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Q: Sound output is distorted every now and then

Hi, does anyone know what could be causing this problem on my dads computer. He's running a 64bit windows 7. Every now and then , only for a second maybe a few more the sound will distort and sound kinda tinny. It happens every half hour or so in an irregular pattern.

He has reinstalled windows and the problem has lessened (to the degree mentioned above). This just came out of the blue a week or two ago, it's never happened before and he has no new hardware in.

Any help appreciated.

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Hello TechGuys,

I have an HP Pavilion ze4500 laptop that has distorted sound from the headphone plug.

the reason I say this is because, I use this laptop to provide sound effects and music for Youth Football games.

Is the distortion from a bad sound card, improper settings, or a faulty driver.

I need this rectified ASAP, Please.
 

A:Solved: Audio Output is distorted

Well, I found a solution to this dilemma.

I reduced the application volume as well as the main volume and this removed the distortion.

Thanks for at least reading this post.
 

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There is a hissing, fuzzy, distorted, static noise when I connect any headphones to the front headphone jack even before any audio is playing and as soon as the volume is above 0. The problem goes right away as soon as I connect the headphones to the back auxilary output instead and the sound is crisp and clean. I have had the issue with older HP desktop pc's too, but had hoped it was a thing of the past. Is there any way I can make this noise go away without risk of losing my warranty? I need to use the front output since my headphones will not reach the back when I am wearing them in my chair. I apologize for submitting this under 'notebook audio'. Should obviously have been 'desktop audio'. Please reply to this thread instead: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Audio/Distorted-noise-from-front-headphone-output/m-p/5582264

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Hello.
I have an E-mu 0404 PCI Soundcard and I have a major problem with the Card. The problem is not the sound play back such as general system playing on something I have not created or hearing basic sounds on the internet. It?s the recording/music creation end if the card. When I start recording it will work fine for the first 5 to 10 minutes when I play those files, but for some unknown reasons when I play back the file that I created after 10 minutes I?m hearing extremely distorted/gargling sounds on the output. I am using the analog output. Sometimes the sound comes back to its original quality if I shutdown my computer and restart It, but after some time fails again.
I looked in other troubleshooting and support message board websites and I did all of what they say as of fixing the problem and then some. Here is a list of what I did in 12 steps.
1. Pull all USB connection off my computer expect keyboard and mouse
2. Change my advance systems settings such as performance (Adjust for best performance) and advance performance Adjust for background services) settings. I went back and forth with these settings.
3. I also want to my Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound From sound choose my E-MU card and click Properties. Choose the Advanced Tab in Properties and uncheck, ?Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device.?
4. Pulled my Nvida Gforce 8400 PCI-E 16 from my computer and use my onboard video
5. Made sure my onboard au... Read more

A:E-mu 0404 Extremely distorted/​gargling sounds on the output on files

What is your recording software?
I have had similar problem with Cubase. One thing you can do is to adjust latency.

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GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

A:Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as ... Read more

A:Solved: No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

1 Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2 re your disclaimer - no need for any apologies, but your post is a little difficult to read, we would have been better with separation of the main points by paragraph spacing. However I think I have the situation
3. Lets start with the basic possible causes.
4. I do not know that monitor but the jack for the speakers is connected to the audio from HDMI input is it the 3.5mm just in case there is another jack socket
5. Please see screenshot and check levels
as if volume is right down there will of course be no sound
6. I cannot understand why the headphones are shown as the Realtek speakers they are I thought usually shown as second ouptut
 

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as opposed to the speak... Read more

A:No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

Welcome,
My speed in W8 is much less than my speed in W7 but I'm wondering what would happen if you were to do a cold boot with everything plugged in. In the past the system does an inventory of connected devices when it boots. Sometimes on a warm boot it reads the cached inventory. Maybe . . . .
 
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It isn't always there...it comes and goes, but it's pretty ugly. I thought it might be a sample rate thing, but I changed those settings in control panel.

Anyone use that card with vista successfully?
bp

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I had a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic in my rig and I constantly had distorted audio - manifesting in the form of 'crackly', echoing sounds. Really frustrating, I tried all kinds of solutions including a clean uninstall of the audio drivers, replugging the sound card in a different PCI slot, etc. For a while everything would be fine, and then back into crunchy-sound-land...

My rig used to have Windows XP Pro as the OS, and the sound card worked perfectly. It was only after I changed the OS to Vista that the woes began.

This is probably not the solution you want to hear, but after 2 years of despair I flogged the card on eBay and bought myself an Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 card. Although that is still an X-Fi it works beautifully in Vista, absolutely no problem with the sound since.
-=W=-

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Hello,

I am having distortion issues with my HP Pavilion ze4547wm laptop.

