were to change the audio settings to 5.1 or whatever it would just stop making sound even if you change the setting back but if you close the program than change the sound settings than reopen the program or just restart it after you set it to 5.1 it should play it in 5.1.

Yet another thing is unless the music or video is already in 5.1 you will not only hear it from 2 of your speakers unless the speakers upmix (I think that?s the right word but I?m not sure if any speakers completely do that) or if you have a creative sound card or any other sound card that can upmix it to 5.1 but if not it will only come from those 2 speakers.

Any of that help?

Read other 2 answers

Just wondering with widnows 7 if it is capable of outputting 5.1 surround sound? I have noticed when upgraded from xp sound does not come out of every speaker connected?

A:5.1 Surround sound

Yup, it works fine. If you use onboard- and it will probably be realtek if it is- there should be an icon in the lower right hand of the task bar, looks like a speaker. right click and choose sound manager- it should show what you have there.
Also try adjusting in the sound applet. Control panel/ sound- click on the speaker setup, go to configure (bottom right) and again choose the speaker setup. Should work ok then

Read other 1 answers

Hmmmm...just bought some replacement speakers (left and right)for my desktop PC. Obviously installing them's no biggie...stick the plug in the hole etc.....

But whereas my last speakers were just bog standard stereo, the new ones are 3D surround sound. However, even if I disable the 3d surround sound (by pressing a button on the front of the speaker, I'm still not getting true stereo. If I use the balance control on my software...although music is coming from both speakers, it seems to be just from one side....for example, with the balance control in the middle both speakers work. I push it to the left and both work too. Push it to the right and both go off.
I have a built in sound card...so no massive capabilities there. Any way I can rectify...or have I just bungled it by buying the wrong speakers ?

A:Surround Sound

Read other 9 answers

Hi guys.

Was hoping someone more capable could help me figure out how to get 5.1 surround sound on my PC.

My setup is: I have an optical cord going from the back of my PC to my Amp. I don't have a separate sound card. I think its just part of my motherboard.

I get surround sound on my PS3/4 no problems, but the most I can get on PC is 2.1. Tried playing around with all the sound settings and the Realtek HD audio manager, but nothing works. I can't even set it to 5,1 in the audio manager.

In the PC I have:

Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset
eVGA GTX580 1536MB SuperClocked 797Mhz PCIE

A:Need help getting 5.1 surround sound on my PC.

Read other 9 answers

I have my PC hooked up through an HDMI outlet to a Sony A/V Receiver with 5.1 surround sound. Last week, I was able to set the audio under playback devices to 5.1 surround sound under the Sony AV amp, and it worked PERFECTLY. But now, it only has stereo available. Anyone know why the surround sound option isn't showing up all of a sudden? All my speakers are hooked up and working.

The only thing I've recently done different to my computer was re-install a nvidia driver as there was a graphic adapter update that tried to push through Windows Updates that failed and froze up my computer, thusly making me go back to Nvidia's site to get the driver. Any help is much appreciated.

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16375 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, 1279 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 63530 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, 132-BL-E758
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:Can't set 5.1 surround sound. Please help

The HDMI audio drivers are part of the video driver package. As you upgraded/changed the nVidia (video ?) drivers, that is likely the cause. Try reinstalling/upgrading/downgrading the nVidia drivers (again).

Read other 1 answers

is there a way i can plug my computer into my surround system so it uses that as the speakers for my computer???

A:surround sound

Read other 6 answers

Hi all. Upgraded my OS from XP to Win7 (again) Before I had just headphones.. Now I have problem.

My sound card Realtek ALC883 @ VIA VT8237A High Definition Audio Controller
Cpu AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3500+
Motherboard Asus M2V-MX (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

And I got Suond system
LG HT355SD Home Theater System - 300W Home Theatre System - LG Electronics SA

I connected my Home theater with RCA connector

My problem is that I can hear surrond sound.. (only 4 speakers work..) I've tried everything, but nothing helped.. It let me chose Stereo or surround, but it still the same effect.. I'm tired of all this ... I know I could hear 5.1 Sound, but I don't hear. I haven't heard with XP and I can't hear with Win7.

