P4S533-MX & SoundMax won't output 5.1 sound through SPDIF

Discussion in 'Asus' started by VH, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. VH

    VH Guest

    Running Windows XP: I've specified 5.1 speakers in SoundMax and connected PC
    to the Dolby digital receiver using motherboard's coax SPDIF. In SPDIF
    settings I checked both PCM and AC3 checkboxes. When I run >>>SoundMax's
    sound test, which circles the sound around you by moving from one speaker to
    another, I get complete silence when the signal is outputted to center or
    rear speakers<<<. Only two main channels produce sound. (I assume test
    signal is AC3). The same happens when I configure my software DVD player to
    output 5.1: two main channels get decoded while remaining are silent. For
    example, if a movie character talks through the central channel, there's no
    talk sound - you can only hear what's on main two tracks trough main
    speakers. All of this sounds like SoundMax outputting only 2 of 6 channels
    through the SPDIF. I'd appreciate if anybody told me how to configure
    SoundMax to output all 6 channels.

    Thank you,
    VH, Jul 17, 2003
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