I got a ZUNE MP3 player as a gift and I installed the software to download music. Something I am wondering is if the ZUNE software installed in my PC takes control of all the music I have already stored. Some of this music I got as an-mail attachment and now since I got this ZUNE software it seems i can not use it anymore lets say to burn a cd. Can someone explain me why ? Is Zune always to be in control of my music library in Windows Media Player or other players like REAL ?
Thank you for your insights,
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I am creating a small demo software wherein 4 simple mono-audio speakers need to be connected to my laptop, the main program, written in Java will play audio from one of the speakers depending on the input cue.
How do I go about achieving this? Any tips, hints most appreciated.
First, the laptop audio is not a home sound system and can be easily overloaded with what you are attempting - - don't drive this at high output volumes!
this will show the wiring to get all 4 with output at the same time.
The speakers in parallel like this create a load 4x heavier than just one speaker.
Get 8ohm speakers like these http://www.radioshack.com/8-ohm-mini-speaker/2730092.html
which will reduce the load to only 2x.
The red circles are individual volume controls. Place a toggle switch between the controls and the speakers and you can play 1, 1+2, 1+2+3 or all four.
Hey guys, I am going on holiday in early June and am looking for a way to listen to music while I'm in the pool as I plan to spend a lot of time doing so.
The way I can see it is that I have two options:
Buy a waterproof case and waterproof headphones
buy a waterproof MP3 player all-in-one.
Obviously each option has it's flaws - otherwise I wouldn't be there.
Even if I buy a waterproof case how can I be sure that even though there is a waterproof case, where it contacts with waterproof earphones will be waterproof as 'waterproof' to some sellers just means rain-proof.
The problem with the all in ones like the Sony Waterproof Walkman is that they are very expensive for very little space, the 4GB alone being £50 and 8GB is £80.
Does anyone have experience in the matter, anything they can recommend, preferably I'd like to use my phone in a case for my 32GB MicroSD card, but whatever works I guess.
:big grin: My wife JUST purchase a waterproofed iPad Shuffle from waterfi.com
website is very descriptive and the device is AS Advertised - - she's very happy with it
We need to restrict several Windows 7 (32) desktops with staff, Server 2003 really does not have anything, same as Win7 GPEDIT, seems to be all or nothing, however,
From the Windows 7 desktop:
- Windows 7 Explorer
- Go to the DVD\CD
- Right-Click Properties
- Advanced Sharing
- ?Share this?
- Add Domain (User1, User2, Etc) or create a Domain group ?AllowWin7CD? and add user to this,
- Remove default ?Everyone?
Anyone see a security or problem with this? Simply sharing as a network resource and assigning domain rights.
When I play windows media player or any other mp3 player my pc begins to slow down a lot and mouse stutters and my internet webpage closes :/ any help please?
I've posted my IRQ
What are your system specs?
Some possible solutions: Make sure Windows is up to date. Try updating your sound driver (post your system specs and I will show you how to).
Previously used this phone with Zune on my now-deceased PC with Windows XP (although even that took a while to establish). Now have an HP laptop with Windows 7 but Zune consistently refuses to recognize it and just comes up with the usual 'disconnect, turn off and reconnect'. I have downloaded both Microsoft Fixes and neither of them find anything wrong; I have uninstalled/reinstalled countless times; I have been into my certificates and made changes and/or deletions - and I m now simply running out of options ...and patience if I'm honest.
Almost all the internet advice suggests the fix is easy. Would the fact I've worked on this for over a month now suggest I am a one-off?!!!
A Google search revealed that there are many people who have had the same problem still unresolved after two years or so - just as often with other Windows Phones rather than Nokia. Can anyone help please?
Any luck with this?
Is it possible to fan Cosmos 2 controller? Controlling with H100i Rad control the radiator fans from the h i using the cosmos fan control interface The Controlling H100i Rad with Cosmos 2 fan controller? h i fans connect directly to the pump and use some kind of software to adjust there speed However I don t want software I want to control it with a physical button that is offered on my cosmos case the problem I am encountering is that the fans on the rad use four pins but the fan controller supports only pin fans I would replace the fans with the new one I got from corsair since they are three pins but they are made for airflow not pressure and it means I would not be able to use the speed adjust on the fans I replaced it with Would a simple converter from pins to three pins do the job If this works is there a cable to fuse two four pins into a single three pin Also by ignoring the software corsair provides the pump is not going to stop running right there is an additional single pin conected into a three pin header on the board in form of a three pin Only has single pin though however there is also a sata power connector connected directly to the pump along side the single pin nbsp
As for the fan controller, yes a simple 4 to 3 pin converter will work and still allow you to control the H100i fans very easily and with no problems. Now with the software on the H100i, that's a different story, though your pump is not going to stop running just because the fans are not hooked into it. However, the system may point a warning saying the fans are not hooked up, but that should be your only issue and you can just ignore it.
Hey guys, I've recently ordered a new PC and it should be here in a week. I'm a gamer and I like to write music and will finally be able to record with my new system. I'm just lacking a sound card. So basically I'm looking for a card that will be awesome for gaming and music. Any suggestions out there? I know I will need a PCI-E card. I'm looking to spend $150-200. Any help would be much appreciated
This is probably the best one out there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132010
That is the best of both worlds. There is a better card for gaming, but the Essence above is much better for creating music and phenomenal for gaming.
Having dredged the internet, I came across this forum amongst the many with questions relating to cd drives working but dvd not etc, but my issue is slightly different, i think.
CDs seem to play ok, and so do DVDs, but I seem to have a problem with my laptop reading a disc with DS games on it that it used to read no problem. The discs can be used in my other half's laptop, so it is clearly a problem with my laptop.
I'd appreciate if anyone could advise where I can start to solve this problem
You need to have the CD/DVD drive replaced. Internal lasers fail in strange ways. The drives are not too expensive and they are easy to replace
As a part time DJ i spend a lot of time playing the same laptop a Recording music from music in the same order so i was thinking what if i Recording music from a laptop could just sit down and record the tracks that i play Recording music from a laptop directly into one Recording music from a laptop big MP and then it would save me having to load and cue each track I use a program called ClubDJ Pro its a twin deck system with a predefined playlist i can usually just load a playlist and tell it to cross fade during the last quot X quot seconds of the song X being a set time between and seconds However i find some songs have an extended silence at the end that can when i first played them mess up the auto cross fade facility and as anyone will tell you silence is deadly when your doing DJ ing So is there a program i can use to either record directly from my program or use another PC or laptop to record onto i assume i would use the earphone out on one to the Line In socket on the other PC Laptop and then record onto that It would be good as it then means i can use different mixes of my own nbsp
you might use WavePad Sound Editor to remove the trailing silence
My speakers are Logitech Surround Speaker Z506 and motherboard gigabyte z68x-ud5-b3.
I havent got a soundcard but I'm wondering why i cant use 5.1? and what sort of plugins/codecs i need for it? it used to work for my old machine using realtek HD and all 5 speakers work but for some reason my newer machine doesnt work, anyone can help or lead me to find a solution?
What media player are you using and does it support Dolby 5.1?
Looking for the best headphones for gaming and music... Noise canceling preferred so I can use them in a work environment also. Planning on spending no more than $100. Don't need a mic I can just use a separate one.
What do you guys think?
I'm considering using a few more dollars to get the Audio-Technica ATH-A700's, hmm what do you guys think.
