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How to decrease audio quality without losing channels.?

Q: How to decrease audio quality without losing channels.?

Hi to all seven forums. hope all will be fine.
guys I extracted an audio from a mkv movie using mkv merge gui, and this is the audio status.
Complete name : The Green Hornet 2011 1080p BRRip.mkv
Format : Matroska
File size : 366 MiB
Duration : 1h 54mn
Overall bit rate : 449 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2011-06-13 20:10:53
Writing application : mkvmerge v3.3.0 ('Language') built on Mar 24 2010 14:59:24
Writing library : libebml v0.8.0 + libmatroska v0.9.0

ID : 1
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 1h 54mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 448 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Stream size : 365 MiB (100%)
Language : English
now, I wanted to convert it in some lower bit rate, which were exactly decreasing the size of it. that is I wanted to do, but the problem is, if I convert it to any audio format it will be done with only 2 channels audio. I want to decrease some of its bitrates/size like 196kbps or 160kbps with the 6 channels..
plz guide me how I do that job.

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A: How to decrease audio quality without losing channels.?

To mess with more than two channels, you might actually have to pay for a program that can do it. I believe Nero has a wave editor that supports six channels in their multimedia packs. Sorry this isn't much help.

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A few days ago I noticed a dramatic decrease in online video quality on my desktop PC. This applies to YouTube videos, Netflix, Liveleak and several other sites. But what really gets me is that it also effect basic formats like webm.
Basically the videos look like someone applied a gentle watercolor filter to them in Photoshop. (See attached image)
It's incredibly annoying and the only "answers" I can get from google is how to apply water color filters. Haha!

This change is specific to this device. The issue persists across all different browsers. I haven't done any new installations, and the only update I've done recently is an upgrade to my graphics card drivers after I noticed the problem.

Videos that are viewed offline, as well as any video games I play are not affected by this problem.

Basic specs:
Windows 10 Home 64bit
Intel Core i5 4670 3.4GHz
Radeon R9 290

Eastlink (Eastern Canada)
70Mbps down / 10Mbps up
Wired connection

Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. I've exhausted myself.

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Hello. I'm ripping DVDs so that I can post snippets of scenes to put on Youtube videos within fair dealing laws. I'm trying to rip DVDs with Handbrake and it does create a file with playable videos, and there are no problems with the sound. However the picture quality comes out noticeably degraded. This might be a compression but I'm not sure.

I've tried adjusting the bar of the "Constant Quality -- RF" bar under the video section to increase image quality before downloading and adjusting over relevant variables but to no avail.

What do I need to do to resolve this issue?

With regards,

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When using my laptop speakers my audio will decrease until it is almost mute. The volume slider stays at its original setting (ie. if it was at 50% volume it will say it is 50% even though the volume cannot be heard). If I pause and unpause a video I am watching the volume will return to the volume it should be at but will again decrease to complete silance.

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I mean... seriously all it shows for me is "Stereo".

I only have 2 Devices available, one is Realtek Hd Audio (the one with only Stereo, but it has Dolby Surround Sound, idk if that replaces the options of choosing 5.1 or better)

And the other one (disabled) is a Digital Optical Output idk what that is, but that has the option of choosing 5.1 surround sound but the sound doesn't work when I set that as default device.

I plan on getting a 7.1 gaming surround sound headset (Razer Megaladon) but if my computer doesn't give me the option of choosing 7.1 should I just get some normal gaming headset (Razer Carcharias)

this is the laptop I am using;
Newegg.com - SONY VPCF116FX/B NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 16.4" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

A:How do I get more Audio Channels?

StarTech.com ICUSBAUDIO7 Virtual 7.1 USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card - USB 2.0, USB 1.1, Phono 3.5mm Female, C-Media Chipset at TigerDirect
Hope that helps.

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I'm using Windows Media Player now for almost everything because I think it's Media Library is very handy to use, I still have one problem though.

I have all Harvey Birdman's, but on some there are two Audio Channels (Actual Sound - Commentary), and I can't find a way to select only one, it always plays both.

Is there a way to select only one Audio Layer? Even if it has to happen with a codec or something?



A:Audio Channels WMP

Hi Axon,

ffdshow tryouts | The Official Website

You can select the audio channel on the ffdshow icon or use VLC Media Player and set a specific audio channel


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Could I get a definition of AC3 2CH, AC3 5.1CH and DTS formats that I have seen used in videos?

