Hi I recently migrated to Windows My music collection stumbled along the way and I had to re-fetch artwork for a few albums in WMP I also Xbox album No art library or in music Music! set it up in iTunes My default app for MP s is WMP As you can see below artwork only appears when in the folder view which somewhat defeats the purpose of libraries in the first place I'd prefer to No album art in music library or Xbox Music! sort them by artist with album art displayed without a folder as it should and as it did in Windows Art appears in folder view but not artist or album view On a related note I recently added many new MP s to my collection When I opened Xbox Music for the first time afterwards it seemed to be downloading art to add it to my older albums all of which have art Then the process was somehow interrupted I believe I closed the app Then when I opened it again none of them had art I would very much appreciate your help
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I'm swapping my xbox for gaming PC and was wondering if these specs where decent enough to run games like arma 3 and battlefield or like dayz ?
And if it's worth swapping xbox one for it
No, it is an LGA775 platform. It is old and outdated. For Intel look for a LGA1155 platform or better yet the latest LGA1150 platform. I wouldn't even look at LGA1156, which is the platform between LGA775 and LGA1155. Save yourself a headache and only look at the last two CPU socket platforms.
If you already have the platform, there is still life in it. However I wouldn't advise buying into the platform at any price, especially for a gaming rig.
Hello guys I have not been here in awhile but I hope there s someone out there PS4 Firewalled Xbox One issues NAT Double - and (Modem/Router) that can help shed some light on the issue I am having Hopefully someone can suggest a fix and it ll all work or at least point me in the right direction Xbox One and PS4 NAT issues - Double Firewalled (Modem/Router) and possibly explain anything I may be overlooking or misunderstanding I have a basic understanding of networking so I can work my way around my routers and modem etc To start a small introductory of my issue as you can see from the title I have an issue getting Open NAT for my PS and Xbox One I have firewalls to go through my network setup is as follows Modem gt Router Router Router Bridged gt Device However I have other Routers in the house that are bridged to extend strengthen signal in different parts of the house I have opened the suggested ports for Xbox One on both my Modem ZyXel P- R-F and my Router TL-WR ND I have not configured any special settings on the bridged routers the PS connects by wire Xbox one by wireless same floor as the main Router I have followed guides on setting both of them up First on Portforward com then found a video for my ZyXel modem and it suggested to disable the Active Firewall and Bypass Triangle Route Also to change the NAT SUA Only changed to it was Lastly it suggested to turn off the Enable SIP ALG setting For my router some suggested to just let UPnP do it s job and disable the Port Forwards Virtual Servers it s called in the settings I have tried with just UPnP and with Port Fowards neither make a difference I even disabled the Port Fowards on the Modem and had UPnP on both but to no avail To clarify something if I use Port Fowarding should I have UPnP off OR will they work in together I have done restarts on all devices router modem Xbox One when any changes have been made On my XBO I have turned it to quot Energy Saving quot mode as I have read in several places that it can effect UPnP negatively if it is in quot Instant On quot mode I have tried to set the Reserved Address in my Router for my XBO as another site video said that having a Static IP set on the XBO can cause problems I have tried the static IP set through the XBO and through the router neither makes a difference On my Router I have several firewall settings that are not mentioned by any guides as to if they should be altered the settings allow me to Disable or Enable All currently enabled Firewall SPI Firewall VPN PPTP Passthrough L TP Passthrough IPSec Passthrough ALG FTP ALG TFTP ALG H ALG RTSP ALG I also tried to set up Port Triggering to see if that would help and set the protocol to ALL for all of them originally set them up to the proper TCP UDP but it wasn t working so I changed it to ALL But that did not work either I am not sure if I am missing any other information feel free to ask for anything I am missing My LAN address for my Modem and Router are different eg Modem and for my Router Will this effect how NAT works or cause my issues Thank you P S I know I have not added any troubleshooting for the PS I do not own it and I want to get one device working before I start fiddling with the next nbsp
Is there no one out there who's network expertise could help me? Hoping this one bump will get this some attention as I have tried everything possible I can with my setup that I can think of, need some fresh ideas.
