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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.

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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.

HELP!
 

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?
 

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

A:Question regarding Sound!

nope.

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

Just out of curiosity, why would you want to?
 

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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?

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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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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?

Thanks.


Mike

A:Sound question please

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

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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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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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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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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.
 

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

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hello,

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,
Throdne
 

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 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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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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...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 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.
 

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Hiya and welcome

Have a look at this:

http://www.polyhedric.com/software/index.html

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

Regards

eddie
 

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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 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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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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Hi, i am planning on buying a system with a built in ATI Radeon HD graphics card, 8gb of ram, 2TB hard disk, built in sound card, and an AMD Phenom Quad core processor 3.4GHz.

I know that the graphics card supports HDMI so i am planning on connecting it to my TV. So instead of having a monitor i will be connecting it to my TV via a HDMI lead.

I also have a USB logitech speaker i plan on using.

Now, here is my question, i know that HDMI sends sound as well as Video to the TV. But i would like to be able to use both speakers simultaneously. Would windows 7 ultimate x64 do this automatically for me, if not how would i do this?

Thankyou.

All help is appreciated.
 

A:HDMI and sound question

sean, your question is a bit hard to understand, do you mean to use both speakers that they will both transmit the same audio at he same time ? or they would be transmitting different audio tracks ?

If the same audio track at the same time then unfortunately no...you wont be able to do so because windows will configure them as separate channels and you wont be able to bind them together. If you wish to use them to output different media you can simply use to softwares such as media play and vlc player and configure vlc to use the wireless while media player uses the hdmi, if you want to use both speakers as in sometimes use the tv and sometimes the wireless you can switch between them using the windows sound configuration settings at the control panel or at the start bar near the clock

best of luck
Dima
 

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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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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:

http://www.download.com/Realtek-AC-...Me-2000-XP-/3000-2120_4-10317209.html?tag=pop

http://www.download.com/VIA-AC-97-Audio-Combo-Driver/3000-2120_4-10313331.html?tag=pop
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
Computer LAURA-96ZIXLWA
Generator Laurah Martlock
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2004-09-19
Time 11:24
--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX 4.09.00.0902 (DirectX 9.0b)
Computer Name LAURA-96ZIXLWA
User Name Laurah Martlock

Motherboard:
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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Hi
I have a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 530, her sound has died (it has motherboard sound) so I need to put in a sound card for her, either internal or external. I was thinking internal but don't know what type of slots she has, on Dell's website this is what it says but have no idea how to read it. Are all sound cards the same and will they all fit??
I can't copy and paste the info but if you scroll down to the PCI part, you'll see why i'm confused.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/om/html/appendix.htm
 

A:sound card question

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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

http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp

Thats the link. I first pick;
Microsoft Windows
Windows 7 64 bit
Audio
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?
Thanks.
 

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Hi,

I have a set of Creative Inspire T3000 speakers (2 satellite and 1 subwoofer). I also have a set of Logitec Stereo Headphones with mic that I use quite often because I have a severe hearing problem. (My system is a HP XL 847 running Win XP.)

There are times I can use the speakers and other times I need to use the headphones. When I go through the Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices to change between the two I usually have to reboot the system to make the change. Is this normal or should it change without the reboot just by changing the default devices? Also, is there a quicker way to make the switch without having to go through the Control Panel? Something that could be done on the fly would be nice .

Thanks for your help!

ThaBrudda
 

A:Sound Setup Question

isn't there a slot for the head phones on the speaker itself? normally, all you need to do is to plug in the head phones to that slot on the speaker & you're all set. sound would automatically be routed to the head phones or, try to look for a slot for the head phones on your sound card/adapter at the back of your system. same effect. sound will be routed to head phones when you plug it in...
 

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New member here, and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a freeware program or some sort of tweak that will allow me to automatically rotate the sounds I hear during Windows XP startup. Can't for the life of me find any advice on this anywhere. I don't want a whole Desktop Theme changer - I just want to hear different wav files when I fire up the computer.

Any ideas?

Thanks...
 

A:Startup sound question...

Free Wav's

The wav's can be modified through:

start-control panel-sounds and audio devices-sounds tab at the top

:below you can modify any of the sounds manually in windows xp. No automatic changer available. (that I know of)

For changing the startup sounds locate startup from the list and browse to the location where you have one you like and the click on the file and click ok.

Hope this helps.

Jason
 

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I have a sound card integrated in my motherboard, an Asus P4S333, and I'm wondering how I find out if it is DirectX8.1 compatible. I've checked the documents but can't seem to find it. If anyone knows I'd be much obliged, I want to play some "Mafia" soon! Thanks.
 

A:Sound card question.

That board uses the C-Media CMI8738 6-channel hardware audio controller (got the info from Asus Website

According to The chipset manufacturer The sound is dx compatable
 

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Hello

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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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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My sound driver does't stay as it should. Every time i start up, there is no sound and when i look in the control panel, it has set itself away from windows default.

Anyone know why this is or how to get it to stay as it is?
 

A:question about sound drivers?

