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Wav Sound Files Question

Q: Wav Sound Files Question

How do you get a wav sound file that you download, to be your "Enter Windows," and Exit Windows" sounds? I have never done it before. I'd appreciate any help.

Preferred Solution: Wav Sound Files Question

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A: Wav Sound Files Question

You didn't mention your windows version, but either 98 or xp are similar. In control panel look for sound and audio devices(for xp, I forget the exact wording for 98) and a box will pop up similar to the pic attached.

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My husband and i are in a band and are trying to upload our music to a local site. It said we needed mp3 files so we tried coverting our wave file to an mp3 file ( my husband downloaded something that said it could do this) and now we have no sound. The speakers still make little crackling noises like they are still live but we get no sound.


A:Tried to convert music files from wave files to mp3 files and no NO SOUND WHATSOEVER

Try a different program.

Are you converting from CD, or a wave file on the hard drive?


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I've tried a lot of things to figure this out and it's been going on for quite awhile, still if anyone can post any reason why it won't stream sound, please do so, I want help badly.

I tried an instill of a new hard drive and made it the master drive, however I couldn't install windows from a disc (pci.sys) so instead i copied my os off of the old hard drive but everything had to be copied. (If you can tell me an install process to help me with my sound that'll work too)

youtube doesn't work.. etc
absolutely everything from the internet = no sound except if it caches a file and plays that file instead.
checked volumes, "play sound in webages", downloaded codecs, flash, updates.
post anything, please?

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I am running Audacity on a new 64 bit computer, running Vista. I had got my sound really good, good enough to do voice auditions, but now when I convert my Wav file to mp3 and send it to myself, the sound is awful. Why is there such a difference, when it sounds so good in Audacity or on my file converter?

A:Crappy Sound after emailing sound files

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...but I fancy seeing how many networks I can detect on the street around my house, but I know nothing about setting up wireless networks.

My system spec in my profile are up to date, except for my new DVD burner which isn't working yet.

What do I need to do to it to add a wireless reciever to it, without taking anything away?

Preferably as cheap as possible.

A:This may sound like a really *****ic question...

That might not be a good thing to ask here, since it is a grey area. Driving around and detecting networks is called "WarDriving".
I don't blame you for being curious though, you'd prolly be surprised at the number of hidden SSIDs you can find in a given location, both secured and unsecured.
There are "diagnostic" utilities out there that will allow you to see these networks, though I'll leave it at that since we try not to get into too many shady areas here.

Adding a wireless receiver is simple, just get a wireless USB adapter or PCI card to put in the system, you'll also need a wireless router or access point. If you have a laptop its just as easy, many have a mini-pci slot, most have a PCMCIA slot, you can also find USB adapters for them.

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I wasn't quiet sure where to put this, but I was wondering if it is possible to play a movie on a LED tv and have the sound from it playing out of the tv's speakers, while having another program (IE game) playing it's sound from the lap top's speakers. the game is of course on the laptop's display.

A:Sound Question

i have no sound, the dvd is playing but no sound

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I have a Compaq Presario with front inputs for headphone, mic and input. My 18 month old (gotta luv 'em) broke the tip of my headphones off inside the headphone input jack and now the speakers won't work because the computer thinks that there are headphones plugged in and won't put sound out to the speakers. I went inside the box and unplugged the front inputs thinking that would solve the problem until I can buy new jacks to install. After disconnecting them there is still no sound from the speakers. Is there a way to turn off the front inputs so I can get sound from my speakers again?

A:Sound question

If the pc actually came with a manual then you need to have a good read of it because you will need to short audio left in and out together and audio right in and out together with jumpers.

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Okay so i got a question i bought a 24 bit sound x fi extreme card and i bought a zen x fi player 32 gb does it have 24-BIT SOUND like the sound card or is it really jsut another one of those fake advertisments like the car commercials do.

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When I change a file and then close it I get no sound when the pop up ask if i want to make changes. I tried different things in control panel under "sounds" but was unable to fix this?

A:Sound Question

look at system notifications and menu popup under sounds, set a wav and test to see if you can hear either in the situation you have described.

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No Audio Output Device is istalled.
What does it mean??? No Driver or No Audio Card???
Please answer

A:Little Question about sound...

That would be a difficult question to answer, since you give no system specs, but I suspect that means that you have no driver installed. Check in the Device Manager under Sound, and select to have it install the driver automatically. If that fails, identify the sound device that you have, and locate and install a driver for it from the manufacturer's website.