A:Audio channels

Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC-3)
Surround sound technology that delivers high-quality digital audio for up to 5.1 discrete channels (Left/Center/Right/Left surround/Right surround/Low-Frequency Effects). The 5 speaker channels produce a directional & more realistic effect & the Low- Frequency Effects (LFE) channel (usually reproduced through a subwoofer) can often be felt as well as heard. Found in: DVDs; DVD players; broadcast programming in HDTV, digital cable, and (DBS, DTH) direct broadcast satellite (DirecTV/Dish/Sky TV); PCs; Microsoft Xbox game consoles; digital TVs; automotive DVD-Audio/Video players; automotive video, networking & home audio/video receivers; film soundtracks encoded in Dolby Digital.

Dolby Digital 2.0
Basically the same as above expect theres only 2 channels (Front left/right).

Is similar to Dolby Digital 5.1 except they use a different method for encoding the audio. Supposedly it's a more lossly format than Dolby Digital, but it's encoded at higher bit-rates & seems to be the choice amongst most DVD audiophiles for best quality sound.

You can find more out on both at;

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Could I get a definition of AC3 2CH, AC3 5.1CH and DTS formats that I have seen used in videos?

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Hello I just bought a 2.1 Logitech speakers. The problem is, there is no bass going to the subwoofer, and also there is no option to select 2.1 audio channel.

Other info.Subwoofer is connected to AC
If I connect my phone and play a sound, the subwoofer works.
Realtek HD audio manager is up to date.
Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.

EDIT: I just found the sound & audio thread. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum.
EDIT2: Thank you for moving.

A:No 2.1 audio channels

Have you checked all the drivers for the Realtek device(s) to make sure they are up to date(yes i see you said they are but still its good to ask)

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I've been capturing video with a Dazzle DVC 150. All is well except that file sizes are huge. I captured for 18 seconds and the file size was 14mb. Can I convert these files to another file type to make them smaller, or compress them somehow without losing the quality of the video?

A:Compressing mpeg files without losing quality?

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I just got a WD 250 GB external HDD for storing video and music. After I copy .avi files to the external and then back on to my PC, I get blocks of color appearing in the video. The external drive is connected through firewire, and this only happens to .avi files

A:.avi files losing quality after transfer to external HDD

Lose the Firewire. If it's a dual interface drive, try the USB connection.

I've had a number of systems (3 to be exact) that exhibited file corruption using Firewire for some reason. Different systems, different Firewire disks, same issue. I've since started using USB 2.0 all around (I have dual interface disks), and the problem has not reoccurred.

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Hey everyone

I have a video file right now, that is 640 X 360 pixels, and I need it to be on the web.

That being said, it is a 32 MB file, so it takes a while for it to start playing when you click on the link to see it.

My question is, how can I reduce the size of the video to maybe 320 X 240, or something near that size, without losing sound quality, and video quality? Or, is there something wrong in my code on my website, to where I can make it start playing earlier?

Here is a link to a test page I am working on, you can view the video file by clicking on the guy on the right: IFG Test Site

A:Reducing a video file, without losing quality

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I dont know if this problem is hardware or software related...

The sound channels seemed to be mixed up...

Right channel is playing in the left speaker and left channel is playing in the right speaker.

Even when i do the auto test, this happens.

What can i do to fix this ??

A:Audio channels mixed up

uhhh....switch your speakers around??

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How could I temporarily exchange the stereo channels, the left one to the right side and vice versa? The internal soundcard is set correctly, but the USB soundcard exchanges the channels, so I want to exchange the channels.
May be there is a portable freeware program doing it?

A:How to invert the audio channels?

You're using two different sets of sound ports? Or maybe I'm not understanding the configuration.
Keep us posted

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Im running Windows XP Pro. For some reason my right audio channel no longer works. I have tried swapping sound cards but it's the same result. In my Sound Blaster config I click test channels and I hear the voice say left channel then it goes to right channel and I hear silence. Any idea how to get the right channel working?

A:Audio Channels Messed Up...Need Help Plz.

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Hi, I have the following computer:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
1 gig of RAM
Realtek ALS888 sound

I need to find a way to reverse my audio channels. I have already switched around my speakers, and my headphones are designed in a way that would make it comfortable to turn them around. If there is a software solution, I would appreciate it. I would appreciate anything really if it'll help.

