Sound changes from 5.1 to Strereo or more like hi-jack sound output
Windows 8.1 Professional Alienware X51 R2
I have a 5.1 Surround Sound speaker system set up.
I am using VLC, and while watching movies and the sound system is set to 5.1 as default.
The main issue is while watching a movie, I have Opera Browser open, and say any sound plays from a page like some Flash ad. Opera plays at 5.1 surround and all of a sudden the front and center speakers stop playing the voices, as if the channel is hi-jacked by the browser. To stop this I set the default sound to Stereo and everything works, but why have the 5.1 sound system if you can't use it.
Then I notice that I am watching a video and then when a system sound happens, like I get an error or beep and my system plays 5.1 and then it goes back to Stereo. Is there somewhere I can specify what program uses what sound system, it gets really annoying. I have updated the drivers and nothing changes.
It has to have something to do with the Default Sound card or system as I have a Turtle Beach USB headset and it always plays the 5.1 no matter what program is open.
RE: Sound changes from 5.1 to Strereo or more like hi-jack sound output
Have you tried the sound with something different than VLC?
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