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Is there anyway to play sounds on one pc but have it played on anothe

Q: Is there anyway to play sounds on one pc but have it played on anothe

Good morning all.

I have MSoutlook 2010 on my Vaio which I access remotely via RealVNC in another part of the house which works absolutely fine. However what I would like is when that windows 7 machine plays a sound notifying that new mail has just come in, I would like that sound, or all sounds from that laptop, to actually be played into or on my second (main) windows 7 pc, which is on another floor in the house, through it's own soundcard.

So to summarise, how can you stream all sound from one pc to another. I am willing to consider any ideas.

I was not sure whether(?) to place my request here, or under the Sound issues forum. Apologies if I've submitted this in the wrong place.



Thank you for looking.

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A: Is there anyway to play sounds on one pc but have it played on anothe

I found the solution if anybody is interested.

How to Hear Audio from the Remote PC when Using Remote Desktop - wikiHow

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Hi I need help with my computer. it doesnt seem to play music but plays video but no sounds come out.

I Have a Dell Dimension 5150 with SigmaTel Audio.

When i open itunes it says "ITunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration. Audio/Video playback may not operate properly"

When i play a song on Windows Media Player 11 is says "You've encountered error message C00D11DF while using Windows Media Player."

In Sound and Audio Devices it doesnt seem to register the speakes as is says "No Audio Device"

All My Sound/Audio Devices are working properly in Device Managers

I have tried reinstalling the SigmaTel Device as the Dell Staff told me it did not work and did the Diagnostic Test, i could hear the sounds from my speakers.

Dell has told me the Windows OS may be the problem. and told me to reformat everything then try if it works.

Any Help me please? 1st time i ever got this problem
 

A:Sounds Cannot Be Played on My Computer

install windows into a folder called windows1
 

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I would like to know how I can get all of the sounds on my HP Compaq laptop to be played back through my earphones and not the built-in speakers.
Windows Media Player for instance works fine when I start it up after plugging in the earphones, but apps like Mozilla Fire Fox uses the HP built-in speakers.

This is what the sound mixer for the built-in speakers look like when I've got the earphones plugged in:


And the earphones:




How do I get the other apps on the built-in speakers' mixer to be played by the earphones?

A:How do I get sounds to be played back through my earphones?

that's what i do...

also when i use skype, i use headphones as a default communication device, and speakers as a default device, so i can listen to music with speakers, and talk using the headphones.

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And than somehow convert it to an .mp3?

I have vista 64bit
 

A:Is there a way I can record the sounds being played on my computer?

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My computer has some sort of malware that's causing it to play advertisement through my computer. It came out of nowhere and it's driving me insane because it's causing all sorts of noise to come out. Sometimes it's advertisements and other times, it's screaming at max volume. I've used Malwarebytes and the TDSSKILLER but they didn't work.

Here's what it looks like on my audio mixer.
Edit: The problems have escalated. My computer is now facing many errors and is beginning to crash and cause BSODs after a certain amount of time. I've noticed that this "Name Not Available" things on my audio mixer only appears after I have an internet connection but disappears after I turn off the internet. I am also totally problem free when I'm running without internet. Basically, the issues only begin after I have established a connection to the internet.

Edit2: I found out that there's a process for internet explorer running, although I never use it. Ending that process causes "Name Not Avaliable" to temporarily disappear. Afterwords, it reappears and multiple processes for "iexplorer.exe" appear. Ending them dosen't cause "Name Not Avaliable" to disappear and more processes only reappear after some time.

Other problems I have is that that scripts on certain websites are malfuntioning which causes my browser to freeze up for a long time. Clicking on google links also sometimes takes me ... Read more

A:Advertisements and other sounds being played in my audio

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I've posted this elsewhere, but wanted to see if I could get some help here's what I've got so far...

I don't know how better to describe it than that. All audio on my computer, when played through a headset, sounds off. Either it has a faint "underwater" sound or some other distortions. Voices will be too quiet and echo, while background audio will be loud and jarring. I've used several different headsets, and tested them on different devices, and they seem to look fine. I've used them directly in the computer's audio out, which I thought was the problem, but I've also tried using USB headphones, and using my phone and it's USB as a third party. And even odder, things seem to sound fine when played through the computer's speakers. I could be wrong about that one and just not noticing, but it seems alright.


