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Issue with low voice volume on 5.1 through SPDIF

Q: Issue with low voice volume on 5.1 through SPDIF

For the life of me I cannot solve this problem. Here are my setup details;

Win 7 32bit
Realtek ALC889A
Media Player = Windows Media Center(player) and Total Media Theater
Latest Realtek HD driver r.239
Movies copied as .vob no conversion straight copy
Yamaha Receiver connect to PC via SPDIF

The problem is that anytime I play a movie with 5.1 all the sounds
perform perfectly except for the vocals. The vocals are barely audible.
The receiver is picking up 5.1 and playing it through all speakers properly.
It was working fine for about a month and then a few weeks ago it just stop playing correctly.

I have tried changing every setting possible in the sound card properties and
realteks HD manager. I have uninstalled the realtek driver and let the MS default HD driver install but ended up with the same issue. I have also reverted back to an older Realtek driver but still no solution. I have had Shark007 codecs installed (to play some other .mkvs ) but even after removing the codecs I still have a low voice volume issue.

Maybe I'm missing something simple but any help would be appreciated. I have been working on this for weeks!

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A: Issue with low voice volume on 5.1 through SPDIF

Have you done this? Low sound volume

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I am using a Compaq Presario v6420us laptop as a HTPC.

I had it hooked up via the headphone jack to a stereo red/white cable to my 7.1 receiver. Obviously this isn't going to give me 7.1.

I bought a toslink to optical cable http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002JFN1K and plugged it into my personal laptop, and I get 5.1 or better. I had to change the sound to spdif however.

On the Presario in question, I do the same thing and I get no sound at all. I have switched to spdif and installed drivers to no avail. I dont want to use my personal laptop for the HTPC. Help me get the Presario sound out working via the cable.
 

A:Solved: Spdif sound issue

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New member here. I posted over on The Green Button, but not getting any response... looks like this forum is attended by a more responsive folk!

I am having difficulty getting Vista to play 5.1 audio - but not across the board.

Symptoms:
1. When I go into Control Panel >> Sound >> select Realtek High Def Audio device Properties and then go to the Supported Formats tab, when I click Dolby Digital and Test, I don't hear any sound
2. When I check that Dolby Digital box on the Supported Formats sound tab, and try to play DVDs or multichannel .dvr-ms files, I get no sound
3. When I uncheck the Dolby Digital box and play a DVD, I do get sound from 2 speakers
4. When I play a .mkv file with DTS I do get 5.1 sound
5. When I play a Blu-ray disc through Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre, I have the "downmix" option selected in the software, and I do get 5.1 DTS sound

My specs:
Vista Premium 32bit
AudioMAX daughter add-on card with S/PDIF-out, capable of Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Realtek audio drivers, the latest from the OEM website (Abit)
FFDShow installed (in theory, configured to pass through AC3 to SPDIF)
AC3Filter installed (in theory, configured to pass through AC3 to SPDIF)
HK Receiver that can process Dolby Digital and DTS, via optical spdif

Anyone have an idea of why this is happening and how I can get my DVDs and .dvr-ms surround files to play in 5.1 Dolby?

A:Vista 32bit Audio - 5.1, SPDIF, Partial issue

Originally Posted by tommychambers


New member here. I posted over on The Green Button, but not getting any response... looks like this forum is attended by a more responsive folk!

I am having difficulty getting Vista to play 5.1 audio - but not across the board.

