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No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Q: No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

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A: No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly

Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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I'm having an odd problem.  When I try to open any web browser to watch Spectrum TV or HBOgo there is no sound.  If I then open a video file such as mkv the sound works.  Then when I go back to the web browser the audio magically works.  It's as if the playing of the video file kicks in the sound.
The same behavior occurs when using integrated sound and an Asus Xonar sound card.  (I thought buying the sound card would fix the problem but it didn't)  I've tried reinstalling audio, video, and chipset drivers also.  The Volume Mixer also shows that sound is playing in Internet Explorer when there is no sound, strange.
I have an HDMI running from my computer to a BenQ projector and the audio jack on the projector is hooked up to a Vizio sound bar.  If I let the sound bar turn off by itself from inactivity then turn it back on the sound works but this only works rarely. 
Any thoughts?
Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz
ASUS H110M-E/M.2 LGA 1151
Crucial 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133
Asus Xonar sound card
Geforce GTX 550 Ti 
Win 10 Pro

A:No sound from web browser but playing video file works fine

I don't think Spectrum or HBO are available in the UK - I may be wrong - but my experience of TV and radio players is that they all have internal volume controls. Check that these are turned up to their maxmum and then use your normal speaker volume to control the final sound level.
Chris Cosgrove

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Just the other day, my music was playing no problem. I could listen to music on my website, and in Winamp like I always do. Today, I go to listen to it, and I can't hear anything! My sound is not on mute- I checked all the sound settings, and it makes noise, so I don't think it's my audio card. Could it be possible that it's a CODEC problem? None of my music is working and it's awful because I listen to music everyday. It's really upsetting me. I've tried restarting my computer multiple times- it didn't work. What could be causing the issue?

I'm not sure if this could have anything to do with my problem, but yesterday I opened up a .mpg file in Windows Media Player 11 because the sound didn't work in my Winamp when I tried it (that wasn't when the problem started- music on the internet worked), and it worked in WMP. However, after I close it and go to listen to music, it doesn't work! I doubt that had anything to do with it, or it might have, but please help.

I'm at a total loss without my music. ): Any help would be amazing.

A:Music doesn't play on my computer, but sound works fine!

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Hey all,

So, heres the scenario! My friends laptop used to play music fine in different media players like iTunes, winamp, limewire and so on... Her computer for the past few weeks hasn't played any music. When she hits the play button or double clicks a song nothing happens. It doesn't even begin to play she says.

I asked her if she heard any sound during regular use of the computer. She said yes, she hears everything fine, even youtube videos and music through websites.

She checked the device manager, nothing out of the norm there. I do plan on walking her through how to scan indepth for viruses and spyware and such, but other than that I'm stuck!

Any help is much appreciated!! Thank you all

A:Music not playing in any player - Sound works. Help plz

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Ok, let me get to the point, lately whenever I play a music file on my system or watch an online video, all I get is sluggish and choppy sound. I am running Vista Home Premium SP1. My specs are as follow :

AMD Athlon 64X2 TK-53 1.7Ghz
120GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

I've got all of the latest drivers
I ran various virus scans, yet no avail. I am running with all the latest OS updates. Now I am at my wits ends and baffled as to why suddenly it does this.

I also check my hard drive for errors using chkdsk yet it reports nothing bad.
However now that I think of it, I did update my BIOS last week I am running a PHOENIX AMD BIOS with version 3.13 Date : 08/22/2008.

Perhaps this caused some odd behavior ? But as far as I'm aware of, nothing else is wrong with my system.

My only problem is choppy audio while the hard disk drive is active. For example I could be copying a file while listening to music and all I hear is choppy audio. Unfortunately this is a pain in arse while playing games from the hard drive. All I get is choppy/sluggish audio.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I am getting rather tired at the moment, don't mind my ****ty grammatical errors in this post. All I want to do is get my point across and hopefully get this problem fixed.
PS : If anyone would like to contact me further regarding this problem please don't hesitate to send me a Private Message or post in this topic.

A:Choppy Sound while playing music or video

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Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

A:Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

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Hi Guys,

wondering if someone can shed some light on the situation. I have recently bought an acer aspire 8930G laptop and its been fine until recently.

If im playing sound whether its on youtube or any other sound related website and open for example an mp3 via windows media player, the sound becomes muffled and slows down.

Then if I close all applications and reopen windows media to play the MP3, it says "theres no sound device installed"??