Do you have any solutions?

A:Surround sound

You may need to use the optical or Coaxial out, vs a stereo adapter as well as setting it to 5.1 in Windows.

Read other 4 answers

Ok. I want to get surround sound. I have already chosen my speakers.. but now I need a new audio card (i have onboard audio which sucks).. so I am looking for a card under $45 that will support 5.1 and all of that stuff..
BTW.. I am living in an apartment right now.. how much will the surround sound bother my neighbors?? Thanks

A:Surround Sound!!!

I have surround sound with my sound blaster. Not sure of current prices, but as far as you neighbors go, it depends on how loud you turn it up!

Read other 3 answers

I have 2 sets of stereo speakers rigged for 4.0 surround sound but my rear speakers are in reverse order. Long story short the cord wont reach and I can't switch them physically. Is there a way that I can reverse the rear audio to correct this? I have an Asus P4S800D-X motherboard with onboard Soundmax digital audio. I already checked the driver control panel and there was no option to reverse the speakers.

EDIT: Can I just cut open the audio wire that is going into the speaker and switch the two wires inside?

A:Help on my 4.0 surround sound

I'm not entirely sure but I've seen a similar question on another forum I go to.


Read other 1 answers

Hey everyone, I just purchased these speakers:


and I own a 15" Macbook Pro. Can anyone tell me what I need to be able to utilize the 5.1 surround sound that is possible with these speakers?

A:5.1 Surround Sound

Does the Macbook support 5.1 audio output? Most do not. In which case, all you are going to get is stereo.

Read other 1 answers

i have a 4.1 surround sound system on my Xfi card, my sub woofer is attached to my front speakers, and i wanted to know if anyone here knows how to dedicate all bass to one pair of speakers, that way i dont get such great bass from one side during my gaming, and a horrible bass from the other with no sub.

A:4.1 surround sound help

there is a rough put together of my system

Read other 9 answers

Hi all looking in vain for Surround Sound System, that isn't a dvd/Blu-ray player or a AV Amp System, just need it to work for sound 5.1 or higher with a sub out, optical in, is there such a thing ???
cheers web

A:Need Surround Sound

Quote: Originally Posted by web

Hi all looking in vain for Surround Sound System, that isn't a dvd/Blu-ray player or a AV Amp System, just need it to work for sound 5.1 or higher with a sub out, optical in, is there such a thing ???
cheers web

Ok this must be the wrong place to ask anyone think of anywhere to ask?, with out giving too big a plug to outside places ........ and as I've been looking need a surround system that will work with 4K TV most old av systems wont sync sound with picture on a 4k TV

Read other 9 answers

I recently received a dell 5.1 surround sound system for the computer, it has 3 colored hookups, black, yellow, And white. I decided to buy a new motherboard with 8 channel high definition audio built onto it so that the speakers would work. The colored jacks on the motherboards audio is, gray, black, and orange. I tried hooking up the yellow to orange, white to gray, and black to black, But i get no sound, Ive installed the required driver with the motherboards disk, i get audio from regular speakers but not the surround sound. Do i need something else to make it work?

A:Surround Sound

Read other 7 answers

Hey, I have just bought a set of new 5.1 Labtech surround sound speakers and were wondering if I would need to upgrade my sound card. At the moment I can only get two speakers working so maybe i need a better sound card? At the moment It says I have a C-Media CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device. Do I need to buy a new sound card or should the one I already have work with 5.1 speaker set? PLEASE HELP!!

Win XP Pro SP2
AMD Athlon XP +1600
Geforce 2
512 Ram
40 Gig HD

A:5.1 Surround Sound

According to the PDF Manual for the device...which I found with a Google search...this is a 4 Channel audio device.

Read other 1 answers

I rented a classic comedy, National Lampoon's Vacation 20th anniversary edition (1983 original).

