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Managing Audio Playback In Win 7


I have a new dell inspiration 546 running windows 7. When recording onto the computer from an outside source (album, cassette) recording sounds fine but the playback has a lot of static. I've changed out plugs, made sure connections are tight, but nothing is working what am i missing?

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Netflix Audio Playback Problem

I"m running windows 7 64bit and use this computer as a home theater pc so i use the media center front end on a regular basis.netflix used to play back fine, although the video quality is sub-standard compared to the xbox360 player, so usually i netflix on my xbox instead. But for those times i didn't want to switch devices, the media center netflix player worked fine. Lately though it doesn't work. The video plays back fine, but the audio is 'chunky'. The only way i can explain it is i'll get a tiny bit of audio, then nothing, then a tiny bit of audio, then nothing so two cycles of that in a 1 second time interval.

This goes on non-stop and it doesn't matter what i pick out of my q to watch, it's all the same result. I'm not sure if a windows update caused this or what but i'd really like to get it fixed. Audio playback in total media theater for mkv and bluray is fine, windows media player also works fine for . Avi files both inside the media center front end or launch it direct off the desktop. It's just the netflix thing that's messed up.


Posted On: 2010-05-05 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Operating system:  windows 2. 6. 1. 7600

Cpu type:  intel(r) core(tm)2 quad cpu q6600 @ 2. 40ghz

Cpu speed (ghz):  2. 42
System memory (gb):  3. 999
Graphics card model:  nvidia geforce 9800 gtx/9800 gtx
Graphics card driver:  nvd3dum.dll
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Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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The reason i'm particularly picky about this question is that i was doing a fresh install of xp last year and found a huge problem. I tried installing several different dvd software cd's and found that when i installed them, suddenly my computer would be unable to connect to microsoft.com. Weird!  I did this on several different computers on different internet connections. I could never figure out why this was happening (neither could microsoft tech support) so i would hate to have to put up with this same issue with windows 7.


Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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On my desktop pc running windows 7 ultimate 64bit they play fine in media player
On my sons pc running windows 7 home premium 32bit the file cannot be played claiming there is a problem with this file.

Now under explorer, the thumbnail for the file shows fine and windows live movie-maker is happy playing these files but media player refuses. I have done a full uninstall and reinstall of mp and checked that the same codecs are showing as being installed the same on all machines so i am stumped on this one. Any ideas why this one machine should be causing a problem? Is there something in home premium that would prevent this?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I recently upgraded to windows 7 (64bit) every thing works fine except for playing blue ray movies (dvd's work fine)

The biggest problem is that the sound is distorted, almost staticky(sic) and some movies the picture and sound is lagging.

I've reinstalled windows twice, latest drivers have been downloaded and i've even searched for the latest drivers from the individual manufacturers to ensure that i have the latest drivers. I have also recently purchased the latest blue ray software (windvd 2010) hoping this would solve the problem with no success.

I have the following theories and would appreciate some input as to if if one of these points might be the case and if it can be rectified.

1. The ide ata/atapi controller drivers are wrong.
 
I think this might be the case as when going into the device manager and trying to access the advanced properties of any of the ata channels of the above mentioned controller there is no devices which allow me to enable dma. Now as far as what i've been able to gather on after doing my homework on the net is that this has in the past caused problems with jittery playing back on older operating systems. Now surely i'm not the only one who sees that there might be a problem here with incorrect or missing drivers?

If i don't have the option to enable dma how can i rule out it's not causing the problem as has been the case in the past with other win os's. I have been unsuccessful locating drivers on the net for this device.
 
2. The drivers for the blue ray drive are missing. When selecting driver details in device manager there is only one driver being used and that is the cdrom.sys file. Now i am not sure about this one but should there not be atleast two different drivers being used here? The basic windows one and the one for the drive? The second theory is a total shot in the dark on my part.


Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I decided to try windows media player and i found that my music was now skipping sometimes. I have never encountered errors like this previously, and i'm not sure what could be the problem. I updated all my codecs, i updated my sound drivers as i had been using the ones that windows chose for me upon installation, but nothing seems to work.

This is terribly frustrating as music along with simple web browsing and instant messaging are my main uses for this computer.


Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Current system specs:
Windows 7 home premium(32 bit)
Intel core 2 quad q6600 @ 2. 4 ghz
2 gb ram
Ati radeon hd 4670 graphics card- connected through hdmi
Hp w2207h 22 inch monitor- connected through hdmi
Pioneer bdc-s03 xlb bluray rom/dvd+cd writer
405 watt psu

I have tried alternating cyberlink 9 ultra with powerdvd 8 that came bundled with my bluray drive but it makes no difference i have exactly the same issue. I do not know whether this is a problem with windows 7 itself? A problem with powerdvd ? Or some other issue with my hardware?


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Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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When i play videos (mostly dvds or legal ripped dvds), playback will sometime freeze my whole system for 3 to 4 minutes (always the same duration). Sometimes i can play a whole movie without any freeze, at other times it can freeze as early as 10 or 20 minutes into the movie, or as late as 1h30m after the start.

I use mostly built-in wmp12 for playback, but i noticed the same behavior with vlc or kmp players. It also happened once with the miro player, and it also happens when playing wmas on wmp. I disabled all other applications or unnecessary services at some stage, to no avail. This machine has a dual boot with vista ultimate x32 on the smaller disk, but the same playbacks work just fine.

There is absolutely no error in any event log, and i really wonder why this should happen only to windows 7 (x64?). How can i debug this, and how can i fix it? I am starting a new topic for this, as other similar topics do not seem relevant to these symptoms. The weird thing is that the system always resumes after that 3-4 minutes freeze. The only thing is that the wmp playback seems to need to catch up with that delay, video and sound are kind of accelerated and not in sync for a while.

The system is partially responsive during the freeze too: i can see the play button bar when i hover with the mouse over the wmp window, the clock still counts the minutes in the taskbar, at least until i try to click on them: then the donut mouse icon replaces the arrow, and the clock does not change time anymore.


Posted On: 2009-12-27 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Error During Video Playback - Media Player Cannot Play This Dvd

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Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error When Trying To Play Dvd - Disc Prohibits Playback In Your Region

Error when trying to play dvd: windows media player cannot play the dvd because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the world. You must obtain a disc that is intended for your geographic region.copy a group of pictures w/music (smilebox program) to dvd;after following smilebox directions to burn "pictures put to music" to a dvd, upon trying to play dvd i got following error message: windows media player cannot play the dvd because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the world. You must obtain a disc that is intended for your geographic region. We live in dc area. I didn't realize dc was cosidered an unusual geographic region?

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have windows 7 problem with flash player, error reads-adobe flash player is not supported for playback in a 64-bit browser. How do i correct? I can not download newest flash player. How do i correct to watch videos? However, you can run flash player in a 32-bit browser running on a 64-bit operating system. How do i correct this?

At adobe reader doesn't support, how do i correct? Adobe says this : to use flash player to view flash content on a 64-bit operating system, you must run a 32-bit browser. For details on setting this up for windows see microsoft help & support.

http://kb2. Adobe.com/cps/000/6b3af6c9.html


Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Logitech 250 Usb Headset - Setup Playback / Recording

I recently updated to windows 7 from xp, and when i tried to plug my logitech 250 usb headset into a usb port, windows made the usual sound, so it seems as if it recognized it. However, it didn't set the playback or recording to default to the headset. So i tried going into the sound settings in the control panel to set it, but it didn't even show up in the list of valid recording and playback devices.
 
It should be compatible, and it does show up in my regular devices menu, however i can't get it to work. Please help me.


Posted On: 2010-04-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Studio 1557 Sound / Recording / Playback Problem

I have a dell studio 1557 (64-bit) with windows 7 installed when i bought it last november. I used it without any problems until about february, when suddenly sound started not to work at all. Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem but running even a simple program (such as sound recorder or playing a wmv file using windows player) wouldn't work. I tried system restore as a last resort and it fixed the problem. For a while. It reappeared again after some time, and i fixed it
Again that way, and again and again. So i am wondering if this has any easy fix, and whether any programs might have compatibility issues and cause this? Please let me know if you need any more specs.


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Ati radeon x300 graphics drivers causing laggy flash video playback in all web browsers, under new windows 7 x64 install. I am having a problem with an ati radeon x300 driver and just wondered if you might be able to help?

I basically did a clean install of windows 7 on my pentium 3. 0ghz with 3gb ram and everything worked great. However, i installed an updated video driver for my ati radeon x300 and installed photoshop cs4 and also a reg entry which adobe offer to force enable hardware acceleration when the option is not available in your display adaptor properties.

Anyway since i installed cs4 and ran the new drivers and reg entry flash video playback within all my browsers has suffered. It is ok when small, but when full screen it drops frames and is slow and laggy. Another thing i noticed is 720p youtube playback is very laggy and before it used to play fine.