I have to then restart for it to work properly again.

I have antivirus installed etc and am very sensible in what i download..

Would this be a driver fault? or hardware?

Thanks Guys

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It's very odd. It just appeared the other day and I have no idea how I caused it. Usually that means no output device detected, but it is detected and sound works.

Hovering over the sound icon it says:

Volume: 100
Realtek High Definition Audio

The volume control won't display.

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So i have a brand new dell inspiron 15 7567(4gb ram, i5, gtx 1050, 1tb hdd) and its only been a week now im currently facing an annoying problem which is the buzzing sound u can hear whether on the speaker or headphones when im plugging in or out the charger though im not facing this problem back then..I tried:uninstalling/updating the audio driver, I'm still facing the problemrun diagnostics using supportassist but there seems no problemhopefully its not a motherboard, power supply problem.also noticed that performance drops when im disconnected on the charger although all setting are set to high/maximum performance.
please help 

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Any help?

Realtek AC'97 Audio

A:Sound works fine in XP, but no sound in DOS

Without DOS drivers, it's not a surprise. I suspect your DOS will be silent...

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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Been having major issues playing GTA IV.

First, the sound kept getting cut during gaming. When I exited the game, there was no sound in Windows either. I had to reboot to get sound but after a couple of minutes, the sound cut off again and I wasn't even gaming then. Video playback became really laggy (YouTube played videos as if in slow motion) and there was no sound.

I had to reboot the PC several times. Unisntalled sound card (through Device Manager) and then reinstalled it as well as the latest drivers. Still had same issue when I tried playing GTA IV.

Today, I got consecutive BSODs while playing GTA IV. I've had several issues with GTA IV like missing textures, no sound, freezing (at loading screens), CTD (crash to desktop) etc. Tried reinstalling the game several times from scratch and even tried different hard drive but none of them work(ed).

I'm playing GTA IV heavily modded (Gionight ENB mod with several custom cars/weapons etc.) but my computer is a beast and it should be able to handle it easily.

My specs:

CPU: i7 990X
Mainboard: Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer
Memory: 12GB Corsair Domintar 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 32GB SLC SSD x2 (RAID-0)
Video: EVGA GTX-580 3GB Tri-SLI
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1200W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The first BSOD was STOP code 0x124 and that was with stock clocks for the GPU. The second BSOD was STOP code 0x1000007e and that was with GPUs OC'd to 850MHz.
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A:BSODs playing GTA IV - No Sound (Sound Card) & Laggy Video!

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So yesterday I was just installing PowerPoint, and watching some youtube videos meanwhile. Then suddenly I didn't hear any sound from the headset. I plugged it in and out and so on, nothing. I tried with another headset, nothing. I tried with headphones, nothing. I uinstalled PowerPoint to see if that was the problem, nope.
I had my speakers on and they worked fine. I plugged in my headset and then it I tried, but I only hear the speakers sound, not the headset.

A:No sound in headsets, but speakers works fine.

Check device manager>Sound, video and game controllers to see if everything is enabled and active

Control panel>sound will show individual outputs

Here you can check headphone status

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So I bought a laptop (Dell Votro 2520) It came with Windows 8 pre installed. Its a wonderful machine but the only problem is that when I plug in the headphones I get sound only in the left speaker. Same is the case with the external speakers, if I connect my external speakers to it I only get sound in the left speakers.
I thought there was something wrong with the sound port, but I was wrong. I checked it on Linux by loading Ubuntu from Live CD and the the sound works perfectly in Linux.
So its a driver issue? But why am I the only one with this problem? I cant seem to find this reported anywhere.
Here is what I did:
- I updated my windows to windows 8.1.
- I installed the Dell system detect software in my system to detect outdated drivers. It detected the sound driver (Cirrus Logic HD Audio) to be outdated and updated it to the latest version. The current version on my laptop is
I'm open to suggestions. How can I fix this? 
Thank you

A:Sound works fine in Linux but not in Windows

If it's working fine in Linux, it means that it works better with generic drivers. You may want to try uninstalling the Cirrus Logic driver and let Windows 8 decide which driver to use upon reboot.
Or, go to sound setting and check if it is analog audio. You may be having problems with digital audio or vice versa.

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For Christmas I got a Total Bithead, headphone amp. While it's plugged into my desktop, can only seem to get sound out of iTunes and that's it. I do not get sound out of my browsers. When I unplug the amp, things seem to work fine.

