Does win2k support 6 channel audio?
I am using win2k and the onboard audio from the Epia M10000
I am using Winamp 3 for music playback.
I have the line-out (front speakers) and line-in (rear speakers) from the motherboard going to an amplifier and from the amp to the four car speakers.
The problem is I can only hear music coming from the speakers connected to the line-out. If I connect the rears to the line-out, I hear music from the rear speakers.
The line-in is usually just that, a line-in connection. To enable 6 channel sound, the manual reads:
This should cause the line-in to act as the rear speaker line-out...Quote:
Step one in setting up Smart5.1 is to open the audio speaker control panel and select Smart5.1 Enable.
The second step is to set the Speakers properties to 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers in Advanced Audio Properties Panel.
IT HAS NO EFFECT.
Is it possible that win2k does not support this or have I done something wrong?
Maybe winamp only outputs to 2 channels? I doubt that. Maybe I need to connect something to the Mic-In connection for it to recognize 6 channel? That is reserved for sub and center channel (which I don't have).
I could connect all four speakers to the two front channels from line-out, but I would rather do it right...
Any suggestions? Do I need to get WinXP or get a real sound card? The sound from onboard is good enough for me, so I don't want to get a sound card. If XP is neccessary, that's not a problem, I can get it for $5 at school :D