We need more details than that; I have no idea what you're referring to:

"Every time i start up, there is no sound and when i look in the control panel, it has set itself away from windows default.

"Anyone know why this is or how to get it to stay as it is?"

Seems like the best thing for you to do is to download Everest Home Edition from here:

http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en

This is the link to the overview page, which will tell you how the program works, and provides links to screenshots and the list of features, which will help you learn how to use Everest. You'll have a hard time finding simpler diagnostic software, and best of all, it is provided FREE to the home user.

http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en

When you download the file, save it to the Desktop, which will make it easy to find. Close the browser and all running programs, then double-click the file, and install Everest. Once it is installed, REBOOT YOUR SYSTEM. Then, when you get back to the Desktop, run Everest Home. It should identify your hardware more precisely for us, so we can determine which drivers you need to download and install.

Run Everest; when it opens, look in the left-side window pane, and find the Multimedia heading. Open it, and highlight the PCI / PnP Audio section. Then look in the right-side window pane, and copy the information about your audio hardware. Post it here, and we can do some research to hel... Read more

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Because I know my way around a PC, I do a bit of informal tech support here at my job, but I dont know Windows 2000 Professional all that well yet. I have a co-worker here who has assigned sounds to certain actions on her PC, like opening email, etc... She sent me this email:

"Do you know why my Simpson's sounds do not work on this computer? They do work on other computers in the office besides the front desk and I do hear beeps. I checked the settings and it's still set for them, but I can't play them."

My job requires that I stay at my desk, so I cant go look at it. If she's hearing the beeps, then there is some kind of on-board sound, right? Or you dont need a sound card for those beeps, they're part of the system, and that's why she isn't hearing her theme sounds?

Thanks!
 

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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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So just installed Windows 7 and I had one question. Without any drivers my onboard realtek sound set to 7.1 is nice clear and Loud. When I install the latest realtek windows 7 drivers my volume is literaly cut in half. It's still loud enough but I don't get why wihtout drivers everything is so much louder. Is it ok to run without drivers and just use the windows 7 "default" high definition audio? thanks

A:Quick Question About Sound

As long as you're happy with how it sounds, and you're not getting any weird errors, sure, there is no harm in running the 7 drivers instead of the official Realtek ones.

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Simple problem here, just got my new mother board everything works fine no other issues besides the SPDIF not putting out 5.1 to my home theater receiver, I'll say right away it isn't the newest receiver but it does recognize dolby digital 5.1, when I try to watch a movie with 5.1 it just shows up as stereo sound. It recognizes 5.1 out of other computers and devices. The integrated video on the mother board is Realtek ALC883. Any ideas/ thoughts?

Thanks
 

A:Asus P5N-D sound question

try & check on your sound manager's SPDIF OUT if you have
the selection for 5.1/surround/EAX.

also,if your SPDIF lineout dont support the stereo-to-5.1/7.1,then
you're system is just limited to throw stereo SPDIF audio.
 

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Hey guys, just wanna know how to get sound from when your using a computer through your TV, I got the visuals set up now I just need to know what you need to get if you wanna hear sound coming out of your TV instead of your computer speakers. I know there is a certain wire you need to get, just wondering what it is. Thanks alot!
 

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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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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
Jeremy
 

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I am building a PC and I need some help. I am getting the ABIT AG8 motherboard and I wanted to get the Audigy 2 Value Sound Card, but after browsing some boards I saw that some onboard audio can perform quite well. I am getting the Creative Inspire T5400 5.1 Speakers. Now, should I get the audio card, or use my mobo? If theres not a big difference in sound then I'll save 50 bucks and not get sound card.
 

A:Sound Card Question

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I'm using the integrated sound card on my Asus P4S333 Motherboard. I've been looking around but I can't seem to find out if it's a DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card. Is there any way I can find this out, or does someone know off hand?
Thanks.
 

A:Sound Card Question.

The chip is DirectX compatable.

Your motherboard uses the C-Media CMI8738 chipset for sound, and here is the link to the manf website showing compatability.
http://www.cmedia.com.tw/faq/e8738-1121_p4.htm
 

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Hi, I'm new to this forum. Last night, I had to reinstall my Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition to the computer I've been using for the past 2 years because it wouldn't go past the Welcome screen on Start up. After i finished reinstalling, my soundcard isn't being picked up by this new installation. I can't hear anything on my computer and when I try to fix it under Control Panel, it says there is nothing installed in my computer. I've been using my friend's speakers for the past two years and I don't have any CDs for it. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this problem? If so Thanks Alot.
 

A:Important Question about my Sound

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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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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.

Tom
 

A:sound card question

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Can some one help me with this question?
When installing a sound card on a system that has an integrated soundboard, you must...

A. Reinstall the Windows sound drivers.
B. Disconnect the speakers.
C. Connect the new card to the MIDI port.
D. Disable portions of the system board.

I have many more questions, this is just the first. I am taking a course in pc repair, and some info is not east to undrestand.
 

A:Sound Card Question...

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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

jackie
 

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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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
 

A:bios sound question

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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.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16829102179

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.

Scorp.
 

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