Link to product in question: http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/headroom-total-bithead.php

I'm using onboard sound from an Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard. Any ideas?


I just confirmed that I'm not getting any other sounds by trying to play sounds from Window's Control Panel sounds menu.

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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

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

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

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Not sure why, but sound seems to work fine for a while on my Vista machine, which has an Audiophile 2496 sound card, but then at some undetermined juncture, it goes mute. Restarting the machine, brings it back, but it is annoying. Not sure what causes it. It iwlll run fine for a day, and then, middle of the next day, it will be gone.. Cannot see a pattern, but I am looking for advice. It comes back from screen saver fine usually.. All of a sudden, sound will just not be there..

Any advice appreciated..

A:Sound works fine, and then goes away. Have latest driver. vista

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While I was using Skype on my Desktop Computer today to call my friend I used the microphone of the headset and I used External speakers.

In the middle of our conversation I did not get any sound from my speakers anymore, but the microphone still worked fine.

My computer uses the on-board audio sockets. I do not have a separate soundcard.

Help! What's wrong?

I tried restarting, checking the inside of the CPU for dust and possibly other problems. I tried changing speakers but it still wouldn't work. The motherboard is fairly new.. a little more than 6 months and doesn't have a guarantee on it anymore.

There is one thing i noticed though, sometimes when I touch the CPU I get an electric shock. So I put a wire from the casing to the wall (a friend suggested that). Might there be something wrong with the grounding and have blown my onboard audio out thing?

Please Help!
Thanks in advance.

~ CGS ~

A:Solved: Help! No sound from onboard audio out, but mic works fine.

Never heard of getting a shock from a case. Did you put the ground wire on before or after this happened? Double check your Sound Properties in the Control panel and make sure there isn't anything muted.

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I have a desktop (HP - Vista) and I finally got my stereo bluetooth headphones working. One problem...


You know, where I plug the green jack into the green hole in the back of the computer. No sound comes out!

What happened. How do I fix this, so sound works out of my speakers, but when I turn on my bluetooth device it switches to bluetooth? and when i turn my bluetooth off, it switches to my speakers?

Hubie the Nubie

A:Bluetooth sound works fine, but speakers dont!

BUMP. Please help. I can only listen to music via my bluetooth headphones. I want to plug in external speakers into the green jack - but no sound is coming out. What setting do I need to switch. HELP!

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No sound from speaker but headphones works well

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Hello everyone, you guys seem to know your stuff so Ill ask for your help:

I have a frustrating problem with my brand new XPC Shuttle computer. Everything works fine, just not sound. I tried hooking up the computer via HDMI to a TV for the first time as I didnt have a monitor - sound works just fine. Then later I removed the casing and installed 4 more Gbs of RAM for a total of 8. In order to do this I had to remove and reinsert the videocard. Computer was never on during that procedure.

Now, I cannot for the love of God make this computer produce sound trough the (correctly) connected audio jacks while it is hooked up to a proper pc monitor - Ive tried with numerous speaker/headphone devices which all are in mint condition (confirmed with other devices).

My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. In the sound manager down in the corner it said at first only "Realtek Digital Output". I figured this could mean that somehow, using HDMI cable (as it was the first monitor I used the system on) that the system defaulted on a HDMI output for sound. It would not show bars for anything else, and Speaker/Headphone devices were listed as "not connected" - despite clearly being so. It seemed at first like a problem with drivers - classic stuff. Please dont go there: Drivers are installed, up to date.

Then I launched Realtek HD audio manager and checked the box "Disable front panel jack detection" - as instructed by the program in case I had proble... Read more

A:HDMI sound output works just fine, audio jacks not at all! New PC

My problem seems very similiar to this gentleman's:

No Audio Output via Front and Rear Jacks

He seems to not have found a fix to his problem too. About my system: Could you guys look at the pictures attached to this post?

Thank you so much for any insight or help!

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On my Surface Pro 4, when using IE 11 some web site streaming (e.g. CNN Go, MSNBC Live, etc.) have no audio (video is fine), while other audio is fine (e.g. YouTube). The same sites stream fine on the SP4 in Edge, and stream fine on my desktop using both IE 11 and Edge. It appears that HTML5 sites are fine but Flash sites are not. I've looked at all of the places I could think of (Flash and audio settings, etc.) but cannot seem to find what's causing no audio of some streams in IE on the SP4.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.

