[help] macbook pro doesn't play dolby digital

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vantheman5211, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. vantheman5211 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
    hey friends,
    i have a 2010 mbp base model running lion.i have recently purchased a tritton ax pro 5.1 surround sound headset and i intend to use it with my mbp for watching movies.
    i have bought the mini jack required to connect the optical output of my triton to the mbp and it connects nicely.but whenever i play a movie it still plays in stereo format.i have tried it in vlc as well as quicktime but i just cannot find a solution.
    i have changed the settings in output to digital output as it requires,but at the moment i am only getting stereo sound.please help me to get surround sound.cheers
  2. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
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    Are you sure the movies you are watching have a 5.1 channel selected in the dvd setup menu? They could be running a 2 channel instead.
  3. vantheman5211, Aug 2, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011

    vantheman5211 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
    i am watching downloads mate,mostly mp4,mkv and avi files via quick time and vlc.and yeah the movies are 5.1 enabled.it plays 5.1 when i connect it to the ps3 but i just don't get surround sound when i play it in my mbp.

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