My audio from the laptop speakers seems to sound good, but when I plug the laptop into my home sound system, my music sounds very basse and distorted.

I checked the device manager, but the sound card( ALi Audio Wave ) seems to be working properly

The same with the codecs, or do I have too many? IMA ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft ADPCM Audio Codec
Microsoft CCITT G.711 Audio Codec
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio Codec
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Audio Codec
msg723.acm
Windows Media Audio Codec
Sipro Lab Telecom Audio Codec
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec
Microsoft PCM Converter

Thanks for your attention to this matter. I use this laptop at youth sporting events for sound effects and music.
 

A:Distorted sound from laptop to External sound system

make sure you've plugged from laptops line out not headphone out
if this is not available turn the volume out on laptop down
 

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Hello  I have been using my hp for over a year with little or no problems and this only happened 3 days ago. I came home from college and I booted up the laptop and there was no sound what so ever so I plugged in my headhones and the sound was distorted. So I thought It must be a Driver Issue so I updated the drivers and It fixed it or so I thought. The next day I came home and had the same problem but when I had the headphones in I could hear that the sound was going from distorted to normal rapidly so I just jiggled the headphone jack and It was fixed. Now today I came home as usual and same thing happens so I tried the jiggle trick from yesterday and nope it didnt work. But after a few mins It ficed itself  Now I havent got a clue whats causing this and Im getting frustrated. Can I do anything to resolve this   Does It matter that I have my headphones plugged on all the time or could it be the head phone jack that is causing issues

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Have had my new computer 2months all was fine the a week ago the sound has all become crackly and distorted.
I have checked all the leads and connections and all is fine, assume it must be something I have done or something i have installed?

Any suggestions as a way forward to solving this, thanks.
 

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Restore to a restore point before the problem started. If the distortion is still there that would point to a hard ware problem more than a software problem.
 

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O/S XP Media Centre Edition. Sound is distorted. I go to "Adjust Audio Properties", then "Voice" click on "Test Hardware" after testing sound hardware, next to "Testing microphone". I think this is now the problem - The microphone volume slider is at max and cannot be moved. On to next window and when playback volume is tried the sound is very low and muffled.Music played on Windows Media Player is distorted.
 

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I'm having trouble with the sound when I play a DVD. When I play a CD or an MP3 or anything else, the sounds fine. It's only when I play a DVD, that the sounds distorted, and sounds 'wobbly'. Also, I've also got problems with monitoring sound when I'm recording. I can't hear anything.
I've had to reinstall everything on my PC because of a virus, but all the settings for the sound are ok, the mike volume is up, and nothing is muted. I used to be able to monitor what I was recording. I'm using Magix Audio Cleaning lab, to put some tapes and vinyl to CD. Anyone got any suggestions. Thanks.

Rob
 

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Hey, i'm using windows xp service pack 2 and something odd has happened very recently...

I restarted my computer, about 2 hours ago, and the sound was very distorted... Sounds inverted, volume low, metallic and just plain wierd... I noticed by D drive (Windows drive) was only 120mb's left on it and figured that might be a problem so i deleted random folders i had lying around (of back up jpg's, bmp's and vids i stored) and it went back up to 624mb's. I restarted my computer, hopefully to restore it, and it hasn't gotten fixed...

I use a USB Headset Logitech 350 Model and i have tried connecting it into each of my 4 USB ports along with inspecting the wire and there isn't even a twist or bend on any of the wires. The physical condition is really good (Parts of it are still in it's protective plastic without holes), so i doubt it is because of ware & tare or physical abuse... It sprung out of no where..... Any Ideas?

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Bump, if anyone can help that would be great... I really wanna listen to songs ><.

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The sound on my computer is distorted and slow. It happens when I play anything from the internet (video or music clips) or when I play CDs or DVDs. The only times it does not happen is when I play iTunes.
 

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I recently installed Win7 7600 x86 on my laptop but now i have a strange audio problem: playback is slow and highly distorted.

The laptop uses integrated Realtek AC97 audio, driver version 6.0.1.6305. But when i connect an external USB soundcard (EMU tracker pre), it has the same problem.

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Update: DPC latency checker reports that device drivers are not working properly and latencies are as high as 6000 us. Haven't found the responsible device driver though.

