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Windows 7: Sound only coming out of 2 speaks on 5.1

06 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitrous View Post
Usually the simplest answer is the correct answer... In Realtek HD Audio Manager, under speakers tab, under Speaker Configuration tab, put a tick on Speaker Fill, then restart the player. Problem solved.
Not really because that isn't true surround sound. I have the same problem and can't find a fix anywhere.

Edit: Something that works better than speaker fill, but still not a 100% fix.

Open the Realtek audio manager and double click the jack for the rear speakers and make them front speakers. You want to do this with the centre speaker too if you have it.

You won't be getting true surround sound, just 2.1 copied to the other speakers but that doesn't matter unless you're watching an HD movie or something.

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06 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7

Hm, I didn't know about this, thanks wellgood It is really easier than doing registry tricks.
Works much better than Speaker Fill.
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06 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

i have the logitech Z-560 which has a sub and 2 fronts with 2 rear. They where working with xp now with vista only sub and fronts work. There is only 2 jacks to plug in, green for fronts and black for sub and rear?
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07 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Note that speaker fill only emulates surround sound - like other solutions it is not true surround. The only way that this can be achieved is if the original source is encoded as surround sound (5.1, 7.1, etc).
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