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Is it possible to use both the onboard audio and sound card simultanously?

A:Question regarding Sound!


You will have to disable the onboard to use a soundcard.

Just out of curiosity, why would you want to?

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one thing i would like to do with my sound that comes from my computer. is to have sound from ventrilo (like teamspeak) go to one sound port, and have like a game or program that plays music, go to a diferent one. because i have suround sound and i want that to be sound from a game, and the other for a logitech headset. so, all i get to the headset is people talking on ventrilo.

what my question is, is that how would i be able to do this? do i need two sound card? can i do this with one card? is there a program that will do this for me?

thank you for posting, and if you may, send me an email at | [email protected] | on how to do this.

thank you all that help me,

A:Sound question

You wont need to sound cards. I had that problem and i figured it out. All you have to do is go to your control panel and choose the Sounds and audio devices. Then have your audio come from speakers and your ventrillo come from headset.

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I have Vista X64 version of windows. I have a kinda sound problem. My cat has fun sitting on my keyboard sometimes.

He sat on it for about 10 seconds and you know that clicking sound when your templet is full?

Well after I got the cat off the clicking kept up for about 2 minutes. I thought that it should stop clicking right after you let off the key.

WHY does it keep clicking and is there a way to stop this?



A:Sound question please

To solve the problem you need to stop letting your cat sit on the keyboard....

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my sound system has gone on the blink. I have a headphone symbol on the front of my tower, Can I listen over headphones if the sound systemis out for repair

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I just bought an ABIT KD7 motherboard. It has good quality onboard sound. I only use 2 logitech speakers and don't game.
1. Would the onboard sound be just as good for my purposes as the Soundblaster 5.1 I use now?
2. If I should go with the onboard, will the CD players automatically get sound? With a soundcard I have to run a cable from the CD to the card.

A:sound question

Originally posted by nooyawkah:
1. Would the onboard sound be just as good for my purposes as the Soundblaster 5.1 I use now?
2. If I should go with the onboard, will the CD players automatically get sound? With a soundcard I have to run a cable from the CD to the card. Click to expand...

1) The onboard sound isnt as good as the seperate sound card.

2) Yep, no need to connect any cables for the cd players.

Just my 2 humble pennies...

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I need to create wav files that are filled with absolute silence and are of various specified lengths (I need accuracy to the 1000th of a second which is the tricky part). If anybody could point me in the direction of a good program I would be very greatful.

A:Simple Sound Question

Hiya and welcome

Have a look at this:


I had a look at WAVmaker, and there are some screenshots for it as well. It also includes Ace of WAV.



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I have a SB live 24 bit sound card in my comp. When I'm on voice chat with yahoo (or xfire or teamspeak) I notice that the quality is somewhat lacking, specially on yahoo. it usually makes me (and whomever I'm talking to) sound like a chipmunk, really high pitched voice). Now, a sound card is supposed to run the sound for the entire computer right? Does that include USB? I use a usb headset w/mic and it sounds like crap. I tend to stay away from the ones that plug directly into the card itself because a ruined sound card due to static electricity (shocked the volume control and ruined the card). Not to mention that it's a pain to reach in the back and unplug the headset/mic from the sound card when I want to listen to music with regular speakers ( I have 4.1 surround speakers, so I have to unplug them to plug in the headset/mic and vice versa). Oh, and I don't have my CD drive hooked up directly to my sound card...that shouldn't make a difference though as I never listen to a music cd on my comp, all the music is on my hdd.

All of my drivers are up to date. I have cable internet. Any suggestions on what I can do to help improve the sound quality? I'll list my puter specs below so you know it's not my comp lagging.

celeron 2.93ghz w/533mhz fsb
abit mobo
200gb western digital hdd 7200 rpm 8mb cache
sb live 24 bit sound card
radeon 9500 pro vga card w/aftermarket cooling fan (hurricane/pci exhaust type)
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A:Sound Card Question

If you are using a usb mic then your sound card will have nothing to do with encoding your voice but will only be involved in the output to your speakers.

A sound card will only deal with sound signals that are passed through it.

Usually you should get a decent sound from a usb mic, AFAIR most voice recognition applications tend to reccommend them over one plugging directly into your sound card.

Have you tried recording your voice using sound recorder or the like and see if it is always that way?