I'm on an Acer Aspire 7551, and this sound issue seems new. Like I said, I thought the issue was the port, and that could be an unrelated problem, but it's even giving me trouble through USB ports which are fine otherwise.
I have a temporary solution that I don't like, but maybe it will offer some insight for anyone who will know what my problem is?

Like I said, speakers work fine, no problem.

When using headphones, I can make it bearable by going into playback devices' options, and adjusting the balance left or right, and turning the other to zero. Regardless if I have it to left or right, there's no more echo or distortion. Obv... Read more

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Windows start and shutdown wavs not played
Hi.
I'm using XP sp3 with onboard Sigma Tel Audio. High Definition Audio Codec driver ver 5.10.5067.0
Sigma Tel audio loads at system start. All sounds are perfect after boot.
The problem is I don't get the Windows Start or Windows Exit sounds.
The sounds are enabled in Control Panel Sounds, and when I sample them, they're fine. They just don't play when starting or shutting down Windows.
Help will be most appreciated.
Thanks,
bill48nj2
 

A:Windows start and shutdown sounds not played

Reinstall the sound drivers
 

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recently i turned on my computer and random ad clips will play, without me starting any programs. when i went to do a system scan with AVG all of the components for AVG were gone. i tried to uninstall, and remove [using the AVG software removal found on there site] and then reinstall AVG, but it wouldn't even start up. I removed it again and tried to install AntiVir but it won't even start after the install. i went into services and tried to start it [which i also did with AVG initially when it was first installed]. and it gives me this message:

error 1053 - the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

i also went into task manager to see what process would spike when the ad clips were playing and the only one that increased in usage was iexplorer.exe so my thinking is there is some hidden explorer window open or something like that.

i ran the dds script, and tried to run Gmer, but it wouldn't run, similar to the problem i'm having my antivirus software. here's the log file from the dds script:


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ancool 5000 at 10:26:10.39 on Mon 01/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.446.76 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

A:random sounds played and anti virus software won't run

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If you still require assistance for this issue, and since it has been a few days since you first posted, we would like to see a new set of logs. Please do this:


Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here, here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop.


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Let's try this version of gmer. We're going to try running it in a different fashion, also.


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.
Double click the exe file.
The program will begin to run, and perform an initial scan. If possible rootkit activity is found, you will be asked if you would like to perform a full scan. Click No.
In any case, after the initial scan is com... Read more

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recently i turned on my computer and random ad clips will play, without me starting any programs. when i went to do a system scan with AVG all of the components for AVG were gone. i tried to uninstall, and remove [using the AVG software removal found on there site] and then reinstall AVG, but it wouldn't even start up. I removed it again and tried to install AntiVir but it won't even start after the install. i went into services and tried to start it [which i also did with AVG initially when it was first installed]. and it gives me this message:

error 1053 - the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

i also went into task manager to see what process would spike when the ad clips were playing and the only one that increased in usage was iexplorer.exe so my thinking is there is some hidden explorer window open or something like that.

also, here is my highjack this! logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:12:38 PM, on 1/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:random sounds played and anti virus software won't run

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

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Hello. I have no idea where these trojans originated from, but they are changing how my PC is working. The speed of the PC hasn't slowed down significantly. However, when I'm browsing the web things load, but it lags a lot and I sometimes hear random talking coming through my headphones (not ads, from computer). Also, when I do searches on Google on Firefox, it redirects me to links with advertisements. I usually have to go back and click the link again. It usually goes to the advertisement, first, however. This isn't happening in IE for some reason.

I have done a quick scan/complete scan on Kaspersky Anti Virus 2010 and disinfected all problems. I have also ran a Malwarebyte's scan and disinfected all threats on that. The symptoms, however, still remain and I have noticed that the speed of my PC is starting to slow down even more.

