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Powerpoint Won't Play Sounds?

Q: Powerpoint Won't Play Sounds?

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

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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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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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Is there a way to extract sound file from a presentation? I received a presentation (*.pps) and I want that sound file only.

Tnx in advance
 

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Hi: Does anyone know how to make a sound (Wav file) play through 5 or 6 slides without stopping and starting over when a new slide starts in a slide show? I can insert a sound, but it restarts every time the slide changes? Thanks ...Les
 

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I have a PowerPoint presentation that has sound bites in it and the path to the file is shown when I choose 'Edit Sound
Object' from the right-click menu.

When i play the presentation on any other computer but mine it doesnt play the sound.

Does anyone know how to edit this path in order to point
it to a new location when the file is moved?

I could just reinsert the sound object but it would mean
a lot more work (there are lots of slides).
 

A:Powerpoint Presentation Sounds Path is Wrong

Looks like this might help:
clicky

or this:
'nother clicky

Gram
 

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Does anybody know of a third party add-on for Power Point that will make use of the auto play feature of Windows?

 

A:PowerPoint: Auto Play CD

Look, I didn't check through for this capability specifically, but if you're doing funky stuff with PowerPoint, you need to know about this site anyway:

http://www.aladat.com/ALADat.htm
 

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We have a Gateway laptop at work that is running Windows 2000 professional and Office 2003. We have made a powerpoint presentation and everything works except the 4 videos we inserted on there wont play. They are all AVI files and someone told me we probably needed DivX codec installed so I downloaded that also and they still don't run.

Can someone help?
 

A:AVI files wont play in Powerpoint

Do a search for Gspot ... don't laugh... That will tell you what codec you need.

Not familair with how powerpoint handles files but I'll assume it just embeds them in the document and doesn't actually do anything the video file. If that's the case and you want to distribute the document convert the video to something more compatible like WMV.
 

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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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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.

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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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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.

A:Certain sounds won't play

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

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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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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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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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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 am using Lenovo P50 (i7, Quatro M1000M), Win10-64bit and Office 2016. When using Powerpoint in Extended projection mode embeded videos do not play. However, when I switch to Duplicate projection mode it works fine, as expected. Drivers are up to date - checked by Lenovo System Update & Microsoft Update. Any idea how to solve? Thanks in advance

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I'm almost done my slide show in PowerPoint 2003. The audio file is a Windows Media File I downloaded through Napster (legally), burned to a cd, then ripped to my hard drive. The song is almost 5 minutes long but I can't figure out how to get the song to play past the first slide (there are 49 slides, 6s each). I tried "right click" Edit sound object/loop until stopped but that still won't get it to play!

Help?!
Thanks,
Linda
 

A:PowerPoint Audio, can't play past first slide?

When you insert an audio make it play on click instead of automatically.
customize how you want it to start.....most likely on click.....

go to the edit audio properties/animations again and see when you want it to end........

it should be repeat until end of slide....."this means the end of the slideshow"
 

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I have a PowerPoint presentation that has background music that was added as an audio file from my computer. In the same presentation at a later slide I have added a video. How do i get the music to continually play throughout the slideshow, but pause for the video to play and then resume afterwards? I have PowerPoint 2013
 

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Hi there,recently I had the problem that I could not play videos in MS PowerPoint 2016 under Win10 64bit, but got it solved by using the official NVIDIA driver from Lenovo and forcing PPT to use NVIDIA. (see my earlier Topic). With the recent updates (I don't know which) I got the same problem again, that I cannot play videos.Updating to the latest NVIDIA driver by the Lenovo System Update tool and forcing PPT to use NVIDIA driver lead to crash PPT when trying to start the video. Updating to the latest NVIDIA driver from Lenovo WebPage and forcing PPT to use NVIDIA driver lead to crash PPT when starting the presentation. When switching back to default settings in "NVIDIA Control Pannel > 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings" for PPT I can use PPT, but without playing videos  This is extremely annoying, taking into account the prize of the P50. Does anyone know a NVIDIA driver for P50 which works? BestAndre

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Hello

I am trying to play a PowerPoint show on a portable Western Digital media player which is hooked up via HDMI to my TV
The WD is not picking up the file i guess it is the PP show extension PPS any suggestions ? i also can try PhotoShop Element to create the file;

Dan
 

A:Powerpoint show to play on WD media player

It's not free .. But some of us are converting a PP to a movie with PPT2DVD
 

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I have created a presentation that has been saved as a slide show. The videos will not play in the viewer (Powerpoint Viewer 2010). I have tried linking and embedding the videos. They play several seconds then stop. I have also tried embedding Windows Media Play but it does not run at all. Does anyone have any ideas that might help? This presentation is part of a 5 day class which I would like the videos available thru the presentation.

Note: In the full version of Powerpoint 2010 everything appears to work fine. The computers in the classroom only have the view software.

Is there a way to launch a media play externally that could play the videos? That is without stopping the presentation.

Rod

A:Powerpoint viewer 2010 will not play videos

I had a similar problem recently.

A trainer friend gets PowerPoint presentations from his head office, and has to present them on his laptop, or whatever PCs are available at client premises.
On a machine with PowerPoint 2010 installed, the presentation worked fine, and attached video files played correctly when located in the same folder as the PPT file.