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This desktop with 98SE plays the microsoft sound on boot up and shut down and plays the sound from a game cd, but does not play the sound on a music cd. It is not a burned cd. Any ideas?


A:[SOLVED] Sound works with everything but music cd's??

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I tried a search but had no luck.

I can't play a dvd without the sound be garbled. It used to work but that might have been before I got the Dell external TV tuner and installed it.
TV from Media center plays fine. Itunes sounds fine.
DVD play seems fine but the sound is garbled. I tried installing an older version of cyberlink (4.0 I think) and it played fine with that program but then media center quit playing recorded tv. (I guess they are not compatible).

It is on a Dell E1505 with a t2500 processor, 2048 ram, 80 gb hard drive, mobility radeon X1400 video, high res screen and dvd burner. About 10 months old.

Ideas? If not, would a newer version of cyberlink be friendly with media center so I could also play recorded tv?


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Ok, so I have a few mkv files that play fine with VLC but skip frames and have strange audio glitches in windows media center - on the PC and streamed to 360. Any ideas? Codec packs? Conflicting codecs? WMC doesn't support multiple audio streams in mkv? Is it possible to remove audio streams from an mkv file without going through a second conversion process?


A:MKV Problem: Sound works fine in VLC, glitches in Windows Media Center

Can you clarify what audio and video codecs are involved? *.mkv is a container format, not a codec. For example, i you are watching HD content with H.264 video codec, that may help explain the glitching.

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i'm having problem with my SOUND. A few couple of weeks ago, i reboot my computer. From Window Xp Home to Xp Pro sp3. I then found out everything esle on the computer work but NO SOUND.

the problem is. i can play music in Window Media Player but can't hear anything coming from the speaker.
i try mosly everything. check the Volume, un-install, reinstall the Sound Device, download a new copy of SigmaTel Audio off Dell.com. when i first install the copy i download from dell.com, the music or sound will than play for like one time.

for exsample.

I click the music in window Media player, it'll play and the sound will come out of the speaker, but once i stop it and click PLAY again. the song will play but no sound come out of the speaker.

I click on sound and audio devices properties, Under Sound - Program Events - I click on some of the wav. and press play
a error will come up and it say ... Window cannot play the %systemRoot%/media/window Xp error.Wav file. It may be damged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again.

Under sound and audio devices properties - Audio, The Sound playback list - SigmaTel Audio, Which mean i know i have a sound device on my computer.

i'm running on a Dell Dimension E310.

Any reply will Help.
Thanks for Reading.

A:Music Playing, No Sound

Try replacing the driver again. I'd try this one firsthttp://support.dell.com/support/downloads/If that doesn't work then try this onehttp://support.dell.com/support/downloads/The instructions for installation are on the bottom of both links

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Hi all. This is my first time here. I recently purchased Altec Lansing speakers for my Dell D620 laptop. I have the laptop connected to a port replicator whenever I am home. The computer runs WinXP, SP 2 (I think). I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player installed, but mostly use RealPlayer because it is also set up on my Palm.

Whenever I plug the speakers in I get a clicking sound in the background. It's not too noticable when music is playing, but if I close RealPlayer, or even between songs, it is very distracting. I've tried plugging the speakers into both the port replicator and directly into the laptop, with no change.

I assume this is a problem with either the plug from the speakers or the port on the computer/port replicator. I've thought about cutting off the plug from the speakers and replacing it with a gold coated one, but before I start cutting stuff I thought I should check to see if there is another solution.

Anyone have any ideas?


Harry Dreier

A:Clicking sound when playing music


Originally Posted by HDreier

Hi all. This is my first time here. I recently purchased Altec Lansing speakers for my Dell D620 laptop. I have the laptop connected to a port replicator whenever I am home. The computer runs WinXP, SP 2 (I think). I have both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player installed, but mostly use RealPlayer because it is also set up on my Palm.

Whenever I plug the speakers in I get a clicking sound in the background. It's not too noticable when music is playing, but if I close RealPlayer, or even between songs, it is very distracting. I've tried plugging the speakers into both the port replicator and directly into the laptop, with no change.

I assume this is a problem with either the plug from the speakers or the port on the computer/port replicator. I've thought about cutting off the plug from the speakers and replacing it with a gold coated one, but before I start cutting stuff I thought I should check to see if there is another solution.

Anyone have any ideas?


Harry Dreier

Have you tried a different set of speakers?