Here is the DDS log:


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Chris at 22:19:40.41 on Mon 08/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1311 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Outpost Firewall Pro *disabled* {8A20CA2A-9E02-4A64-923B-0A38208EB7FD}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
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A:Trojan Ridden System with Google Redirects/Random Sounds Played

Impatience got the best of me and I ended up doing a Combofix scan and it has fixed the problem, except for the fact that I hear a strange voice every 10 minutes. It's only for like a second though. :X

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Ok so I have a simple, but annoying problem. I have no Windows Sound Events like the login sound, the logout sound, and when the battery is low. Every other sound like playing music and running YouTube videos work fine. Even when I turn on my laptop I hear the whole computer startup sound, but I don't hear the login one. I don't understand the problem. I went into personilazation and went to Windows Sounds, but when I select one and click "Play" I don't hear anything. I tried the other Sound Themes and they don't work either. I ran the Fix It program for Audio, and it didn't find anything wrong.

A:No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

Hello! I have the same problem you have (or had?) with Windows 7 64bit. Everything is working good, but no system sound at all! No sound when I login..no sounds when i insert or remove USB devices..and so on! But sound is ok in youtube or in videogames...how did you fix that? If you fixed it?

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I played the MyVegas Facebook game without any problems on my old computer, but it won't run...just freezes up shortly after I get onto the game.  Is this because of Windows 10 or flash player or security???  Any suggesions on how to fix this...it's very frustrating to get a new computer that won't let you play a game you played on an old computer.

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Greetings.

I am extremely skilled with computers, I have my own small business. However, this is something I could not figure out. Perhaps you gurus could help me, I'd be much obliged.

Apparently any and all .mpg files on my computer will not play in any version so far of Windows Media Player. I have tested them out in virtualdub, media player classic, and a few other players, and they work fine, no problem. The interesting part is that the files will play in WMP with no problems ONLY if they are played from the internet. I've done this several times with no problem. Once I download the file though, and double click it afterwards, it comes up with that stupid "general" error C00D11CD. I have uninstalled all codecs, including divx, ffdshow, and rolled back to WMP9, then reinstalled each one by one, nothing. I don't think it's codecs though, since the video plays fine from the net.

Por examplar, I just now uploaded a file from my computer, called eidos.mpg, that will not play in WMP. I uploaded it to the following address:
http://www.generatez.com/eidos.mpg
I click on that link, and it works, IN WMP.

Anyone got any ideas?

Before you post, no, "get another mpeg player" is not an answer I'm looking for. I'd like to figure this out, and understand why it's happening.

Thanks so much,
JB

A:MPG files will not play in WMP9, WMP10, except when played from internet.

Hi JB, welcome to TSF..

have you tried either k-lite codec pack or ace mega codec pack v5.93? With the latter, you can use an 'agressive remover' during install to remove existing codecs to avoid conflictions which may be the cause.

Also, has the problem only started happening since cleaning/editing the registry in any way? If not, can you think of any system changes (hardware/software) which took place prior to the problem starting?

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Did a TrendMicro TVscan in Safe Mode.
Found:

Copyright (c) 1990 - 2006 Trend Micro Inc.
Report Date : 11/18/2009 17:06:58
VSAPI Engine Version : 8.952-1009
VSCANTM Version : 2.00-1000 (Official Build)
VSGetVirusPatternInformation is invoked

Virus Pattern Version : 633 (493659/533699 Patterns) (2009/11/17) (663350)
VSGetVirusPatternInformation is invoked

Virus Pattern Version : 855 (40040/533699 Patterns) (2009/11/11) (85500)
Command Line: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TVScan32.exe -S -SSAPTN -VSSPYWARE+ -c -d2 -I -Fail to Clean [ PAK_Generic.001]( 1) Success Delete [ PAK_Generic.001]( 1) from 181255 files have been read.
181255 files have been checked.
181200 files have been scanned.
291653 files have been scanned. (including files in archived)
1 files containing viruses.
Found 1 viruses totally.
Maybe 0 viruses totally.
Stop At: 11/18/2009 18:34:46 1 hour 27 minutes 44 seconds (5263.63 seconds) has elapsed.(29.040 msec/file)

Note: Some links do not respond when pressed, IE8 sometimes crashes for no apparent reason while surfing, Netflix logo suddenly appeared in WMC and was able to watch movies (couple months during spring/summer) now when I press play movie, WMC crashes. Use TrendMicro Int. Security 16, scan with Malwarebytes, and Superantispyware Pro. Any help will be appreciated. Won't go near registry without support. Not an expert but can make my way with certain things alone and others if explained. Many thanks.