A:Reversing audio channels?

You want to wear your headphones the other way around but still get signal properly; left and right channels ?

What exactly you trying to accomplish ?

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Hello. It's a pleasure to browse your forums once again I've always liked your support
Now to problem solving. Recently, after my desk's rearrangement, I've found out that my speaker channels are swapped, kind of. Like, the left channel is played by the right speaker, and vice-versa. I've tried browsing the web, the system sound setting, searching and re-installing drivers - nothing worked. However, I can't believe there's no program to perform such a simple task - swap audio channels.
The ones I've found on the web don't work, apparently ;p

Maybe you know a way? Thanks in advance

By the way, the reason why I reinstalled the SigmaTel High Definition Audio Driver was that I hoped that it's tray icon would reappear, as it once was there. A long time ago... But no, it didn't.

A:Swapping audio channels

I don't know what you mean by "desk rearrangement" but if you have a restore point dated just before the problem, I'd try that first.

A less drastic method is to make daily backups of registry hives using ERUNT

Usually settings like that would be in the registry. Restoring with this tool doesn't overwrite other files. Just the registry hives. But that's only helpful for future reference.

I'd try to find a forum specific to that hardware and see if someone knows where the setting is kept. Most of the stuff in Windows registry is not documented. You have to get the tidbit of info from somebody who knows that specific setting.

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Posted this on the Multimedia forum but it seems to be pretty dead so I thought I'll post it here aswell.

Recently I started getting problems with my sound, the audio came out fuzzy and muzzled sometimes and my microphone crackled a lot. I checked my headset and microphone in another computer and they worked perfectly, so as a quick fix I bought myself a USB Sound Adapter as seen here.


I know it's cheap and probably low quality but it works great, apart from that the Left and Right audio channels are mixed.. so sound which comes from the left I actually hear from the right headphone and vice versa. This is not application based like a certain game etc but more generic throughout windows.

So I was just wondering on how I would go about fixing it, I know the easy fix would be simply to swap my headphones around and swap my speakers around when using them but the headphones are not comfortable when wearing them the wrong way around.

Thanks in advance, Awake.

A:Audio channels are mixed up.

Pretty much only way, if the card's drivers don't offer that as an option straight away, would be to use some 3.5mm stereo to RCA and RCA to 3.5mm stereo adapters, and plug the RCAs to each other the wrong way. I don't think Windows sound settings offer stereo revertion.

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Not sure if this is a hardware or Win 8 problem. I've now run four dacs off two USB 2.0 ports and each has had the channels reversed, per the Windows 8 Sound test among others. There is no problem with the Dacs - I've checked elsewhere - and the interconnects from the Dacs have run to the proper speakers. One of the USB ports I've used belongs to the mobo and the other to a USB add-in card. So, where is the likely fault, on the mobo or within Windows? It's not the biggest deal - no problem switching channels - but I'd like to figure out what's behind it. Thanks,

Update: From some further exchanges, it seems some or all dac makers set up speaker interconnect ports looking from the back rather than the front. Screwy, since that means crossing wires if the unit is facing forward.

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Im trying to find a program (preferably freeware) that will resize video resolution without losing any quality.
I tried a program called videoenhancer, it seemed that it could do the job. it resized the video without making it pixelated.
but when i tried converting the resulting file was 18Gigs (from the original 190mb) and it didnt play with my media player complete with codecs.

A little help with the program or suggestions for other programs will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:making video resolution larger without losing quality

It's not possible to resize a video (especially make it larger) without losing video quality. Think about it. Your video has a certain amount of information to display the video. When you increase its size, you have to add more information. Result, crappy video.

That's why video (and pictures) are created in a larger size then reduced. It's also why HD and BlueRay exist.


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When sound is supposed to come out of the left speaker,, it comes out of the right speaker. What should I do?

A:Left and right audio channels are reversed!

Hi and welcome to TSG.

What speakers are you using?
Check the cable 3.5mm jack is fully inserted into the socket, having it very slightly out can cause this.

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So I selected the option "Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously." in the Realtek HD Audio manager, and additionally to the Speakers device I now have Realtek HD 2nd Output device. The problem is that, the 2nd Output plays the front panel (as it should), but the Speakers device plays both (the front and back at the same time). How can I make it so back only plays the back channel, not both?

