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5.1 audio with Win7 x64 > Xbox Windows Media Centre > Amp > TV - intellix - 02-19-2012 06:41 AM
Hey, I've recently bought a 5.1 home cinema system (Onkyo HT-S3405) which my 360 is plugged into via HDMI.
I'm a little confused and I'm guessing it's more about me not knowing much.
When I pull up the Info panel it shows me: Input and Output
Input may say soemthing like:
2.0 ch 48 kHz
When I'm on the 360 and media centre and some movies it will say:
5.1 ch 48 kHz
5.1 ch 48 kHz
But other times in movies I thought had 5.1 it will only say the Input as PCM 2.0 ch 48 kHz.
In Shark x64 and x86 (3.4.7) I followed the guide to setting everything as LAV to allow the processing to be done on the device rather than decoded? I guess that would ease processing on the laptop and push it to my nifty Onkyo Amp to do as it needs.
The files I have are a range, the ones I'm testing are about 7-12gb 1080p MKV, AVI, m2ta.
The files say something like DTS 1500kbps audio which I guess means 5.1 but it still comes through as 2.0ch. Some say 5.1 and some say 2.0ch.
If I right click the .mkv files they say 6 channels but with it saying 2.0ch on the Input I'm not so sure. I'm thinking it DOES have 5.1 input because talking in the film is coming from the front speakers. The rear speakers only play music and odd sound effects like lightning and rain... which I guess has to be on a separate channel?
How can I check exactly what codecs are being used and all that jazz?
RE: 5.1 audio with Win7 x64 > Xbox Windows Media Centre > Amp > TV - Shark007 - 02-19-2012 07:50 AM
install current releases. x64Components addon __ 32bit Win7codecs
On the Audio TAB make the following selection in RED, the rest of that tab is automated.
RE: 5.1 audio with Win7 x64 > Xbox Windows Media Centre > Amp > TV - intellix - 02-19-2012 10:20 AM
Made the change suggested (I thought I was to leave it on the bottom option when using LAV) but making the change didn't seem to fix it. I guess it's something to do with the particular set of files or my Amp not picking up on the 5.1?
Just seems weird that I'm guessing only music/sound effects from the rear speakers like its picking up on the extra channels... 2.0 means left and right doesn't it? And they wouldn't split the music/effects and speech between the two so there has to be other channels being recognised and used right?
RE: 5.1 audio with Win7 x64 > Xbox Windows Media Centre > Amp > TV - Shark007 - 02-19-2012 10:31 AM
Control Panel | Sound, you also need to set 'Stereo' for the speaker configuration under your active device
RE: 5.1 audio with Win7 x64 > Xbox Windows Media Centre > Amp > TV - intellix - 02-19-2012 10:37 AM
Sorry I forgot to mention that this is through Ethernet and controlled by my Xbox 360. Would it make a difference? It's already set to Stereo
RE: 5.1 audio with Win7 x64 > Xbox Windows Media Centre > Amp > TV - Shark007 - 02-19-2012 10:40 AM
I completely missed the 'xbox' word in the topic title.
There is very little that can be done to improve audio on the xbox.
If it works at all, you are already on the lucky side of things.
The only thing that greatly afffects xbox playback is to enable the DivX MF splitter on the MKV TAB