Realtek Speaker Fill not working on Windows 10

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.906

    Realtek Speaker Fill not working on Windows 10

    Hello everyone!
    So I just bought a new PC (custom Ryzen build) and everythings seemed ok, until I opened the Spotify for listening to music while working. My Genius SW 5.1 was not playng any woofer nor surround channels, so i got pissed off because my pick on motherboard was considering 5.1 compatible onboard soundcard (it's an ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS) only because I wanted to fit my Genius Woofer. I tested music on Spotify, Youtube, mp3, but the sound only came by the green jack (Front Left/Front Right).

    All right, so my first thought was "i have to set the 5.1 surround system on sound control panel", did the configuration, but didn't worked. After that, I learned that thos normal apps can't reproduce 5.1 audios, an to do so, the system needs to emulate the upmix by selecting the "Speaker Fill" enhanced feature. Which didn't work too, even after that featured being selected. I guessed it was due to old drivers installed/uncompatible that came installed from the Custom Shop. When I installed the Realtek driver, this option disappeared. The funny part is that in both situations (default Microsoft Driver, and Realtek Driver) the "test" button works perfectly from the "Playback" tab (each speakers plays its sound properly). This led me to believe that the problem is not the hardware itself, but a purely software comunication.

    I read a lot of threads about this problem, but no one seems to solve my situation, tried so many times to update my drives, but I'm not sure if I am doing the right thing, with the right version, or not. As far as I could do my research, the codec built in my motherboard is a Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1, and for some reason I don't understand yet, the user can't get the latest driver for it trying to update from Devices Manager.

    I am going to leave an imagem of the drivers curently insalled, and hope someone can help me, it is very frustrating that somenthing apparently so simple is getting so hard to fix. Also, it would be helpful if someone explin me what's the difference between the "Sound, video and games controllers" and "Audio Input/Output". Which one do I need to update with a Realtek driver? Why doesn't the Speaker Fill feature work with the Generic Midrosoft Driver? I am thinking about what other drivers could possibly be outdate, is there any desktop app that keeps me up with that information about all sorts of Drivers and Codecs?

    My setup is:
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
    Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G
    250 GB WD-BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD
    PS.: My Windows is not activated, I found strange that only on the Sound Settings window appears the red letter warning about personalization of the PC.
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  2. Posts : 1,247
    Windows 10

    Asus disabled the speaker fill function in their Realtek drivers because it's a little use feature that they don't want to support anymore. Gamers are 99% on headsets, buying "2.0 home studio speaker monitors" and want to become youtube/game streamers.

    Set your speakers to "full-range speakers" to use the subwoofer.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.906
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the information!

    I've read a lot about meanwhile, heard some saying ASUS killed it, also. But what I don't get is that in the CD that comes up with the MOBO there is a ASUS Audio Console that have this "Speaker Fill" option, but doesn't work anyways. At least is there any high level software that does this upmix? I find uncomprehendingly stupid I cannot use my woofer jacks anymore.
    Realtek Speaker Fill not working on Windows 10-asus-audio-console.jpeg

    By the way, I even checked if there were any options to be enabled in the BIOS, found this two options "HD Audio Controller" and "Audios In/Outs", but they were already set as Enabled/Auto. I searched about it but didn't find what those Azalia and Soundwire are. I left Enabled/Auto anyway, doest it have something to do with that problem?
    Realtek Speaker Fill not working on Windows 10-bios-options.jpeg

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  4. Posts : 1,247
    Windows 10

    Your motherboard also comes with DTS, so go and see if there is a similar function in the DTS app.
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