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Windows 7: 5.1 - sound only coming from 2 speakers in windows 7

05 Feb 2010   #31
Melee54

Windows 7
 
 

There's no point in doing any of that. Everybody on Windows 7 who has a Realtek HD Audio has this problem. Check the 5.1 Surround Sound thread. Should be on page one or 2 here...

The only working methods that I know of are enabling the awful speakerfill option, or some other dumb enhancement that isn't true 5.1

No drivers work. We've contacted realtek but they seem to ignore the issue. So, I've been using speakerfill since Windows 7 came out... Sigh.


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05 Feb 2010   #32
Pandy90

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
There's no point in doing any of that. Everybody on Windows 7 who has a Realtek HD Audio has this problem. Check the 5.1 Surround Sound thread. Should be on page one or 2 here...

The only working methods that I know of are enabling the awful speakerfill option, or some other dumb enhancement that isn't true 5.1

No drivers work. We've contacted realtek but they seem to ignore the issue. So, I've been using speakerfill since Windows 7 came out... Sigh.
I was told to enable speakerfill but I cannot seem to find it anywhere
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06 Feb 2010   #33
Melee54

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pandy90 View Post
I was told to enable speakerfill but I cannot seem to find it anywhere


That's where mine is at... But I'm sure you've already looked there.

How odd....
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06 Feb 2010   #34
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Don't forget that you can only get 5.1 sound from sources that are encoded as 5.1. If it is only a stereo source, you will only get a stereo output unless you have an audio processor that can generate the necessary channels from a stereo input. This is what Speaker Fill does. Note that whilst it does allow sound to be heard from all of the speakers, it is not true multi-channel but merely emulated.
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06 Feb 2010   #35
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pandy90 View Post
I was told to enable speakerfill but I cannot seem to find it anywhere


That's where mine is at... But I'm sure you've already looked there.

How odd....

* Please check #5 post. The user do not have the 'Speaker Fill' option !!!

* Yes, Realtek Audio has many problems for Windows 7. But, all we try are work arounds and it works in most cases. In the same thread, it has been solved for another user.
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06 Feb 2010   #36
Pandy90

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Venths View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melee54 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pandy90 View Post
I was told to enable speakerfill but I cannot seem to find it anywhere


That's where mine is at... But I'm sure you've already looked there.

How odd....

* Please check #5 post. The user do not have the 'Speaker Fill' option !!!

* Yes, Realtek Audio has many problems for Windows 7. But, all we try are work arounds and it works in most cases. In the same thread, it has been solved for another user.
Can I just point out that in post #2 the user points out that he has a Supreme FX-II sound card not realtek
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06 Feb 2010   #37
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah rite.

But, do you try my last instructions ? to roll back your drivers?
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06 Feb 2010   #38
Pandy90

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Venths View Post
Yeah rite.

But, do you try my last instructions ? to roll back your drivers?

Still havn't tried this yet. I've not really had the chance this week, not really had enough time to do it. I will try it when I get some time on my hands
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06 Feb 2010   #39
Venths

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OK. I will await your reply
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