DMA is enabled...
The sound is synced to the voices, but the music seems to be playing slowly. Like in slow motion.
Have tried playing with several different audio players... VLC (VLC default codecs) and k-lite codecs as well...
Okay, soo my computer's memory is full and I want to clean it out. I was wondering if it's possible to export my itunes library on a 1TB external hard drive, delete all the music off the computer than be able to sync my ipod while my hard drive is plugged in. Thanks
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with vista and every time i try to play a song from my external hdd i get an error message that says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set associations control panel.
This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.
1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button, typing "default programs" and then clicking Default Programs in the pop up list.
2. Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
This opens a list of extensions.
3. Choose the extension of the files that you wish to open then click on change program button.
4. Select the program you wish to associate the file with and click Ok.
If you have already done this try right clicking on the file and selecting open with then choose the player.
I purchased a refurbished HP blank DVD-R on music not 11 Windows Player will Media burn DC Core Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R Duo E GHz with a DVD -RW drive I am able to write music to a blank DVD-R using ImgBurn but Windows Media Player and will only write to a blank CD-R It will playback the DVD-R that I create on ImgBurn The DVD Device is HL-DT-ST Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R DVD RAM GH L The Operating System is XP Pro I had to purchase a DVD Decoder from Roxio in order to play a DVD movie in Windows Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R Media Player Is there something else that I need to purchase to write music on a blank DVD-R Or is there some setting that needs to be changed Someone suggested that WMP does not write to DVD-Rs but I have WMP on a PC with Vista and it writes to a blank DVD-R with no problem I wrote to the DVD-R on the Vista PC and I was able to read it on the XP Pro PC I just cannot write it on the XP Pro According to Microsoft WMP is supposed to write an audio file to a Data Disk nbsp
1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available
2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters
3. You might also try a DVD+R disc
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Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
Hi (budgeted) from music a Recommendations new recording building scratch computer for I would like to put together a computer with these software requirements in mind for reason record Intel P AMD Athlon XP at GHz or better multiple cores highly recommended GB RAM or more DVD drive GB free hard disk space Record may use up to GB cache disk space Windows XP SP Vista or later I currently have XP and would do Windows but I really don t care for Vista please don t figure in to the total and yes I will be getting a legal copy I would like to go the cheapest route Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music which I imagine would be building from scratch If I can stay under dollars that s Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music be best although spending a little more for a really nice system that will be good for a few years is favorable I found this as a starting point and would like to know the thoughts from the inside The only additional information I have is I have TB s that are waiting for a home Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music so I m not worried about storage and also the quieter the better as everything helps while recording Thank you very much in advance - Dinvex nbsp
You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:
AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3\AM2+\AM2 AMD 740G mATX AMD Motherboard - $53.99 ($51.99 with M-Club discount) + variable shipping depending on location
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit - $75.99 + $0.99 shipping
NZXT Beta EVO Chassis - CS-NT-BETA-EVO - $53.99 + free shipping
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM - $39.99 + $8.57 shipping
ASUS Xonar DX PCI-E Sound Card - $79.99 ($59.99 after $20 MIR) + free shipping
Grand Total = ~$380, not considering rebates.
i was watching some videos online and i tried to mute sounds from all the other stuff i was using at the tim and now i go back to my spotify and its says it cant play music because there is a problem with the sound card what do i do?
Can you take a screen shot of the actual error message and post it? You might just have to re-install the sound card driver, but who knows you haven't given enough info yet to give you a good answer.
Have a bit of a problem/something I want to do with my computer. Am getting watercooling gear in about 2 weeks and as part of that getting three 120mm PWM 4pin fans to cool the radiator.
What I want to do is hook all 3 up so that they can all be controlled by the same 4pin port on the motherboard (seeing as I only have one). Only need the speed sensor on one of the fans seeing as they will all be the same (or close enough). I know I can buy the harnesses for the fans, but don't really want to do that. Can solder and have spare male and female pins for the fans.
If anyone can give me some advice/a design that would do this that would be great.
I think you have the choice of Y-splitters / PST cable or you can, like you say, modify one plug to accept the cables from multiple fans but connecting only one fan via the speed sensor, although this method that usually makes cable management hell on earth.
Keep in mind that the ATX spec for the header is 1.0A/12v - some boards are happier with < ~750mA (mostly chipsets introduced prior to 2003-4 from my experience)
Music visualizer for media players
Any one have any preferences or suggestions for a good one of these. I have had a look at WhiteCap but wondered what else there was out there that was as good or maybe even better?
I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.
As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)
Any suggestions , references....
I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.
As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)
Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...
I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.
You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.
Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=2010340343 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156
And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...01314 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421
Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.
In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!
Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot; http://www.techspot.com/review/259-intel-h55-motherboard-shootout/
I have a new-to-me desktop dell pentium windows xp pro SP dvd player tsst corp cdrwdvd ts-h no player music Dvd sound movie a cd, a with sound with has b also has samsung cd-rom sc- c software avast free malwarebytes spybot s d scan only spywareblaster currently off spywareguard currently off zonealarm free firewall hi techspot i am trying to solve another problem over Dvd player has sound with a music cd, no sound with a movie at bleeping computer having to do with streaming video on this computer i read about you--you were highly recommended for someone with a driver-related problem which this may be in trying to figure out my streaming video problem i tried out the cd player and the dvd player today for the first time the cd player works fine except sound is weak even at Dvd player has sound with a music cd, no sound with a movie top settings dvd player has pretty much the same sound as the cd player with a cd in it that is weakish sound When I put in a movie there is beautiful video but zero sound I tried a few different movies to make sure of the problerm other info default media player is wmp a former user seems to have used powerdvd i can play a movie using either wmp or powerdvd Neither have any sound i am happy to add new drivers etc but will need help Not sure if related to streaming video problem shuts down browsers explorer and firefox for you-tube and hulu as soon as video loads some short commercials ok video and sound appreciate ideas thanks wannabegeek nbsp
Sounds like you are missing some sound codecs, at the very least. Luckily Techspot can provide them for you...
Hope this solves your problem.
My favorite music player is "Winamp Media Player"
1. Flash Music Player
2. sidebar music players
3. RealPlayer 10
What is your favorite music player?
i just use itunes, since most of the time I only want to have the music playing the bacground, i don't really care for the download options that it gives or the visualizer.
I have a strange experience with sounds lately I have no come background games of music sound How some different? idea why this happening or what is causing it but here it is How come some background music of games sound different? One day I was doing some light gaming on both my tower and laptop since both my computers meets the minimum requirements and while playing this game I heard some unusual sounds on both How come some background music of games sound different? my laptop and tower my laptop while playing the background music of the game seemed to be missing a couple or not few sound types in the game On my tower it sounded like it had an extra beat as if I could here that extra sound s with the background music playing I can t explain real good but to simplify this my laptop seemed to be lacking of some melody beats while my tower has it all and slightly deeper bass I turned my laptop speakers high yet no extra melody beat appeared I How come some background music of games sound different? did the same with the tower sounded the same as before but just louder I am sure I installed this game on both my computer successfully with no errors I reinstalled it again and same problem occurred I don t understand is the speakers more sensitive on the tower and giving it more variety of sounds or is the laptop speakers not so sensitive in outputting more variety of sounds Or both are wrong and it is just the matter of XP and VISTA or is it the software or drivers installed for the sounds Is something wrong with the speakers Do I need buy better ones Ones that s suppose to act normal nbsp
try updating your sound drivers first, then you might want to look into past problems others might have had with this games sound. Since this happened to both your computers at the same time it sounds like the problem is the game.
