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Shmeal
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Mp3 over surround

Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:05 pm

Hey, I was wondering if there was any way to play normal mp3 files over surround sound systems. Is this at all possible?
 
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Re: Mp3 over surround

Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:07 pm

Yeah....you pipe the output from your soundcard (whether coax, optical, or individual channel outs) into your surround sound receiver and let it work its magic. You can also feed a stand alone MP3 player into your receiver and achieve the same result.
 
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Re: Mp3 over surround

Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:01 pm

Just plug in the cables :)

Note: you won't magically get output from channels other than the front left and front right, as music is simply 2-channel stereo. However, in the receiver that you're using, you probably have a "matrix" mode or something similar, that will allow you to copy the sound from the front speakers to the rear/side/center/etc as you choose.
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Re: Mp3 over surround

Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:48 pm

In foobar2000 you can convert stereo to 4 channels.
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