Symptoms:
1. When I go into Control Panel >> Sound >> select Realtek High Def Audio device Properties and then go to the Supported Formats tab, when I click Dolby Digital and Test, I don't hear any sound
2. When I check that Dolby Digital box on the Supported Formats sound tab, and try to play DVDs or multichannel .dvr-ms files, I get no sound
3. When I uncheck the Dolby Digital box and play a DVD, I do get sound from 2 speakers
4. When I play a .mkv file with DTS I do get 5.1 sound
5. When I play a Blu-ray disc through Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre, I have the "downmix" option selected in the software, and I do get 5.1 DTS sound

My specs:
Vista Premium 32bit
AudioMAX daughter add-on card with S/PDIF-out, capable of Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Realtek audio drivers, the latest from the OEM website (Abit)
FFDShow installed (in theory, configured to pass through AC3 to SPDIF)
AC3Filter installed (in theory, configured to pass through AC3 to SPDIF)
HK Receiver that can process Dolby Digital and DTS, via optical spdif

Anyone have an idea of why this is happening and how I can get my DVDs and .dvr-ms surround files to play in 5.1 Dolby?




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Just recently upgraded from Windows Vista Ultimate x64 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64, machine specs have stayed the same with a Shuttle XPC SD39P2 equipped with a CORE2DUO 6420, 8GB DDR2 800 RAM, and Asus nvidia 8600GTS.

With Vista, I ran the video with a DVI cable and audio with an SPDIF optical cable to a converter box that changed it to HDMI then ran it into my amp (Onkyo TX-NA906X) into my HDTV (Pioneer Kuro PDP-6010HD). Originally, I had to add a 1920x0180 res but it did work. Once I updated to Win7, it will not display any video beyond the initial startup screen (no HDCP???) so I can't see the login screen. Any ideas would be appreciated.

For reference: the DVI/SPDIF -> HDMI converter:
Amazon.com: DVI + Audio (SPDIF & Toslink) to HDMI Converter Adapter: Electronics

Contrary to what the review says, I did get it to display 1920x1080 in Vista.

A:Windows 7: DVI/SPDIF to HDMI Converter No Video Issue

can you get video to your tv with a direct connection?

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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(Hope this is the right place to put this. I'm running XP, but the other guys are running 7.)
Whenever I voice chat with two specific friends, I can hear everything that I say loop back to me. They are using headsets, so it's not feedback (plus it doesn't loop/echo at all). I just hear everything I say a second after I say it. I only have the problem with two friends, though. None of the other people I voice chat with cause problems.
I'm not even sure where to start trying to solve the problem. Any suggestions?
 

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Just bought serous Sam HD: the first encounter and me and a friend will be in steams voice chat like any other day and it's fine. Then we launch Serous Sam and it's still fine at the main menu but when we get in game we can't hear each other. Every now and then (like every 5 minutes) we will hear each other say a letter of a word. Like "l"ook, and we won't hear each other again after that for another 5 minutes.

We've tried game chat and disabling voice chat but it didn't do anything. Our connection is fine, it's something to do with the game.

Ideas?
 

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Alright here's the deal..

When I need to use the voice feature, then it barely recognizes my voice.
But if I have the "Sound Hardware Test Wizard" running at the same time as my recorder and am at the #2nd step (microphone test or #3rd step - speaker test) ..then my recorder recognizes my voice easily and I can easily record/talk but as soon as I quit the "Sound Hardware Test Wizard" then it goes back to the same old story and barely recognizes my voice at all.
If I'm at the #2nd step in the Sound Hardware Test Wizard and use the recorder then it's pretty better but if I go to #3rd step and keep that one open while using the recorder it simply works fantastic.
So it seems that if I'm supposed to be able to actually be heard then I must always have the Sound Hardware Test Wizard open and running too with the other program any advice? and oh yes I'm using a Dell Latitude C840 if that helps
 

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CORRECTION; I activated Window's
Voice Recognition (and did not install Dell's Speech Recognition as I said in prior question) on Dell M5110 laptop a few days ago and it was working OK. Today I continued work on same document I started before but all my dictation now appears in a box and I have to click "Insert". How do I delete the box and have my dictation appear directly in the text as it did before today? Thanks.:

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Not entirely sure where to place this but I'm having a weird issue that nobody seems to have an answer for me with. All Voice Chat programs don't seem to work on my machine. When I run Ventrilo, I get stuck on contacting server forever. Teamspeak errors out without connecting. Even the internal voice chat program inside of World of Warcraft doesn't respond. I have a mic, which works fine to pick up sound, but for whatever reason, none of the voice chat programs seem to function.