A simple test to see if your speakers are broke is just...play music on them. Does it sound fine? yes? then it's not your speakers
unfortunatly without knowing what game it is that you are talking about I can't really look into any problems others have had with it.
I am running XP/Win7 on my AMD 64 Athlon 3400+ powered Pavillion. I have an integrated Realtek AC'97 audio card and lately I've noticed that all music playback is choppy - whether it's iTunes, Windows Media Player, or Youtube. I've tried different speakers, headphones, etc., but reagrdless of the hardware I use, I still get the same problem. It sounds as if the music is being paused and then played very quickly throughout the song. I don't really notice it in Windows sound effects, but that may be because they are short in length. I notice this happening on both XP and Windows 7 and don't know why.
Try updating your audio and chipset driver. There could also be a program running in the background taking up to much memory or CPU cycles. If you listen to music alot you should get a dedicated sound card. You can get a really good Audigy on Ebay for under $15. Onboard audio is notoriously troublesome. Too many other things in the system can interfere with it.
Hello to all I built a computer specifically to operate my modest home studio years ago It smoked at that time with Win K Gig music build computer Multi-channel of RAM and LVD SCSI RPM drives It cost a bundle to build and has lasted me until the lightning hit it a few weeks ago Also blasted was my Echo Layla audio interface and my Cubase USB dongle Data was fortunately backed up I wish to build a new box from the ground up The insurance company paid me for the fried machine I wish to spend this money building another box that will last Multi-channel music computer build me for a long while as well Throughput is key of course as is graphics speed bit architecture and boatloads of RAM I have a NewEgg order all set to place Here tis -- ww eddiecurrents com ComputerBuild order jpg -- the system would not let me post a link I am ready to press the quot place order quot button I THINK I can do away with LVD SCSI as I believe that SATA II drives even RPM ones will do what I need I very seldom exceed - tracks at a time and if I have the math right SATA II should do but I am having troubles locating data on actual throughput I administer a huge database among many other things The data is pounded daily by hundreds of live connections as well as over the internet I am very familiar with throughput but find that it s not much of a consideration for MOST people gamers power Multi-channel music computer build users graphics and video designers I really want to spend the money ONE time here and am sure there are some great ideas out there on how I can improve or even cut corners Cubase comes with both the and bit versions Soundforge and Acid also should run fine on bit Vista Windows Ultimate when available Gotcha s like sound interface software though can be a headache What other systems are out there I will never buy quot off the rack quot so who s built a mohuncher of a music editing system I was just told I don t need an I and who needs or Gigs of RAM Me that s who I have used RAM disks for years and send all my temp files and editing files to it I d like to set up two RAM disks each large enough to contain the contents of a standard DVD Gigs With Gigs total this is no problem Thanks for your input in advance I ve got a few days left before I will blow this money and any help is VERY much appreciated LoMan eddiecurrents com nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/multi-channel-music-computer-build.135474/
Hey! My comp can play music but when I play DVDs or run .avis I only get background music and the vocal audio is so low it's almost muted. I can't figure it out. I have DivX installed and AC3Filter as well but I use WMP and Cyberlink PowerDVD, no vocals from either. Do I need codecs? How do I find out which I need?
I've been able to boost sound with the AC3Filter and get DVD vocals now through WMP but I still am not getting any vocals from my DVDs when played through my Cyberlink PowerDVD. Any suggestions? I'm sure I'm missing a codec or something but I can't figure out what. The website I used to go to to download audio codecs for WMP11 looks down for the count so I'm at a loss.
Bought my wife a Sylvinia SMPK4068, 4gig MP3 player. My son has a zune and an account. He was able to download to an OPEL RCA MP3 player with no problems from the zune site. However when we try to down load to the Sylvinia it states it's a bad file type or can't download subscription. This is a plug and play device with an disc included for conversion of AVI files. Any suggestions? Like all the options of this unit for the price just the problems with downloads from the zune site.
I thought that site was strictly for zune users, as I own one myself, i know you cant go hooking an ipod up to it either.
For whatever reason nothing will buffer here at home (youtube, myspace, etc) after a few seconds. It'll start out working fine and then just stop buffering.
We have a wireless network here so we can share a printer. I've tried all the computers in the house (Vista, XP), multiple browsers (Firefox, Explorer, Chrome), disabling the firewall, and clearing browser data. Nothing has helped. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
try uninstalling flash and install the newest version here
Hey there guys im kinda new around here so im gonna be as brief as possible, the thing is that i want to configure my MIC so for example if im playing Counter Strike or Natural Selection everyone from that server can here what im listening to right? in fact is it possible to transmit music through my MIC or somehow but i need to do that i have no doubt about it cuz i know there is a way to do it but im not that so aware about it so i though u guys could help me alright so i expect some help on this Thread and thx a lot for helping me out.
Have a wonderful weekend.
can someone help me out with this please.
I just purchased a MP3 from Sylvania model SMPK4066. I connected my player with USB to my computer. Using Windows Media Player 11 and the sync option I synchronized my player 100% complete. Now my player reads No Files but WMP shows all of my music was tranferred and I see Folders on my MP3 screen with artists names but no music is playing and it still says No FIles. I need someone to help me get this thing to play my music. Thank you very much to whomever figures this out.
let;s try this for simple starters
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post
My cablebox has dozens of music stations. I would like to make music CDs to play in the car. I can copy to a VHS tape with my VCRs, or to a DVD through my computer. What do I need to do now?"
I think you could buy a TV card for your computer and "capture" the cable music that way
Endeavours to play a music CD on my desktop computer now prompt the following error message to appear. - "Canno convert CD Rom drive letter to ASPI information.. Digital reading is impossible."
Assistance in resolving this problem would be much appreciated...
So what is your systems make and model? What operating system are you running?
The title might sound a little weird but here's my problem. Yesterday i was chatting with my friends with a crappy headset then it broke.I just got a new one but this one is weird whenever i'm playing a music or something my friends can hear it too. I try checking it by using the sound recorded. It seems like they picked up the music in the background too. Is there anyway to stop it so i can use my mic alone?
Click start/control panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Advanced and make sure the mic is muted on the playback side.
I pictures corrupt Music and will try to explain as well as I Music and pictures corrupt can My friend has been having some slight computer problems lately so I went over to take a look The first problem that the screen would get a lot of jibberish on it Pixels or what ever I tried Music and pictures corrupt a new cable and uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and Music and pictures corrupt no go I installed a new driver and the same Finally I tried a new video card and it worked great That is just the first of the problem I then noticed that one of his hdd on his raid had gone bad so I took it out and got it replaced In the meantime when I restarted his computer it did a disc check and did some things I had never seen before but it completed the check on the good disc All seemed to be working well until a few days ago he said that his music was doing crazy things so I went over to take another look I played a song and it would start in the middle of the song and play a whole nother song I would play Queen and Celine would come on but it would start in the middle of one of her songs Not all the songs are like that though We never did count but I would venture to say at least half are still good I then just out of curiosity went to his pictures and they also had problems A couple of them would show up and the others would not They still showed they had mb or mb in each folder for the pictures but nothing would show up He mentioned something about some power surges but he is proteced with a battery backup ups from APC What does it sound like to you nbsp
Sounds like a failing hard drive...