I know there are a million of these posts however, I couldn't find my specific problem. I have an Xbox 360 wireless controller connected to my PC. Normally the light indicating 1 is light. This lasts for about 5 seconds. Then the light for controller 4 lights at the same time and then 2 and 3 and then 1 and 4 and so on (this happens very quickly). During all this time the controller works fine. Except that every once in a while it disconnects (no lights). Pressing the xbox button inmediately connects it again but is very annoying.
Any help what might be the issue? Also, it worked fine before. I´ve just stopped using it for a while and when I went to use again, the problem started.
Thanks for any help.
Hi I have all of the above items and would like to stream my media from the ext hd to the TV I had planned on plugging the hd in through usb port of my Sony bravia tv and playing through the built in media player but mpeg avi or mkv don t even show up in the menu strange because I have played both mp and avi before through usb So that isn t working I think my options are to either - a leave a laptop running with Windows media player running and connect it to my xbox I don t really ext. 1tb pc 360 and bravia machine, sony Linux hd, xbox want to do this as I have happily been windows free for a while now b create some kind of server I have no experience here Linux machine, 1tb ext. hd, xbox 360 and sony bravia pc c Convert them to mpeg somehow but I have read that this lowers visual quality more than I would be happy with d Change the folder type so the TV thinks that it is mpeg something like remux I think I read this sounds Linux machine, 1tb ext. hd, xbox 360 and sony bravia pc good to me as quality is retained due to the folder type being changed but the data is not converted Do you have any other ideas and have you any guidance as to what I should do please nbsp
I'm betting your external drive is formatted NTFS or EXT3/4 and your TV can't read that filesystem. You could try using an out-of-spec FAT32 filesystem that uses up your entire drive (you'll have to format with something other than Windows - gparted should be fine). You could also try setting up some sort of DLNA server that I think your TV can access easily. There are many options for that so I'd google "setting up a DLNA server". Remember also that if you go FAT32 that your file sizes will be limited to 4GB or smaller.
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
Just wondering on which people thought was the best in the following:
Now, I have come from all three, and I would definitely say that PC is the best for all three. Many people would disagree, but I think PC is the best. Best graphics, most skilled gamers, and you can do much more than just play games. My order is
I bought/played on them in order of.
1st PS3 then Xbox then I upgraded my PC.
Being that most people on this forum own their own pc, a lot of them custom built I'm going to help you out and give you the final verdict.
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).
I recently bought a powerline adapter to combat my slow wireless speeds and planned on using it for my PC and XBOX 360 when I occasionally use it. The PC install was easy, it was plug and play no problems just installed the latest MSI ethernet drivers and BAM! Wired network, no problem, but today I come home and I felt like playing some GTA Online, so I unplugged the cable from my PC and into the XBOX and it can't connect. I am using a TP-Link AV500 Nano powerline adapter and a BT Home Hub 4 router. I also made a quick video to demonstrate my problem. As mentioned in the video I can use the internet just fine on my PC, the only problem is with the XBOX. Thanks again -hopgop1 NOTE: Video uploaded to YouTube as for some reason TechSpot doesn't support .3GP so I converted it to .MP4 and it doesn't support that either =[ link
Have you seen whether the powerline adapter is compatible to XBOX.
I have a trendnet TW100-S4W1CA wired router connected to a wireless G access point. I cannot get my Xbox to talk to the router either with a wired connection, or wireless.
With my old router they worked fine, but the old router went tits up.
How do I configure the router so the Xbox can see it? the password is correct on my access point and all my other devices in the house can talk to the router.
So I guess you are trying to stream media and such. Depending on the version of OS you are running you may have to give rights for the xbox to talk over network. Such as in Windows 7 sharing and advance options go to meadia sharing and allow the Xbox to be seen by everyone. What are you trying to accomplish fully?
I have a USB 2.5 external HDD that I want to use with my Xbox 360 to play original Xbox games.
An emulator is required to play original Xbox games and the 360 will download this etc. for you with an Xbox 360 that has an internal HDD.
Mine is only a 4GB internal HDD so will not perform this function!
Can anyone help me make the external USB HDD perform this function???
360 isn't backwards compatible with Xbox games. Since you have digital copies of the game, we can't be sure you actually own a legit copy. So, we can't help you sorry.
But, you can use this to format external drive for your 360.
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.
