Surround Sound on PC?

Discussion in 'Windows Related' started by El Xando, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. El Xando

    El Xando "Dam whippersnapper"

    Hey there,
    I'm trying to get my computer to output surround sound to my X41 (Surround sound headset) transmitter... I've plugged the optical cable between the 2, and the transmittor knows it's getting digital input, and I've told Windows in Control Panel that Dolby Digital is supported, so everything should be fine, but the LEDs on the transmitter indicate that it's decoding the audio with Dolby Pro Logic II... Which indicates it's receiving Stereo. It should indicate Dolby Digital, which is does when I use my 360 or PS3 with them.
    I tried playing CSS to see if it changed it, and putting the audio from 2 speakers to 5.1 to 7.1 didn't change what the LEDs said...
    What could be wrong?
    Cheers.
     
  2. LocutusEstBorg

    LocutusEstBorg Contributor

    You need a sound card which supports Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect. If you don't, it will only work in movies which have DD/DTS streams and you choose SPDIF for the audio output device.
     
  3. Afsra123

    Afsra123 New Member

    You have to check some of these,
    is the rear channel and sub plugged into the right ports on the soundcard and in real control panel is surround sound clicked.
    how are the audio wires connected to the pc?
    If you play a file with 2 channel audio your system will only output stereo. Most notably in music
    If you play a file with 5.1 audio your system will output 5.1 sound. Most notable in movies with Dolby digital or DTS sound
     

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