No center speaker sound with SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 and 5.1 speakers
Posted 20 August 2004 - 08:39 PM
When testing the speakers using the Creative Mixer, I can hear sounds from all 5 speakers (left rear, right rear, left front, right front, and center). However, standard Windows sounds, Winamp 5, PowerDVD, or any applications in Windows do NOT play sounds from the center speaker. I haven't tried any games yet since I just installed the card last night. I have Windows audio
properties set to 5.1 Speakers but I cannot get any sound from the center speaker. Sound will only come from it when testing speakers in Creative Mixer.
Short list of PC Specs:
ASUS P2B-F mobo, no on-board audio
PIII 1GHz CPU
WinXP Pro SP1
Hercules GeForce 3 AGP card, 64 MB RAM
Can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this?
Posted 21 August 2004 - 01:14 AM
If you wish to see if your center speaker works in a game, try it out there, provided the game can make use of 5.1 surround. If you don't have such a game, you could download a demo of a game with such surround capabilities, or even get Army Ops (which isn't a demo, but a full game, and a good one at that) and try it out.
Some surround speakers have a mode (Logitech calls it "Matrix" ) that will force a mix of the left and right channels to the center. Perhaps your speakers have this. Or, there might be an option in your soundcards control panel. Either way, this isn't 5.1 discrete channels, but if the app isn't putting out an separate signal to the center channel, than it's got to be faked someway if the center is to put out sound.
Do you have a version of PowerDVD that has 5.1 surround available? If so, have you checked the preferences in PowerDVD to have 5.1 activated?
I don't know much about winamp. Not sure if it uses center or not.
Posted 25 August 2004 - 01:08 PM
Posted 18 October 2004 - 12:51 AM
Can you please tell me where can I find the configuration for CMSS? Or, at least, the version of PlayCenter that you have, as I couldn't find the section where to enable/disable CMSS... PLEASE HELP ME ! I'M DESPERATE ! Thanks
Posted 18 October 2004 - 05:13 AM