Also I presume you are pluging a standard jack into an adaptor rather then there being a usb plug on the end of the headset? You may just have a bad headset. If it is a jack i would try it in the soundcard directly to see if it sounds better.

Never heard of that problem blowing up a sound card. Found mine pretty robust even had one short out the pc with a nasty smelling black smoke come off it but work fine, and the pc, for many years afterwards.


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Okay, well I'm attempting to fix my sound driver by updating it. The only problem is, I don't know what sound driver I have. I know I have a VIA HD Driver, but when I try to install one, there are several choices and I do not know what to pick


Thats the link. I first pick;
Microsoft Windows
Windows 7 64 bit
Then I'm unsure of what to pick here.

Anybody know the solution to finding out what type of driver I have for that part?

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i believe i need a new soundcard, i cant have my headset all the way in, or only one side works. but the problem is, i believe my soundcard is attached to my motherboard. with directions i can give you any info you need. so can i get / do i need a new soundcard?

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Hello all.
I personaly work with computer for a long time. But I do not involt much with sound.
The only thing I know is If I want to play audio cd I insert audio cd in cd rom drive
and I hook the phone to the audio output jack in front the drive.
Now I have problem . One friend come to me and ask me to install sound card
to his computer...

My question is: DoI have to use the audio cable to hook up from the socket (4 pins L,R and grounds)
at the back of cd drive to the sound card?. If I do not use this audio cable Do I still have sound at sound card output?
Is the sound data go in the data bus, in the motherboard to the sound card?
Because If I play a Wav audiofile from hard drive I do not need this audio cable.

Please help to make me out of confuse.


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Is there a way to "record" or create a wav file from a Live Streaming Online audio source? Something other than sticking a mic in front of the speakers (which won't work right now because I've no microphone anymore )

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I got a Sound Card from my friend a while back called Sound Blaster Live CT4830, would it be worth it to put it into my pc. I use the Z77 OC Formula Mobo.

A:Sound Card Question

What system was the card removed from. Some computer manufactures have software specifically written for it (Dell Gateway)

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Hi Friends,

I have a Windows XP that is working perfectly. I have a question about sound, though.

I want to listen to sound through a pair of headphones. I hooked up the headphones to my computer and I could hear all sounds perfectly. The only question I have is that is there a way to stop sound from coming through the speakers of my computer so that the only sounds are coming from the headphones? If so, how do I do this?

Thank you ahead of time for all your help!
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A:I Have A Question About Sound On My Windows XP?

This is more dependent on your sound card than the OS. Most soundcards will disable the audio out in the back of the computer when headphones are plugged in in the front of the computer. If yours doesn't have this, then you may be able to play around with muting certain sections in your volume control. Another option is, most speakers will have a headphone jack on them. If you plug your headphones into there, it should mute the actual speakers.

Good Luck

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I currently have the latest windows media player and realplayer, and up to date sound card drivers, my question is, does the equalizer for sound card + windows media player equalizer/realplayer equalizer effect music quality that was burned to a cd? Or does it go by bitrate and adapting to any equalizer that a music player has? I am not sure if I need to turn off equalizers to burn a cd so it isn't so bassy when I play it on my radio.

A:Question about sound quality.

not sure, but ONCE years ago used wmp to burn, lame, wmp burns the way the songs are, doesn't buff so songs are equal in sound/volume, Nero is good, but if want free burner, Ashampoo is ok...if wanna try other players, winamp was good, tho, i have heard of problems with vista and a 5.1 sound system, tis why i didn't d/l it, i have JetAudio. all players and equilizers are set differently, will have to set them all, bitrate does make a difference, anything under 128mb's not good, depends on how bad you want the song, if say, as song 380'ish, that would mean someone messed with the song, 192mb's is a not bad rate, if looking for more pure, FLAC, meaning loss-less, meaning sound would be better but, would need a converter to convert to mp3.

ya, i know, talked more than i needed to...lol....a few too many maybe...lol

Hope helps

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Is there a way to split your audio sources based on their source? If I have a youtube video, can I have it play from my speakers while a game plays through my headphones? I only have one sound card, realtek HD audio and windows 10.

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Well, I just bought a pack of TEAC DVD-Rs, it clearly says on the box "4.7GB". I inserted one of them to my DVDRW drive, clicked on Nero, and Nero says it can only contain up to 4.5GB. Did I do anything wrong? Has Nero gone mad? What should I do? Thanks.