Whenever I have inserted a cd in a drive and selected explore, I have been able to see the file type. I bought a cd, karaoke style -- for all practical purposes here -- and when I inserted the CD I only found pdf files which hold the sheet music. I always make a copy of these cds in case one becomes damaged. On two computers I was completely surprised that I could see nothing except the PDF files. Is there a way to see the music files?
Purhaps you did not buy a CD with music on it. It may be a karaoke cd that gives you sheet music to some popular songs to let them play and sing it yourself (thus the karaoke).
I cant think of anything else because if thats ALL thats on the disk then the obove situation is accurate in my opinion
Can't figure out what is going on with my MySpace profile. About a week ago, all of the music vids I have on my profile stopped playing. The only exception is one YouTube video which still works. I re-installed a newer version of Active X thinking this might solve the problem. Still does not work.
Interesting though, when I view my profile on a computer other than my own, all of my videos play on my profile.
What do you think the problem may be? Has anyone had the same problem?
How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)
To use RIES in Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:
1. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
3. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.
4. When Internet Explorer 7 finishes restoring the default settings, click Close, and then click OK two times.
5. Close Internet Explorer 7. The changes take effect the next time that you open Internet Explorer 7.
I have encountered a problem when I have tried to burn music to cd r. The drive will play music ok- so no problem there. However when I try to burn some tracks it will only record about 10 seconds. I will then get an error message saying that my cd is dirty or may be recording at wrong speed. Have tried other speeds without any success also tried downloading latest version of window media and closed all other applications that may have caused even a remote problem. Can anyone help or have any suggestions how to fix this problem?
Is this a laptop or a desktop computer.
It seems as if your CD drive is worn out of alignment. Either the read laser or the write laser is out of whack or it is just worn out. How old is the drive?
Burners last about a year, on average... less, if used a lot. It is easier and cheaper to replace them, than to fix them.
If you are in a dusty climate, you can remove the bottom from the burner, and use Dust Off or other canned air with difluoroethane gas to clean the unit. Do not touch the laser... just blow dust out of the drive.
There are some utilities that will reset the burner on some models. Do a Gurgle search for your brand and model.
Ok I just got a zune and it works great. Now with the zune I got the leather case with gave me 5 free songs, with is around 800 MS points.... problem is when I go to redeem these points I get this....
Anyone know how to fix this?
Well I was in the market Zune Microsoft 30GB for a new mp player as I broke my old Creative Zen MicroPhoto and ended up buying a Zune on ebay they are not actually available for sale in stores in Australia First Microsoft Zune 30GB off I was expecting a much larger box for it to arive in I was kind of suprised that it was as small as it was not that its really small though The layout of the box is kinda neat though Headphones that came with it are pretty good for default earbuds they also are magnetic and have small little clips on the back so you can clip together back to back Nifty and rather handy I have found Video quality is very nice for an mp player I think Although I dont use it for video just music I have watched the little videos that came on it I thought they were very nice quality It has WiFi novelty maybe but not a feature I really care about and think I will ever use Interface looks nice and performs well although I do prefer the interface of my old Zen MicroPhoto I am dissapointed that you cant use the device as a portable hard drive I have read that you can do a couple of changes to your windows registry and it will show up as a portable hard drive But I dont really care about this I have flash drives that are sufficient for my portable storage needs Its not perfect and has no extraordinary features but If you are in the market for a mp player and don t like iPods as I do consider a Zune If anyone has any questions about the Zune I will be happy to help you as best I can nbsp
Did it come with the new firmware ? When the second generation of Zune players came out, it was officially possible to upgrade old Zune players to the second generation firmware.
(if this is in the wrong section, my bad)
for mlb 08 the show, you can choose to add your own music from the MS Pro Duo Card. I have songs that can be played in the mp3 player in the PSP, but when i want to load up songs to the game, it won't recognize the files and say i don't have any songs on the card.
Can the Zune or Ipod play movies?
haha....well you couldnt have been more general.
yeah they both can. zune supports .wmv and .mp4 and .m4v
ipod supports .mov and .mp4 and .m4v
if you are trying to get dvds on to them, google it. you'll find something to do it.
maybe try "DVD to IPOD" or something of the sort.
I can't remember the last time I was able to playback audio cd's (store bought) but I am sure I was able to at one time. I'll insert a cd into the drive at the autoplay box does popup saying it is an audio cd, so the drive WILL recognize the disc. However upon attempting to playback or rip, the drive will endlessly try to read the disc, freezing whichever program I'm using to playback/rip. The hard disc action light is also at full blast while this is happening. I have tried several cds and programs to no avail.
The Drive itself requires replacing
You can also purchase cleaning discs to clean the laser, but the money is usually best spent on a new DVD R/W drive
my music folder use to arrange my mp3 files in order from oldest to newly added. i must have clicked something because it doesnt anymore. can you tell me how to make it so it will arrange them from when they were added, like it once did?
please & thanks,
Open the music folder and then click on the 'Date Modified' tab at the top. You may have to click it one more time to get the latest file on top.
when i go into windows media player and try to burn music to a blank cd it says the cd-r drive is in use but there is no activity on my cpu Then I tried to burn it anyway but i got an error message that said Windows Media Player cannot burn the files to the CD If the CD burner recorder is busy wait for cds music to Can't burn the current task to finish If necessary verify that the burner is connected properly and that you have installed the latest device driver with the two options of close or more information When you click on more information I get this C D C Cannot burn files to CD Windows Media Player cannot burn copy the files to the CD You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons The CD burner recorder is busy Wait for Can't burn music to cds the Can't burn music to cds drive to complete its current task and then try again The burner is not compatible with your version of Windows Verify that the burner is connected properly and that you have installed the latest device drivers and then try again To verify that the drive is compatible and to download the latest device drivers see the Windows Catalog at the Microsoft Web site Error ID xC D C Condition ID x Could anyone help Can't burn music to cds me out please nbsp
You might have Temporary "files waiting to be written to the disk" in explorer.
put an empty disk in the drive open my computer and double click on the CD/DVD-RW drive, if any files appear in explorer greyed out then delete them by clicking "Delete these temporary files".
if you have any open windows that are showing the contents of the drive then you should close them too. other than that then there's probably another program monitoring the drive, could be a media player that you set to monitor your Drive for playable media.
Hey everybody I recently got a zune and I dont know how to use dvds, wmp and other types of video with the zune and I dont know how to get pictures work. Thank you very much
Maybe this`ll help.
hi.. i'm a music producer... and my main tool is Reason 4 software from PropellerHeads... and i want to buy a new PC... and my dilema is the CPU..
which one do you think i should buy.. the new 45nm E8400 or the old Q6600??
the problem with Reason is that it's not biult for multi core CPUs so i guess the E8400 should do the job better... but recently i saw some tests with Reason running on a Q6600 and i was amazed...
really dunno what to do here. and my mainboard of choice is the Gigabyte G33-DS3R... hope someone could help me on this one!
thanks in advanced!!
To Err Is Human....To Forgive Is Not in the Nature of Computers...
Either the 8400 or the 6600 should give more than adequate performance with music files. (By "more than adequate", I mean spectacular). I don't want to overstep my knowledge here, but I'm guessing that music files don't present the same degree of difficulty as 1920 X 1200 High Def Video encoding. Which I'm sure software engineers are currently rushing to adapt applications for quad (or more), core use. Point being you couldn't go wrong with either CPU.
