As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread:

strange problem with 5.1 surround sound

BlasfemazBlasfemaz Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
Hello Everyone. I recently purchased a 5.1 surround sound set up. It claims to turn stereo into surround 5.1. It has the two (red & white) rca stereo inputs on the back. It came with an adapter that will convert my soundcard's stereo output jack into the two red and white rca cables.

I have a very interesting problem and I cannot figure out what is causing it. I have a computer with movies and mp3s connected to my tv. I put an account with limited access so the kids wont be able to delete any of the files, and this is the default account we use to watch the videos and listen to music. Whenever I need to add more videos or edit anything, I log on with the admin account and there is no problem.
Everything has been working fine until I bought the surround sound setup. When I hooked it up, I went in the admin account so I could configure the speaker set up as 5.1 surround sound. I did this by going to control panel/sounds and audio devices/volume tab/advanced/drop down list. I made my selection, clicked ok and the opened a movie to test it. The sound was great, every speaker was functional and it felt like surround sound. After that I logged out as admin, and went back to the limited user account.

When I tried playing the same movie with the limited user account, It will play all of the background sounds and music, but it will not play any of the voices of people talking. This seems very strange. If I log on back as admin and play the same movie, everything works fine. I can hear all the sounds and voices as admin, but not as limited user. What is happening here?

I even checked as limited user if the 5.1 surround sound setting was still selected, and it was. So I am not sure what is happening.
Stranger is, I went back as admin and gave the limited account full admin rights and the problem still persists.

Anyone have any idea?


Blasfemaz on
Sign In or Register to comment.