So I have an xbox in my living room which I play alot on and the most problem ive faced over the keeps Xbox disconnecting connection past years is constant disconnection or Low Connect Idk what is effecting my Xbox connection keeps disconnecting Internet a router which is Xbox connection keeps disconnecting in the middle of the house which gives wifi to the whole house The xbox connection is always full bars but the thing is it keeps constantly disconnecting me or when im playing on Black ops It constantly has from Full bars down to bar internet which is totally unplayable until minutes after that im disconnected from xbox live again If anyone knows the problem of this any help would be thankful Could this be because of the internets strenght Like Mbps is mbps even good enough these days and the whole rip off is for just half an hour calling the company tech costs Euros cant feed the company with more money can I Is mb- mbps even suppose to give me mbps only I suppose it should be somewere near middle nbsp
What router do you have?
im starting a new project of wich im going to mod an xbox case to fit a micro atx board. i know this has been done before but i thought i would have a go as im in the market for a htpc anyway. ill be using old compents ive dug out nothing special first gen sempron and a gigabyt board 1.g gigs of ddr ram and a geforce 6200 wich is low profile so should fit nicely.. when ive got some progress ill get some pics up!
Here's something that may help you.
I have an Xbox (not 360) and an old computer and am in need of ideas and preferably a guide of something that i can build out of the old parts. The computer has a monitor and keyboard and the xbox has one controller. My major problem is I do NOT have a soldering iron so many project ideas are not possible for me. I would also like to keep this project low budget.
I'm sure you've already ran across that though.
Whats wrong with just soft modding it and getting emulators for older console systems and playing old ROMs?
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?
I have a few questions How do i set up an xbox PC + 360 + laptop Xbox AND a pc to a p HD Monitor PC + Xbox 360 + laptop Can i use HD Cables i heard about flick switches but do they allow HD Cables whats good whats bad Where can i get a reliable p HD Monitor for my Pc and Xbox Is there such a thing as a cheap p Monitor for pc Where can i buy a cheap p Monitor and is it PC + Xbox 360 + laptop reliable Whats the prices of such things ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When connecting my Laptop to the quot full hd television in the sitting room i find that i get no sound hdmi Cable I looked on the internet and i did everything they suggested Ensure audio is primarily set to digital output Ensure audio is turned up Ensure Television is working fine Try diffrent HDMI slots I can t figure it out but i got the video working perfectly playing fable with no sound or having sound comming from the laptop is a bit bleh nbsp
*twiddles his thumbs nervously, awaiting a reply before letting out a little sigh* Too late now, i sort of wanted this before Modern Warfare 3 came out :-3
I am now thinking....
Buy a hi-fi set.
Buy monitor with hdmi, vga. 1080, reasonably big
Modify the cable i get with xbox 360 to get audio cable for free.
hmm... what do you guys think/suggest?
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...
I recently bought a hdmi-dvi cable to connect my xbox360 to my monitor. I have a cheep set of speakers, not ideal but the best I have, and I decided to try and connect them to the monitor for sound. Nothing happened. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this problem. Thanks.
Both ends will have to be native HDMI for sound to transmit. DVI doesn't carry sound.
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 have an Xbox 360, and for a while now I have not been able to interact with in line gaming and hear and communicate back to the other players. My 360 tells me that my NAT type is "Moderate" and it needs to be "Open."
I have gone online and opened the ports that Microsoft says Xbox needs . still I have the NAT problem.
I have Time Warner providing the internet. I have a Ubee modem model # U10co 18.80
I am using a Lynksys Cable / DSL router with 4- port switch model # BEFSR41
After two weeks of attempts, and searching the net for answers, I am frustrated. I need new suggestions and answers.
I greatly appreciate all help, thank you to all,
I await your replies.
So im trying to hook my 360 to my laptop and bridge the connections to use the wireless on my xbox. Ive pulled this off before. Yesterday i tried to do it but when i go under my network connections, the only one thats there is my wireless connection no LAN. Whats going on? Any help?
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.
when i try to connect to xbox live with my 360 it never passes the ip test and i have the following error status report:
i use a dial up usb modem and i connect my xbox to my laptop(vista) with the ethernet cable and my modem is connected too and working, internet sharing is enabled but it still doesn't work...i have visited lots of sites and forums but they only talk of wireless connection or direct modem connection or modem and router connection..i have tried rebooting and everything said on xbox support but it still doesn't work...HELP ME PLEASE!