BIOS updating can be a tricky and risky affair. That being said, I would check which BIOS version is present in the Motherboard before making a decision on which CPU to buy. The E8400 would absolutely require a BIOS update, whereas the Q6600 might not. IMHO, the plug and play part always wins.
Then there's always plan "C": wait for a 45nm quad CPU.
I found this to be quite interesting, I have Nero 6 which is not at least 3 years old. When I use the"advanced analysis" function in "Recode" (essentially "DVDshrink") on my machine with a Pentium Dual Core E2200, task manager is telling me that BOTH cores are operating at 100%. I didn't think that this version of Nero was even written for dual core CPUs, but there you have it, clipping along at up to 1000 FPS, firing on both barrels!
Music is getting interrupted when losing focus from Winamp or I open some other application in my Windows XP system. The system ia having 1GB RAM and 80GB HDD with Dual core processor
You probably have a lot of temp files on your hard drive... Open Internet Options in IE and delete these type files and cookies
Toshiba lap top satellite M115-S3144
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Intel Centrino 5500
2 GB of Ram
Periodically playing music is skipping, crackles, garbled, etc. After "out of box" restore will work OK for awhile.....then starts garbling up again.............
Follow these four steps:
Do a clean boot. Clear temp and prefetch.
Create a restore point and then update the sound card drivers.
Also try to install KLite codecs from filehippo.com
Do Windows Updates.
Ok first off i really couldn t find the best forum to post this in so please move as requried Right brass tacks I m creating a fully cat e and probably coax too while i m at it embedded network in the house i m about to move into I ve just installed Vista Home Premium as a dual boot on my main pc and it links nicely to the xbox for the media center bits n bobs My intention is to put c d pc s in each of the kids rooms running Vista HP too They will also eventually have tv cards in so they can watch tv from their rooms I would like to put a NAS box on the network for central storage and create a library NAS...etc dvd Creating on a a library of all our dvd s on there so the kids can just use their media centre to select a dvd and watch it rather than finding the disc and playing it through their dvd drive How do i successfully copy a dvd film to the NAS so that it populates the media center list and can be watched by clicking its thumbnail Drag n drop TS files etc or is there specific software that will do it all for me If kids wanted to watch either the same film or different films at the same time from their own bedrooms would they experience stuttering due to the load Indeed can the same film be watched simultaneously by pc s on the network Bearing in mind my first point about flooding cat e through the house i thought i d flood coax in as well for tv radio quality to each room Any other cabling to consider The answers you nice people give may raise more questions so be prepared nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/creating-a-dvd-library-on-a-nas-etc.94868/
i have the the earbuds that come with the zune but i done use them. right now im using SONY's MDR-G42 set http://www.headphoneworld.com/p/Sony_MDR-G42_LP_Street_Style_Headphones.htm
wow they sound great, the bass is good, the mid sounds good. but its getting old, i want to try something that works good with my zune.
Winamp's being... temperamental, to say the least.
I have a music library of ~2000 songs which I want to get it to sync to my MP3 player. It recognizes that my player is connected to my PC just fine, but when I tell it to sync all 2000 songs in one shot the program freezes and crashes.
I really do NOT want to have to sit at my PC for hours and sync my music library 50 songs at a time. Is there a workaround for this problem or am I just going to have to bite the bullet?
EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.
Hey there guys I need help resolving a sound issue I ve posted on some creative forums amp other places but no one even replys i know you guys are better so please just help me i can t live w out my games work music Sound ZS prob 2 - No - ? w/Audigy music Hey I ve been having this issue for a week now tried as many solutions as I can think and asked a few people nothing seems to help Basically I am not getting any sounds out of my Soundblaster Audigy ZS except in my games When i try to play some music in WMP it says that the device is not found I go to tools gt devices gt speakers and set it to my audigy but no workie almost Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ? as if i need audio codecs but i ve tried a few packs and it still doesn t work sad This happened right after I installed new audio drivers but i rolled back literally DOZENS of times and it still doesn t work I even removed all the sofware etc and then physically removed the card rebooted the comp turned it off replaced the card and Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ? then used the original install cd etc etc All i need to know is how Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ? to make the audigy my main sound device it appears in my system thingy but its like it doesn t utilize it I ve made sure no onboard thingys are conflicting with it and there are no other conflicts i m thinkin maybe some audio codecs i dunno please HELP checkout the pic may make things clearer Also I got Windows XP XFX GT GB Crucial Soundblaster Audigy ZS etc nbsp
Google for Driver Cleaner Pro and make sure all instances of the Audigy drivers are removed. Go to Creative's Support site and download the Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS latest drivers. Install them and see if your sound returns to normal
i have a slight problem on my hands. when i play oblivion, the in-game music skips a lot. all the other sounds like footsteps/swords/battles/environments play perfectly fine but the background music won't stop skipping. I use a creative x-fi soundblaster xtreme music card to which i recently updated the drivers to and a sennheiser hd555 headset as well. I can provide any extra info needed.
thanks in advance,
Do you take care of your oblivion disk? It may have a really bad scratch...
I followed this video how-to on accessing the Zune through Windows Explorer and everything worked fine at first. When I went into My Computer and opened my Zune (it showed up fine), everything appeared to work except if I tried to open, copy/paste, or drag and drop any file to or from my Zune it says "Access is Denied." I have Windows Vista. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Have you installed the Zune software for Vista?
I have used Mediaplayer 11 for about a year. Iopened last week and it stated that there were no items and I had to add my music to my library. I try to do this by specifying where the player should monitor but nothing happens. When I go back to that window my manually added folders have disappeared. I have rolled it back to media player 10 but it states that the file wmplayer11 is where wmplayer10 should be and asks if I want to download the newest mediaplayer. I have done this many times, done a system retore, run a virus check, even tried to remove it from the computer, and start over, but it will not let me do it. I am at a loss. I cannot get this to work whatever I do. Any help that I could get from anyone would be appreciated. Thanks.
I installed a creative sound blaster xtreme music in my computer, and shows error code 12, i tried already to disable some things but still not working.
this card has been sent from creative lab, with diferent ROM, because was a incompatibility with nvidia chipset on my motherboard a8n-se sli,
what should i do. i have 3 pci slots empty, audio onboard is off, is impossible that i dont have resources for this sound card.
any help is welcome!
Started having the exact same problem as of today. I plugged out my headphones from my X-Fi xtrememusic to connect speakers. Later as i connected my headphones again they didnt work. I restarted and since then been having the CODE 12 error. I have reinstalled the drivers about 3 times and tried different pci slots. this sucks really bad cause onboard sound is crap
I hope that this is in the right section It may not even be a computer problem since the problem is solved when the computer is relocated however I could sure use a suggestion on who might have an answer When I play any music whether stored on the HD play a commercial music CD or a home burned plays music stutter with a All CD at some point about seconds into the music it takes a second long stutter followed All music plays with a stutter by a very short slow-down much like dragging your finger on a vinyl record as it plays then the music plays normally for maybe minute or so The periods between the stuttering is random Now I All music plays with a stutter have computers in my office network This is happening on every PC in the offices To test the possibilities I burned a fresh CD and played it on every PC The stuttering took place as usual randomly each time it was played I took it out to my car and played it There was no stuttering I packed up my PC and took it home to my home office I set it up and played music again There was no stuttering Music from the HD commercial CD and my home-burns all played fine The only variable here is the electricity Each PC is plugged into a UPS unit so I suspect the lines are clean coming in I know electricity can be dirty but I ve talked to two expert electricians and they have both looked at me like I was nuts They think that this is not an electrical problem So here I am in that impossible spot with a problem that just defies all logic There must be an answer Can anyone suggest who might be capable of answering such a problem nbsp
I know this sounds odd but you dont have roadworks or any building work near you by any chance? I had a wierd problem like this when there was a lot of groundwork being done outside my house. As soon as the builders packed up and left it was fine.
