Homebrew for 5.1 speaker test?

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Aug 25, 2010
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    Is there a Homebrew App for testing the specific channels of a 5.1 speaker system? I need to buy some cables for some Logitech X530s I've got, but I don't want to spend the money before I can thouroughly test my speakers. (Trying to replace that little game console adapter box with some cables because we moved, I lost the box, and there is no cheaper alternative.) If not a Homebrew App, is there a game that has a detailed sound check. I need to be able to separate out and listen for the rears and center channels specifically. Any help? Thanks.
     
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    the wii doesnt output anything in 5.1. it only has left and right.
     
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    Then why do Wii games support surround and the Wii itself have a surround option?
     
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    Yeah, in that same line on that page, click the Dolby Pro Logic II link, read what it is on THAT page, and tell me I'm still wrong. Now, is somebody going to give me an answer to my question?

    EDIT: Nevermind. I found out that my son's copy of The Incredibles has a THX Optimizer, which does exactly what I want.
     
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    It still only outputs in stereo (2 Channels).

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/w...ttingsSound.jsp
     
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    Simulated or not, it still outputs to 5 separate channels, so my original request was still not wrong. Doesn't matter anymore anyway. I found my solution.
     
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    no, it does not. there is a left and a right. last time i checked, that is 2 channels.
     
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    Actually, although the PLII gets sent over the stereo cables, it gets converted by your sound receiver into 5.1 sound. My sound receiver will actually do this from any audio stream, even if it's just standard stereo. I can watch a nature show (in stereo) and hear the birds chirping from the back speakers and the narrator from the center channel. [​IMG]

    Straight from that marketing page:

    This isn't really supported by homebrew though.
     
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    Prologic II is not 5.1, it's just simulated 5.1 on stereo channels, it's also obvious to anyone that the Wii only have two audio channel outputs.

    As far as I know, Prologic II encoding can be done using the Wii/Gamecube DSP and the official SDK library, but libogc applications does not have access to this
    care to share ? Other people might be interested
     
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    I already said that my son's copy of The Incredibles, the movie, has a THX Optimizer which outputs a signal to each channel for testing.
     

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