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I have my PC connected to an AV Receiver which is connected to 5.1 channels. I've been looking at exactly what my PC is sending my AVR (via HDMI) and have noticed something rather annoying. My AVR is capable of simulating surround sound (DPLII / DTS Neo:6) however only with stereo sources. I do occasionally like to watch Blu-rays on my PC (and some 5.1 encoded DVDs), however when it comes to older rips I have, streaming television programs, and older games, 5.1 channels are simply not supported, meaning while the source may only be 2-channel, Windows is still set to send 5.1 channels, and does so with 3.1 of them simply being silent / empty. This then means my AVR cannot use the source to simulate surround (as as far as it's concerned it's receiving a 5.1 input already). Changing the settings to have Windows send out 2.0 channels when I want to do some tasks and changing it back to 5.1 channels for others is tedious and should simply not be a requirement. Does anyone relate to this and can provide a paletable solution? Perhaps a quick script button to alternate between 5.1 and 2.0 channels? Or better yet something that can detect the intent of my focused application and adjust Windows accordingly? I just don't want to set Windows to output 2.0 channels and simulate all surround when I do have many games, discs, and rips that are already 5.1 encoded, whereas I don't want to lessen my experience by having stereo sources only come through two speakers. Can anyone suggest a solut... Read more

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I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 10 problem, as it first appeared when I was installing some audio drivers, but it happens on Windows 10, so I'm putting it here.

Now, there are several problems, all audio related, that are occurring.

1. Both audio channels are coming out of my left headphone. For instance, when I watch the video below, all audio comes out of the left.

You Tube

2. Most of the audio is extremely quiet, but some is louder than others. This seemingly randomly changes.

3. Sometimes the audio is distorted, sometimes it is not. This is also pretty random.

4. Different audio files may distort differently, I have to experiment with this.

A:Both Audio Channels Come Out of Left Headphone

It definitely affects everything, not just Youtube. Seems like the distortion is affecting different tracks of the same file in different ways. For instance, the piano and vocals may be totally distorted, but the guitar part is fine.

Also, I've already tried updating drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling, and all the rest of that stuff. Nothing helps.

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Hi there,

due to the layout of my new desk, I have to keep the speaker which outputs the left stereo channel on the right and the one that outputs the right channel on the left. As such, my sound is now inverted, which is especially annoying when playing games.

Does anyone know if there is a on-board solution or a tool to swap the audio channels?


PS: I tried to search for a solution first but most where like "just swap the speakers" which I cannot do due to insufficient cable lengths

A:Swap left/right audio channels

Other than Buying a 3.5mm Jack headphone extender as far as i know it cant be done, But saying that in a Old game (UT2k4) in the settings and audio area there is a reverse stereo. So have a look at your games setting menu you never know it might be there.


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I have an XPS 13 laptop (9350).  I need distinct right and left channel audio for a research study.
I have a timing trigger tone on only the right channel.  When I play the output through headphones, I hear the tone on both the right and left channels.
Is there a solution to this problem, or is a "feature" of the laptop?

A:Crosstalk, audio right and left channels

Hello. It's not a feature that I have ever heard of.
How are you getting the signal into the laptop? If it's through the combo audio port, the mic input there is mono, to the best of my knowledge, which might be causing the issue.
You only get the crosstalk with the tone, but not when playing an audio file that has audio in only one channel?

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i just got a sonicfury audio card and im trying to use its extra 4 channels other that front left and right.
i use win XP and have VST LOGIC and NUENDO.....
i can only use it an a stero card! i would love to use it as a 5.1 surround card!
has anyone had this prob? has anyone solved this pro?
any help would be apreicated!

A:getting at sonic furys 6 audio channels! ?

Never used either of those programs, but what are they for? If its recording/music creation that's all you can get unless you're able to encode to AC-3 or similar.
MP3 & all are just stereo.

In the Santa Cruz control panel applet be sure to set the Speaker output mode to 6 Speaker & enable Virtual 5.1 if you want that for playback though.

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Hey I've been having a hard time separating channels on my onboard sound card ever since putting on Windows 7. This is a computer that is built inside my car. I am using RCA to 3.5'' to connect the speakers to the computer. I have front speakers in the green, rear speakers in the blue jack, and subwoofer in the pink. This always worked perfectly on the Windows XP Realtek Driver, but I can't figure out how to get it to work with the Windows 7 Realtek driver, it only lets me do audio out on the Green port. I really don't want to use Windows XP, so if you guys could help me out that would be great!

