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Windows 7: Windows 7 5.1 surround problems (realtek)

28 Jan 2010   #191

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Jimbo here you go. Click on the button next to where it says reset and a graphic eq pops up so you can adjust to your own taste..
Hi there - it doesn't on my system and I'm sure I've downloaded the latest driver.

I'm running W7 Enterprise X-64.

I just get the "Canned Presets".

Thanks anyway for the info -- but I really like the idea of building a separate Multimedia server now -- also means I don't need to have a desktop server on 24 hours a day just for Multi-media apps.

The "Vortex" system uses as little as 30 Watts when its not "busy".


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29 Jan 2010   #192

8.1 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mutha88 View Post
hdmi, excuse me, I don't think, you are helping.

My point was, that in Winamp, WMP or a DVD with LPCM/stereo stream... Under Windows XP SP3... I DON'T HAVE to TURN ON the SPEAKER FILL option, to have a 5.1 surround! (excuse me for the caps lock)

Besides, the Speaker Fill options doesn't sound NICE while upmixing stereo source. Have you tried it? And if you have tried it, what do you think? That it is better? Don't think so on my almost brand new Logitech G51 5.1 system...

Besides, the volume levels, while Speaker Fill is turned on are very random/scrambled... This drives me mad too. Speaker Fill isn't a diamond. Just a shaped rock.
Oh, sorry I misunderstood. Anyway, here's what you might be looking for:

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29 Jan 2010   #193

windows 7 (for now)

hello to all of you,that same fhit happened to me last night and didn't bother to argue with people which don't want to help and read the full post and help me solve I found a soultion for winamp on my own,its "VL sound for vista" winamp output plug-in,hope it will work for all of you,and I hope that I helped
sorry for bad english
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30 Jan 2010   #194

8.1 x64

The 'Default Format' is limited to 2 channels only, but not in Windows XP. Yes, that is correct... To get more channels, you need to use software that's capable of running the audio device in 'Exclusive Mode' instead of using the 'Default Format'. Examples of such software are videogames, foobar2000 using ChannelMixer, and Media Player Classic Home Cinema (or GrapStudio) using AC3Filter. In my screenshot you can clearly see how I'm using AC3Filter to expand stereo music. If this is still not helping you, then good luck.
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30 Jan 2010   #195

Windows 7 x64

Yes, hdmi, I know about the AC3 Filter... And how to use it and so...

Now I use:

1. Media Player Classic Home Cinema x64 (DXVA enabled) + AC3 Filter (great sound, no worries)

2. foobar2000 + ChannelMixer (superb audio)

3. PC Games... the problem is, that the most of them have stereo output... can't upmix them to 5.1... I guess I'll have to buy a Creative audio card sooner or later...
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07 Feb 2010   #196

Windows 7

Any progress with this issue yet? I'm getting so sick of speaker-fill...

I have an external Presonus Firebox that I use for audio-editing.

If I bought 3 of these -

Would I be able to hook my surround speakers up to it? I really don't want to do that, though... I'm thinking it won't work.

Realtek needs to get their act together and make functioning drivers that worked as nice as the XP ones.

Even on my old compaq from '04 with AC'97 sounded amazing with 5.1. But this junky speakerfill make my music sound like a washed out cassette tape... lol
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11 Feb 2010   #197

Windows 7 Professional
Got 5.1 sound and it is great

Been fighting this for weeks. Here is how I got it.

1. downloaded the driver motherboard_driver_audio_realtek_azalia.exe from Gigabyte's site.

2. Executed motherboard_driver_audio_realtek_azalia.exe which extracted to Realtek folder.

3. Executed Setup.exe which uninstalled old driver and requested a reboot.

4. Rebooted.

5. Executed Setup.exe again with Run as administrator option which installed driver and again requested reboot.

6. Rebooted.

7. Went to Control Panel and clicked on Realtek HD Audio Manager.

8. Set up connections, set to 5.1 sound, tested sound.

9. Put in "Transformers Revenge of the fallen" and the sound is DTS 5.1 in all it's glory. My neighbor is going to hate me.

Hope this helps...
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11 Feb 2010   #198

Windows 7

Installed it twice? lol, I'm desperate enough to give that a try.
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11 Feb 2010   #199

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
Installed it twice? lol, I'm desperate enough to give that a try.

Not installed twice.

1st time it uninstalled old driver.

2nd time it installed new driver.
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11 Feb 2010   #200

Windows 7

Oh, sorry about that. I misread.

In that case, I've already done that. I have the latest azalia from Gigabyte installed, still no 5.1 in anything.
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