ITunes and 5.1 surround sound problem

The iTunes won't play my music in 5.1 surround sound. Now my PC is equiped with sound card capable of producing 5.1 surround sound and my windows media player is playing my music files in full surround sound. iTunes on the other hand won't do it for some reason.
All my sound and audio options in control panel are on 5.1 surround sound so i don't know what's going on with my iTunes...also all other programs play my audio and video files in full surround sound.
How do i get the iTunes to play my music in 5.1 surround sound?

If the files are just standard stereo MP3 files, iTunes is only going to play them to two speakers. Windows Media Player may do some kind of procesessing of the stereo signal to simulate surround sound and play to 5.1 speakers, but iTunes does not do that.
iTunes will play true DTS 5.1 channel audio files under certain conditions, but those are special files, not just standard MP3s.

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