A:Seperate Audio Jack Channels.

Have you been into your audio/soundcard properties and set it up in 5.1 speaker arrangement. sounds to me like it is still on the default, 2.1 two speaker setup just on your green output port

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This arose by me trying to set up Traktor DJ Studio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traktor_DJ_Studio), basically you need one stereo channel for the main speaker output and one stereo output for the monitor output which usually goes straight to headphones so you can cue up and beatmatch tracks before crossfading it into the stereo mix).

Now i installed the drivers that came with my mobo and 4 outputs were listed in traktor (great) so i set the frst two outputs for the main speakers as left and right stereo mix, but when i attempted to set the 3rd output for left monitor my PC crashed.

So I reinstalled the drivers, same problem, then i installed some universal drivers (ASIO4ALL) then meant traktor listed 8 channels which would be right considering the integrated sound is 7.1 but now I cant record from stereo mix in any application and all outputs other than the main stereo output have no bass or low frequencies to speak of, but im not sure if this was the case originally.

My mobo is this http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=AM2NF3-VSTA and the onboard audio is supposedly http://www.cmedia.com.tw/?q=en/USB/cm6501.

What I need to do is be able to record off stereo mix again and secondly, use one of the other of the 7.1 outputs as the monitor output in Traktor.

Lengthy post but would really appreciate some help!


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Hi. So recently, I bought a Logitech G35 7.1 surround sound gaming headset. Shortly after receiving it, I noticed that sounds that were supposed to come out of the left speaker come out of the right, and vice-versa. This switch would happen randomly, yet often. Sometimes it's reversed, then it switches back to normal, then changes again. I thought this was something to do with the headset, so I returned it and bought a pair of Plantronics GameCom 780's.
Today the new headset arrived, and I noticed the same problem occurring. Audio randomly reverses channels. At this point, I know it can't be a coincidence - something in my computer has to be causing this, but I can't even begin to figure out what is causing this issue, and how to fix it. Both of these headsets are USB, both have 7.1 surround sound capability, but the problem still occurs when I set the headsets to stereo.
If anybody out there has any ideas as to what this issue can be caused by, please let me know. This problem is especially annoying because I play a lot of games, and not being able to hear people and enemies correctly is a major concern.
EDIT: It seems the people at Plantronics have been working on fixing this exact issue, and have released some new drivers to help combat this issue. I downloaded them, and it seems to have worked. Kinda. I can hear a pop whenever the audio tries to switch channels, but with the new drivers, it immediately corrects itself. So it reverses, but immediately ... Read more

A:Audio Channels Switch Periodically

Both of these headsets are USB

Sorry for the late reply... but it seems the powered usb are not stable either on the source or the headset product itself. It is best to purchase a headset that connects directly to the audio ports for a better sound experience. Hope you were able to resolve this before my posted suggestion.

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Audacity is giving me some troubles. I have installed the newest version (1.2.3) on a new Windows XP computer with a gig of RAM. I opened up a rather short audio file (around 30 seconds) and when I play it, it starts off fine.

Then, about a second or so into it, the right channel cuts out while the left channel keeps playing. Then the right channel will come back in and play what the left channel just played, essentially picking up where it left off, and the left channel will cut out for a brief time. These are all about a second or so apart.

An earlier version reads the audio files just fine (1.0.0), but the program isn't as flexible as I need it to be.

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I have put this in the virus section rather than hardware because this problem has appeared on my friends computer too. Actually his was first to have the problem. He thought it was his headphones and bought a new pair still nothing doing. I thought it was his system because he had dropped it, but then my system now is experiencing the same symptoms. I have tried a speaker test without headphones and the built in speakers play both channels properly it is only through the audio jack that this problem occurs. It plays the left channel normally and the right channel lower and through the left side also. I have tried a safe mode system restore and reinstalling the audio drivers. The other symptom that I am experiencing is with the WPD driver regarding my external USB 2.0 card reader not reading cards. I had the same thing with the built in SD card reader too but fixed it with a driver reinstall, but I can not find a download to reinstall the WPD and uninstalling then reinstalling does not work. The error is code 10 device cannot start.

