software to check the dolby digital 5.1channel status of a dvd

By saliliway ·
i am searching for a software to check the dolby digital 5.1 channel ( 6 speakers) status of a dvd
operating system of my laptop: Windows vista business
as when ever i bring home a dolby digital dvd and play it on my home theatre only 2 speakers work as it is displayed as 2.1channel dvd on my home theatre.
please help

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Change the "2 speaker" to "4 speaker" in your Play back dvd program.

You might need to log out and then log back in to get it working though.
Or change it to "Surround sound", and see if that fixes the issue.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Well I don't think that there is anything available for this

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to software to check the dol ...

Mainly because the Computer itself does the Digital to Analog Conversion in the Sound Card/Device of the computer. The Digital Signal from the DVD Player is feed to the sound device to convert to sound that you hear. There is no Digital to Analog Conversion done in the actual player these days.

As for your Home Theater System have you actually set the DVD Player to 5.1 Surround Sound. Some come preset to Stereo Sound and you need to enter the DVD Setup Procedure to reset to 5.1 Sound.

If the DVD says it has 5.1 Surround Sound it has and about the only time that I have ever seen mention of 5.1 and 2 Chanel Sound is with DVD Ripping Software like DVD Shrink. After reading the DVD the software will give a list of available options like different languages the number of Channels available and so on. But you can not use DVD Shrink by itself you need something to break the Copy Protection on the DVD for Commercial DVDs at least.

DVD Shrink is available to download from here

But this isn't compatible with Vista only XP. DVD43 is computable with Vista but it's only a program to break the Copy protection and may be illegal to use where you live.

Some DVD Players in Home Theater Systems will sense the connected speakers and automatically switch to suit the speakers so have you actually checked that you have all of the speakers connected to the DVD Player or the Sound Out of the DVD Player connected with all 6 Sound leads to the Amp?

If you are using Optical Fiber sound leads from the DVD Player to the Amp you need to make sure that you have the lead plugged into the right socket on the Amp and DVD or you have the right number of leads fitted. If you are using an Amp for sound have you made sure that this is set to 5.1 or better and that it's not on the default Stereo?


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