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My IE will not play sounds from sites like ebaum, youtube, etc. I went into IE advanced settings and checked the box beside play sounds but nothing is working. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:IE7 will not play sounds

What are the settings on "control panel">device volume>advanced???
Ben
 

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Hi there,
Recently I've been having a problem with the sound on my computer. I can only play MP3s and WMAs, but only in Windows Media Player. .wavs do not play, which means there are no system sounds. And when I'm watching something on a site like youtube, the sound won't play either. I've also tried to install codecs, but that didn't work either. I'm using Windows Vista.
 

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Windows XP Home Edition
IE 7
Windows Media Player 11
(All of these installed a week ago)

Issue:
Webpages with mp3 backgrounds (i.e., bgsound) are not played by IE7; there is no sound.

What works:
- Playing the same file directly from my PC (no IE).
- Get sound OK from this webpage using another PC.
- Get sound OK playing YouTube vids

Checked:
- Browser Setting - Playing sound from webpages is enabled.
- Volume: All volumes up; no volumes muted.

Tried:
- A popular registry import fix (no change); re-imported original key settings
- Installed Windows Media Player SDK (no change).
- Ran FileMon during the time when the webpage would be initiating the mp3. Some files were shown as "not found", but those may normally not be found, for all I know.

Add-Ons listed by IE:
Adobe PDF Link Helper
Diagnose Connection Problems...
HP Clipbook
HP Print Clips
HP Print Enhancer
HP Smart Select
NitroPDFBHO Class
PDF Download
PDF Download - Options
Shockwave Flash Object
Windows Messenger

I don't see a Windows Media Player ActiveX listed. Should there be?

Thanks
 

A:IE does not play sounds

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Hi there,
Recently I've been having a problem with the sound on my computer. I can only play MP3s and WMAs, but only in Windows Media Player. .wavs do not play, which means there are no system sounds. And when I'm watching something on a site like youtube, the sound won't play either.

A:Certain sounds won't play

I've also tried to install codecs, but that didn't work either

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I installed the latest build 7100 and it won't let me play my music. I get a popup window with the message:

Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

I tried taking ownership of the directory, but still no go.
What am I doing wrong??

A:Won't let me play my sounds

Did you install the driver for your soundcard?

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I've got the RC beta of W7 installed on the 5th.
My motherboard is an Asus P5Q-E with Soundmaxx audio.
I plug my headphones into the front audio jack and it is NOT seen by W7.
I move the plug to the rear jack and it is not recognized.
Go to Sound control panel and the headphones are listed as the default device but it is greyed out and can't be used.
When I look at the volume settings for the system I see the green bars moving. There is sound in there somewhere but I can't access it.
The headphones work.
The front jack works.
According to W7 my drivers are OK.
I do not have enough knowledge to know where to look next.
Hope somebody can help me fix this.
Thanks.
Halfbaked

A:W7 does not play any sounds. Need help.

Hello Halfbaked,

First of all, have you the latest Vista driver for your chipset ? You can find it here : http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mis...10_Vista_n.rar

Then I heard of that problem, it seems that your headphones are the default device whereas you should have the speakers as a default, try to install the driver i linked in order to see if it can solve that problem.

Good luck !

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Well, that's it, mostly. I know VB.Net can play sounds, but I have no idea how to do it. Little help please?
 

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Greetings,

Over the past couple of days, my kids have been saying that they hear sounds starting to play out of nowhere. I've checked active programs and processes, the only thing that is suspect is an item in start-up: c:\progamfiles\commonfiles\alg.exe ... I've ran MalwareBytes, removed the items it suggested, uninstalled the torrent and p2p program the kids were using, and performed the log scans as outlined. Here they are. Any help would be appreciated...

JP Balzen


DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by John at 21:35:53.21 on Fri 11/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1918.785 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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A:Sounds play out of nowhere

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2



**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

--------------------------------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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It's wierd,I can play music in Itunes but I can't hear sounds from anything else! I opened sound properties everythings like grayed out! And when I try to play windows sounds it says that it can't play the sound and my video may be in use. I tried starting the service but it wan't work!
Here's what I see:

 

A:Solved: Cannot play sounds

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I've been having this really strange problem lately. Sometimes when I plug in or in rare cases when I unplug my headphones random sounds starts playing. Advertising, sounds from movies, music, anything.