I have had my normal Audigy2 card for years now, and it is starting to play up, like cutting out in games, and often when i'm facing someone who is talking to me I can't hear them and will have to turn to the side to hear them, things like that lol.
I was planning to upgrade the card anyway, but i'm not sure whether I should get the X-Fi Gamer or Music. I hear they are essentially the same thing, although the Gamer is the newer edition. More people swear by the Music though.
I would love some advice, as they are both available, and both basically the same price.
OK, thanks. I can't imagine using Vista anytime soon, and even if I did, a patch would probably be out by then to add support do you think? I am using XP Home at the moment.
OMG, I have so many questions that are killing me! and mostly they are related to mp3's! Please answer these if you have enough knowledge!
1. If I download music (by payment) on the internet, can I choose which format/bitrate I want it in? And can I choose lossless .wav format? I don't buy music online.
2. What are these numbers followed by the word Hash? What are these things?
3. What are these things - when I check the properties of an mp3 in it's comments/description tag, I often see numbers and letters in groups like this: http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1835/commentsordescriptionxx6.jpg
So, as I rock my tunes on WMP....and surf the web using Firefox. As I load new pages, my sound breaks, and when it stops loading...it's fine again.
1GB DDR RAM
200GB Hard Drive
My machine is not slow at all...but I dont know what's wrong with it. Maybe it's the browser...maybe it's the music...I just wanna fix it.
my computer is much slower than yours and i use firefox and listen to music all the time. i dont have that problem
Hello again everyone I have a computer that SHOULD be running amazingly well and it does for the most part I really have NOTHING on here it is a Dell customized PC only running processes regularly Here are the specs Dell Dimension DIM Pentium CPU GhZ GB RAM Windows XP Home Edition So everything runs fine I have a wireless Linksys router which I JUST upgraded to the latest firmwire and everything brand new speakers an external MyBook GB USB Hard Drive which holds my music Everything in consistent and midi-apps... Awful noises music crackling/popping was running great but my music pops and crackles id say about every seconds I also use a Midi Controller Keyboard Keystation es by M-Audio I play the M-Tron software and it crackles louder than hell when going on a note for longer than seconds It is all in and out on and off I have no idea what could be causing it people have told me it is the CPU and the computer is struggling but it just does not make sense I am barely running anything on here my processes are all normal and everything the Linksys wireless was a hog Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps... for a while but the firmwire fixed it up a lot Does anyone have any ideas or can help me Also all of the midi keyboard software is Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps... detached from the external HD the external HD is JUST music so it has no connection to the popping and crackling of the M-Tron software with the keystation es Thank you for any help anyone can give nbsp
I have tested old speakers with the OLD audio card, which is still installed above my new Audiphile one. Old speakers work PERFECTLY, so it is NOT the CPU or PC. It is either the SPEAKERS or the AUDIOPHILE sound card. How do I find out? I have no other speakers that connect to the Audiophile card, and I have no other PC with a card that can test the speakers.
Anyone have an educated decision? A popping noise every 10 seconds or so, on and off, sometimes never happens...audiocard most likely, right? The speakers were bought brand new, M-Audio Studio Pro 3's. They seem just fine.
Hi i need to find out the bitrate, Hz and the type of file (e.g. mp3, ogg, acc etc)
Does anybody know an application that exists that will alow me to load a music file into it and in return it will display detailed information about the file.
OR does anybody know of a simple way of getting said info???
Any help would be great,
In Windows XP, you can right click on the file and select properties. Click the summary tab, then click advanced.
In Windows Vista, the info will appear at the bottom of the explorer window.
Hi I have windows vista ultimate they slows When playing down and music, videos randomly and I make tons of videos In November I built a new pc and it worked great no problems specs are at the bottem Now I only have one problem and to me this is a big problem I make tons of videos with my freinds and sometimes for money Im going to college for When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down video in a year and a half so I need to do as much now as possible The problem is that all songs and videos on my computer randomly will slow down for - seconds then continue as if When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down it hadnt happend I have no idea what the cause of this is This did not happen until february when I got windows vista before installing it I completly formated my harddrive and installed vista ultimate previously had windows xp pro Now I have no idea how When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down to fix this problem You now are probably wondering why I waited so long to say this but I just finally had enough of it I just put up with it for so long It does not only slow down while watching and listenign to videos and music on my computer but also when I watch videos off of the internet even if they are completly buffered I know there can be conflicts with video codecs not really sure what that means or how i would fix that but any suggestions at all would be extremly helpful Thank you VERY much -Nick Computer specs Motherboard ECS KA MVP Videocard Geforce GT Processor amd athlon x am Memory gb Soundcard onboard Operating System XP now vista ultimate Harddrive gb rpm wd gb rpm wd nbsp
Hey, guys! Does anyone know of the game Croc 2 for the PC? It has really good music. The problem is, the music is unplayable in its current state. Is there a converter that can convert this music file? I went into another forum, and it says that the files are "headerless mono ADPCM packaged into an ASF file". ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!
Look for an ASF extracting program, if there is one. Then you can open the PCM files with Wavelab or some program that can open those files. Just do a google of "ASF extract" and "audio converter"
What you could do very easily is get Goldwave and do the following steps:
Create an hour-long document in Goldwave
Set Recording properties to "Stereo Mix"
Hit record on Goldwave
NOTE: ANY sound will be recorded! Get to the part ingame where you have the music you want and just sit there until the track is done playing
Press stop in Goldwave and edit to your liking (remove unwanted header/trailer)
If you have any questions feel free to message me.
I am looking for help finding a music server software that i can place on a server and use to access my music from other computers on the network. prefurably something that has a easy to use user interface. does any one have any thoughts? i currently have 45,000 songs
You just want the server or do you want to access the songs on the TVs in the house also and play the music over the network to the TVs directly to your home theater system. This is the way I do it. One PC on the network stores all the Music, well I have more than one with Music. I can access the songs into a nice GUI which will display Visuals tell you what's currently playing things like that.
There is a lot of free stuff online that can do this..
Or like you want to access the just audio over the network to other PCs can be done also.
Using T-Player http://pages.infinit.net/tplayer/download.htm it's free and works on the local and network drives to pull in all the songs. You can create Playlist to control your massive songs.
Media Monkey is another way too also free..
If you want a good GUI that you can run all on the PCs and pick and choose what you want to watch it also does video and if you have a S-Video you can connect it to your TV and use a wireless keyboard and mouse to do the same.
hello out there,
i;, only a 3 year computer user self taught and my ex taught mre some.
before he left he installed drag&drop on my desk top.
untill this sat iId never used it,
i copied 2 cd's and when i wenr to do third an error message cam up
after converted /copied on the screen ,at first i thought it was cd's
then i realised it must be drag & drop itsself.
So is drag and drop come with my laptop or did he download it ?
