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PVR Running XP 5.1 Audio issues

Discussion in 'High resolution audio' started by mattduval, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. mattduval

    mattduval Member

    Jan 14, 2010
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    I am currently running my home built PVR using SAGETV as my TV Turner client. When watching over the air Hi-Definition shows I receive 5.1 audio. I occasionally download tv shows since I only have one tuner and sometimes I have to download a show that SAGETV didn't record. Most of the time these shows are in mkv file format about 1.2 gb for a 45min show. The issues I am having are that the downloaded shows when playing through vlc player or kmplayer I never receive full 5.1 audio, all channels play the same sound. I am not sure if its the way the video file is encoded or if I am missing something, I even tried using sagetv to play the file same result.
    Motherboard is an Asus M2A-VM HDMI using the on board Realtek HD Audio sound card. I use AUDIO 2RCA Y ADAPTER CABLES to transfer the sound to my sony receiver multi input channels.

    Is there something I can do to receive the 5.1 on the downloaded files or is this just a limitation of the files due to encoding?

    2nd part questions
    I am considering purchasing the AuzenTech AZT-XFHTHD so I can transfer my video and audio over one HDMI cable to my receiver. Would I experience any benefit for the above issue from this card or would I just be purchasing for convenience.

    url: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131174
    url: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4&cm_re=auzentech_x-fi-_-29-156-014-_-Product
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