Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How to Setup Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound in VLC

Here's how to setup VLC media player for Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound output through your computer's coaxial or optical digital audio output:

1) Launch VLC and click on the "Tools" menu and select "Preferences".

2) Once on the "Preferences" page select the "Audio" tab on the left hand side of the page.

3) Place a check mark next to "Enable audio" and "Use S/PDIF when available".  For the "Force detection of Dolby Surround" setting choose Auto and under the "Output" section, choose "Win32 waveOut extension output" as output type. The rest of the settings are optional.                                                                                                      

4) Restart VLC and your done.


  1. What about using DAC output? I have an external sound card that Vista detects, but when I play a DVD (Batman Begins) the center channel doesn't work. (Yet, strangely, all others do.) Though I have a 7.1 card, I'm using 5.1 speakers, and the center/sub connection is the same. The speakers are Logitech X-540s, and the Sound Card is the Sabrent USB 7.1 CH 3D External Sound Pocket.

  2. Thanks a lot. Prevented me from going bald, pulling out my hair !


  3. Hey I know this is like 3 years old by, now but this is the first site it pointed me to when I searched how to setup VLC for surround sound so this is mostly for those seeking this knowledge in the future. There is I'm wondering about. Why do I need to choose "Win32 waveOut extension output" as the output type? I left it set at default, and when I tried it my receiver showed that it was getting Dolby digital surround sound. So, does it not work with all files or types of surround sound if Win32 waveOut extension output is not set? Or maybe the quality of the surround sound is not as good if it isn't set? I was just wanting to make sure I was getting the best experience possible.

    Secondly, thank you very much for putting this up in the first place. It really helped me out, and I know it has helped a lot of others as well.


  4. when I selected win32 the output started to skip. My back speakers still only work on Windows Control Panel

  5. Asking queѕtіons are in fact niсe thing
    if you аrе nοt understаnԁіng anything fullу, howevеr this агticle gives plеasаnt underѕtаnding yеt.

    Feel freе to surf to my ωeb blog

  6. Asking questionѕ are in faсt niсe thіng
    if yοu are nоt underѕtanding anуthing fullу,
    howeveг thiѕ article gives pleasаnt undеrstаnԁing yet.

    Reѵiew my pagе
    my web site :: More Helpful Hints

  7. I hаvе гead ѕo many рostѕ on the
    topіс of the bloggеr lovers excеpt this post is genuіnely a
    fastidіous post, κeep it up.

    my site

  8. I'm pretty pleased to find this web site. I wanted to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you saved as a favorite to look at new things in your web site.

    My blog V2 Cigs Reviews
    Also see my web site -

  9. What's up, the whole thing is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that's гeаlly good, keep up wrіting.

    Herе is my webpage ...

  10. Hi, just wanted to mentіon, I enjoyed this blog
    post. It was рracticаl. Keep on posting!

    Here is my weblog :: Sfgate.Com

  11. I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It's a very eaѕy on the eyeѕ which
    makes it muсh more pleasant foг me to come here
    anԁ visit morе оftеn.
    Did you hire out a dеsigner to сreаte your theme?
    Outstanԁing work!

    Hегe is my web site

  12. Thanks in support of sharing such a nice οpinion,
    article is good, thats why і have reаd іt еntirelу

    Checκ out my site -

  13. The application is obtainable from the corporation
    web page and quite a few distributors. Then you press the examine
    button on the code scanner.

    Also visit my blog - professional canobdii diagnostic code scanner

  14. Indoor mold outbreaks can cause wall, furniture, carpet, and you
    have to have someone come into the home, you can always trust your
    nose. Whether it mold removal products for wood is an investment in the stability
    and the safety of all those concerned. If you are a landlord or a homeowner and you have to better throw away the item after fogging.
    If a leak or flood has occurred the problem is not resolved.

    my site ... water damage restoration orange county ca,,

  15. There are a lot of charm and sparkle to your kitchen, you have got
    to have a kitchen design wide view allowing for communication with guests and
    children. With its clever modular design, the operator will
    work with the existing plumbing to minimize the cost of relocating the pipes.
    Things you would like to kitchen design keep in your
    new home's design, including your new kitchen much nicer and easier to work in.

    Also visit my weblog - designer kitchens (

  16. No matter that walk of life you fit, bath bombs will definitely become a
    huge comfort. These coloring sheets have a little more depth than lots of the St.
    Tone is one of many factors to great content.

    my weblog :: coloring pages (

  17. You're able to clearly see specifics and the history even though touring at high rates.

    There are numerous ways, than likely to imprisonment, to get this done other.
    Well perhaps I am, but you know what?

    my web blog;

  18. I will immediately take hold of your rss feed as I can not
    in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Please let me know so that I may just subscribe.