I have a 17 inch Toshiba laptop satellite i'll have to look up model in computer info.
please help as my extended warrenty went out last july,
Oh by the way as my last warrenty service ,the cd drive was completly replaced as was keyboard and usb ports and fans.
Hi and welcome to Techspot :wave:
When you refer to "Drag and Drop" is this some kind of program,?
Can anyone tell me or point me somewhere on the web where I can get information on what keyboard commands I would need to be familiar with in order to work (at least to get the task manager window and maybe a couple of others like this opened)? I'm asking this specifically for those rare instances when the mouse isn't functioning at all.
I have a question, I was trying to backup all my music to blank dvd's and for some reaosn it wont let me move the music files to dvds, it says there is an issue with the file. Can anyone help?
Thank You Everyone
I figured oiut what was wrong, I forgot to format the dvd's, at first I thought it was the dvd burner since the dvds werent noticed hut all it was is I forgot all about formatting, Thanks for your help
HELP My computer is a pile of junk or am I wrong When Stuttering during HELP! / music and sound video gameplay I try to play video games such as Half Life Counter-strike the video will slow down during gameplay and sort of stutter like it will stop and then I ll end up in a spot where I should ve been or so seconds later Stuttering video and sound during gameplay / music HELP! -------------------- For example In Counter-strike there are Stuttering video and sound during gameplay / music HELP! guns and explosions and what-not I m running up to a guy firing my AK when all of a sudden my screen begins to freeze and plays in SLOW MOTION My sound is also going in SLOW MOTION hearing the shots fired very slowly When this is all over or so seconds later I m on the ground dead and the video sound is back up to rate and is working fine About two minuets later this happens agian stops agian stops agian and so on -------------------- My sound can also get really choppy and won t play right during this Gameplay is fine until about every minutes this happens and it has always happened When I first bought this computer it played CS fine no problems at all then I guess my stepdad did something to the computer maybe changed the drivers or something and it does this now I really would like someone to help me on this As I am completey boggled Anyone got any ideas I m not your average computer geek so I ll need all the help I can get P S This also happens when I try play Nintendo games on my computer The really old ones I have emulators ect Specs Compaq Persario US Intel Pentium GHz RAM nVIDIA Vanta MB video card GB HD nbsp
Hello! Welcome to TechSpot
Judging by the specs:
Compaq Persario 5320 US
Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz
nVIDIA Vanta 16MB video card
Sound max on board sound
It appears to me that your comp is getting aged
for some of the games you like and the video 16mb
seems to be your bottle neck.
I'm certain it's been good to you just alittle outdated.
2 possible solution would be to upgrade the video card
to at least a 64mb or even better a 128mb.
The other is to consider a fresh machine (non-proprietary)
though I would try the video card Ugrade 1st.
Why is it everytime i put on music and i am talking to a friend my friend can here music but not much talking. isen't thre anything i can do so i can talk and listen to music at th same time without th other person hearing it
What are you using to talk to your friend?
Some how today, I was listening to some music and all of the sudden the song got very distorted for some reason. I thought it was weird and just changed the song. Same problem. Now every thing I listen to has lots of distortion in it. I am using Winamp. I tried using other media programs like ITunes to see if it was just Winamp and it wasn't. I also tried plugging in headphones to see if it was just my speakers but it did it on the headphones as well. Anyone please suggest on how to fix my problem?
well first thing try uninstall /reinstall your audio card.
remove audio card and reset it as well.
So which do you recommend? I am trying to decide between the two. I have iTunes on my computer already with about 20 or so purchased songs so that kind of leans me in that direction. I also have gotten my son a nano for Christmas so it would be keeping a tad more consistant with the iPod but I like a few things about the Zune. I don't want to pay a monthly subscription for music though as I prefer to buy a song once and then have unrestricted access. So if you have a good or bad experience and want to make a recommendation fire away.
You may want to use the search feature on this site. There are a few threads already about the Zune here. I bought a Zune myself and so far highly recommend it. Keep in mind there are a few things to consider.
1. Only compatible with XP. Nothing prior, and as of now its not compatible with Vista either.
2. The Zune ONLY has preset EQ settings. Nothing adjustable.
3. Little use for the wireless it has at the moment. (Stressing, at the moment)
4. If you transfer a purchased song wirelessly to another Zune. You can only listen to the song I think 3 times. (no biggy for me, I only transfer music from CD's to mine)
5. The ear buds that come with the Zune suck! (recommend buying the Bose ear buds)
6. Its made by Microsoft!
7. You MUST update the firmware upon installing software on PC. (not a big deal either.
8. Must purchase license for converting DVD's to the Zune. (not expensive)
Even with all the things I have listed here. I love mine! Not had a bit of troubles with it. Also you can demo one, they come pre-loaded with 3 movie clips, probably a dozen or more music videos. And a few dozen pictures.
windows media player won't play music had harddrive that would not boot up installed it as slave drop and dragged music to primary harddrive device manager shows that multimedia audio controller did not install properly. i have windows xp home i have a chaintech ct-7njl6 motherboard with onboard audio i downloaded the drivers for the audio from chaintech but they did not install properly. what should i do?
Did your computer come with a disk from the motherboard manufacturer?? After you reformatted your hard drive, did you install the drivers for the board from that disk??
Well i'm not really sure if thiis is the right place to ask but has any1 bought or know someone who has a zune? im thinkin about gettin 1 and am not really sure if they got all the bug worked outta them yet, cuz i heard that they don't work as a hdd yet but they are workin on it. got any suggestions?
Yeah, I bought one the same day they came out. I was looking at an iPod. Some friends have had problems with them so I decided to check out the Zune. It can not be used as a HDD at this time as you already know.
Funny thing is, or I found it amusing at least, is that right out of the box it requires a firmware update! Looks like something sooooo new, MS would have already done this before release. The update only takes a few minutes, no biggy really. BUGS???I have not encountered anything strage operationally.
One thing(s) to consider.....the iPod's I believe have adjustable EQ's where the ZUNE only has presets to choose from. The ear buds that come with it really dont sound that great....to me at least. It is ONLY compatable with XP, forget about using 2000. I had to upgrade my laptop to XP to use the Zune, didnt realize this at purchase. Not compatible with Vista either....as of yet anyways. You will need to buy a DVD converter to copy movies to the Zune. Or try and find a free one....they dont exist believe me. (my problem now is finding one that works well, there are many out there)
The Zune software you DL on your PC is very easy to use. The screen itself on the Zune looks very very good. It comes pre-loaded with several music videos and short movie clips. The Zune syncs easy with the PC, no problems at all....so far....remember this is by MS!
So far I am happy with mine....I have already DL'd around 300 songs on it. You can search your music by band, genre, song etc. Storing pictures on it is very similiar. So far I would recommend you buying one!
I have a Koolance cooling system that is capable of cooling more than 1 CPU. What I would like to know is this: Is it possible to connect the ATX shutdown lead to more than one MB ? And if so, how would one do that ? In other words, if an overtemp alarm occurs, does the liquid cooling controller close or open the 2-wire lead jumpered into the motherboard? Would one wire these ATX leads in series or parallel for multiple CPU's? Thanks for any help.
are you talking about the power button circuit or the power supply on/off function (connected directly to the mobo)? i'll assume it was the latter.