I assume the problem is probably related to a router or some such, but I have another computer connected to the router that has none of these issues. In fact, I have at one time or another connected at least 3 other computers to my router and all 3 worked just fine. If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it.

For the record I'm running Vista on an Alienware computer, Comcast is my ISP and my router is a wired Dynex DX-E401.

Thanks.
 

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Hello, I just bought a lenovo x1 carbon second generation and after I upgrade windows 8.1 pro to windows 10 pro I had to install all drivers to make all the feautures work. After this point I still have an issue with the voice contro , camera control and the 3 fingers touch. can any of you help me out with this?? Thank you,

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I am using windows 10 PC. since last week any videos like latestone videos from yourube or any HDD videos and online videos while watching some time the voice lags i.e voice coming after the scene completes can imagine how worse it is what's the problem how to rectify it.
 

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Hello. I have a very odd problem. Whenever I try to use voice communications (It doesn't matter if it's ingame voice comms, or a 3rd party such as TS or discord) and play a game (any game.), the sound quality becomes unbearable when someone ISN'T talking.
The audio "stutters" and chops to the point where the game becomes unplayable. If someone talks, the sound goes back to normal for about 5 seconds after they quit talking. This also happens occasionally when a video is playing in the background of the game. However it's not a guarantee to occur in this case. (I should note; the game audio is fine UNTIL they start talking. Once they quit talking, it's about 5 seconds before the audio becomes choppy. The FPS and visual quality of the game aren't effected at all. This is purely audio.)
This started happening once I "upgraded" to a wireless headset. I use a Logitech G930 gaming headset. I've had this problem before I got the free "upgrade" to windows 10. My PC was win 8.1 when purchased.
A friend of mine who is pretty savvy with computers tried to help me fix this. He teamviewed me and could also hear the problem, which leads me to believe it's not my headset, but my PC. If he was unable to hear the choppy audio, that would mean it's localized to my headset. He then suggested that it may be my audio drivers. I currently have 3 things listed under my "sound, video and game controllers" under the devices manager.
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Just recently, I can not use my call phone feature in Gmail. It states to download the voice plugin, which is already there. I unisntalled this, reinstalled and the same. I use windows 7 64 bit. I have latest java (can only use 32 bit) and unsure what happened. I use microsoft essentials for anti virus. I've researched and found where some have gone to application date within their hard drive, but can't find this for window 7. Anyone?

A:[SOLVED] gmail voice plugin issue explorer 9

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):

Firefox
Opera

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Hello. I have a very odd problem. Whenever I try to use voice communications (It doesn't matter if it's ingame voice comms, or a 3rd party such as TS or discord) and play a game (any game.), the sound quality becomes unbearable when someone ISN'T talking.
The audio "stutters" and chops to the point where the game becomes unplayable. If someone talks, the sound goes back to normal for about 5 seconds after they quit talking. This also happens occasionally when a video is playing in the background of the game. However it's not a guarantee to occur in this case. (I should note; the game audio is fine UNTIL they start talking. Once they quit talking, it's about 5 seconds before the audio becomes choppy. The FPS and visual quality of the game aren't effected at all. This is purely audio.)
This started happening once I "upgraded" to a wireless headset. I use a Logitech G930 gaming headset. I've had this problem before I got the free "upgrade" to windows 10. My PC was win 8.1 when purchased.
A friend of mine who is pretty savvy with computers tried to help me fix this. He teamviewed me and could also hear the problem, which leads me to believe it's not my headset, but my PC. If he was unable to hear the choppy audio, that would mean it's localized to my headset. He then suggested that it may be my audio drivers. I currently have 3 things listed under my "sound, video and game controllers" under the devices manager.
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I can see my voice messages in Voice Messages and Call History in Yahoo! Messenger with Voice, but I tried to export them as wav-files or similar files, and can't find them. How can I save the voice messeges in this program as files for Windows Media Player?

