Surround sound on Win7 via Bootcamp...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mrbigglessworth, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. mrbigglessworth macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2012
    My rMBP has been ordered and I am trying to gather knowledge and items to get things setup.

    I have already ordered a mini toslink adaptor to plug into the end of my current toslink cable.

    Does Windows 7 properly pass 5.1 sound using an appropriate application? Say if I have a movie running in VLC with the spdif / surround output enabled?
  2. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    In theory this is how should work. You get a 'digital sound' adapter in Windows when connection the toslink cable. I've tried enabling that in VLC under boot camp, but it didnt work for me. The sound stopped. Since i dont have a 5.1 setup connected, i didnt research further. However, I think you'll get this to work if you troubleshoot a little bit.
  3. mrbigglessworth thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 5, 2012
    I'll know more on Wednesday. The rMBP is at Fedex now, but the delivery date isnt for 2 more days.

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