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So i just got some feedback on my first edit and discovered my 5.1 audio tracks are playing back in stereo. I don't have a surround system to test it myself, but I did my editing in premiere with a 5.1 master and imported all the audio as separate mono wavs for each channel. I thought using a 5.1 master would give me a 5.1 output and the mono tracks could be assigned channels using the panners in the audio track mixer. when i received this feedback, i opened the 5.1 track in audacity and isolated the channels for playback to immediately discover the opening fanfare was playing in all channels when it was only in the center channel in the source. Obviously i did something wrong but I'm not sure what. Related to this, i was also unsure the best format for exporting and ended up doing a 2.0 aac, 5.1 aac, and 5.1 wav (which i converted to ac3). i don't see any advantage of the 5.1 aac except to save space over the higher quality ac3. should i just do the 5.1 wav, is having a stereo option useful (assuming i can figure out all that other channel mixing business), or is this all way off the mark?