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5.1 Audio problems - Watchout 5 - Windows XP


Marty Masterjohn
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I recently updated my systems to watchout 5.1 and I am not able to play all 6 channels of audio.

 

Previous to updating to watchout 5.1, I used a test file from Showsage on my system with Watchout 3.4.2 and I was able to get all 6 channel to play from the onboard audio card.

I also tested the audio file with a an external USB sound card (Soundblaster X-FI) and that also worked with watchout 3.4.2.

 

I installed Watchout 5.1 and now I only get 2 channel stereo.

 

I did not change any hardware or drivers on the display systems.

 

Wondering what needs fixing.

 

Any suggestions?

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You'll need a sound card with drivers that works with multi-channel, under Windows 7, with DirectX/Direct Sound.

 

There is a major difference between WindowsXP and Windows 7 in this respect, and manufacturers has not kept up.

 

http://dataton.com/forum/topic/114-watchout-5-and-successful-surroundmultichannel-audio-setup

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