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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno d00d...how often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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Is this possible? I mean by plugging headphones into the jack on the cd-rom drive. I've never had a problem doing it in Windows 98, but when I try it on any XP machine without a sound card, I cannot. I've tried using both media player and winamp to no avail.

A:Playing music CDs in Win XP without a sound card

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Hey all,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW. At first, the only problem I had was no bass. I could hear the tremble fine, but no bass at all. I started clicking around under some sound settings and no I have no music at all however, when I "test" the speakers, I hear the test noise going off.

How do I fix this? Thanks!

A:My laptop has sound but isn't playing music - help!

Tony, what are you using to play music and you can verify that NO mute feature is on, be it within the music player or the PC itself?

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Hi guys, ive been having this problem for a while...

Everytime there is activity in my hard drive whether it is because i switch my wifi connection or my hard drive is forced to do something my sound crashes and becomes very disorted i have no idea why.

I use WMP 12 in Windows 7 Home Premium, my latop is an HP Pavillion dv4-4068la and my audio drivers are up to date and working, i hope there is nothing physically damaged on my laptop that causes this.

I can get up from bed and carry my laptop while its playing music and the sound is not affected thats why i think it has something to do with my operative system not the mother card or stuff like that.

Im planning on completely restore my system to its original state. Any tips on how to fix this without been so extreme on the case?

Thanks alot!

A:Distorted sound while playing music.

As you are planning to reinstall, that would be the best way to go. Although a major task, from what you report that should fix it.

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After downloading a music file from Wal Mart I now cannot play any of my .wav files or commercial music CD's. I have checked the volume control center, running wmp 10

Sure could use some help. Thanks

A:Solved: No sound when playing .wav or music CD

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I am experiencing a buzzing sound when I play music online.  I primarily listen to music through the microblogging site Tumblr.  For example, if I had a song playing for a minute or so and opened a new tab I will hear a buzzing sound for anywhere between 2 to 10 seconds.  Other times, particularly during songs that are longer, the audio will fail and I will get an error message with a red x on the song I clicked.  Neither of these problems happen all the time.  The buzz is more prominent and seems to happen more frequently when I am opening and closing tabs.  
I have narrowed this down somewhat.  It does not happen when I play an actual CD in the drive.  It does not happen when I listen to a song on Youtube.  It does not happen if I play an mp3 that I have saved on my computer.  It does not happen when streaming a podcast.  I have listened to podcasts that are over an hour long and did not get the buzzing or failed audio message.  It does not happen in Internet Explorer.
This seems to be related to tumblr sites and/or Chrome.  I have pasted a link as an example of a song where this occurs.
Things I have tried:
1. Updated the drivers
2. Scanned for viruses/malware
3. Updated Windows
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A:Buzzing sound when playing music

You can safely remove flash players re-install, I think your plugin may be out one version... should still work though, but might help. Updating Shockwave is also a good idea as sometimes the technologies are interdependent.
Could be a Tumblr bug also... I doubt it is Chrome. Have you looked at the Tumblr support? (if there is such a thing)

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Advice needed. I have a new motherboard in my machine, an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com and my 2 soundcards the older Adigity 2 ZS with all the bells and whistles locsk up the machine and the X Fi Gamer SB 0730 in the PCI slot has very low audio to the stereo system. Another PC with he same card is considerably louder. I had a PCI e Recon 3D but it had a faulty line input so I could not plug my other PC into it (essential). It was plenty loud enough but not hi fi. I have a Yamaha 100 RMS per channel surround sound hi end unit RX V2090 and a pair of B&W DM6 monitor loudspeaker which I listen to music on from CD and the computer FLAC, 320kbs mp3 and some lower resolution (not many). Another machine hooks up as a media center for surround sound from Blu Ray, DVD's and HD over the ai TV and Netflix. Amazon etc. I am looking for the sound card in this machine to be for Stereo playback only. The other machine does the home theatre movie experience. I sometimes listen to cheapo headphones at low volume late at night but mainly this will be fairly moderate listening levels. I have read about Asus cards and some of them suffer from high pitched whistling and hum from ground loops. I am interested in the obliviously being phased out Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro - Newegg.com. I also like the Assus ASUS Xonar Ess... Read more

A:Sound Card for playing music in Stereo

OK so I took my own advice and ordered the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro - Newegg.com
I have installed it and I am testing it through the hi fi whilst tweaking options, the driver disk I got seems to be bang up to date with Windows 8 7 drivers only and more updated than drivers on the web. I'll post a further diagnosis after a few days of testing but I am impressed and that is pretty hard to do to this old fart.