It seems to start playing, not at the beginning of the "sounds", and it does not play until the end of them. Also, these sounds are NOT on my computer anywhere. They are completely unrecognized by me. When they play, a strange "program" appears in the sound mixer. See attached screenshot.

Anyone else having this problem?

A:Random sounds play

Sorry for another post, it seemed like the image was deleted from the host server.

Also, I might add that there are often several random sounds playing simultaneously.

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Hi,. i for some reason cannot get my windows sounds to play. In the control panel/sounds and audio devices box, it is set to play them. But for soem reason doesnt. It also doesnt preview them. All other sound play, and when i manually play the files via c:/windows/media they play fine through windows media player. Can anyone help with this?? I have also noticed i can't seem to get sounds to play through webpages. For example, www.ebaumsworld.com, none of the sounds from there will play. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

Dan

P.S windows XP Pro
 

A:Windows sounds will not play.....

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Hello, from my username you can tell I am experienced with Macs. However, I am using a Windows computer for a school project and I am having trouble with Powerpoint.

I'm using several sound files for my presentation. Most of them are midi files from Clip Art. Everything was working fine, and all the sounds were playing, so I saved the presentation and then I added another file, in wav format.

This file wouldn't play in previews or in the slideshow, so I deleted it and tried again. Still didn't work. I took it out again, and tested the presentation without it. None of the other sounds would play.

How can I get the sounds to play, and what do you think caused this? I didn't move any files or anything. This is so confusing!

Any help would be appreciated.
-macbook_girl
 

A:Powerpoint Won't Play Sounds?

What version of PowerPoint are you using?

Are you sure the sound has NOT been "muted' on this system?
 

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Okay, so this problem has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now. My computer will not play any sounds through the speakers unless it is through a media player and the file is on my computer. I have a Realtek AC97 sound driver. I know that my speakers are fine because my Xbox 360 is hooked up to them and they play perfectly.

I have even done an XP repair install, this has not helped either. Sometimes, when a sound needs to be played, the speakers make a bumping crack (if you know what I mean ). When I play a game on my computer, they just make a constant crackle. It is as if they want to play an instrument but don't have a music book.

I tried downloading that codec pack (forgot the name, but it's popular). I have tried fully uninstalling all my sound drivers and stuff and then reinstalling from manufacturer's website. I have tried all the suggestions out there about editing the registry and stuff, they haven't done anything either.

I did get it back from the pc shop recently because they replaced the hard drive with a new 500gb one and the sound did not work from the moment I turned it on. I would like to avoid having to spend more money there and instead see if this is something I can fix with a mouse and keyboard?

Thanks for reading and I hope you can help.
 

A:Sounds ONLY play from files?

Take the computer back to the repair shop. They shouldn't charge you to fix this sound issue
 

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When I change a few system event sounds, such as Logon and Logoff soundswith two particular files, NOT default Windows sounds, and "test" they won't play, but if I set them back to default or any other .wav file in the drop-down list, those all work. I might note, that I made this change and did have the sounds working, but now, they won't work at all. I have tried to move the file and redirect the "system" to the new location and nothing. I can open the sound clips in Media Player and they are fine, but "windows" just won't play the audio when I logoff or logon. Any suggestions folks?

A:Sounds will not play when not set to default ones

FIXED!

Did a driver rollback on my Raeltek HD audio card, retried and all is working! Funny thing is, ALL the defaul Windows Media .wav files played, but messing around, I also found that Windows Narrator wouldn't work either! After I did the driver roll back, all was fine!

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Audio output in media player 9/10 sounds like it is playing too fast, the person's voice sounds like they are one of the chipmunks. No not Alvin hahaha
Anyway what would cause this? ALVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha
 

A:CD's play but it sounds like the Chipmunks

WMP9 win2K rebuilt computer a while back and it has been this way since. Maybe up for XP and WMP10 but would like avoid that if possible for a year or two. XP's not cheap. Any help would be very much appreciated. Jim Croce doesn't cut it as one of the chipmonks.
 