My second question; Is there any program to universally-control my sound card? By that I mean, if there's any kind of program to control my sound card, but globally on my OS (Windows XP)... For example, if there's a way to add bass, pitch, and so on, to the sound output, so it will take effect on any other application with produces sound (Winamp, some game, etc.)... Is there such program?

Also, I've got a third question, I think I'll ask it here, rather than opening a second thread;

Norton AntiVirus 2005 asks every program for permission to run (you probably know what I'm talking about). Is there any way to set it to not ask for permission of some programs NEVER? If there is, how do I that (step-by-step, if possible... hehe)?

A:How much data can DVD-Rs actually contain, and also a question regarding sound...

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I own a Creative Audigy2 ZS sound card and also today have taken delivery of some Logitech Z-2200 speakers

Even though they are THX certified speakers I can not get them to work on a Digital Output source, It will only work on Line Out 1 when I connect the green thingy to it, does that mean that these THX speakers are not digital ones or how if they are do I get them to work on a Digital Output (the end socket to anyone that has an Audigy2 ZS

Also I cannot get any sound out of the big subwoofer just some bass etc so again is this related to the fact that it is not running in digital mode ? or is there a fault with the subwoofer ?

How can I get these speakers to work on Digital Output as opposed to just Anolog and why would there be no sound but a thump coming out of the subwoofer ?

A:Sound question - help needed

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I was searching around my sony pcg-f630 laptop's BIOS and i came across an option that said "onboard sound" which was set to disabled......i was wondering...do laptops come with onboard sound or do they have a pci card type thing installed? The computers sound does work (with some problems here and there) with this option disabled..and i was just wondering what would happen if it was enabled

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Hi, could someone tell me which of these drivers I need to update my sound? Maybe I need both? What is the difference between these drivers? I can't tell which one, (or both) do I need, from my system information, because I find both names on my system.

Here are the links for the two drivers I found:


Here is the info from Everest (some has been edited out, the forum's system told me it was too big) :

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v1.10.106
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Generator Laurah Martlock
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2004-09-19
Time 11:24
--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0b)
Computer Name LAURA-96ZIXLWA
User Name Laurah Martlock

CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+
Motherboard Name MSI KT4AV (MS-6712) (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A
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A:Sound Driver question

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how do I know if I have a 2 channel sound card or a 4 channel sound card?

A:Sound card question

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and make me look simple as f***, but here goes >_>

I want to upgrade my pc to windows 7 but the advisor is telling me there are only two issues. Firstly, my wifi adaptor driver needs updating. I've searched for an update, but there isn't one. Secondly my sound card driver isn't compatible at all. The sound card dates back to 2002.

If i upgraded to windows 7, will i not be able to connect wirelessly with the wifi adaptor that i have and will my sound completely disappear?

If so, is there anyway to fix this without buying a new wifi adaptor and new sound card? I dont really want to have to buy a new sound card because the one i have is fantastic!

A:this may sound like a stupid question

Bump anyone?

Pretty much got the wifi adaptor covered. But i really need to know where to go (if it's possible) to run windows 7 with existing sound card!!!

Sound card is a C Media Wave CMI8738/C3DX

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Hey peeps,

Building my first rig here, noob alert in this area so offer me patience

I've purchased a ASUS Xonar DG PCI 5.1 Audio Card. The problem being I have now decided to go with a LGA 2011 processor and have chosen the Asus P9X79 PRO Motherboard to sit it in.

Now I know this mobo already has a 7.1 HD sound setup already installed. My question is do I still require the sound card that I've bought?

If there is no advantage then I will send it back.

I will be doing some occasional gaming on this rig and would like to get the best sound out of it, considering the money being spent.



A:Question about the need for a sound card

The issue here is "best sound". That PCI card you got is a fairly modern card, I read just a bit about it before replying. I did not however read anything about what is onboard your new motherboard.

My gut feeling is that you are better off sending the PCI card back and using onboard. Onboard has came a long ways since the early 2000s.

What are you going to be listening to sound on? What speakers/headphones? I'm not sure this really makes a whole lot of difference because I didn't look up the specific chipsets for making the sound on the card vs what is on the motherboard. But, if one is a definite better chipset then it does matter what headphones or speakers you will be using. If you are using $150+ headphones or speakers, then it may be worth really diving into the better chipset. If you aren't, just go with onboard because it is going to save you money and you won't hear a difference (if there even is any).