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Hi all, I have a new Asus N61J Laptop with windows & 64 bit o/s. Im wondering if anyone can help me with setting up to play music through my soundcard in yahoo chat. When I have set up to play through the sound card , in my many attempts to get it working, i get no sound at all,, any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,

A:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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I've download an avi video file which plays fine, but no audio at all, I ran GSpot and found out this is the codec "ogg_vorbis_3_plus (0x6771) Ogg Vorbis" I need, I've searched it on the net but still no luck, can someone please helped me out?

Thank in advance!

A:Video plays fine, but no sound

What program are you using to run the file?

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This is a computer i'm fixing for a friend, The problem I have is as the title says, I can play any dvd money and watch the picture perfectly fine, but the movies have no audio whatsoever. I don't seem to find any problems with the comp. since everything else plays fine (audio wise) cd's play fine, dl music plays fine, the problem is only with the dvd playback itself... I dunno what can be wrong since when the computer was installed everything worked perfectly fine. This is a hijack log from this computer. I had not seen a hijack log till now and I already see some funky stuff in here, so I'll be scanning and deleting what I can, still the problem is the same no sound from dvd playback.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:01:45 PM, on 8/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\MD Simple Burner\NetMDSB.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
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A:dvd plays video fine but no sound.

Since sound works everywhere else, except for dvds, I'd say it has to be the software dvd player. Try uninstalling that and reinstalling it. If you or he doesn't have the disc for it, try this free one:http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx?type=GoogleAdWordsSearch
I have not used it personally. I use WinDVD, which isn't free. I needed one that supported Dolby Digital and DTS surround.
Good luck!

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So, here's my issue. I have Creative Inspire 5.1 Digital 5500 speakers. I originally had them connected to my computer via a single line. So, I took the inputs from the speakers' console and directly connected everything to my computer. Now, I have surround sound (Wahoo!). But, the subwoofer only works when I'm configuring through the Control Panel. But, when I play music, I get zero sound from it.

Also, I have to set the properties in Sound to 7.1 to get all 5 speakers working. And the sub still works when running the test in 7.1 too. I've gone through every program that I can find on my computer that relates to sound and have set everything to 5.1 for now. I don't understand why I don't have sound from my subwoofer.

A:Subwoofer plays when configuring sound, but not when playing music.

Hi ruste84,

Since the speakers are producing 'surround sound' while configuration, it appears that the 'audio track' that you are trying to listen to is a standard '2 channel audio file'. You may try a digitally encoded 'surround sound audio' (a retail DVD with known 5.1 audio) to check if the 'speakers' work as desired.

If the issue persists, please confirm that the physical connections of the 'speakers' are setup properly. For reference, you may want to have a look at the recommended 'setup' for the motherboard installed 'ASUS Crosshair IV Formula'.
Also use the 'X-Fi CMSS-3D Panel' to configure 3D virtual surround effects. (Reference image below)
Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings.

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Hi everyone,

4 months ago freezing problems started with my laptop and running chkdsk and hdd regenator repaired bad sectors and this relieved my pc health making it better than before, but not totally sufficient.

However in the past 2 months I am suffering from a new set of freezing issues which occur so often and i could not manage to solve or get any improvement. Basically, it happens
1)every 20-40mins and freezing lasts about 5minutes. if I am playing a music video on a website, then the speaker would be forcing itself to play the music for less than a minute which would be heard as buzzing, and then it will stop.
2) Same type of freezing also occurs when a game is open while all browsers and music players are closed in the background.
3) In rare occasions no freezing occurs but skype crashes during a voice call giving an error related to shockwave. I believe this could be a related problem but not sure.

here some more info:
-graphics driver is updated to latest version and downgrading back to the older versions did not help
-no disk errors could be found using chkdsk and hdd regenarator scans/repairs
-Uninstalling flash player and installing/upgrading to the latest version did not work
-cleaning cache using ccleaner, diskdefragmenting using popular softwares, or running popular computer care taker softwares did not help.
-windows 7 has the latest updates.

my computer info are:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i3 350M @ 2.... Read more