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Hi, I've recently had a lot of spyware on my computer that I've been trying to get rid of. I've got a big part of it removed, but after my efforts my speakers have something weird going on. I can play music from my iTunes fine, but any sound I try to play from my browser won't play. I don't get any errors, I just don't hear anything.

The only audio device I have in my device manager is "Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device", which makes little sense to me. I'm not sure if that's referring to my speakers or not. When I go to Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel though, it tells me there are no audio devices connected.

So my questions are: Is this "Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device" referring to my speakers? And if not, what can I do to get my computer to detect the speakers? Obviously they're hooked up right and functional, so what else could the problem be?

My operating system is XP. Hopefully I gave you guys enough information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Some sounds won't play

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Hey all. I'm wondering why windows 7 doesn't allow you to play sounds thru 2 different jacks or ports. As in, my case has USB, front headphones jack, and rear speakers jack.

But I can only at one time use one of the 3. I can only have sounds routed thru my speakers. Or thru my headphone jack, or my USB headphones. I can't have 2 running.

Basically sometimes I want game sounds thru speakers and vent thru headphones. Or much simpler, I want 2 headphones running so my girlfriend and I can watch hulu together.

My audio drivers are all up to date. It's a Windows 7 option/setting or lack there of.

How do I get it to play sound thru both the front and rear speaker jacks simultaneously?

A:Play sounds thru 2 ports

No help?

Not even a "Sorry, that's not possible?"

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Windows XP Home Edition
IE 7
Windows Media Player 11
(All of these installed a week ago)

Issue:
Webpages with mp3 backgrounds (i.e., bgsound) are not played by IE7; there is no sound.

What works:- Playing the same file directly from my PC (no IE).
- Get sound OK from this webpage using another PC.
- Get sound OK playing YouTube vids

Checked:- Browser Setting - Playing sound from webpages is enabled.
- Volume: All volumes up; no volumes muted.

Tried:- A popular registry import fix (no change); re-imported original key settings
- Installed Windows Media Player SDK (no change).
- Ran FileMon during the time when the webpage would be initiating the mp3. Some files were shown as "not found", but those may normally not be found, for all I know.

Add-Ons listed by IE [toolbarcop.exe not runnable]:
Adobe PDF Link Helper
Diagnose Connection Problems...
HP Clipbook
HP Print Clips
HP Print Enhancer
HP Smart Select
NitroPDFBHO Class
PDF Download
PDF Download - Options
Shockwave Flash Object
Windows Messenger

I don't see a Windows Media Player ActiveX listed. Should there be?

Thanks

A:IE doesn't play sounds

Try to use that web site with the Mizilla firefox , it working , then its a case with internet explorer , for that sake , open the internet explorer Tools > internet options > advaced . and click on the reset. it will solve your issue .
But if that is not playing then its a case of device drivers . on the computer .

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Some system event sounds won't play in Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It was working until about a week or two ago and I have no idea what happened. I've searched here and elsewhere, chatted with Dell tech support and tried absolutely everything I can think of.

The problem is some even sounds work, like Startup, Shutdown, mail notification and some don't like Asterisk, Default Sound, Close Program. When I use the Test button in the sound scheme scheme area the sound will play, but then the sound won't play when the event happens in Windows.

Things I've tried:
-updated sound driver (confirmed with Dell support)
-upgraded to SP2
-checked items in services.msc to make sure Themes support and other sounds items are running
-used default sound theme and overall theme
-checked Mixer to make sure nothing is muted (even though some sounds are playing)
-other things I can't even remember
-scannow

After upgrading to SP2 I apparently don't have restore points going back far enough.

Anything I can try? This is driving me nuts even though it's not anything critical. Thanks.

A:*Some* System Sounds Won't Play

other drivers can conflict with this..u can try getting drivermax its free and it will tell u what drivers need updated and things like that..idk try that

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My Windows 7 computer won't play most sounds when an event occurs. I've already gone into the Sound window from Control Panel, and the sounds still won't play. The following program events DO play a sound : default beep, device connect, device disconnect, device failed to connect, empty recycle bin, windows change theme, windows logoff, windows logon, windows UAC, and start navigation. The following events DO NOT play a sound: Asterisk, Critical Stop, Exclamation, and System Notification. How can I fix this? I can appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:Some System Sounds Won't Play

Have you tried changing the Sound Scheme to something other than the "Windows Default (modified)" that you have. Then change it back to the Windows Default Modified and see if that fixes it.

