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Can't get the music tp play on my Sylvania MP3

Q: Can't get the music tp play on my Sylvania MP3

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.

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A: Can't get the music tp play on my Sylvania MP3

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

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do I need to add more RAM and get 64-bit OS?
 

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Reset the router MTU to stop packet fragmentation.

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A:Make your laptop internal & external speakers play together

Props to OP - I've found a somewhat related hassle-free solution for desktops with Realtek Audio.

In the settings, you can 'disable front jack detection'. Therefore, speakers connected to the rear panel won't stop when you plug something else in the front.
 

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I'd recommend to do the following:

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Audio sounds great. It's from my gigabyte motherboard, not from an expansion card. I have a jumper cable running from my mobo to my video card for the audio signal. When there is no audio playing on my computer, there is a sort of static buzz that has what seems like a specific rate to it... "blip blip____blip blip___blip blip"..... sort of like that

All inputs/recording settings have been disabled.

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A:Buzzing when no sounds play over HDMI connection

I have a jumper cable running from my mobo to my video card for the audio signal.Click to expand...

That's the norm for HDMI. HUMMMMMM or other noise when no sound is being produced intentionally is usually a grounding or cable shielding problem.

To be honest, my laptop HDMI is iffy; by that I mean, a connection to the HDTV at home and at one auditorium is just fine, but at another location, I get hum all the time both with and without sound originating from the laptop - - using the same hdmi cable.

The laptop has a plastic case and of course can not be shielded and therefore subject to 'environmental' interference'

In normal audio circuits, a/c hum indicates poor or no shielding (ie grounding) OR
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On your PC, make sure you have a grounded A/C power cord and the wall plate has an active ground connection.
 

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^^

in my opinion ur video card its about to blow up but u still can try update ur driver...
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A:How can I listen to music whilst swimming?

:big grin: My wife JUST purchase a waterproofed iPad Shuffle from waterfi.com

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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).
 

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Try the following things:

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What is the rest of your computer setup?
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A:Can't play any online games

Someone on another site mentioned this:
"
Are either of you using NVidia onboard lan connections?

If so, have you disabled the now infamous checksum offloading?"

No idea how to checkf or this but that might help? I don't know.

One more thing:

It has these alienware programs too which might be doing something:

AlienAutopsy
Alien Command Center
AlienAdrenaline
AlienFusion
AlienFX Controller

Update:

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Check your CPU temps and voltages. Are you overclocking? You may need to set voltages directly, instead of 'auto'.
 

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Worst case senario:

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:/ where to start. If you're solely going for gaming, then first thing you should upgrade is your graphics card.
even then, don't expect a big jump in performance because the rest of your system will be slowing it down.
What sort of budget can we work with?
and would you possibly be up for giving your entire system a facelift? (CPU, mobo, RAM, etc)
 

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To be even more difficult the drivers are registry keys ...


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Have I contacted the support of the disc but the impression I got is that understand of hardware even less than me ...


Can you help me please!!
 

A:Wrong plug-and-play drivers

OMG! what is the brand/make/model of the external drive in question?!? I have never heard of a known brand to do something like that unless the enclosure itself is hosed and/or beginning to fail. Post back & let me know, take care!
 

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A:Building two PCs: one for work, one for play

This will get you started.
Out of interest why don't you just build one system for work and play? Or is it because they're going to be in 2 separate locations?
 

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A:Can I play latest games in this PC?

For gaming, you will want a little more power in the graphics card.

I have a 20" monitor with 1600x900 for resolution and a GeForce GTS 450. I've noticed a little lag when playing at standard resolution (no anti-alias) on less demanding games.
 

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Also, I strongly suggest you check out the forums at Anythingbutipod.com and check out their extensive forums. They may have information pertinent to your issue.

* Please keep us updated.
 

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What are your system spec? Is your PSU big enough to power the card?

Q1 - No, medium-high at best
Q2 - yes and they are far from new
Q2.1 - for under $250 your not going to get very high settings at a great framerate. Keep in mind you want to play at 50-60+ fps for great gameplay. Of course you can run the game on ultra across the board on a 6850 but @ 12-20 fps.
 

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A:Safe to play without T and L capable video card if required?

No, it will not hurt the netbook
 

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A:New computer HD 6970 unable to rate system or play games

I suspect it's a power supply issue.
 

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Could you elaborate on what you mean by "games don't work"? Do they crash, freeze, or not even launch at all?
 

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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
 

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A:Recovered video files play back all black

It may be time to get another video camera. Today's smart phones do a good job taking video shots
 

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You should be able to find a NEW replacement on eBay for $27 to $50 on a lucky day. They are not difficult to replace. You can never count on one that is used very much to last a long time.
 

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you might use WavePad Sound Editor to remove the trailing silence
 

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What media player are you using and does it support Dolby 5.1?
 