Not everyone wants to pay for the full version of Microsoft Office, just to view PowerPoint presentations.
But when he downloaded the latest free PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft and installed on these machines, running either Windows 7 or Windows 8, the slides would present okay, but the videos would not play!
This was a major problem.

On a hunch, I found a copy of the 2003 version of PowerPoint Viewer, and installed it on these machines.
And I found that this one works perfectly!! plays the videos and presents the slides no problem!
Even though the PPT was created using PowerPoint 2010.

And the PowerPoint Viewer 2003 installer was only a 1.9MB download, compared to the latest PowerPoint Viewer 2010 which is a 61MB download and then won't play the videos!!
Well done Microsoft, make the program 30 times bigger and not as good!!

Okay, PowerPoint Viewer 2003 is only a 32bit app, and it hides itself away in the folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\PowerPoint Viewer\PPTVIEW.exe

But it works fine on both Windows 7 and Windows 8, including 64 bit versions, and it's not too difficult to set it as the default viewe... Read more

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I am using Lenovo P50 (i7, Quatro M1000M), Win10-64bit and Office 2016. When using Powerpoint in Extended projection mode embeded videos do not play. However, when I switch to Duplicate projection mode it works fine, as expected. Drivers are up to date - checked by Lenovo System Update & Microsoft Update. Any idea how to solve? Thanks in advance

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I have created a pptx presentation on my PC,(Which I can play using PPT) and copied it onto a memory stick. I also have a netbook with Win 7 and Powerpoint installed (Both were copied from the same installation disc) I have copied the presentation onto the net book but am unable to play it. The netbook keeps trying to offer to play it using Media player which it cannot, not recognizing pptx files, and I cannot find out how to tell it to play using the Powerpoint program, browsing only offers notepad, Paint etc but not Powerpoint. The netbook Powerpoint program appears to be active. Opening it up gives the same screens as does the PC version
Help please
Eric

A:Powerpoint presentations created on a PC will not play on a netbook

Can I explain further. The netbook came with Win 7 Starter and I added MS Office Home and Student. ( on opening the netbook Win 7 Starter is still displayed and My Computer properties still shows Win 7 Starter.)
The netbook has a PPTX icon on the task bar and I can click on it and create a pptx show which I can play after creating it. If I save it to My Documents I cannot play it , getting only suggestions about Media Player, as previously noted. If I open Powerpoint via the PPTX icon and click FILE > RECENT the pptx show is listed and can be played. Trying to change the associations as you suggested Powerpoint was listed for many ppt's but not pptx which had Microsoft Office 2010 associated with it which I could not change, being offered Notebook, Paint etc but never Powerpoint.

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i put a powerpoint on a cd and the music wont play on other computers. there are about three mp3 files. how do i attach the music or whatever? its powerpoint 2000

PLEASE HELP ME ITS DUE MONDAY
 

A:Solved: powerpoint music WONT PLAY

Try this first:

"Media is linked in PowerPoint, you must maintain these links. Place the media in the same folder as the presentation BEFORE inserting it in the presentation."

(from http://www.pfcmedia.com/quickanswers.htm )
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any way to turn a powerpoint presentation into DVD format (or any other DVD player compatible format) so i can play it on a DVD player?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Can i turn a Powerpoint presentation into something i can play on a DVD player?

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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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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 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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my computer has had no problem like this before.
i have been listening to music on media player all day, watching anime in japanese with subtitles and hearing all the normal computer sounds.
I paused the music to go downstairs and when i got back to press play all of a sudden it was static. The kind of noise from a blank tv channel like the movie the ring.
its not just media player. its every single sound. Msn alerts, vlc player, anything off the net too.
Ive read a tonne of similar problems but none the same. my static is only there to replace the original noise.

Ive tried rebooting, system restore, checking everything to do with sound in device manager, run a couple of different virus scans....I have not had one single error report on any program....

oh man if someone can help with this ill love you
please try something, i havent seen anything like this anywhere

i have windows xp
 

A:Solved: all sounds play static

could it be an issue with yr speakers? sounds obvious but have you tried headphones?
 

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I know this is kind of a sore thumb in a forum full of computer related problems, but when I thought who could help me with this kind of stuff, I could only think of you guys.

Problem:
I recently found a Amplifier on the side of the road, it hadn't rain recently, and it had no scratches, scuffs or anything like that. It even had its power cord still bunched up with a easy-tie. So it must of been well respected when it was being used.
I brought it home and plugged it in. The display lit up and all the buttons on the front worked. When I plugged in a stereo and a speaker, nothing played even though it was set up right. The speaker and radio worked on a second, not so healthy amp, so it must be the amp's problem. I may have narrowed it down when I turned the amp itself onto radio, and it started to pick up radio waves and told me if I had the right frequency and how strong the channel was, so I am assuming its a output problem. When the case was opened up, the only fuse I could find wasn't blown, from what I could tell. (It did have a bulge, like a bit of sodder, but the wire didn't shake when the machine was moved.

Stereo Amp:
JVC RX-305 FM/AM Computer Controlled Receiver
Radio:
aiwa CA-DW480
Speaker:
Dynaco A25 (I think, they look similar)

Picture:
Sorry for the bad image quality, poor lighting and im using a webcam.
 

A:JVC Amplifier wont play sounds

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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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