Both are ASUS laptops his a K53T mine a X53U. I am assuming it is a virus and not a buggy windows update that is causing this. Please let me know what you need from myself in order to help me fix this problem like a Hijack log and anything else that you need. Thanks. If I should try asking in hardware first please let me know too. Thanks and have a great day.

A:Audio Jack plays both channels via Left side only

Also all my restore points except the one that was created for the SD card reader were gone too.

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Hi there
the newer smart phones have nice powerful processors in them so I was wondering if the DAC (Digital / Analog converters) in these are as good as the ones in a typical LAPTOP computer set up -- bog standard on board sound from a laptop computer -- not high end specialized studio stuff etc.

My Galaxy III S phone can play FLAC files and plugging the output into a DECENT set of speakers appears to me to be just as good if not better than the same sound played from the computer - a relatively decent laptop computer (Sony VAIO VPCEH with Intel I5 processor).

I tested this by connecting the phone DIRECTLY to the pre-amp with the music on the phone's micro sdhc card. Had I done it via the USB then that might have needed another DAC conversion so the test cases wouldn't have been the same.

I use a phone app WINAMP PRO (just like the PC version) so I can use Folders / directories to play the music and it can play FLAC too -- a lot of music phone apps lack this facility which is a shame. I like also the "play by folders" too -- as I have a lot of Audio books -- saves endless tagging and creating playlists / albums. --Just point winamp to the directory / or file and play it.

I find also streaming music from the phone to the receiver device seems to work better than messing around with pc software too -- especially on a laptop.

Another app here -- OrangeSqueeze in conjunction with SQUEEZEPLAYER -does the job of the logitech squeeze server on the laptop. The p... Read more

A:Quality of Smart phone audio vs standard LAPTOP PC audio

I have a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and a new iPad3, but I would never consider them my "primary" audio playback devices.

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When I try to play DVDs on my LG DVD+/-RW, the movie starts playing normally expect the voices are totally gone. All of the background sounds are there, but the main people appear like they're mimicing the silent-movie genre of way back when. Hoping that it was just some of the DVD settings or something, I tried turning them into avi files, but alas, the problem even continued into that on some of them--not all of them for some reason, despite all of their converting options being the same.

I've got no idea what's going on ang thus, no idea how to solve this one. I'm hoping someone's dealt with this and/or knows what to do. If you need any more info on anything, let me know and I'll respond as soon as I can.


EDIT: I just tried installed the new DiVX codec (went from 6.0 to 6.1) and still nothing. The sound card I've got it a Creative SoundBlaster Live! 5.1, which hasn't had new firmware/drivers since back in 03, so it's not a new driver problem :-\. And I'm not sure if this may be of some relation, but lately this error has been popping up with WinAmp each time I attempt to load it:

A:Solved: No primary audio channels (main dialogue) when playing DVDs

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Windows 7 64-bit I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor My audio is working, but I'm getting "popping" noises every 15-30 seconds and it's really bothering me. I updated to the latest driver for Realtek AC'97 and I insalled the Realtek HD Audio drivers, but only the AC'97 shows up in the device manager. When I got to add/remove programs, it shows that HD Audio can be uninstalled, but I don't know if that means it's working. From reading around on the internet, some people said the HD Audio driver solved their problem, but I'm not sure if mine is actually working or not. I don't know much about computers, so please spell things out explicitly for me so I can just follow directions.

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What is the best possible audio quality (bitrate, format, etc...) combination out there?

A:Best possible audio quality

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I was wondering how to achive the best audio quality(witch player should i use,What codecs and so on)
My gear is nothing to brag about:Acer aspire E 15 and two Bose speakers.
DFX Audio Enhancer installed Combined with Aimp4.

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I was wondering how to achive the best audio quality(witch player should i use,What codecs and so on)
My gear is nothing to brag about:Acer aspire E 15 and two Bose speakers.
DFX Audio Enhancer installed Combined with Aimp4.

A:The Best audio Quality?

