anybody have issues with getting 5.1 sound with PowerDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by europeman, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. europeman

    europeman Guest

    I appear to be getting only stereo sound. Now I am running windows Vista 64 bit.
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  2. PaulH2

    PaulH2 Member

    Which version of PowerDVD are you using? Some bundled versions only support 2 channel output which could be your problem.

    The easiest way to check is probably to look in the display at the bottom right of PowerDVD's display (the blue bit by default that shows the chapter number etc.). Before you play a DVD the name of the version of PowerDVD will scroll across the top of that display. If it says something like "PowerDVD Ultra 2CH" (sorry, I forget the exact wording), then that is your problem.

    Some people have reported that even this version will output 5.1 audio via S/PDIF, however so far I've been unable to persuade PowerDVD to output direct digital audio via S/PDIF at all.

    Incidentally, I had the same issue with the version of PowerDVD bundled with the new LG hybrid drive (Also on Vista 64-bit) and ended up buying an upgrade to PowerDVD Ultra Deluxe and now get correct audio.

  3. gaspasser

    gaspasser Member

    Make sure that nothing is playing in PDVD. Open the configuration icon in the bottom right. Open audio. Use S/PDIF should be available now.

    The key is to make sure that nothng is playing.
  4. europeman

    europeman Guest

    Thanks Bigrick I have figured out the video not struggling with sound

    I am not able to get 5.1 sound out of powerdvd but I am believe it is a vista problem. I have the computer hooked up to a receiver by spdif and I cannot get surround sound only stereo through mini rca cables
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  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Europeman, please do not create multiple threads concerning the same topic. click and read point #2 fully. Thank you

    If you have difficulty locating an old thread that you've created, click on your username and select "find all posts by europeman".
  6. europeman

    europeman Guest

    delete this thread

    I have found the cause of the issue so you can delete this thread.
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  7. jmwhooper

    jmwhooper New Member

    Would you mind sharing what you did to fix this please.