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Hi everyone,Until a few minutes ago my computer was playing sound files perfectly fine. All of a sudden I can't play any sound anymore. I tried testing Windows sounds in Control Panel -> Sounds and Devices, but an error messages appears which says -"ErrorWindows cannot play the file %systemroot%\media\Windows XP Battery Critical.wav file. It may be damaged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again."I'm also unable to hear audio on the Internet and on Windows Media Player / VLC.Any idea what could have gone wrong? Edit: I have a Dell Dimension 9150.

A:Can't play sounds on my computer

If you go to start, run, devmgmt.msc do you see any yellow question marks next to your sound drivers? It used to happen to every time I ran windows update on xp, it replaced my drivers with ones that didn't work.

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I click on the speaker
then audio devices
then sounds
I click on (example desktop mail notification)

windows notify email. wav pops up
I click on test

no sounds

and this goes all wav. files

A:no wav. file sounds will play

Do you have a filetype association for .wav - here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

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The volume on taskbar is turned all the way up like it playing but no sounds plays.
I dont know what happen to the sounds.I went to sounds and its say it's works.

A:Sounds wont play

Originally Posted by lynn618


The volume on taskbar is turned all the way up like it playing but no sounds plays.
I dont know what happen to the sounds.I went to sounds and its say it's works.



Hey lynn,


Did the sound work before?

When you went to sounds and it was working do you mean here?
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/pooch/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

If yes then try clicking configure and follow the Wizard to setup your speakers

Next click on properties
and then on levels
Then make sure that the sound is turned up
I hope this helps

Pooch

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I have Win XP Home SP3 and I use mIRC 6.35 for xdcc download. When I choose mp3 file to play sound for events that listed at Tools --> options -->sounds,

mIRC crashes and a message appear saying that " mIRC has encountered a problem and need to close".

If I went to set sound for even I have first to convert them to .wav.

What is the solution since some scripts like xdcc klipper for mIRC doesn't allow you to choose the files for the sound and they are mp3?

Note : I can play mp3 file normally outside mIRC ( I can play them with windows media player 11 , media player classic or VLC)

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A:Play some sounds through speakers and some through headphones

Not that I know of. Its either one or the other. You can have options on some sound devices for which headphone/speaker jacks are or aren't active but you can only have one default audio playback device at a time and thus everything gets routed through that device.

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Hello,I was hoping someone could help me with a problem that I am having with my computer. I have been searching all over the internet for a solution and nothing so far has worked. The problem is that none of my Windows XP (SP3) system sounds work. If I go into the Control Panel to try and change the sound schemes, the Preview button is grayed out. I also do not get any audio in Realplayer or any web sites that use Flashplayer like Youtube. However Windows Media Player and Winamp both seem to be working fine. This seems to have just started randomly a few days ago.Some people have suggested installing the K-Lite codec pack and using a tool that is included to repair the sound. I have also tried reinstalling my sound card drivers and Flashplayer with no luck. Other people have suggested checking my registry for a missing "wavemapper" key which wasn't the problem either. When I try system restore it goes through the process and then tells me that no changes were made so unfortunately I can't use that.I haven't made any major hardware or software changes recently and I am out of ideas at this point.My motherboard:http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherbo...me=GA-M57SLI-S4Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows won't play system sounds

Hi .Have you tried replacing any missing/corrupt system files...by using the sfc /scannow command?LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html Did you try the K-Lite solution?Louis

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Some of my Windows sound scheme sounds do not play. In the sound scheme settings, under Program Events ,regardless of sound scheme selected, the Sound events for Windows DO NOT play, but sound events for Windows Explorer, and every single other application, DO play. When I click Test, the sound always plays, but in practice, never does. This only happens with the sound events under the Windows category? everything else plays fine.

I?ve tried changing the sounds around (using different sound files), and it?s not the sound files themselves, my sound drivers, or anything like that. I?ve tried checking the registry, and that seems to be set up correctly. I?ve tried creating a new user profile, and it has the same problem.

