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How to Set Audio Output

How to Set Audio Output

When using the application, you can use the audio controls to set your audio output according to your PC configuration, including audio channels, audio output mode, and even advanced audio settings.

Open the application and click the AV Center button located on the top menu bar. You can customize the audio configuration in Audio Output tab.

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How to set common audio output:

Step 1

The application will detect your default sound card setup. Choose your sound card in the Sound Card drop-down list if you have more than one card.

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Note: The drop-down list may vary according to your PC configuration.

Step 2

From the Output Mode drop-down list, you can choose one of the following audio output modes available from your selected sound card.

Headphones: Choose this option if you're using headphones.

2 Channel Stereo: Choose this option if you have a typical 2-speaker/channel setup.

5.1 Channel: Choose this option if you have a 5.1-channel setup.

7.1 Channel: Choose this option if you have a 7.1-channel setup.

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Note: The drop-down list may vary according to your sound card.

Step 3

From "Dynamic Range Compression" drop-down list, you can choose one of the following according to your listening environment.

Normal environment: When you are in a public place, select this option to experience the compressed dynamic range of sound.

Quiet environment: When you are in a quiet place, select this option to experience the full dynamic range of sound.

Noisy environment: When you are in a noisy place, select this option to experience boosted sound.

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How to set advanced audio output:

Step 1

The application will detect your default sound card setup. Choose your sound card in the Sound Card drop-down list if you have more than one card.

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Note: The drop-down list may vary according to your PC configuration.

Step 2

From the Output Mode drop-down list, you can choose one of the following audio output modes available from your selected sound card.

S/PDIF: S/PDIF is an advanced digital interface for audio signal processing. Choose this option if you want to enjoy true 6-channel audio quality and have an external Dolby Digital/DTS decoder that complies with your S/PDIF sound card.

HDMI: Choose this option if you have an audio connection with an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector.

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Note: The drop-down list may vary according to your sound card.

Step 3

When HDMI or S/PDIF output is selected, Dynamic Range Compression will be changed to Mixing Mode. From this drop-down list, you can choose one of the following audio mixing modes.

Original Primary Audio Only: Secondary audio is ignored and the source format for primary audio is the same as the output audio format. When connected to appropriate hardware, the audio track will be sent in compressed form to the connected device to decode rather than being decoded by TMT and/or the PC.

Mix to PCM uncompressed Audio: Audio streams are encoded to PCM before transferring to SPDIF/HDMI output. The maximum number of channels is 7.1 for HDMI and 5.1 or even 2 (for HD audio) when using SPDIF.

Mix to Dolby Digital® format: Audio streams are encoded to Dolby Digital before transferring to SPDIF/HDMI output. The maximum number of channels is 5.1.

Mix to DTS® format: Audio streams are encoded to DTS before transferring to SPDIF/HDMI output. The maximum number of channels is 5.1.

Auto mix based on source audio: Supports two modes in audio mixing. The secondary audio is mixed in this case. The primary audio formats are only Dolby Digital and DTS. Note: When the Mix to DTS® format is selected, it will mix Dolby Digital source audio to PCM.

Dynamic Range Compression: Dynamic Range Compression is only used for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio when using an analog output mode. (Headphones, 2 Channel Stereo, 5.1 Channels or 7.1 Channels)

Quiet environment: When you are in a quiet place, select this option to experience the full dynamic range of Dolby digital sound.

Normal environment: When you are in a public place, select this option to experience the compressed dynamic range of Dolby digital sound.

Noisy environment: When you are in a noisy place, select this option to experience boosted sound.

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Note: To get more information about Dolby technology, visit: http://www.dolby.com/index.html.

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