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Windows 7: Windows 7 5.1 surround problems (realtek)

04 Jan 2010   #161

Win7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holfire View Post
When I look the informations about my last drivers (R2.40), I see it dates to 25/12/09

Is it normal it's not more recent ?
That date is December 25, 2009. Seems pretty recent to me. As of this post, that was only 10 days ago.

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05 Jan 2010   #162

Windows 7

Anyone found a solution for this yet!? Pretty damn annoying that there isn't a fix.

I'm on quite an old PC. With Ac'97 audio, got 5.1 creative speakers, that worked with xp, and just fails with windows 7. Works on two speakers, and the rest are just inactive. I've updated drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled.

God i miss surround sound.
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06 Jan 2010   #163

windows 7

Had the same problems as u ppl. I could configure my 5.1 in Control panel but it wouldnt work in desktop and media players (only in games). Tryed various solutions ppl provided here including that dreaded speaker fill but nothing worked EXCEPT the solution tyler2569 provided. Now i have 5.1 sound in desktop and media players and only have a minor issue when playing games (I have to change settings back cause that Db changes make my rear speakers too loud).
Thanks man u saved me.
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07 Jan 2010   #164

8.1 x64

It works just fine for me without doing anything special. I have a laptop PC and a dektop PC, both with onboard Realtek High Definition Audio.

My laptop is connected to a cheap old Hercules XPS 510 speaker system, which is nearly antique but still more than good enough for me. It's 5.1 surround (6 channels) and has analog inputs (3 stereo mini-jacks) which are plugged into the blue, green and pink ports at the front side of my laptop. The green one can also be used as a mini-optical digital output port if necessary, but I don't have any digital speaker system or amplifier so that means I have to use the green one for both the front left and the front right channel. The blue one and the pink one are auto-sense, in other words: as soon as I plug a cable, the Realtek Sound Manager politely asks me what I want connected to the other end of the cable (Windows XP used to turn that polite question into a rude pop-up, but Windows 7 seems to keep it nice and polite now). So I took the blue one for both the rear left and rear right, and the pink one for both the center and subwoofer.

I set speaker config to 5.1 speakers and I checked the checkboxes for the speakers that I have. I unchecked low frequency management, because my speaker system is full range: its satellite speakers are not, but that doesn't matter because its built-in amplifier had its own low freq crossover circuitry already inside it when it came from the Hercules factory.

I check speaker fill when I listen to stereo music, and I uncheck it when I listen to 5.1 surround sound (if you hover your mouse arrow over speaker fill for a moment, you should see a small rectangle that explains what speaker fill is.......).

In the Standard Format tab, I select 24 bits 192000 Hz Studio Quality. That's it! Studio Quality is pumping into my room. You can verify that it works, by clicking the big play button that's in the speaker config tab, right next to the speaker config that you've selected.

On my desktop PC with Asus P5LD2 mainboard, it works exactly the same with only some exceptions: the green port is also auto-sense and so it can't be used for mini-optical digital output, but there's a separate (full-size) optical output anyhow, and an orange, a black and a grey port as well. So as a matter of fact, before I got my laptop, I was getting 7.1 surround with my 5.1 surround speaker system because I had added my old Panasonic portable radio cassette player to one of the extra ports, which worked brilliantly.

To be honest, the only thing that's actually bothering me righ now is that Windows 7 audio capability is still not allowing me to use my laptop's HDMI audio output to enhance the Realtek's and vice versa. I should be able to use my HDTV's built-in SRS TruSurround XT speaker system in juction with the Realtek's digital output, to get 9.1 surround sound. I've tried with ASIO4ALL and Virtual Audio Cable, so far without any luck.......
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10 Jan 2010   #165

7, XP

This might be abit late to say but, whenever I try install the Realktek HD Audio Codec, it just goes through the installation, but it's really not there. Nothing happens. When i reinstall, Windows Update just searches for an Audio Driver. I've also tried uninstalling and disabling all other Sound Drivers. I'm trying the AC '97 REaltek Driver now, hoping this will even install on my machine :/
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11 Jan 2010   #166

Windows 7

Is there a way one of the more experienced users here can talk to realtek about this? I'm starting to think that they don't even know that surround sound doesn't work :/
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12 Jan 2010   #167

Win 7

I sent realtek a letter with detailed description of the problem about a month ago, but with no result. I'm sure I'm not the only one who did.
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12 Jan 2010   #168

Windows 7

I'm posting to voice my displeasure over this bullshit. Win 7 has been accessible for at least a year to the dolts who should be making sound drivers and this problem has not been resolved? Fags. For the record I have the same problem as the rest of the realtek folks- ACL885 and all 5.1 speakers work, but nothing from the rear/center in wmp, winamp, etc.
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16 Jan 2010   #169

Windows 7
Related problem


Does anybody have underlying related problem?
Can't Acceses Sound Options in Control Panel

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21 Jan 2010   #170

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Have been searching for solution for over 12 hours with no avail. I guess we just have to wait for new drivers, because Speaker FIll sounds horrible.
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