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I play mostly rpg games like Skyrim and WoW.
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You have many problems with upgrading for a graphics card,
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A:Directx 9.0 compatible graphics adapters to play the Sims 2

hello Vanessa
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A:Upgrade PC to play Black Ops

"should I forget about Black Ops on a PC & just get an Xbox instead"...

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A:I have a green screen when I try to play videos

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A:Bought CDs in China, can't play them in the US

Foreign

Sorry, the CD from China is not a book, but a really nice box with 2 CDs.
 

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A:I can't play downloaded games

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A:I cant play any games on my computer

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Really? No one has anything to share on this topic? I had hoped that in a couple days someone could shed some light on this problem, but a week's gone by and I got nothing?

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A:Burned DVD does not play on DVD player

You closing the session once complete? Sometimes I find some burning utilities set themselves as default to keep sessions open, so you can add more data later. It needs to be closed session before you can use it away from the computer.

Assuming everything is identical (as you've commented above) its the only thing I can think of.
 

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About 3 days ago my laptop stopped playing videos online. some videos cause the browser to freeze, whilst some just dont work.
When i try and play a video off youtube it takes about 5 minutes, then starts playing. but when i try one off itv player or something it simply wont work.

i have had my computor checked for virus' and deleted everything like that. i have delete my browsing histroy/temporary internet files etc. and now i have run out of things to try!

i have a samsung r530 laptop, if that helps. and it isnt that old (only got it 5 months ago)

please can someone help me.
i am not that good with technological terms, so please can you explain it in simple terms

thank you so much for reading, and please can you help.
 

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Hi All
Was trying to burn a cd to play in my car, I have put them in mwa. formats but they will play but no sound comes out.I have got a cd that does play and checked properties on it and it says that its a cdfs file format, Now what format can I change the files into that will play in my car please?
Cheers Bill
 

A:CDfs? need file format to play in my car

If your car doesn't support MP3 or WMA formats, convert the files to .WAV first and then burn as an audio CD.
 

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i've been trying to figure this out for a full day and havent got any sleep yet. i dunno what else to try. i use to have xp sp3 32bit but i uninstalled sp3 to sp2 because i have realtek and it's said realtek has a big problem with sp3. i'll upload the diax stuff or whatever. if there's anything else wrong tell me.
 

A:Sound works until I play games

here is an error msg when the audio isn't working and i go to trobleshoot on there. idk if it will help

DirectSound test results: Failure at step 19 (User verification of software): HRESULT = 0x00000000 (error code)
 

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A:Play a live webstream through VLC?

Can you use Windows Media Player instead?
 

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will not play system sounds
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Soundcard is SoundMAX integrated digital audio, in an asus mb. Comp has been working fine for onver a year.

In "System," "Audio codecs" says "this device is working properly."

Any ideas?
 

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A:Games freeze after hours of smooth play

--UPDATE--

I'm going to explore some other options in the meantime:
- Until now my motherboard voltages have been set to "Auto". This setting shortchanging on voltage could lead to instability but its difficult to believe that after years of using these settings without problems that something could be caused by it now.
- Run Memtest (though seems kind of useless after passing Prime95)
- Check for failing hard drives. This has caused issues in my system before and was fixed with replacement. Unfortunately high HDD wear is a continuing problem for a heavy user such as myself
 

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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?
 

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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....
 

A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:





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/
 

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A:Dvd player has sound with a music cd, no sound with a movie

Sounds like you are missing some sound codecs, at the very least. Luckily Techspot can provide them for you...
http://www.techspot.com/downloads/615-klite-mega-codec-pack.html

Hope this solves your problem.
 

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A:Videos don't play right

What are your computers specs? What operating system are you running?
 

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Would this work?
http://www.amazon.com/EasyCap-DC60-Capture-Adapter-Software/dp/B000Z4AQFU

If not please help me out.
 

A:Trying to play my PS1 and view it on my LCD monitor

Not sure if that's the right type of adapter since it's USB but I do know that you will need some kind of video converter box to use the game system. The PS1 doesn't support higher resolutions so it will probably look like garbage but I'm sure it's possible. Heck, the PS2 supported a max of 1080i and even that looked meh so good luck.

You could try using an RCA to VGA... something like this. Although a lot of those "converting" boxes/adapters are notorious for producing lousy output.
 

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A:Why can't I play world of warcraft?

Possibly a better video card? What are the system specs? Things like amount of hard drive space and installed memory
 

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A:Need help to play Multiplayer Games

you will need a router, you can find one at walmart. and two Ethernet cables
 

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A:WoW says "failed to find suitable display device exiting program" when I try to play

Hi

you answered your own question, you need the drivers for the card.
 

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My favorite music player is "Winamp Media Player"

1. Flash Music Player
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What is your favorite music player?
 

A: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.
 

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