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Hello, I have had this problem happen occasionally but now it will not stop. The sound sounds like its being played on an old record player thats out of speed and constantly changes speeds. I went through the microsoft troubleshooter (yes i am desperate) it obviously did not solve anything other than assuring me that plugging my speakers in might help.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4056 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 241873 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G914P
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have a persistent problem with distorted sound, buzzing for about a second, especially playing music files.
I have done all troubleshooting and removed and replaced programs and drivers. Yet, the problem persists.
 

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I use the E-MU soundcard and sound system. I recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and now my sound card sometimes works OK and sometimes gives very badly distorted sound. If I go to Control Panel > Systems and Security > Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems > Run programs made for previous versions of Windows, it fixes the problem. But as soon as I open Cubase or open Premiere Pro the sound goes distorted again. I tried updating the driver and that cured it, but again opening Cubase makes it bad again. What is going on?

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May be time for an upgrade of the recording interface unit. I see posts of problems with old XP hardware on the recording forums I visit. Vista/Win7/Win8 handle some audio functions differently than XP and some functions that were available on XP are no longer there.

I have a recording studio with Sonar X3 and a USB connected Roland Octa-Capture for recording interface.

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hi. when i play my itunes or windows media player or any sound on my computer it sounds slow at times and distorted, at times it will pick up again and sound normal. i do not know what is wrong with it. i tried to troubleshoot it but that was not helpful.
any suggestions?
 

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At first I thought it was only when I watch online videos that my sound is distorted as well as the video was very choppy.. I installed some codec and it seemed to go away.. however now I try to play music off my computer and the sound is extremely distorted and cant even hear anything and all i hear is squeaky sounds.

Anything I should do to fix this problem?

Thanks in advance,

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No system specs were entered, we can only guess or give general suggestions without that.

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The the voices in multi-media files (video clips, DVD's, and CD's) all sound like they have been breathing helium. The music strangely enough sounds fine. How do I fix it. I have a Realtek Hightek audio driver.

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hello...i hope hp stops the wierd auto updates , its actually ruining my laptop and after every update i experince new kind of issues that wasnt in my laptop before ...i didnt use my laptop for a week almost , then when i turend it on , i noticed that the sound is Distorted and not clear the way it was ( i checked sound on the internet and on my personal vids their both ruined )( the problenm started before two weeks )how can i fix the sound the way it was ? is it from the hardware or from the software ?many thanks

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Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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HI

I have a problem on my windows seven 32 .

Now i have a realtek AC888 with driver 2.43 .

I go to the problem.... when I am listen music o seeing a video on youtube I open a website , programe or a game and the sound is distorsed.

Sorry for my bad english. : (



This is my problem but is in spanish . Taringa! - Windows 7, Audio se escucha distorsionado Solucion.


I follow the steap but i cant fix the problem.

Thanks!!

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I am to getting clear sound through my speakers that are built into my laptop. I was wondering if any one knew how I could fix it. The sound come out all staticy

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This isn't the first time it has happened. My computer is about a year and a half old. For the whole time I've had this computer (Averatec laptop) it has always had okay sound, as long as I didn't go into Standby. If I ever went into standby then brought my computer back out of it, the sound would become distorted. The next time I would restart or turn the computer off, then brought it back on, the sound would be okay.

Well today, when I got home, I turned on the computer as usual. I was browsing the web and noticed the little click sound that occurs when I click on links sounded funny. I figured I knew what it was so I went to listen to a song, and it was distorted just like when I go into and come out of standby.

The warranty is expired (was a year) and I don't think Averatec will help me any longer. Has this happened to anybody else? What can I do?

I think my sound driver is a Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver. If you need any other information from me please tell me what it is and where on my computer I can find it. Also, if anybody can show me a site where I could host a .wav file then I could record the sound and upload it for others to hear.

Thanks so much in advance for any help, and if I posted this in the wrong forum then please move it.
 

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Two days ago, for no reason? My sound is now distorted, It's like a "stutter". Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank You

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6056 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (836 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GDG8Y
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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I have an Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe mobo with onboard sound. I also have the Aerocool Extremengine 3t case. All drivers are up-to-date. When I plug in my headphones to either the front headphone jacks on the case or use the line out port on the mobo I hear distortion. It seems to be making sounds along with the HDD. Like the more HDD activity there is, the more distortion there is. I have also connected speakers up to the system using any audio port and it too has distortion. I figured it may no be grounded right, but how can I ground it better? Can someone help me figure this out?
 

A:Distorted Sound

Are the wires inside your case stuck with other ones. Are they in any blocked from a free way to the mobo?
 