Anyway i booted in xp (i have a dual boot system) and tried to run flash videos and they did the same. However in my xp config i can lower the hardware acceleration which i did (by 1 notch) and it fixed the issue.

However in windows 7 & i have this new driver installed which doesn't seem to support the changing of hardware acceleration. I am pretty sure if i lower it it will be fine but i can't get to the setting. I tried uninstalling the card and installing the older drivers in safe mode but it wouldn't let me. Does anyone know how i can lower hardware acceleration so i can get these videos playing back properly?


Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Audio

I built this computer about a year ago, and when i built it, i put windows 7 (64bit) on it. I then downgraded to windows xp (64bit) due to software compatibility. Yesterday, i cracked open my windows 7 (64bit) disk again, and reinstalled. My audio device: "realtek high definition audio" is shown by the upgrade advisor as compatible with windows 7, and my audio worked through this device when i had 7 on this computer the first time. Before installing 7, the audio worked fine in xp, and i just rebooted into a linuxmint livecd, and it worked out of the box.

My motherboard is an asrock p45xe, and i am using the onboard audio. I have installed the realtek drivers as supplied from the asrock site, and this is how my "playback devices" screen looks:http://screencast.com/t/zwnhnwzm - and, as i say, i know it works as i just booted a livecd and had working audio. Any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-08-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Audio Does Not Work

Im having problems with getting my sound to work on windows 7 rc 7100 32bit
I have tried using 2 sound cards.

1: creative x-fi extreme
For the creative i have tried using the creative beat drivers, the creative release drivers and the vista 32bit drivers with no luck.

2: onboard sound with intel dp35dp motherboard
For the intel sound i have used vista 32bit drivers since no windows 7 drivers are available.

I have 3 failed device in device manager. Pci simple communications controller, high definition audio device, microsoft trusted audio drivers.

All 3 come with this note.

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

With or without the drivers the warrning does not change.

Systemspec.

Intel dp35dp motherboard
3gb ram
E8400 core 2 duo
Asus nvidia geforce 8800gt
Creative x-fi extreme pci / intel onboard audio
Termaltake toughpower 600watt supply
Pioneer sata dvd burner


Posted On: 2009-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 23 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have a thinkpad x-61 laptop that came with windows vista. It worked fine for 18 months or so. At one point the audio failed and i couldn't hear anything at all. After some days (and i can't recall what i might’ve done) the problem was fixed, only to fail again a week later, for good.
 
I had a friend (somewhat knowledgeable) help me and after an hour of trying different things he suggested i move from vista to win7 —which i had been planning to do anyway— as the os might’ve had something to do with the problem.
 
When win7 finally came out i installed the professional edition (not as an upgrade) and discovered that the problem remained as before. At this point i figure my laptop must have a hardware problem, and i was puzzled by the fact that neither speakers nor headphones or mike, worked.
 
The last thing i tried was using a "dynex" usb headphone / mike combination. I plugged it in; the os installed the necessary drivers and started working just fine.
 
Now i am lost: can my problem still be hardware or can it be software?
 
My computer shows under device:
Speakers "soundmax integrated digital hd audio" (the original audio device)
Speaker "usb pnp sound device" (the new headphone)
 
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Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem?


Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Ideally, what i'd like is for any window placed on the extended desktop (tv) to automatically send audio to the television speakers, and for application windows on the primary monitor to send audio to the line out (desktop speakers). If it can't be done automatically, can i specify which audio device each window uses individually? Or, is it possible to have both devices playing simultaneously, with the option of muting one device or the other?

What i'd like to be able to do, for example, is watch a movie on my tv with sound through the television speakers, while my wife plays a game or surfs the web using the desktop monitor with her audio routed through the desktop speakers. If this cannot be done through windows 7, is it likely that audio or video drivers would have this feature? Is there third-party software or hardware that can do this?

System info:

Pc - dell inspiron 580
Os - windows 7 home premium
Video  - nvidia geforce gt 220
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Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I've gone back and forth looking through countless websites / forums for a solution to this, but i cant seem to find one. My computer's sound card would used to start acting funky after i left it on for a day or 2, and would require a restart, and after restarting from one of these, the sound stopped working altogether, my sound card is integrated into my motherboard. I also cant watch videos now since my sound stopped working, but video games work fine. As well towards the oddness, my internet connection tab in the bottom right of my screen says i'm not connected to anything, but im actually fine.

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