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I want to be able to use my full 5.1 surround system in Chrome. Its a nuisance to be forced to switch from chrome to edge when I want to listen to music and watch youtube videos. Chrome only uses only 2 speakers and the subwoofer (2.1 that is).
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Try adding one of these:

--try-supported-channel-layouts
--force-wave-audio
--disable-audio-output-resampler

to the target path of the shortcut that's on your desktop.

will look something like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --try-supported-channel-layouts

The top one worked for me.

Got the info from this video
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None of this works for me.  I can get surround from windows, but not Chrome or Edge.
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So glad to report that Method 2 worked for me! :) Chrome 79.0.3945.88 and I run Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series. I just added "--disable-audio-output-resampler --try-supported-channel-layouts" parameters at the and of the target box under properties. Notice that I separated the two parameters by single space - Im not sure this difference matters, but anyway, it works for me and that matters :)
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Correction: It WORKS!! Added it on the wrong shortcut :D
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Doesn't work for me :((
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worked like a charm
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Since you have the same Audio card as me I hope this works. FYI If the above either doesn't work or stops working in the future (AGAIN!). Changing the Audio mode to "Audio Creation Mode" (most SB cards have this mode) 
Select Multi-Channel Wave
Under the "Front L/R" fill the check boxes for Rear L/R & Front C/Sub and it will force the 5.1 signal from chrome that only has the stereo channels being used to use the L/R Front signals and redirect it to each checkbox you fill! 

Attached is a Screenshot with Highlights were you do changes.
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Hey guys,

unfortunately none of these methods work for me on Chrome / Windows 10.

I tried to put every combination of
--try-supported-channel-layouts
--force-wave-audio
--disable-audio-output-resampler
to the target path of the shortcut.

I also tried to set the recommended flags in Chrome, but it seems the ones needed don't exist in Chrome Version 79.0.3945.88 anymore.

I'm using  a Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 and for example Spotify (Stereo) gets upmixed to 5.1 with no special settings in my setup, but I can't seem to get Chrome to output Stereo as well.

Any Ideas?
Thanks in advance!
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none of these work. i am using nvidia hdmi and it puts out dd 5.1 in the netflix app on win 10 version 1903 fine . tough that chrome removed those flags. need working stuff not useless things,
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Same problem here. It used to work with the "--try-supported-channel-layout" flag.
But since they removed it, no surround sound and no joy.
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--try-supported-channel-layouts - WORKED! God bless you!
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