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Windows 7: Windows 7 5.1 surround problems (realtek)

04 Sep 2009   #91

Windows 7
Maybe solved


I think i solved the same problem ( only 2 front speakers used ).

Just turn in room correction!
My 5.1 AC3 movie test was fine with this setting.
Winamp needed that Vista sound 5.1 plugin

But it's a half solution

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04 Sep 2009   #92

Windows 7 RC1
Dolby thingy..

Guys, I think I found the solution!!!

My problem was exactly like yours and I had tried every method mentioned. However salvation was actually right before my eyes

Now, go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound

Now, choose "Speakers" and press "Properties".

Right there, you must be seing a "Dolby" tab. Go to that one and enable "Pro Logic IIx"

The sound now can be heard as stereo upmix. However, I must state that this upmix is not exactly like upmix in Windows XP, it's more like the one that is in Windows Vista (I think i must say, it's like Creative CMSS; not like Dolby Surround)

However, I liked it that way and it's not bad at all, I think.

And also, I didn't read the whole forum - so if this solution is already posted; sorry for that...

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05 Sep 2009   #93

Windows 7

Thanks, but unfortunately I don't have that tab.
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05 Sep 2009   #94

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

No fix in new Realtek R2.32 driver! :-(
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05 Sep 2009   #95

Windows 7 RC1

My sound chipset is ALC889A, I must say that...

It was available in the R2.26 version and R2.32 version (which can be found as the latest driver in Realtek company website)

However, I must also clearify that this Dolby ProLogic thing doesn't always produce good results. I found out that it causes some electro-techno musics to become distorted.
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09 Sep 2009   #96

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I have this problem also, nothing from above works..

So as temporary solution i use a 3.5mm jack-split. I know it's just stereo sound, but now i can use my 5 speakers instead of 3 without crappy matrix sounds...

Still hope for a driverupdate from Realtek soon.

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19 Oct 2009   #97


Got the exact same problem as "simonfilth". Really annoying, since it sounds pretty crappy.
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19 Oct 2009   #98

Windows 7

I am really surprised that they still haven't found a fix for it.
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20 Oct 2009   #99

Windows 7

Hello Guys,

First of all i am sorry for my english :) still trying to make it better :))
let's work on our common problems :) i found some plugins for 5.1 on winamp and driver for realtek + ac97.

Winamp > Preferences > Plugins > Output > DirectSound Output > Configure

These 2 links are for 5.1 on Winamp for Windows 7

VL Sound for Vista v1.0.0.5 - Winamp
A3D Output Plug-in - Winamp

These 2 links are for Realtek Driver and Realtek Audio Software

Link 1

Link 2

I hope, all these things will solve your problems Have a nice day!

After i have done all these, my surround system has started to work :) ( 5.1 )

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20 Oct 2009   #100

Windows 7 --previously (Vista)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bellerophon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neilsouth View Post
the realtek hd drivers worked fine for me but what i really hate with this realtek hd on board sound is the speaker fill option... With creative i could use cmss and surround which put winamp music through all four speakers clearly. With this realtek it sounds like someone listening to music underwater(rears). The worst music rear sound i have ever heard from a sound source. I googled this and found others with the same issue there is a fix but its its just a hack job.
hi neil, you weren't using it with the highlighted option below were you?

can you please help!!! How did you get that option on realtek???? I had same thing like --change sound room and all that you have in that picture, but when i downloaded new realtek it doesnt give me that option and my sound like ****t...............
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