I have 5.1 selected and get perfect 5.1 on Black Hawk Down a freebie cd download. If I run Star Trek DVD 5.1 the only one I have all I get is stereo. It gives me the option of Media Player or Real One to use, which I presume is normal. Double checked all sound settings as far as I know. Can it be DVD player fault. DVD runs OK on domestic. Any ideas please.
Some months since I posted this, but never resolved it. Just to refresh----- Win XP Home. Will play a downloaded game in 5.1. Will only play DVDs in stereo. All settings tried and tested. Could it be that Win Media Player and Real One do not support 5.1? If so is there a player that does. Thanks.
If you go into WMP9, Tools>Options>Devices, highlight the Speakers line and then click Properties, Audio tab and then Advanced button, you can change the configuration to whatever type of speakers you are using with your soundcard.
Stuartli. Tried WMP9. I select Dolby surround, start the DVD, go back to WMP to check the setting and it has reverted to 'Stereo'. Beats me. Is 5.1 different to Dolby surround?? If I were to download the DVD to the computer I wonder if it would work then?