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Bottom line problems:

Direct Play Voice Setup will not work so I can't use Game Voice...0x80004005 error
Because I was over diligent in registry editing, I am now having IE6.0 crashes because of "nmtracer.dll"
I need to reinstall Dreamweaver MX, Extension Manager, and PCAnywhere because of my work.

On January 25, 2004, I posted to the Microsoft Hardware DirectX General Discussion message board:

"I use Microsoft SideWinder Game Voice 1.5 to chat with fellow gamesters.

The last time I successfully used it to join a chat was January 3, 2004. I had installed and used PCAnywhere on January 2 with no problems, but did end up uninstalling it on January 24. On January 4, I installed Dreamweaver MX and Extension Manager. On January 17, I could not join a chat on Game Voice, nor would the program shut down automatically, I had to force it to close via Task Manager. The next time I tried to launch it, I received an error message that said "Game Voice encountered an error with the speech recognition engine. Please correct the command. If this doesn't work, try reinstalling Game Voice." There is no place to "correct the command" so I uninstalled and reinstalled Game Voice multiple times.

I tried to do a System Restore to January 1, 2, 3, or 4 but it would not work. I uninstalled Dreamweaver MX and Extension Manager. On January 24, I upgraded to DirectX 9.0b. I set a system restore before I upgraded but my system won't go back. I rein... Read more

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Basically, whenever someone sends me a voice clip, I can hear the sound perfectly. No added noises, only what the person inputs themselves.

However, when speaking directly with someone (voice chat, video chat), the sound, their voices, everything I hear from them is very static-y and buzzy.
What makes me even more frustrated is that this problem isn't present in a Skype chat... Skype chats work perfectly, and they're just the same as MSN voice chats...

Please help me out, I would be really greatful.
 

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This modem is the HIRO Model H50113, which worked well in Windows Vista and Windows7, but as soon as I upgraded to Windows 10, the new operating system deleted the driver that makes my voice capabilities work on the modem, so it FAILS in voice functions. It is not possible to add that driver back, since the OS kills it like a virus. I noticed the driver I'd used is no longer in the drivers list, and I've heard from HIRO that this is happening MORE and MORE, for those whose Windows 10 version is 1511 IOS Build 1058635. Until Microsoft fixes this, my ability to send and receive voicemail with this modem is DEAD. Microsoft should finalize and update another Windows 10 build, to correct this destructive effect.

A:Upgraded to W10 & VOICE part of my voice/fax modem FAILS. Anyone else?

I wouldn't expect Microsoft to update Windows 10 to resolve an error with third-party hardware. Usually, the hardware vendor would update their drivers to be compatible with Windows.

What drivers were you using? I see that Hiro has Windows 10 drivers for the H50113, but they pre-date the November (1511) update.

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I've hit a dead end on this program. IF you don't know voice changer (just like the name) can change your voice live as it happens. A friend of mine has the same program and when he changes his voice, and talks over the mic, I hear it just fine. No static or anything. Just like it's suppose to.

However when I do it..no. To me, I sound like I'm suppose to. I've tested it by recording myself, playback, ect ect. It seems like its perfect until it leaves my computer. I talk and the playback is perfect, what he hears is static, annoying, not even a language. Very hard for him to understand me. Doesn't matter what program we use or what mic I use. It just doesn't reach him like I hear it.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. -Thanks.
 

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The volume keeps going down by itself. When i try to turn it up it goes back down again. For a few minutes I can get the volume to stay on but then it goes back to turning itself off. I've restarted my computer multiple times and nothing changes.
 