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Hi, the sound on my notebook 15-ac121na (energy star) became distorted and crackly about a month ago. I can't associate this with a specific event such as upgrading the OS etc., it just happened overnight. The sound is really crackly, especially when is on loud. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

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Distorted sound began 2 days ago. i have tried reinstalling the software and uninstalled. i updated the bios. i ran the hp recovery console to reinstall from scratch the audio. i have done the troubleshooting repeatedly. no avail.my media player doesnt play sound right either does youtube. please fix this. my laptop is under warranty still. windows 10 came with it.

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Not sure if this is the right place to be putting this thread but i am gonna go ahead and give it a shot and see if anyone can help me. For several months my sound has sometimes just gone completely away and will come back after awhile for no apparant reason. It did this every few weeks or so at first...now it goes away more often out of no where and when it does work, it sounds distorted or just not right. Like if I am listening to a song the instruments will play clear but the person singing will sound far away. Or it is just plain distorted sounding. I have tried doing the help and support thing on the computer and that was no help, I did everything they told me to check. It isn't the speakers or anything like that either. I also updated the drivers. Could it be that I need a new sound card or something, I don't really know much about that kind of thing, if things like that need to be replaced sometimes. I could do it myself I am sure if I knew that is what was wrong with it. Any suggestions?
I have windows XP.
Thanks in advance for any advice. It is driving me crazy.
 

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Distorted Sound
Problem: sound is distorted through speakers as well as earphone.
Problem occurred most likely after a Windows update.
The computer is a Dell Desktop with:
MS Windows XP SP3
Intel Celeron CPU 2.80 GHz,512 MB RAM,Intel82865G Graphics Controller

I haven't got a clue how to repair this problem. Is there anyone who could help me in this matter.
Thank you very much beforehand.
John
 

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Do you have windows restore to the point where you didn't install the update then test it if it still distorted then it's most likely going bad. Sincerely Kenneth
 

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Help

The sound coming through my speakers sound like it is coming from an empty warehouse. I have changed the speakers, but it is not them. What can I do?
 

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I have SoundMax and when playing a game online my
sound suddenly got distorted. Sounds like it is in a well.
I didn't change any settings. I unplugged the electric
cord and sound cables them put them back and it seemed
to be better. It isn't! Especially when I play a music file
it sounds like the person is singing in a well again! Please
help!!
 

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same thing is happening to me, what's going on?
 

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Previously I posted that my sound was distorted and I though it was fixed and I marked the problem was fixed. Since that time I have tried a number of things to fix. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks for any suggestions offered.
 

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I am using Windows 2000 and have a sony dvd drive. Suddenly, whenever I try to play media from this device, either dvds or avis, mpgs, audio cd's etc, the sound is distorted, with clicks and cracks. The images are ok. If I use another cd-drive, or copy the files to hard disk, the sound is ok. But every sound played in this device is distorted.
 

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It may be there is a loose connection or a little corrosion on the pins connecting the drive to the sound card. The cable is small and usually is on the end opposite the power connector.

If you have a set of headphones try plugging into the front of the drive. Most drives place to plug in and a volume control for the plug along side it. If the audio is ok there then the problem is most likely somewhere other than the drive.
 

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I have just finished building my new computer and whether I use XP or Vista I am having problems watching avi's, the music / soundtrack / background noises (baasically everything except for voices) is always very distorted to point of being indistinguishable, voices are clear.

When I listen to music through Winamp the sound is fine, gaming is fine.

I have tried changing my soundcards ports, updated all drivers including M$ updates. The programs I use for avi watching are VLC, Gom Player & Cyberlink Power DVD

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is very frustrating
 

A:Distorted sound in avi's

is it only AVis or do you have the same problem with DVDs and other media file types? Right off the bat it sounds like it's probably a codec problem. Have you tried downloading and installing the K-Lite codec pack?
 

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I have a Compaq Microsoft Media Center Edition computer running windows XP. Lately not only has my computer been booting up slowly and running slowly, the sound on my computer has been distorted and slow. It happens when I play anything that is on line (video, sound clips) and sometimes when I play iTunes (usually after the computer has been on for a while).
In attempting to fix the problem I have opened up all sound drives to check that they are on the correct mode. I have attempted to update the drivers (they were up to date), so then I uninstalled the Realtec AC'97 Audio driver. No progress after doing all these things.
Here is a log from hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:04:06 PM, on 12/1/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Checkup\SDCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
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hello
there seems to be some problem with the mp3 files.whenever a mp3 file is played with winamp the sound seems to be distorted.when i play the audio with media player classic ,windows media player it seems to be okay.but when i transfer it into my portable mp3 player the the sound remains distorted.
i thought that problem was due to a virus or spyware and posted in the "am i infected forum".boopme helped me out with it only to find my system to be free from such things.hence he advised me to post in this forum .i tried to repair them with a software from the net presuming them to be corrupted the but to no use.not only mp3 but all the audio files have been corrupted.the latest sound files that i have downloaded recently from the net seem to be okay.
i have many songs on my pc and i don't want to lose them.
hope some on would respond soon

thank you
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A:Distorted Sound From Mp3

I have the same problem, some of my mp3's seem to be corrupt they play distorted, skip, and seem to be playing fast. I have no idea how to fix this if it is possible, but re-downloading songs is a solution as tedious as it might be.

