Stereo sound on a 5.1 speaker system,help

By Punkid
Jun 18, 2009
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  1. ive got intel DG31PR motherboard,which has realtek ALC888 sound onboard...ive got a 5.1 speaker setup and i can play DVDs with 5.1ch audio fine,get sound on all the speakers...but with stereo files like mp3 songs,i only get sound on the front 2 speakers,i need to upmix it...how do i do that????

    there is no such option in the realtek control panel and ive got the latest drivers.
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,000   +11

    if you dont have the option, u can always try to use filter codec, such as ffdshow decoder, which is capable of doing that. i strongly suggest you to get K-lite codec pack, beside the vast availability of codecs installed, ffdshow is also included, to improve my music performance, and lot of things.

    what media player are you using?
  3. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 544

    im using WMP on windows 7,i jst tried klite,but mp3's dont use the ffdshow filter provided by klite
  4. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 544

    new drivers for my sound card brought the option 'Speaker Fill' to the control panel so im good now
  5. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,000   +11

    well, speaker fill works pretty good.
    k-lite doesnt work in WMP in vista and win7...
  6. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 544

    it works :D,used to work in vista too
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