In other words, if an overtemp alarm occurs, does the liquid cooling controller close or open the 2-wire lead jumpered into the motherboard?Click to expand...
that really depends on your cooling system, and i have no idea what system you have.
some motherboards will shut down the system if the processor becomes too hot. others will do nothing and let the chip get so hot it can literally burn through the socket and fiberglass motherboard. if you motherboard is one of the latter, and you cooling system somehow has a feature that will shut down the computers, you need to cunsult the manual to said system.
if your cooling system has no such feature, you are SOL if the system does overheat when no one's around. i reccomend checking the BIOS and seeing what options your hardware gives you. some mobos have options that will sound an alarm or shutdown the system if the CPU temp reaches a certain level.
new build/ pros and cons /please
New build? This may not be the greatest, however the price seemed right for a first time build. Biostar Gforce 6100 M9 nvidia socket939 with heat sink on the nvidia 4 chip. Atholn64 3200+ Venice. Kingston dual channel 512 pc3200 ddr 400mhz 2x256. Thermaltake 430w ps I'm open to any thoughts, so my next will be better PS: Its for my 14 year old daughter who mainly does Im, email, music, Surfing, my space ect Thank you Kirk
Sound from the on board ac97 on a Gigabyte motherboard running windows XP was alright until I was using Winamp to convert CD's to MP3's. Then the Chipmunks took over. The Winamp was delated and reinstalled with no change to the sound. It sounds the same whether using a CD in the CD player or running a file off the hard drive. It sounds like this whether I am using Winamp, Media Player or Real Player. There must be a setting somewhere that needs to be reset to the default. Any help would be appriciated.
My AC97 on gigabyte motherboard sometimes don have sound until i have to resense the jack the only the sound comes back.
I have a large collection of casette tapes that were collected over the years.
I would like to record them to my computer. Since I am a novice at this, can someone tell me what equipment I need besides a tape player?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814255005 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16855998405 put the casette in, and record it with the USB thing. Cheers
Hya Can anyone help me. I am using Limewire to down load music but I do not know how to save the downloads to a specific file so I can transfer to my Windows Media Player so to be able to burn to CD. Please advise.
I know I am not an employee, but I might as well let you know that Techspot does not Condone the use of any P2P Filesharing Programs.
I'm doing a wedding next year sometime and I was wondering if anyone in here has a list of great music for a wedding? I have some right now, but I would like to find more but I'm having some problems on finding it at this moment so I thought that I would like to ask anyone in his room or this site if anyone has any list of good music for a wedding? I mean for example, (Top hits, 80's, 90's, country, hip/hop, R&B, etc.)
If anyone can help me out with this that would be great
Please provide me with helpful & detailed information on this if you can...
Thanks again everyone!!!
Hey try this.
Also a word of advice try to google it.
I'm currently having problems finding out on how to make playlist profeshinal looking, so when I put it into a binder it looks really nice, does anyone have any sudjestions on any software or programs that will do this? and be able to print it out as well?
please provide me with full detailed information on how do this where it looks great and easy to do as well...
This is what I've used once or twice its called Mix Meister BPM Analyzer and it doesn't really work that great, but thats the only one that I can really find...
It is a good question my sudjestion is to just take screenshots and bind them together. Thats what I had to do
Just a quick question, im looking at getting a X-Fi Xtreme Music soundcard, and am just wondering what the difference is between the OEM and the Retail versions as the OEM is alot cheaper but is there any essential software etc that you dont get with it, and is it possible to get this seperately or is it best just to pay the extra and go with the retail version?
What are the buying the sound card for. Better sound quality,inputs,outputs e.t.c. Because I have the sound card you are about to buy because I wanted some inputs it came with. However quality wise I realy cant tell the difference between my built in sound card and th X-Fi.
Hey guys I was organzing my mp of music The case missing the s into folders I did it by band name then album name The case of the missing music I have a folder named Industrial Music A-M which is where The case of the missing music I put all the A-M bands So I got them all organized and I cut the folders and pasted them in there Some of them were duplicates so I said no to not overwrite them Everything seems dandy I go to check on them and only some The case of the missing music showed up A s B s and C s AHHHH Then I look further down the list every folder that I had in there previously from letters D-M including all the ones I have just pasteD have also dissapeared I don t know where they went they didn t go into another folder or anything My harddrive hasn t lost space so they haven t been deleted Now when I go into the folder my computer lags and sometimes freezes up So the solution to freezing is just simply restart my computer but once I restart it it gets to the screen with Windows displayed on it and it has the or squares running across and then my computer restarts itself and this can go in for sometimes times before it actually starts up SOMEONE PLEASE HELP Any required information that could help just please let me know if I have forgotten it Specs CPU ghz GC Radeon PCI SC Onboard intel crap HD g internal g external this is where the files are stored on the g one Memory mb nbsp
Sounds like your HDD is on the brink of collapse!
Once you finally boot into Windows (Safe mode even), have you tried searching your HDD for *.mp3 or *.wma or whatever?
If your HDD is still showing the original disk size then chances are they are somewhere. Possibly written to bad sectors though.
You haven't enable System Restore have you? If so, roll back to a day you know everything was fine. If not ... remember it when you re-build next time!
Good luck! :grinthumb
WELL i went ahead and ordered these for my pc tell me what you think and how good they will be..
* 1 of: Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 5-Piece Speaker System with Subwoofer
* 1 of: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Card ( 70SB046000007 )
from what i heard these 2 together will be loud as hell and those speakers are the best out by logitech..so give me your ideas on these items i got..should be getting them friday did a 1 day delivery.
Well those speakers are generally for people that like good sound rather then just "loud" noises but it's also very capable noise-wise so you should be fine.
Every time I try playing anything thats like videos online, they show up with a lot of bright colors. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? Whats the lastest codecs out?
Just google for free codec pack.
I would like to stream my itunes songs from my computer to my stereo system.
I have an existing wireless network, and don't want to run audio cables around the room so I think I'm looking at a "box" that would be placed at the stereo and connected to the wireless router (which is at the stereo as well).
I currently have a regular PC doing this, but something is wrong with that PC, and before I go out and spend $$ on a new PC, I would like to look into a device made specifically for audio streaming over ethernet.
I have read about some that are available, but as I recall most of them got bad reviews on audio quality.
Something like this?
Ecost has many..
System running xp pro
768 meg ram
sound blaster live 5.1
cambridge dtt2200 5.1 sound system
wm player 9
When playing back mp3 files the volume of the sound will either all of a sudden drop or get louder.
You would think someone was sitting at the computer turning the volume knob. This can be a very random problem (once or twice in an hour)or can happen often throughout a song.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
It happens to me to.... i can't explain it. I think its a ghost Once the volume shot all the way up.
i have recently purchased and installed a new Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Music sound card but i noticed before i put it into my computer that the card had plugs on it..one is a AUX plug but the other looks like a connector for a power lead (like the one you connect to a floppy disc drive) does anyone know what this plug is for?
Is THIS it?
Unless there happens to be a front panel attatchment, like the audigy, I'm not aware of any powered SC's, there maybe something to it.
How is it working?
Since you picked the nic:
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hi ive recently bought magix music maker but i am having trouble installing it.. sometimes the disc will not do anything but hide the d drive icon from the my computer menu.. on the occasion that it dusn't remove the icon the folder is empty.. if any 1 had the asme problem or any advcie that would b much apreciated
do anyone have propellerhead (reason) program? or know how much the megabites the program is ?
Take a look HERE for further info.
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Then try and explain, what it is you want, so that members can understand better.
I had to Google to find out what you meant.