I cannot get surround sound at all, at least I'd like to get stereo 2x like I do on my mp3's and
general video clips (online like Godtube or local). I have a Logitech 5500 5.1 surround system
and set the settings to Coax Stereo x2 (2 speakers duplicated to rear). It works with
everything but this dvd, and there is no audio options on the dvd menu for the movie.

I tried another movie, released last year and it worked fine on x2 stereo mode.

One thing I noticed, with Vacation I only get sound coming out of the center speaker. Strange. Also, the LED display on my Logitech receive says "digital", whereas usually it should say Coax Stereo x2. It was on that setting until the movie started playing, it switched itself to digital only and center speaker only.

I'm watching via Media Center dvd, through an hdmi connected to my 1080p TV.

Probably irrelevant, I have a Creative Soundblaster Live 24bit external sound card with official 64bit drivers from Creative (latest drivers).

Vista 64bit Ultimate SP1
DVD watch via Media Center / HDMI cable to TV
Logitech 5500 5.1 Speaker System / Coax Stereo x2 Settings
Media Center: 5.1 audio settings

A:no surround sound on dvd

Hi folks, hope someone can help me out on this. Thanks.

Read other 1 answers

I have Creative Labs Sound Blaster 5.1 sound card, and an Altec Lansing 5.1 speaker system. I cannot get the center channel to out put any sound. I have tried everything on the creative's website, and spent 40 minutes long distance talking to their tech support. The tech guy, said both the speaker and card were bad, and to take them both back. So, last night I did just that. But, I still have the same problem. I tried all the settings, and still cannot get the center cnannel to out put sound. The other speakers work fine, and really sound great. But I want the center channel to work too.

Under Creative Miss.

Gameport joystick, I get this message,

MMDEVLDR.VXD device loader for this device, could not load the drivers for this device.

Under Sound Video game controllers I get this message,

NTKERN.VXD and MMDEVLDR.VXD device loader for this device, could not load the drivers for this device.

Everything else is fine.

I already did everything that was on the Creative website too. CMSS was the first thing I did. And the center channel speaker does work, I switch the it from 5.1 to 4 speaker setup on the sub-woofer, and sound came out of all channels

Thanks for your help.
Here is my omputer specs.

P III 1 GHz with Advanced Cache Transfer
512 Megs of PC-800 RIMM RDRAM
Visiontek Xtasy Ge-Force 4 TI 4600 128 MB DDR AGP
Dual 45 Gig Ultra ATA 100 Hard Drive with controller cards
12X Max. Var. DVD-Rom with Decoder
8X 4X 32X CD-RW
Sound Blaster Live Dolby Digital 5.1 Gam... Read more

A:5.1 Surround sound ?

try reinstalling the software that came with it if any and any programs that play music like winamp and windows media player try to look at those settings.

if that dosent work get new speaker brand w/center... 5.1 try that.

Read other 2 answers

My friend is looking for a new surround sound setup (5.1) after his previous system had broke, but he is looking for a setup which costs around £100, so I guess it can be a bit lenient. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


A:Surround Sound >£100?

Do you have a Wal-Mart in the UK? Start there...

Read other 3 answers

Hello everyone,

I am trying to set up my surround system from my computer, and so far am having little luck.

It used to run off a set of three 1/8in cables, but I figured that optical is the way to go. Now, the system works this way - I have a Realtek AC97 ALC850 on-board sound "card" hooked up via an optical cable into my amp (Quest QSR5000 which fully supports a 5.1 system). The amp recognizes the availability of the 5 channels. All looks good, but once I do the testing (the sound "card" driver software provides me with individual channel testing) I only get the two front speakers.

So the software sets up for 5 speakers (sub isnt working right now), and the amplifier receives the signal that 5 speakers are possible. Running the sound test on the amp, I made sure that all the speakers are working properly.
And yet I actually get only stereo output.

So, does anyone know what did I do wrong?

And thanks!

A:Help with surround sound

You need to make sure your audio management software is set to 5.1 and spdif for it to work correctly!!!!