A:laptop freezes and buzzing sound if playing a music

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For some reason I can't seem to get sound on certain videos I've been playing. Whether it is in WMP or Winamp, music and all other computer sounds play properly, but no sound comes out during specific AVI videos. To explain precisely, I cannot play a specific AVI video (House MD Season 3 - Lines in The Sand) but can play a video from Season 2. They are the same file format and I have previously watched them both with sound and they have sound on my Zune, etc. Please help.

what are you running = Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP3
video card = NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
cpu = AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.01 GHz
m/board = MSI K9N SLI Platinum
ram = 1 GB
wattage =
a. Vcore- 1.29v
b. 3.3v- 3.23v
c. +5v- 4.95v
d. +12v- 12.04v
PSU - Raidmax RX-530A ATX 12v v2 01 Switching Power Supply / Max 530W

Winamp v5.53 (x86) PRO
WMP v9.00.00.4503

A:No Sound When Playing Videos, but Works Everwhere Else

You need to download codecs. Here a link to K Lite codecs


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My problem is when i play both Music player (Windows Media Player/Winamp/iTune/Youtube/KMPlayer) with any Mini Flash Games, the sound sounded like corrupted files. i try playing them separate (like closing the flash game while playing the music), somehow the sound was fine. I get the feeling its got to with the flash but im not sure how. Any idea how can i solve this problem?

It never happen before.

OS: Vista Home Premium
Note: Not sure how to check what audio i have. Im newbie when comes to Computer.

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I've seen this crackling sound problem around the internet. After my research for hours, here is what I got: 1. I used 'DPC Latency Checker V1.4.0'. It was found that some devices, i.e. modem, usb, wifi, are interupting the sound card making crackling noise which is really loud and noisy. 2. Changing the bit rate between 16 bit and 24 bit doesn't help. 3. Update speaker driver to 'Realtex 6.3.9600.116' and 'Intel Smart Sound Technology' won't help. 4. Turn off the Audio Enhancement in DTS studio sound doesn't help. 5. Disable WIFI driver for a while won't help. *6. I've found that the problem can be solved by disable 'Disk Data Cache' in SSD option in Intel Rapid Storage Technology.Page 4 from this link: LinkBut I can't find this disable option in version how can I turn this 'SSD Cache' off?Or do you have any other solution?

A:Crackling sound while playing music in HP SPECTRE X360 Ultra...

Here is what I got from DPC Latency. 

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My computer has recently started doing these things.
It's very noticable, I cannot watch videos/listen to music and also cannot play any games sometimes.

When playing games it goes for minutes okay, then my FPS drops to 10 or so and sound starts to make static noises.

Everything what has sound does those static noises and it really drives me mad.

I've tried reinstalling antiviruses, scanning, cleaning registries, uninstalling almost all programs and games, cleaning my HDD from unused files, reinstalling drivers and codecs, nothing helped. I don't want to reinstall my windows, because I have a movie project started and I cannot backup ALL my files, it's really huge.

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer slowed down, static sound while playing music/videos.


sounds like you've done most of the things we'd suggest. It sounds to me like your machine or graphics card may be overheating? Is there adequate ventilation around the machine? Also, take the cover off and blow out any dust, especially in the CPU heatsink.

Also, while the lid is off, check the graphics card fan (if it has one) is spinning freely.

Finally, you may want to download speedfan from


to see if you can glean any insight into temperatures.

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Im make Video CD's(VCD) since I dont have a dvd burner. Its a cd-r burned movie that plays on home dvd players. You need to convert the movie file to a certain video format, framerate, bitrate, etc. and for that i use a program called TMPGEnc. its especially for making VCD's. Ive been making them for a while. then it just stopped working. it converts the video fine but there is no sound. I think i accidently erased a codec from my computer or something. because i installed a different video converter, decided i didnt want it anymore, and removed it. Towards the end of the removal it told me that there was a codec or file(something to do with video. Dont quite remember) that wasnt being used anymore and that it would remove it for me. So i put ok. At first TMPGEnc wasn't even reading the movie file. Then i installed a codec pack i found on the web, then afterwards it read the file(I was relieved. i thought i had fixed the problem) and it started converting. I clicked on the converted movie file to review it, and there was no sound. I tried a whole bunch of different other movies i have.....the same thing. All the movie files were in avi format. Please help me. Im running Windows XP Home Edition SP2.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:i use mpeg-1video converter; video fine but No sound. HELP

I work with quite a few videos myself. I had a similar problem back in the spring. I had to search out and install several different codecs before I found the right one.

You can, as far as I know, install and try several different ones. Be persistent.


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