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I'm trying to figure out how to get HD audio for my pc games. If consoles have it then PC has got to.. Right?
 

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I think some sound cards can encode Dolby/DTS, but I can't think of a good reason to if you're sending audio through HDMI. The PC can just send HD quality audio as is, as PCM.
 

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Originally Posted by Airion  /t/1522315/dolby-dts-gaming#post_24476067


I think some sound cards can encode Dolby/DTS, but I can't think of a good reason to if you're sending audio through HDMI. The PC can just send HD quality audio as is, as PCM.
 

Yep, dolby/dts have no place in PC gaming.
 

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I think some sound cards can encode Dolby/DTS, but I can't think of a good reason to if you're sending audio through HDMI. The PC can just send HD quality audio as is, as PCM.

Ok well I'm just getting stereo on my reciever, not pcm. How do I get pcm to work? I'm assuming it's somewhere in my audio settings but all my wmc, and XBMC get high Def audio just not my games.
 

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Ok well I'm just getting stereo on my reciever, not pcm. How do I get pcm to work? I'm assuming it's somewhere in my audio settings but all my wmc, and XBMC get high Def audio just not my games.

Go to sound settings and click configure, select 5.1/7.1 and you should be good.
 

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Go to sound settings and click configure, select 5.1/7.1 and you should be good.

Ok great, I'll try that when I get home from work. I'll let ya know, thanks!
 

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If you happen to still have problems after setting 5.1 or 7.1, try changing the bit rate (also in sound settings). Originally I set it to the maximum, but I found that gave me some problems sometimes. I turned it down to the second highest setting, and everything works as I expect it to.
 

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Seems to work great now, thanks guys!
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If you happen to still have problems after setting 5.1 or 7.1, try changing the bit rate (also in sound settings). Originally I set it to the maximum, but I found that gave me some problems sometimes. I turned it down to the second highest setting, and everything works as I expect it to.

So turning up the bitrate.. what does that do exactly? Does it effect the audio quality?
 

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Generally, higher bit rate means higher quality. Above a certain level there's probably no practical benefit though.
 
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