Read other 4 answers

My computer has the front, rear, and sub audio jacks in the back but only the front main (front audio) jack works, i tried to hook my sub in and i got no sound but if i put it through the main jack i get sound but the bass sounds horrible.
Any suggestions?

Read other answers


I have a ASUS LGA1156 Intel P55 DDR3 - 2133 ATX Motherboard

I was told this mobo has surround 5.1 integrated with it.

I just do not understand how to use it, or at least I think I don't.

What cable do I need and what slot do i have to connect it to.

I have a slightly old home theater but i've never changed it because I feel it is enough for what I need. It's a Panasonic SA-HT720. Will this work with using the surround sound from my PC?

Here is a pick of the slots in the mobo.


Here is a link to the Guide of the Panasonic SA-HT720.
Panasonic SAHT720 user manual - Operating Instructions
Thanks and please help!!

A:Help with Surround Sound

The best you are going to get from that Panasonic is a stereo connection from the computer, as it only has stereo audio inputs (red and white RCA jacks). If you do connect it the only way to get suround out of it is to use the Dobly Prologic II setting.

Read other 4 answers

Hello, So i decided to buy a new set of speakers for my computer 5 speakers+ sub
the thing is, i can only hear from 2 speakers i've configured for 5 speakers i have arealtek
Hi-Def sound card. i already tested the sounds using the realtek software and it works just fine on all speakers but when i'm playing music or dvds ect. it only comes from 2 speakers.
i Use Windows media player running a windows vista home
PowerDVD i dont know if i need some other player or perhaps some codecs can anyone help me or tell where i can get either one of those free or to pay. thanks in advance

A:Need to set up surround sound help =(

the fact that it's working with your realtek software is a positive sign. at least you know the problem is not with your speakers and sound card.

you will need to check your wmp settings, will not be a codec problem since wmp (v11 with vista) will support playing all music, maybe not dvd's!! recommending powerdvd for that. just wonderful software, but not free!!
windows media player classis, excellent, efficient and so so easy, and FREE!!

* * wmp settings: go to tools > options > devices > speakers > properties, make sure that the correct audio device is being used, in your case, realtek.

if that's correct or doesn't fix the problem, try uninstalling your realtek software and do a new fresh installation. just to make sure you didn't skip a surround sound setting somewhere maybe. will only be a setting, can promise you that. i'm not familiar with realtek software so can't really guide you to the specific setting problem.

Read other 3 answers

I dont have on board audio on my new pc so i bought a Turtle Beach Catalina 7.1 Surround Sound card. There are no drivers for XP Pro 64 with the TBC 7.1!So my question is: is there another 7.1 surround sound driver i could use in place of the non exsistent TBC?I should add i do have sound coming from my sub and 2/7 speakers!

A:7.1 Surround Sound?

Hillian said:

I dont have on board audio on my new pc so i bought a Turtle Beach Catalina 7.1 Surround Sound card. There are no drivers for XP Pro 64 with the TBC 7.1!So my question is: is there another 7.1 surround sound driver i could use in place of the non exsistent TBC?I should add i do have sound coming from my sub and 2/7 speakers!Click to expand...
Did you try the drivers for normal XP?

Read other 1 answers

When i test the speakers they all work and are all plugged in correctly but windows media player only uses 2 of them. Can anybody help please?!?!


Read other answers

how do we get 5.1 surround sound from dvds in windows 10

A:5.1 surround sound

You have to have a 5.1 surround sound speaker set connected to your system.

Read other 2 answers

hi guys , ok here is the thing , my laptop is lenovo G50-70 i5 at 1.70sound card is conexant HD audio with the dulby tab and stuffnow my question is i have sony ps4 gold headset and it support virtual surround sound it can be plugged in with audio jack or with usb dongle , the usb dongle bring the full potential for the headset but there is no option to enable surround sound , how can i enable it or know if its working

Read other answers

I have a set of logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers for my computer. I have just purchased a new laptop with a docking station. I was wondering if it is possible to connect the 5.1 speakers through an adapter to a usb port? Do they make adapters like this or will i just be better off returing the speakers for 2.1 sound? Thanks!