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when i open the volume in the control panel i try to place in the task bar it says it cant because it needs to be installed...i dont know what to install because i dont have a xp disc
 

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hye there. i just bought a new hp notebook here and it seems to have problems with the audio volume. the volume suddenly become progressively slow for no reason. it get back to normal when im playing with the volume rocker and after a while, it happens again. I've checked the volume settings and looks like nothing is wrong with the setting. please help me otherwise this 'sudden slowing down volume problem' will keep annoying me

A:volume issue

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My volume (audio) become very low after installing windows 7. What can I do.If I want to upgrade to 10, what should I do as my device don't have any cd-rom and I have to do setup by bootable usb .

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I HAVE SOUND ISSUES WITH MY NOTEBOOKTHE SOUND ALWAYS KEEPS ON GOING DOWN AND IF I INCREASE IT THEN AGAIN GOES DOWN. 

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Hello @2LEGEND, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the sound issue, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, have you tried updating the Audio Drivers for Windows 10?  Try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP Notebook PCs - No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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OK. So I formatted my hard drive tonight, and after re-installing all my drivers and software and everything, I find myself having trouble with the volume on my system. Specifically, the volume is very VERY low. As in, even when the volume is turned up to the loudest it can be, it can barely be heard.

I've checked the physical connections of the speakers to the computer, and they're all fine --- nothing dislodged. I've also made sure that all of the volume controls (like in the Control Panel) aren't on Mute or anything. It's weird -- I can hear the sound, but it's very soft.

I'm not sure what to do. Unless I should uninstall my sound card software and then re-install it? I don't know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

[edit: problem solved. thanks anyway!]

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How did you solve the problem, computergeek522?

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I'm not sure if this happened with 5.55, but with 5.56, when I hit the volume up or down on my keyboard to turn the sound down for everything, it turns down winamp's volume bar too. Sometimes I can move winamp's volume bar up and down and it won't even be working. What causes this? It's pretty annoying for the music to turn down twice as fast or winamp's volume bar to not even work at all.EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

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Hi,
Open Text To Speech - When I try to preview voice "Vocalizer for Enterprise Malcolm 22kHz" i get below error.
"This voice cannot be played. please try selecting another voice or selecting a different audio output device." when i select Nuance installed voice eg: Malcolm voice.
I am using Windows 10 + Nuance ENG Malcolm voice.
Please let me know if there is any solution other registry editing(regedit)?
I already referred 
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/40713492-dab2-481f-8991-7be1e01fff6f/this-voice-cannot-be-played-please-try-selecting-another-voice - Not sure where is the solution for this.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/c7409091-087e-48f2-8178-bcd918799054/add-tts-voice-to-windows-7-and-set-as-default - This explains about registry edit, but not sufficient for my problem.
Please help me with this.

Thanks in advance,
Anil

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I posted a question several weeks ago - unfortunately though I cannot seem to find it. I asked if anyone knew how to enable PC voice to PC voice conversations through Messenger from a PC behind a home network firewall.

Well, after several weeks of e-mails, questions and answers to and from many people, I have at last found a solution that works and thought I should post to the group.

Firstly, here's a reminder as to what the problem was....

I have 2 XP Home Ed PC's networked and connected via a cable modem to the www through the one machine acting as the internet gateway. I have XP firewall enabled. I can simultaneously send and receive e-mail from both machines, browse the www from both machines, and use Messenger from both machines. I can use Messenger 'Talk' from one networked machine to the other (invited or accepted), I can use Messenger 'Talk' from the internet gateway machine to any of my contacts who has Messenger and a microphone. What I have been unable to do is to instigate or accept a Messenger 'Talk' conversation from the PC on my home network that is no the internet gateway.

Here's the simple solution for those who may be experiencing the same problem. Make sure that you have the SSDP Discovery Service and Universal Plug and Play Host services in XP enabled. To do so, go to the Start button, then click Control Panel, go to Administrative Tools (you may need to 'Switch to Classic Mode' on the left side pa... Read more

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Cool John, thanks for sharing your success.
 