Well...if you tell me how you determine what the "best audio quality" might be...then others might be able to suggest something.
I find that audio perception and preferences is a very personal thing...it's not like there is a standard that fits everyone or every type of music.  Or if there is, I'm unaware of it.  I don't think players have much to do with audio quality...they transform digital code into sounds that we recognize and enjoy.  Ditto for codecs.
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My guess is that your headphones and speakers...and you...have a lot more to do with audio quality...than codecs and such.  If you have quality headphones and speakers which result in pleasing sounds to your ears...that's about as good as it should get, IMO.
Of course you can use signal processors, tuners, equalizers and such...to modify/enhance the preferences which are inherent in you...but I'm not sure that's audio quality or just modifying our enjoyment alternatives (something we like to do).
Example:  I grew up listening to old scratched up records made of slate or vinyl...after that, listening to just about any system with good speakers and a music delivery system that is not marred by human handling...is a great improvement.  I'm quite satisified with .mp3 media sound...where others today believe that today's vinyl produces a "better" sound .
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I'm on an HP laptop. I've noticed a problem where my speakers constantly sound like they're not pushing out what they are truly capable of. They sound slightly muffled and guitars don't come through as loud as they should. What I've noticed is that everything sounds great through headphones, but there is also a strange thing I should mention.

Let's say I'm listening to Led Zeppelin... The sound is muffled and what not but if I go into the "My Music" folder and then double click the "Alter Bridge" folder that holds the song I'm listening to (normally in a subfolder, the album), the audio clears up and sounds awesome. But I have to do this for every song (or audio clip) I listen to. Any help?

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Recently I noticed that my sound volume has fallen drastically. This is so whether I'm using the speakers or my earphone. I also notice that the audio quality of my mp3s have been affected.
- I've ajusted the volume control in the accessories section to the max
- I've re-installed a upadated version on my media player ( Winamp)
- Winamp volume is set to max / speakers and earphones as well
Nothing seems to help.

I use a PC133 - M758+ Series System Board with an onboard sound card
Hope I've provide enough information. Any suggessions Please
(I'm a newbie at this )

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I am the proud owner of a 250 g5 notebook for roughly a month now. Everything is working perfect except for the fact that when i want to connect my notebook to my audio setup via the aux port, the quality is very poor. I have tested this on different speakers and the quality sounds way worse than my phone, tv, old computer or any other device with an auxilary output. I have installed new Realtek drivers, but this does not seem to solve the problem. I hope that someone can help me out here.

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I downgraded from Vista to XP a couple months ago, but haven't had the oppurtunity to play with my webcam/audio feature until now. I'm on an Acer Aspire 5630 Laptop, with a built in cam and mic.

I had a great audio quality on Vista. Now suddenly my audio quality is very poor... not so much in the fact that it doesn't sound good, but that you can barely hear it.

Again, it worked great on Vista.

Now I've tried playing with all the settings... I've spent a lot of time tweaking things, but nothing fixes it. I think it may have something to do with the gay RealTek Audio Manager (which I'd like to get rid of, but don't know how). My audio quality is just very, very muffled and low-toned.

In Master Volume, I am using advanced settings and I have everything turned up full blast. In the mic's advanced settings, Bass and Treble are both set to as low as possible, and it doesn't allow me to move them or change them.
As for drivers, according to driveragent.com, these are the only drivers which are out of date or missing:

- Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus (missing)

- Intel(R) 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4
- USB Video Device
- Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
- Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D6
- Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Root Port - 27D4
- Intel(R) 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Controller - 27B9
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A:Poor Audio Quality on mic

Come on. No one can even help me on THIS?

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I have the Beats by Dre audio software/hardware on my laptop and it sounded great but all of a sudden, some months ago, the audio became very poor. It's quite tinny and very quiet. I feel like it may have occurred after a system/OS update but can;t say for sure. I constantly connect it to a bluetooth speake ror use headphones but it's becoming a pain. I should've dealt with it right away but didn't. any ideas?

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just got a refurbished dell latitude d620, it is upgraded to win 7, since dell doesnt make a win 7 audio driver for this model the geniric microsoft audio driver was used, the sound works but sounds terrible, static, noise, choppy, i tried vista, xp and sigmatel hd drivers, they all work but sound the same, any ideas?

A:poor audio quality

Your system is not compatible for Windows 7 since there is no audio drivers for Windows 7. If the system is compatible with Windows Vista or XP I recommend sticking with that.

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I have an MSI motherboard RS482M2 with built in sound( Realtek)using RealtekALC658C audio codec. The problem is when I play audio on winamp 5.112
there are kinda "Blips" heard now and then. The same isnt heard on windows media player.(all though rarely it is heard here also) I tried adjusting the buffer length and prebuffer in Winamp but it didnt work. How do i remove these annoying blips from comming?Also what is the optimum setting of the buffer lenght's for winamp for excellent audio quality?

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