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Hey all, not sure if im posting this in the right place

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by surround5.1luver, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. surround5.1luver

    surround5.1luver Thread Starter

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    Hello all, im after some help/answers.

    I have a creative 5.1 soundblaster sound card in my desk top, and a X-540 5.1 chanel logitech sound system.

    My problem is, i have to have the audio on movies (i use nero showtime to play movies) when i have it set to 5.1 (as shown)

    and the computer sound settings in controll pannell set to 5.1

    but when i actually play the movies, i get all the.... ambiance and background sounds, but no speech, when the actors talk there lips move but no sound/very faint all exept for the ambiance.

    if u can understand what im saying, again sorry if im posting in the wrong area, if you can help or explain to me whats going on/what im doing wrong, itd be much help.

    agaiin thankyou
    S5.1L

    Also,

    Im using windows xp pro
    if u need anymore info please ask

    Thankyou
     

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    That's pretty typical when the center channel isn't working correctly, are you sure you are playing a 5.1 movie audio stream? I assume that its simulated Nero surround? I've never found a good simulated surround sound (unlike Dolby Headphone) in a small home theatre system so I wonder about that. Have you tried the Dolby Logic instead and is that same, better, worse?

    There's probably a diagnostic speaker level check utility there somewhere. Have you run that and determined the hookup is correct?

    Its hard to tell for sure, you may just have some setting or hookup that isn't quite right or you may be working cross purpose to what the audio stream you're working with is designed and capable of doing.
     
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