Windows 10: How do I get a 5.1 sound output?

Discus and support How do I get a 5.1 sound output? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I cant find any answers on how to get a 5.1 sound output. All speakers test as working but everything plays in stereo. The same file plays 5.1 on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by PeterMaassenxl, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. How do I get a 5.1 sound output?


    I cant find any answers on how to get a 5.1 sound output. All speakers test as working but everything plays in stereo. The same file plays 5.1 on my TV, and on my Yamaha amp.

    Why wont Microsoft answer instead of all the jargon and gobbledygook.

    I agree with everyone that it worked on windows 7 but not after going to windows 10.

    I have a new pc and the problem persists. Windows is great now just go and fix the sound.

    Frustrated......


    * Original title: Sound

    :)
     
    PeterMaassenxl, Aug 27, 2019
    #1

  2. No Audio Output Device is Installed

    Hi,

    You will need to select Windows 8 from the drop down list while installing the driver in compatibility mode.

    I would suggest you to try setting the speaker as default audio output by following the steps below and check if it helps.

    1. Right click on the sound icon on the right bottom corner of the taskbar.

    2. Select "playback devices".

    3. If "speaker" is not set as the default device, highlight it and click "set as default".

    5. Save the changes.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Aug 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Arun B J Win User
    5.1 surround sound issue in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for your response.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    If you’re connecting an optical cable the settings would be changed so try the following steps

    Two options:

    1. Use the optical S/PDIF output of your motherboard.

    2. Use the HDMI output of your GPU. (This is what I'd recommend if you're using a HDMI display).

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.


    • Go to control panel.

    • Select sound.

    • Click on playback devices.

    For option 1- connect the cable and set the 'Realtek digital output' as default device.


    • Then right click on it.

    • Go to properties.

    • At the rightmost tab select DTS or Dolby Digital or 5.1.
    For option 2-connect the HDMI cable through the receiver and set the 'Nvidia HDMI Output' as your default device. Then click 'Configure' and select 5.1 and check if it helps.

    If the issue persist then, I suggest you to connect the speakers directly and check in the realtek audio manager if he gets the 5.1 option or not using the SPDIF\output.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Aug 27, 2019
    #3
  4. How do I get a 5.1 sound output?

    Windows 10 audio stutters regardless of driver or output used, more noticeable on the toslink and surround sound.

    • What device are you using? A laptop or a computer?
    • Its a desktop, i listed the components in the original post.
    • Do you have an external speaker?From which device does the sound come out from? From the TV or from the device?
    • I listed the outputs in the original post. The issue exists on all outputs and exists on the tv speakers, surround sound speakers, and headset.
    • What other troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • I have listed the troubleshooting steps that i can remember in the original post.
     
    robert.r.hood, Aug 27, 2019
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