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im having problem getting the olympus ds2000 voice rocorder to work with via voice pro 9...Everything is fine....the via voice recognizes the recorder but when i try to dictate from the recorded file from the recorder to via voice, it says that the recorder dss file is not register ...then it tells me to use via voice to enroll the recorder dss file....
if anyone knows about via voice and hooking up the recorder to it...please let me know...thanks!
 

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I have this huge problem with my volume mixer. I re-sat my TF2 volume to about 24, and now i want it up again, but guess what happens... Every time i then close TF2 or even pick an other server, it re-sets itself back to 24. Please help since i am a sound geek.

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Now to test, i sat my Steam sound to zero in volume mixer... And it stayed there. What i also found out is that the sound only goes down to that level when I'm entering a server. Any help would be appreciated.

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First, this problem is extremely low priority. It's not a problem or something that is causing me from doing something or hurting anything. It's just so odd that I couldn't find anything on it from Google.

Second, a few background things. I am running Windows XP Professional, on a custom built PC. My keyboard has no software and is just a generic PS/2 wireless keyboard. I have no software that I'm aware of that shows the Volume OSD.

I was in VS2008 the other day when this problem first happened. I'm pretty fast at typing and therefore was unaware what key sequence caused the anomaly. However, as I was typing, suddenly a volume OSD appeared on my screen. It surprised me so naturally, I tried to replicate it. I retyped the entire line of code I was working on many times, but never saw the problem again.

Today, I opened VS2008 back up and it happened again. This time, the line was considerably shorter and I found the problem sequence. It's tricky, but I can now get it to happen every single time. This is not limited to only VS2008 as I can get it to work in any application or simply on my desktop.

Anyway, if I type these exact letters within split seconds of each other while holding the left shift, the volume OSD pops up every time. "HDC" (no quotes when typing it)

It's so odd, but I know there has to be something installed/running that is causing it to pop up. I've tried left shift and each of the letters alone, but nothing... Read more

A:Strange Volume OSD issue.

sounds like your volume control is linked to a hot key which you are hitting. Since this is a custom pc check out the sound control software installed. Odds are it was updated when you did the mainboard driver updates with a mainboard supplied overlay.
 

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Hey guys, I've been having a problem with the recording volume on my headset with a microphone attached to it.

For some reason the default recording volume is extremely low. I go into Control Panel > Sounds & Audio Devices > Voice > Voice Recording > Volume and turn the recording volume up and my microphone works as it should.

The problems occurs randomly. I will say something and not receive a response from whomever I am talking to, and later check in the same area where I previously raised my recording volume and for some reason it has gone back down to the extreme low that it was at prior to me adjusting it.

Is there any way to change the default volume on this device?
 

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I don't know which catagory this should be under, but basically the image i attached is how low it has to be on a regular basis, any higher and its deafening. I don't know why it was reduced to such a tiny number and the problem is that if i want to adjust it to be a little quieter, it might as well be mute, not that its supr quiet but because its so close to zero.

In the past i've had it at elast half-way up the main volume meter but for some reason there are days like today that just changes what each percentage means (20% - 20% monday 20% - 50% tuesday) although this is just a guess on what's going on.
 

A:Solved: Volume Issue

Is there a volume control on the speakers|headset that can be turned down?
 

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How do I increase volume on Idea Pad 110?.  Brand new, out of the box and volume is poor.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

A:Idea Pad 110 - Volume issue

Hi Kerryd1,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum!
 
What Ideapad 110 you got? Am I right to assume that you've used the F2/F3 buttons located on the top of the keyboard and through the volume control located in the taskbar? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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I recently replaced my hard drive, and upon partitioning it switched my boot drive volume letter to (H. Since this I have continuously seen the error message WINDOWS - NO DISK "Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c" when trying to run Spybot S&D as well as other various programs and setups. I am running Windows XP.

I'm assuming this has something to do with my volume letter, in which case I have learned that it can't be changed. However, hoping I'm wrong, does anyone know why this might be happening? Or in the case that it is due to the drive letter, what should I do?
 

