Output 5.1 audio via Front Row on MB(AL)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ebin, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. ebin macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've hooked up my macbook to my tv (displayport -> DVI -> HDMI) and can get 5.1 audio out with VLC but can't with Front Row or Quicktime. Perian is installed but I'm only seeing two channels come out.

    Is there a step that I'm missing in order to output 5.1 in Front Row?

    thanks,

    eric
     
  2. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    How can you see the audio coming out? But seriously, how can you see that? A tool to graphically check what channels are being used? And also, how is the MacBook connected to your receiver? (At least, I take it you have it hooked up to one. Have you?) With an analog minijack>RCA cable? Or with a digital optical cable?
     
  3. ebin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm optical out to my receiver which is only showing 2 channels when I use Front Row. Via VLC I see all 5.1 channels.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    your receiver needs to encode a 2 channel source to 6 channels. are you sure its set to 5.1?
     
  5. ebin thread starter macrumors newbie

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