71. speakers connected okay - but no surround.

  24bitkid 23:44 01 Jul 2007

I have 7.1 speakers but I only get sound from the front three.

I have 7.1 selected in Windows speaker menu and also in creatives control panel. Using the creative control panel test feature, all speakers work - but no sound through surround speakers from applications like iTunes and Media Player.

Any ideas?

  €dstowe 06:39 02 Jul 2007

Surround sound only works if the sound source is in that format. This means that things like big feature films will work, a stereo pop record of MP3 file will not.

  €dstowe 22:15 03 Jul 2007


  wolfie3000 00:21 04 Jul 2007

If you have a creative setup on your pc you should have a panel that looks like this,

click here

Mine is set to game mode (obviously) :)

But find the slider the red arrow points to and move it to surround.

But as €dstowe has said, you will only get stereo if the mp3 or video is stereo.

Most modern games come is surround sound, also some dvd films if you intend to play them on your pc.

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