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Old 01-30-09, 04:58 AM   #9
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Default Re: How do I get 5.1 audio through spdif

I'm using PowerDVD to play DVD, BluRay and HD-DVD films. It outputs DTS and DD through my S/PDIF no problem. For gaming I just use the analogue outputs, but like Toss3 said, if you want 5.1 output through your S/PDIF for gaming you'll need a card that'll encode the 5.1 analogue channels in to a digital signal. I also use Windows Media Player with FFDshow and Haali Media Splitter to play other formats like .mkv's, which can also be setup to output the digital signal through the S/PDIF. Or course you'll only get 5.1 if the film you're watching is encoded in 5.1.
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