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Soundtrack only playing, WMV HD

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by SamG, 6 May 2006.

  1. SamG

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to play a WMV HD but the only sound i'm getting is the soundtrack. So I can't hear what people are saying.

    I've connected my PC to my Amp using an optical cable which goes from the digital out on the front of my Creative soundcard panel to my Denon amp.


    Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  2. Matblack

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    Have you set the PC to 5.1 rather than stereo? Try the sound control panel, the only thing I can think of is that you are jjust getting the two side channels and all the dialogue is in the centre speaker.

    MB
     
  3. peahead

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    Does you dennon amp support windowmedia audio like the new pioneer amps windowsmedia audio is not the same as 5.1 dolby.
     
  4. SamG

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    Yes it is set to 5.1.

    I've just tried to watch The Living Sea WMV HD now and i'm not getting any sound.

    MY amp is the Denon AVR - 3803. I can't fnd anything saying that it supports Window Media Audio.

    I'm also not getting any dialogue when playing quicktime HD trailers normal trailers are fine butI don't think in 5.1.
     
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  5. peahead

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    What software you useing
     
  6. SamG

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    I let The Living Sea DVD auto play so i'm guessing it's WMP9 and for the Quciktime trailers i'm using Quciktime Pro.

    I'm not getting any sound from Underworld as well. Theres nothing wrong with the DVDs becasue they work fine when I use my Creative speakers connected to my soundcard.
     
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  7. peahead

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    Your dennon amp will not accept windowsmedia audio through its optical input because it doesnt have the wma decoder however if you connect your soundcard to the 6channel input on your amp you will be able to listen to wma 5.1.

    Have you enabled the optical output in you creative device control panel.
     
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  8. Matblack

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    Even better buy a Mystique which will convert anything to DD 5.1 on the fly then push it out the optical out :)

    MB
     
  9. SamG

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    Do you know where the 6Channel input is or what it looks like becasue I can't find it?

    The optical output must be enabled becasue i'm getting sound from it just not when the actually movie is playing. I get sound at the menu screen and when the studio logo comes up just not when the movie is playing.

    I've also connected the SPDIF on the Creative soundcard front panel into the coax digital IN on the amp and I still get the same sound problem.
     
  10. peahead

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  11. SamG

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    Last edited: 6 May 2006
  12. El_Watcher

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    No you plug seperate cables from the front, rear and centre/sub outputs on the sound card into the EXT inputs on the amp. i.e. you are making an analogue 5.1 connection rather than a digital 5.1 connection.
     
  13. SamG

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    Ok I see what you mean but the cable supplied with the soundcard will not allow such a connection.


    Ok i've just found what I need.

    http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=13&subcategory=55&product=14309


    Thanks everyone for the help.
     
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  14. peahead

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    Yes thats the correct leads mate :D