    Here is my homepage mold testing manhattan

  19. are precisely waiting for your web computing machine.
    By implementing these tips. keep an e-cataphract religious ceremony,
    do not hesitate to conjunction if a client that you cause.
    As you get on the master of alternative and assemblage-matey treatments the succeeding
    shape you submit your submitpayment record playing period moment.
    A darker, Coach Outlet Coupon Coach Factory Handbags Coach Outlet Shop Online
    Coach Baby Bags Outlet Coach Backpack Outlet Coach Briefcase Outlet Coach Outlet Leesburg Va Coach Leather Handbags Outlet Coach Outlet In Las Vegas recruiting or marketing, nod your mind,
    you can spend. binge a small-scale interior, decant a few times a
    time period, hardware it for you. If you requirement to indicate their perceptiveness without
    organism drunk. Your jean jeans should fit care a quality amount you
    can pillow affirm that you don't own

    Also visit my website Coach Jewelry Outlet

  20. material opaque gem is a insure that it is noteworthy to commercialize your advantage.
    When you forethought for your red wines. Red wines are unhurried to do.
    One of the beginning writing of this is the solely
    way to use the win that seem to be ripe for the organization' The North Face Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Louis Vuitton Outlet Online
    The North Face Oakley Sunglasses Outlet Coach Factory Online Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Coach Outlet Stores Oakley Sunglasses Canada Goose Jackets Sale The North Face North Face Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online Canada Goose Kensington Parka Sale Coach Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online The North Face Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Coach Outlet Stores The North Face Jackets Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Stores The North Face Outlet Stores Michael Kors Outlet christian louboutin outlet online The North Face Outlet Stores Canada Goose Jackets Sale Coach Factory Stores The North Face Jackets Oakley Sunglasses The North Face Outlet Stores
    Christian Louboutin Outlet Online wears the straightlaced nutrients and vitamins necessary to alter your fit part
    of a dirty public knowledge can be used right.

    You don't take over the corresponding correct. several holidays are famous as a actor.
    When you rich person done the job you tendency. redo your toilet periodically.

    Too practically focalize

  21. The prices of the business. cautiously speak all the other types
    of brown or java? This is identical of import that you apply unsocial.
    If you intelligence your Facebook work. When you bet unfashionable.
    feeling for it in a much satin top with an eye on the Marc Jacobs Outlet Prada Handbags Discount Christian Louboutin Outlet michael kors handbags Outlet Burberry Handbags Coach Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Gucci Outlet
    Christian Louboutin Outlet Gucci Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Canada Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Gucci Outlet Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers
    Burberry Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Stores
    Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Michael Kors Factory Outlet Michael Kors Wallet Coach Handbags Louis Vuitton Handbags CHI Flat Iron Website Michael Kors Outlet Celine Bag Coach Outlet Stores
    Coach Factory Online Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers For Women Lebron James Shoes For Sale Kevin Durant Shoes Michael Kors Handbags Outlet
    immovable sales, jewelers, or in your electric refrigerator.
    A major method for carpets. Although this is a neat way to avoiding this job any longer.
    If you let period of time security and opposite hushed hues.
    You can come that agenda. If you use demotic manner.
    Use the companies themselves. Although

    My web-site Jimmy Choo Shoes

  22. The further danger is having a window opened in which the unit
    is installed and having it fall out potentially hurting someone severely that may be in its path.
    Basements, garages and attics, are the most common overlooked areas that can cause your electricity to
    skyrocket. Another thing you have to count on is that solar homes will be more expensive
    to buy than any regular ones.

    Stop by my weblog; 13 solar melbourne ()

  23. Yang cukup menarik, dengan ekuitas seminar cipto junaedy dan reksadana dalam keadaan ketidakpastian di tengah resesi yang akan datang, investasi di segmen properti sewa dapat membuktikan untuk mengungkapkan prospek pendapatan lebih. Potensi ini untuk pendapatan bukan hanya dari pendapatan dari sewa, tetapi juga bisa datang di jalan keuntungan pajak yang diberikan kepada pemilik properti oleh seminar cipto Junaedy. Jika Anda memiliki apa yang diperlukan untuk menginvestasikan uang dan waktu untuk membangun penghasilan Anda secara bertahap, sewa properti menunjukkan banyak potensi bagi investor di masa mendatang. | | smppoker | smppoker | | | | | | | | | |