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my computer is one i built myself an amd anthlon xp processor2400+ running at 2.0ghz, a sound blasterLS5.1 sound card with 512mb ddr ram 333mhz a western digital 20gb hd a asus viakt400/333 series mb a nividia geforce2mx400 64mb video card. in the games blackhawk down and blackhawkdown team sabre some times my sound is distorted especially when i am using the team commands and some times it just pops up and distorts when the helicopter is in flight and some times it happens when i am firing a weapon it makes it sound like a laser rather than a rifle or pistol firing bullets. any help will be appreciatd. the sound card is installed and on its own IRQ number with no conflicts and i have the latest driver from the creative website and the onboard audio is disabled.
 

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I've just fired up Rome: Total War after running an AntiVirus scan (AVG), and started a new campaign. The start video is fine, but once the campaign map is up, the sound is all fuzzy and distorted. I restarted the PC, and watched a video clip oin My Documents, still fuzzy, but to a lesser extent. I also here the same fuzzyness when I move the mouse wheel, and sometimes sound refuses to play at all.
 

A:Distorted Sound/Fuzzy Sound

what motherboard and soundcard are you using? have you got all the latest drivers for your system's components? does the problem occurr with headphones too?
 

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I've been researching arround how to fix this problem, but none of them work, Im not sure if its the jack or soundcard, I did the realtek diagnostics and every hardware are fine.. then speaker test.. it didnt do any sounds, I tried putting up the volume and it just makes this weird mosquito sound like when ever I test it, I also tried every jack at the back of my computer..
It was fine 3 days ago but I dont know what happened.. I also tested it with my headphones, and my headphones did the same, making some weird mosquito sound whenever I watch youtube vids or anything that requires sounds.. I tried my Dad's gaming headphone and it also does the same thing..

What could the problem be and how to I fix it? could it be the jack, sound card?

I really doubt its my speakers/headphones

could virus affect my sound?

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What make and model of pc do you have?

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Hi, Description:When playing music or watching videos with Windows Media Player, Microsoft Groove Music, or streaming media players like YouTube, the audio is distorted, and crackling or choppy sounds are heard. This occurs after the computer is upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary edition.Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)Resolution:To resolve this issue, disable the DTS Audio enhancement option in the Control Panel.1.Click Windows Start.2.Click Control Panel.3.Click DTS Studio Sound.4.Select Listening Experience.5.Uncheck the Audio Enhancements option.6.Click Save to save the changes.7.Close Control Panel. Cheers!




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I have soundmax audio driver on windows XP. It is upto-date but the audio is always scratchy and distorted. Provide any solution for such a thing. No sound plays clearly. My speakers are alright. I hear same scratchy audio on my headphones. I updated my sound driver. Please help.

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Recently, my PC sound output has become defective. The sound becomes distorted and garbled for a period of about 2-4 seconds occasionally. This happens about once in 5-10 minutes. I am pretty certain that this is not a speaker problem as the occasional distortion is present when listening from headphones.
I have not messed with any audio driver settings. The only significant changes that I made to the system before this problem started occurring was installing and reinstalling SuRun and installing Bullzip PDF Printer. What may be the cause of this problem and how can I resolve it?

My sound output is Realtek HD Audio Output

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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linda1234
Welcome to Tech Support Guy.
If this problem here is on the same computer as your other topic here
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1045653-file-transfer-external-hdd-extremely.html

to which I have replied.
You are better advised to address both issues on the same topic. OR to have one topic running and responded to, rather than trying to carry out various recommendations, for one, at the same time as another advisor is suggesting matters for the other problem.
 

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Hi,

I am running Windows 7 and when I play music and download at the same time the music gets distorted when i'm playing a song. I have a quad core with 4gb ram and it's only when i'm downloading. I thought it was the music I was streaming, but I played some mp3 files I had locally and same issue. Any ideas what it could be?

Thank you!
 

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