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I am installing an audigy 2 soundcard into a system. It has onboard sound already. Do I have to disable the onboard sound or will it be ok. I have a front audio port which I want to use. Will it work if the onboard is disabled?

A:Sound card question?

Some motherboards will disable the onboard sound automatically when another sound card is detected and others wont. I had to disable my onboard sound manually via the device manager. And I doubt you will be able to use the front audio ports unless your sound card has a front audio port connector on it.

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if it is possible to get like all my other things (ie games, music) to automatically quite down about like 95% when someone speaks on skype or any VOIP Program.

Thankyou in advance.

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I am using two soundcards. I am looking for a way the soundcards can be independent. e.g. when I use the sound recorder, I have to select the card I want by changing in sound properties. When I go out of the program, I then have to go into control panel, sound and audio devices and change back to using the other card. Is there some way that I can get them independent i.e. each uses the sound card I assign it?

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Hey peeps, quick question.

I'm making a short movie in WMM, and there's a video clip I've taken with fraps that I only want the sound from, not the video. Is there a program I can use or a windows I can just record the audio off of that into either an mp3 or wav?

I basically wanna rip the audio off this video clip I created and use it without the video.

A:Sound recording question in XP

Here: http://www.aimonesoft.com/alltomp3.html

It does both mp3 and wav, and you can choose which section of the video to rip audio from.

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i just got a tascam us-122 interface and an mxl 990 mic. spent 1/2 a day figuring out how to record audio with cakewalk pro audio 9. had to change some settings in cakewalk to recognize the interface to record. anyway, my question is about my soundcard. without opening the case, this is what device manager says it is. yamaha legacy ds1 wdm, yamaha native ds1 wdm driver. i don't know how good it is or how adequate. would a better soundcard help with recording. if yes, what is recommended. i'm knew to all this and crawling.

A:sound card question

What you've got is about on par with a sound blaster live card.

As I'm understanding it, your basically using the card for midi input and playback. The card supports Yamaha's XG format for midi (the format is basically a set of rules describing how a tone generator will respond to MIDI data) so it should perform very nicely with cakewalk.

I'm not sure how many midi voices your card has, or whether the number of voices is expandable with additional software, but you shouldn't run out of voices.

Your card isn't a high end card. But, it will handle what your doing with ease, and maybe better than some high end models.

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Hi! I had an old laptop that when I played a song in Winamp, it disabled all other sounds, (instant messages, for example) but now, with my new laptop, all other sounds play on top of the songs. This is terrible, as it ruins the song that I'm trying to hear. Is there a setting that I can change to disable sounds when Winamp is playing? Thanks!

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hello im new
i have a sound card question i think. I have Win98 and the soundcard is
SiS 7018 Wave I am listening to an mp3 through WMP and suddenly the speakers go fuzzy . At first i thought it was the speakers then i bought new "good" speakers. I still have this problem. Sometimes ill be listening then the quality will change every second or so making the music very annoying and sometimes un-listenable. I think this might be the sound card or would it be some setting that i should change? alright thanks so much


A:a sound card question :)

Can u hear the music fine if your listening to a cd or sumthing like that in your computer?

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This might sound like a dumb question but-If onboard sound goesout,and you install a stand alone card,doesnt the new sound card still go through the motherboard?So if the motherboard is bad,you will still have no sound?

A:sound card question

Technically the sound is still going through the board, but allowing that it is only the onboard audio chip that has gone bad, there should not be a problem.
On the boards you have a chip that controls sound, another one for graphics(if the video is onboard), another one for LAN (if the lan is onboard) Etc.

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Maybe a strange question, but I was wondering about it.

Is there any way of putting a subliminal (suggestions) message into a streaming audio, that can be listened to online?

If someone had the tech knowledge and/or equipment to do it?

If so, is there a way to find out?

Could the sound be somehow taken apart, digitally, to see just what is being said, that might not be apparent in just listening to it?

Is there anyone here who would know how to do this? Check to see if one is in the message, not put one in for me

I don't want to know so I can program people, but want to know if this is something possible, that could be done, to program innocent people who might listen to the streaming audio.

~ Carrie

A:question for the sound techs

I realize this might fit into another topic here (like SOUND) but to me, it would be a security question.

Like if I were listening to a streaming audio, that had subliminal suggestions I didn't know about.

