No surround sound with Creative SB Live! card

Chris Hill chris at
Thu Jun 14 21:35:41 UTC 2012

On Thu, 14 Jun 2012, David Demelier wrote:

> I have an old SB Live! card with a 5.1 speaker set, but i can't get 
> sound from center and rear speakers with mplayer.
> I'm using the snd_emu10kx driver and when I try to play a DVD I get 
> sound only through the front speakers (and LFE) like a 2.1
> Adding -channels 6 to the mplayer args does not help.

Does the DVD source material actually have 5.1 sound? Silly question, I 
know, but it has to be asked.

You may also want to pose this question to multimedia@

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