A:Boot Volume Issue

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I recently purchased an HP a6202n desktop computer with Realtek high def audio and installed XP on it...I have installed the most recent XP driver for the audio (WDM R183) but can't get proper volume from my speakers or headphones. I've plugged my headphones and speakers into my roommate's comp to get an idea of the volume difference and they both play about twice as loud on his. I've tried cranking up all my volume controls, playing audio in various programs (iTunes, Windows Media) and adjusting the volume within the software but can't get it to play at a proper level. Any advice?

A:Audio volume issue

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...0207_lowvolume

even though this is for vista, go to number 3...make sure the bios is set correctly.

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I've been experiencing issues with low volume on/off since migrating to Windows 7 as well as overall poorer sound quality it doesn't feel rich in bass and sound quality. I'm not an expert but I get much fuller sound when connecting headphones to different devices then when playback is through headphones on Widows 7.

I never experienced these issues with Windows XP. It is highly annoying and sound quality through speaker playback seems absolutely fine. I've tried searching for solution on Google which it seems to be a common problem but haven't came across a solution.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Headphones: Logitech Ultimate Ears 400vi (In-Ear)
Speakers: Logitech Z906 (5.1)
Audio Driver: Realtek High Definition Audio 2.71 Vista
Equalizer: SRS Audio Sandbox v1.10.2.0
Music Genres: Trance and 2Pac
I have tried playing around with SRS and can usually tweak it to satisfaction but recently I find I need to keep adjusting/trying out different presets etc due to the on/off experiencing issues with volume. Any help with resolve would be great as 90% of the time I use headphones and it really lacks the fullness.. even when turning the volume high up

Edit: I don't experience no crackle or distortions just really lacks fullness.. especially as my headphones are In-Ear you really expect fullness. I'm not the type that loves loud music but the overall quality just lacks

A:Headphones Low Volume Issue

What I did was install dolby advanced audio on my computer because the sound that was given to me by Lenovo wasn't cutting it for me so after I installed it the sound seemed a lot louder here is a link to Lenovo's website and you should be able to download it let me know how it goes

Dolby Advanced Audio V2 User Interface Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad L430, L530

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Okay, I've been using Winamp with the same volume settings for months to play my MP3s - preamp at zero, Winamp volume at maximum, and PC volume at 2%.

A few hours ago I decided to play a MIDI file. The song played at a low volume and I increased my PC speakers to around 20% to be able to listen to it properly. I thought that was normal, since the MIDI file was of extremely low quality. However when I resumed playing my MP3 files, it played at the same volume as the MIDI file, and I could barely hear anything at 2%, which is what I want to keep my PC volume at. Any idea why this might have happened? I tried reinstalling it, but no change. Thanks

I posted this in the Winamp technical support forum, but my thread was barely looked at. Thanks for any help.

I should mention that the playback volume is fine with other media players, and I have to adjust my PC speaker volume to 60% on Winamp to reach the volume I used to get on 2%, prior to playing that MIDI file.

A:Winamp volume issue

This thread can be locked/deleted. I got it. Thanks.

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Have an ideapad y700. Booted up my computer and suddenly the volume slider for the volume mixer isn't working for individual programs. If I set volume for one program on 3 and put the main slider to max, the program will go by the main slider's level, not it's individual slider.

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Hi guys,

I've recently bought a new computer, and it's an issue I've had with another Windows 7 desktop that I purchased before. Unfortunately, when I fixed it originally, I don't exactly remember how because it was after hours of frustrating trial and error.
Anyways, the issue is that while all volume levels are set for peak output, the green/grey volume bar is only going up about halfway. I have been told to check all settings, check my speakers and reinstall my audio driver; however, none of them have fixed the problem. I have plugged my speakers directly into my iPod and they work fine, and I've tried different music-playing software, and the same issue persists.

If anybody has any ideas on how to fix this problem, it was be appreciated.

The link below is a screenshot...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...nd issue.jpg

Thanks,

Jeff
 

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