No surround sound with Creative SB Live! card

David Demelier demelier.david at
Fri Jun 15 08:00:14 UTC 2012

On 14/06/2012 23:35, Chris Hill wrote:
> 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.

Yes it has I think, "Dolby digitial" is written on it, but it also works 
on Linux and Windows.

> You may also want to pose this question to multimedia@

I did, but no one answered :(.


David Demelier

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