If you redirect me to a thread about similar problems, chances are, I?ve already read it if it?s easily found by a Google search. Not everyone has had the same exact problem anyway (where it plays when I click Test and only the Windows events are affected). Please don?t tell me to re-format, re-install, or repair Windows. :-)

Thanks!

A:Windows Event Sounds Do Not Play

Update… I noticed something strange… the restore up, restore down, minimize, and maximize sounds still don’t play in Windows or any Windows program, except for Excel. I have Excel 2007. For some reason, Excel is allowing these sounds to play.

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Hello! I am having a problem with the sound drivers/cards on my Dell optiplex gx620. I can only run 1 program with audio (normally windows media player). I treied youtube on Google chrome, lunascape, IE and firefox. wont work at all. and if windows media player isnt the first program i run, then it gives me an error message that states that i may not have sound cards/drivers installed or may be in use by another program. i have gone through my audio devices and found nothing. I click on the volume controll and an error message that says "There are no active mixer devices available"

If any other details are needed then feel free to let me know.

Great melinko

A:Windows wont play sounds

Hi,

Try to restore your current setting. From Advanced Boot Options (By pressing F8 on BIOS) select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced).

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I'm running windows 7 ultimate on an acer aspire 3050.

System sounds play fine, sound from my internet browser plays fine, but any audio file I try to play doesn't work, any video I play has no audio.
I've tried playing different files with different players (Windows media player, media player classic, divx player, quicktime player, vlc player)
Audio and video files start up in WMP and then an error pops up "windows media player encountered a problem" all other players will play the file but no sound is produced.

I need help here, I've tried everything from system restore, reinstalling the players, downloading new audio files to test, to reinstalling my audio driver.

I'm out of ideas here

A:Audio files don't play but other sounds do...

Hi Designation7,

Welcome to the forums. Have you installed a codec pack? I can recommend Shark007's as one of the best around
Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

If you have already installed one, there could be a problem with it, so try Sharks.

Good Luck

Tim

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I'm having the same problem. I'm running a gtx 680 4gb with the latest drivers on an asus rampage iv extreme using the hdmi out of the video card to my receiver. It shows in windows that it is connected to my integra dtc-9.8 and I get a picture and multichannel sound. When I go to play a game I get multichannel sound but there is constant crackling which make it unlistenable. I'm convinced this is an NVIDIA issue and it shouldn't have anything to do with anything else hooked up to the computer (all I have is the video card and a usb keyboard and mouse.) It seems like the port isn't powerful enough to push a strong enough signal for the 5.1 audio and the video, at least that's what it seems like. If anyone has figured out this issue please please reply. thanks

A:My sounds crackles when I play games

Sound crackling and popping is a frequent problem posted here and in other forums.

Have you checked the regular PC sound system (not the HDMI/Video sound) to see if you get the noise there?

There is no "one fix" for the problem. Some of it is caused by drivers and some by other things such as wi-fi. First suggestion is to update the Video card drivers (as you apparently have an NVIDIA video card get the latest from NVIDIA). If you have a wi-fi adapter, disable that.

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I am running a Toshiba computer with Windows 8 and Google Chrome as my default browser.

Basically, any videos from any website will load but not play, and any sounds (not necessarily just from Google Chrome) won't play either. For example, when I change the volume of my computer it does not play a tone (when it normally should). I have updated Java and Adobe Shockwave to no avail.

The problem started occurring a couple of days ago. Originally I could restart my computer and I would be fine for a while, but eventually that stopped working. I have had this computer for at least 6 months and have not had any problems with it. Also I ran a quick scan with Windows Defender and it didn't find anything out of the ordinary.

Thank you for your time. Here's an elephant.

Cheers!

A:Computer won't play videos or sounds, please help.

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Hi everyone,

My USB headphones worked perfectly up until last week. The headphones still play the Windows 8 system sounds, but when I try to use them with Youtube or VLC, they don't play any sound. The strange thing is when I go to Playback devices, the headphones are connected and installed as the default device, and they work perfectly if I test them in the playback menu. Headphones also work when I connect them with the 3,5mm cable.

Any one knows what might have caused the problem and mainly how to solve it? Thanks!

Rookie

A:USB headphones only play system sounds

Bump.

Anyone?

Thanks

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