5.1 surround not working in Chrome

Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by King Mustard, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. King Mustard

    King Mustard Member

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    I downloaded this YouTube video in both MKV and MP4 formats using 4K Video Downloader and MediaInfo confirms both contain 6-channel AAC LC audio.

    The downloaded files, when played in PotPlayer v1.7.21126 (released in February 2020), definitely contain separate channels. It worked perfectly as intended.

    However, when I play the video in YouTube (highest quality available; 1080p) in Google Chrome v80 (released in February 2020), I only get stereo (or fake surround - the rear channels play primarily through the front speakers).

    Same issue in Internet Explorer 11.719.18362 and Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.

    Windows is set up correctly as, as I said, PotPlayer played the individual channels in the downloaded video file fine and all games work in surround as they should.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2020
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Youtube doesn't support multichannel audio.

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