Question about sblive 5.1 ddigital!

vbimport

#1

i got a sblive 5.1 sound card with the logitech z-640 5.1 speakers ! and the latest drivers for win xp for my sound card !
here are my specs :

athlon 1700+ oc to 1900+
ga-7vax mobo
512 ddr 333 mem
radeon 8500 le 128 mb flashed with its own bios modded to 276/276
asus s520 cdrom !
mitsumi cr-48xate with latest firmware !
win xp pro
all the latest drivers
dx9 installed
40 go maxtor 7200 liquid bearing ata 133
10 go seagate 5400 ata 66 (mp3 drive)

My problem is that when i play mp3 with winamp the center speaker wont work
but when i test the speakers in the creative control center then it works!
Is it possible that winamp is not 5.1 capable ?
cs also works only on 4 speakers with eax enabled !
Someone please help me i want my mp3 to play 5.1 is so much better !


#2

mp3’s are mono or stereo

It probably just doesn’t have anything to play through the center speaker. Blending both sides would kind of ruin the stereo effect too.


#3

You can test all speakers using the nvidia soundstorm demo.

Mind you that it is about 80 megs.


#4

I had a similiar problem with my Audigy 1, center channel was only used for DVDs. I’m using the Audigy 2 drivers now, and center channel works beautifully with CMSS enabled (stereo upmix). I’m pretty sure they have a similiar procedure to use Audigy 2 drivers on the 5.1.