(and for some reason, my last three threads I have posted... no one has replied to, so I hope I'm not blacklisted or something, so please reply!!

A:5.1 Surround Sound

Read other 9 answers

I'm using a Samsung 32" LCD tv with my pc and I'm trying to figure out if its possible to have proper 5.1 surround sound. I have a 5.1 home theatre system but so far the only way I can connect audio from pc to tv is with the headphone jack to a similar jack on the tv. When I run the windows sound test thingy it just seems to be in stereo but not surround sound.

I have an ATI Radeon 5770 gfx card which the tv is connected to. Motherboard has speaker jacks but cant use them at the moment because they are different connctors to my speakers, would they work if directly connected even though the tv is connected to gfx card?

Not sure if something is wrong or incompatible cos of the tv or what. Any help appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610477 MB, Free - 418061 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, A88GMX
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

A:Surround sound

Read other 14 answers

I know the question sounds easy to answer and hopefully it will be something simple I've missed.
I have a 5.1 speaker set and onboard 6 channel sound but there is only 1 physical port for sound output.
the motherboard (ECS SM-M V1.0) manual talks about 'adopting' ports for surround sound but there's no explaination on how to do this.
The computer was bought pre-built so I guess any clues (extra parts) that came with the mobo didn't come to me.
Can anyone suggest what to do or suggest a decent,cheapish 6 channel sound card?

A:How do I get surround sound?


Read other 1 answers

Before we start i am very new to pc stuff so go easy please.I have just bought a surround sound system for my pc, i have wired the speakers up and connected the red and white plugs u get to my aux in and still have no sound anyone any ideas.my pc is advent 3400 if thats any help

A:Surround sound

Do you have a multi-channel sound card or onboard audio? Older onboard audio is only 2 channel.

Read other 1 answers

I've recently found out that my sound card application (creative audigy) is not compatable with win7 and have yet to find any creative programs that work with my computer. Is there a way around this to still be able to play music on 5.1 surround sound? Like a generic application to play music in 5.1? Or am i just being dumb?

A:5.1 surround sound help

That should be "x86" not "x84" in your system specs just to let you know for the 32bit.

Which Creative model are you running? If you have one of the Audigy 4 models or any X-Fi series card no problem on the drivers and audio console launcher! I've been through the Creative support site for those enough times. You system specs show SigmaTEl for the sound card.

Read other 9 answers

hello i recently bought the logitech X 540 speakers for my pc. I have downloaded and updated my drivers for my onboard audio but when i use the speaker configuration test for a 6CH speaker on realtek audio manager it does not play sound out of the front left speaker also when i play music the sound coming out of this speaker is to low volume to here. I have swapped speakers around and it is not the speaker its self, i have also tried the surround sound on my xbox and the speaker works fine it is something to do with my pc. please help thank you.

Read other answers

I had this working perfectly then my windows installation corrupted. So i had to do a clean install and now only 2 speakers work.

Any idea on how to go about fixing this problem. Ive desperate to get my surround sound back.

Im using onboard sound.

Read other answers

I have a yamaha dsp-e492 natural sound processor which uses a seperate amp pioneer a-307r direct energy MOS, For its main speakers... the yamaha does not have a dolby decoder built in and I am wanting to know if I can use my asus crosshair 3 which has the supreme fx, X-fi sound card.. This has outputs for center,main,rear speakers of which I tried to connect to the yamaha. I want to use the computer as a decoder is this actually possible?
I have plugged the rca to phono cables from the center,rear and main speaker outputs on the card into the Yamaha and when put in 6 channel mode I receive sound from the main speakers however the rear and center just give a hissing sound.
when I tried connecting via the amp receiver pre-out input the same thing.
The Yamaha will work with a single output from the computer main (green jack) output and you can put it in dolby mode and receive sound from all connected speakers so the amp isn't blown.
surely there is a way to use the system to do this..

