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Q: Poor audio/video quality

My audio and video quality has recently gotten very bad. It keeps breaking up, stopping mid-stream and sound is terrible. This is for streaming and playing back music.

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A: Poor audio/video quality

My audio and video quality has recently gotten very bad. It keeps breaking up, stopping mid-stream and sound is terrible. This is for streaming and playing back music.Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.I can understand your stress when things stop working as they should.I would like to offer you some assistance with your computer problem, but to make my job easier I would need to know some information about your computer.So introduce us please.Computer make and model number please.Video card and sound card information would be helpful as well.As much as I'd say your video may be an over heating problem, its not common for sound cards to act up, but just the same I have to ask when is the last time you performed any internal computer house keeping?If its been a while, I would suggest you open that computer up if it is a desktop type and inspect cooling fans and heat sinks for dust build up.If we're dealing with a laptop, those can still accumulate dust build up, a can of compressed air will sometimes do the trick with blowing out laptop computers.If you need further instructions please ask, help is a key stroke away.Bruce.
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A:Poor quality Audio

You should have a Realtek Aux console. Start/Programs/Realtek===> some drop down menu. In there you can set-up your speakers for 2.1, 3.1, 5.1 etc. also there should be a graphics equalizer where you can set base or there can be a tab just for setting how much sub-woofer (volume and cross-over frequency) I set my cross-over at 60Hz.

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A:I'm Having Poor Audio Quality!

How about more details?

On 1 song or all songs?

Always at the same point in a given song?

On mp3s, waves, or any file format?

Is this a recent development?

What player are you using?

If it's a recent development and everything was fine at one time, how has your PC been altered since everything was fine? New hardware? Software updates?

Etcetera. More info needed.
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A:poor audio quality

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Hello Ak-47 4 Life, my name is Rick and I work with the Windows Outreach Team. I would like to try and help but I need some additional information. What Video Card do you have installed? Second question have you gone to the Manufacture site of your Video Card and download the latest Drivers directly from them or from Sony?
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type device manager
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I found loading .gif is far quicker.
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First of all make sure you have the updated versions of both. Secondly you can usually change the size by right clicking and setting the size or by clicking the view menu. Also check your display settings on the desktop by right clicking and choosing properties.

What type of internet connection do you have-dial up, dsl, or cable?
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A:Poor quality images in Internet Explorer

If you need to reinstall or repair IE see How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP. The first thing to try is to go to Start>Run and type in sfc /scannow. This will have XP examine its own files for corruption or missing ones. You may need your XP CD during this process. If you do this be sure to go to Windows update after its done as some files may revert back to their original version.
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Have you made adjustments to the paper type and print quality?
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The images as they appear in PowerPoint are not as good as the originals; in the case of fine text, they are barely legible.

The alternative would be to open the docs in Adobe Reader, stretch them to a large size, copy the image and paste it into PowerPoint. These images are definitely cleaner and more legible, but the copy-and-paste process would take much longer than inserting links (which I'm doing with a very fast macro).

I'm hoping that someone knows of some setting I can change that will improve the image quality for the several dozen existing links; failing that, what else can I do that's faster than starting over with the copy-and-paste?