I'm also wondering if something like woudl be illegal? The way the internet and laws are, I would guess it wouldn't be? (if cookies and tracking and stuff is okay)

If the mods think it doesn't belong here, please move it where you think it fits better.



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Well, as some people know - i was not able to get the HDMI Output thing to display in my Sound Manager for my realtek sound card - so i resorted to other measures to get my laptop connected to my Onkyo receiver. What i did was cut the headphone jack off-of a random cable. And i soldered the 2 wires(the red colored for R Audio and the White colored for L audio) to the headphone jack part. Can i make that give me surround sound?
So i have a wire plugged into my headphone jack - that splits into 2(R Audio and L Audio) but when i pop in a Blu-Ray movie into my laptop - my ASC3Filter shows input sound @ all 7 levels - but the output is only @ 2 levels. Like this-->

(That is while watching Transformers 2 Blu-Ray 1080p.)
Is it possible to make the output all full? ie: make the output be in 5.1/7.1 surround sound. My speakers suppourt 7.1( they are in fact in 7.1) but for most movies its 5.1.
My System: I have my Laptop Specs below.
Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR505 ; Speakers: Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV and a Sony Bravia KDL - 52W3000. Thanks

A:Surround Sound Question (?)

The headphone jack (in almost all cases) is only two channel stereo. Thus you can't get 5.1 or 7.1 from 2 channel stereo. Some EXTERNAL devices may be able to emulate surround with a two channel input but that's all.

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Technophobe here.

I'm about to purchase a new PC from a company online.

Aside from listening to music and burning CDs, one of the tasks I'm hoping to perform on the new PC is to transfer my old record and cassette collection onto CD. Knowing nothing about these things, I would like to know if the sound card in a PC affects the way in which sound is recorded, or if it is only affects the sound produced through the speakers?

Will the onboard sound on the motherboard be enough for what I want to do, or should I use the option to upgrade the sound card?

The motherboard is Asus P5N-E SLI. Its onboard audio is "Realtek ALC883 6-Channel audio CODEC".

The upgrade would be to a "Creative Audigy Soundblaster SE 7.1" sound card.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Hey guys, I've been fiddling and browsing and emailing and such for a total of 7 hours on this problem, hopefully someone can help me.

I recently bought Logitech x-530 speakers, and when playing a game or windows media player, the center, rear left and rear right speakers downt work. The subwoofer, right, and left speakers do work.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte 8I915G Pro - http://www.xpcgear.com/ga8i915gpro.html - and it supports up to 7.1 surround sound. I have used a utility that came with the motherboard, C-Media 3D Audio Configuration, and with it i can emit sound out of each speaker individually, so I know they are connected in the right slots.

Hopefully someone has an idea that could prove helpful :)


A:Question about surround sound

Did you reconfigure the Audio settings in the Windows Control Panel?

If not, you need to go into Control Panel, then into Sounds and Audio Devices, then under the volume tab, click the advanced button next to the picture of the speakers. If you're using a 5.1 system, select that, and hit apply/okay. If all the speakers don't immediately work, restart the system and test again.

If you've already done that, then I can't help you further, but I'm sure someone else here can.


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I recently bought a used IBM 400 mhz for my kids. The description said it had onboard sound. On the back of the unit, there are slots 3 (holes). One has a microphone picture. Then there are 2 that have a music note and a circle and arrow. What are these for? Basically it looks like this left to right
Mic ( ) circle/arrow/ music note ( ) circle/arrow/music note ( )

You can only use speakers when a sound card is available, right?

A:probably dumb question about sound

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I am looking into getting a sound card for a couple reasons.

1) Want better sound...of course.
2) Want to be able to have more jacks in back of computer so I don't have to go into the back and switch out the cables when I am switching between my headphones and my speakers.

See my friend can be listening to music on his speakers and then plug in his headphones and the music automatically switches from his desktop speakers to his headphones. My Computer doesnt do this because I only have a green, pink, and blue port in the back of my onboard sound card.

Can anyone please tell me if this card is a good card/ good deal...and if it can do what my friends computer does.


Thanks in advance!!!

A:Sound Card Question

Yup, good card, but can't guarantee it will work the same as you friends unit. His might be made to do that somehow, and without knowing the make/model of his system, we can't tell you.

Another way you could do i is to buy a set of speakers with a mic and headphone sockets on the front. That way, you just plug in to the speaker to use headphones.

Koss HDM/30 speakers (old) had that option (I still have mine, but don't use them anymore for gaming), and it worked great.


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