If anyone has any idea what I am talking about as I know it sounds a little confusing please help

the Yamaha has many inputs outputs on the back and I have tried all different ways to connect including using the internal external switch on the front and as said the 2channel and 6 channel button.

Also the sound card has a program which comes on the install cd for the motherboard creative console

as stated thankyou for any help and if im wasting my time please say

A:Surround sound

make sure your sound card is set to suround sound and not sterio, this should be somewhere in the creative volume panel.

also check your cables and connectors, it often helps to unplug everything and start again


Read other 1 answers

First time posting here, hopes are high.
I have a computer, athlon 1800+ XP processor, 512MB Ram, 30GB HDD, DVD combo drive, CDRW Drive, Sound Blaster 2 Card, Raden 8500 video card. Systems running windows 2000 professional, recently purchased Logitech Z-640 Speakers in hopes that I could listen to my movies in surround, but alas the speakers have thwarted me. I have it all wired correctly, speakers to sub, sub to center channel, center channel to the 3 surround outputs on my card. I get sound through the Front left and front right and sub, and if i press the nifty matrix button I get some use out of the center channel. The rear 2 speakers have not worked to date. I have the most recent drivers available from Creative, july 29 04 i believe was the date released. The speakers work fine if i switch the rear and plug them into the front. I tried to download the DVD-audio play software from creative, but it wont install, as well as the surround sound mixer program from creative. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Neal Strong

A:Sound Blaster 2 Surround Sound Help

This may be obvious but have you gone into control panel/ sound and audio devices and made sure the 5.1 setting is enabled for your speakers? What happens when you try to install the various programs that won't install. Any error messages? Excuse my ignorance what is a "matrix button"?

Read other 2 answers

i just bought the logitech z-640's

logitech 640's

all i have left is 20 bucks to complete this computer i am building....
so i narrowed it down to 3 sound cards. i just want to watch a dvd movie in surround sound with the 640's.

this chaintech says it supports dolby digital 5.1...

but look at this aopen

it says it has all these special features...but doesnt even mention anything about dolby digital...will i be able to watch dvd's in surround sound with the aopen?

i am soooo lost please help...o yeah... i also found this powmax

what will sound better with the 640's? i know the cards are cheap i guess...but all i got is AROUND $20... the chaintech says it supports dolby digital...but doesnt have as much features as the aopen....the aopen has many features... but doesnt support dolby digital...what to do?

A:surround sound and sound cards /dvd's

Read other 9 answers

How do you set up surround sound on DTS studio sound that came with HP 251-a123wb Desktop PC I have two sets of speakers, get into the DTS window, tried clicking all ovet the place, nothing brings up the surrrond configuration

A:How do you set up surround sound on DTS studio sound

Hi @Lynch-kid,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with setting up audio. I will be glad to help you. First make should you have downloaded and installed the latest Realtek HD Audio Driver. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

Read other 2 answers

First, I managed to hook up my Dell XPS 420 to my HDTV. I have that working well by messing around with CCC. The only other issue is trying to get the sound to come out of the surround sound system which is a Sony DAV-HDX465. I purchased an 3.5mm RCA Stereo male cable to plug the jack into the computer and plug the Red/White cord in the back of the computer, but still couldn't get sound. The sound on my computer is set at Realtek HDMI Output. I've tried changing this back to Speaker/Headphone but the sound still wasn't coming from the surround sound. Sound only comes from the tv when on Realtek HDMI.
So, i'm wondering if theres something else I need to do or I possibly have this hooked up wrong. I read somewhere that said to plug the jack into the soundcard but I was confused on that. I didn't see anything. I read also somewhere that I need to change the sound settings and change the MIC In to line in. Anyone help would be great. Thanks

A:Trying to get PC sound to the Surround Sound System

To get sound out of your PC you need to use the HDMI or the speaker out on the sound card. Your PC speakers are likely plugged into that spot right now. Keep in mind that the sound coming from the sound card is 2 channel analog sound only.

Read other 2 answers