Only 2 of my 5.1 speakers are working

Leon Holt

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I've just got a 5.1 one concept speaker setup and only the front right and left are working the sub the center and the other two wont play audio they all work fine so its software issue i have realtek hd audio drivers to the latest version and i have all the same settings in both the windows sound properties and the realtek one its set to 5.1 speaker fill is eneabled and when i press the speaker icon for the center sub anmd back left and right speakers they dont run the test noise :S any ideas?
 

mauller07

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on desktop playing music/videos/streams only the stereo speakers will play the audio by default because the music only has stereo chanels encoded, you either need to look in your audio control panel for a strereo up conversion option or use a stereo up conversion plugin or dsp in your music player.
 

Albert Bond

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It doesn't work in games either though even when I have them set to 5.1? Or does that come under your solution above as well? So bassically I need a plug in for playing 5.1 in games as well, I've had 5.1 speakers before and never had this sort of problem! Though I was using xp back then. So whats the name of the drivers i'd be looking for?