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5.1 Audio issues with Media Player Classic & AC3Filter

Discussion in 'Audio' started by marco49, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. marco49

    marco49 Member

    Jul 23, 2008
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    I posted this in the software and audio section since I believe it may apply to both...

    Post is long because I tried to give as much detail as possible.

    My audio system:
    Creative Sound Blaster Live 5.1 audio card with 5.1 Surround Sound speakers

    Media Player Classic v. (Rev 55)
    K-Lite Codec Pack Full v.4.0.0
    AC3Filter v.1.46 (installed with the K-Lite)

    Before Reformat
    Before I reformatted my PC and using the audio hardware and software above, when I played downloaded video files (avi, mpg) such as SMALLVILLE, the audio sounded like 5.1 (with voice/vocals/dialogue coming from center and front L and front R speakers).
    This was also the case with playing DVD's on my PC.
    Everything sounded perfect.

    After Reformat
    Now however, since PC was reformatted and software (above) was installed again, the sound from the downloaded files (especially the voice/vocals/dialogue) play only from front L & front R and rear L & rear R speakers.
    AC3 filter does not come up when downloaded files are playing so I can't fiddle with it either.
    Furthermore, with my DVD playback, the voice/vocals/dialogue and other sound effects are coming out very strong from my center speaker. The voice/vocals/dialogue are very low on the front L & front R speakers as well.

    Under Control Panel, my sound card is set to 5.1 sound.

    Under AC3 filter, my input is set 3/2 5.1 sound

    Under media player classic/Playpack/Output/Directshow audio:
    -I can either set it to Soundblaster live [which makes my downloaded files' audio sound LOUDER(but still not 5.1) and my DVD playpack sound LOWER (and a non-working center speaker)]
    -I can set it to Directsound or Nullaudio, ect [which makes my downloaded files' audio sound LOWER (but still not 5.1) and my DVD playpack sound LOUDER (and a WORKING and STONG center speaker as explained in "after reformat" section above)]

    The sound just doesn't sound right anymore in either dowloaded files nor in DVD playback. How do i go back to the way things were before the reformat?

  2. Mez

    Mez Active member

    Aug 12, 2005
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    I am not technical to help you out. This rarely if ever happens to main stream software. Your music has been stored in more tracks than the norm and now you can't get the proper mix back. Hopefully you have backups in a less sophisticated format.

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