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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.
Hello, I have a cable virgin media (20MB) connection. The router that I was supplied with only allows a port to be open to one xbox at a time. The upnp only assign a port to one xbox which means that the other 2 get a "NAT Type: Strict" message.
What cable router would you recommend to allow me to connect 3 xboxs?
Any recommendations on a router which is xbox live compatible and works with the virgin media connection? I bought a belkin which said it was compatible with both but was terrible with xbox live. I'm looking to spend at most £70, any ideas?
would you define further
but was terrible with xbox live.Click to expand...
and the exact model of the Belkin, it may have been wireless issues, or other issues rather than just the router
- Are you sure a replacement will fix the issue
What country are you in?
I was wondering if anyone out there could help Until recently I have been SE587 Gigaset Siemens problems Xbox & live using Xbox live with my wireless network adaptor with no problems at all with my router except for a rare disconnection or two However for the last weeks now I have been lucky for my Xbox to connect at all It does still however connect occasionally Simply using the ethernet cable is not an option I have The problem is this My Xbox never fails to find my wireless network but it will not connect despite the correct using the correct WPA passkey I know it is not an adaptor problem because I can connect to an unsecure network in my area however this has a poor signal I know it is not a modem security issue because I have turned off my routers WPA security and it still won t connect despite finding it Xbox live & Siemens Gigaset SE587 problems I m not really familiar with port-forwarding and DMZ and not sure if this is even Xbox live & Siemens Gigaset SE587 problems the problem as this is a very recent thing I have Xbox live & Siemens Gigaset SE587 problems tried changing the transmitting channel but to no avail Messing about with the modem settings have caused me to do more than a few reinstallations so I am hesitant to continue down this route without help Does anyone have any idea what my problem could be and what solutions I might try Troubleshooting on the net has proved fruitless thus far and I am hesitant to contact Microsoft who will likely say it is a router problem and my ISP will likely try refer me to Microsoft Thanks in advance if anyone can help nbsp
Glad it's not just me that's stumped!
I recently purchased a new Cisco Valet Plus (M20) router. I completed setup of the router and when i retested my internet connection on my Xbox 360 I am getting an indicator of a Moderate NATsetting. I did not have any issues with my previous router, so this leads me to believe I have an issue with the new one. So far I have tried two solutions:
A- Port Forwarding. Enabled port forwarding for the following:
xboxlive 80 TCP
xboxlive 88 UDP
xboxlive 53 Both
xboxlive 3074 Both
Setup a static IP address of 192.168.1.119
B - Enabled DMZ on static IP address for Xbox
At this point I'm not sure if I'm still having issues with the router or I just did not set something up correctly. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
What are your Xbox network settings?
Are they all still set to retrieve your router settings automatically?
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.
Let me explain up 360s Setting ICS xbox with my situation I have verizon fios which comes with an actiontec router I connect my laptop wirelessly to the router and use ics to connect xbox to it But now I got another so im trying to connect my laptop to the wireless router use ics Setting up xbox 360s with ICS to connect my laptop s lan port to another router and then connect the s to the lan ports of that router Im not entirely sure how to assign all the ip addresses but i will list the ones that i have so far The wireless router My laptops wireless adapter My laptops lan adapter I set the lan router to is that correct And i set it to have dhcp with the range of - Now can i just connect my laptop s ethernet port to the internet port of Setting up xbox 360s with ICS the lan router and then connect the s to it with dhcp enabled Any help on this would be much appreciated Thanks nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/setting-up-xbox-360s-with-ics.141162/
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.
Hello All I am have been reading the boards for a month or so now and have been help a ton but I came across a problem that I could not find any other threads 360 only allows other network one Xbox and online PC or the specifically about and have had no luck Xbox 360 and PC network only allows one or the other online finding a solution elsewhere on the internet I have a BEFSR router and have an Xbox and my PC connected to it I can connect to the internet Live with either one if Xbox 360 and PC network only allows one or the other online the Xbox 360 and PC network only allows one or the other online other is off but whenever the nd tries to connect it can not do so To connect to the internet I had to set the router up for a static IP address as it could not automatically connect and get that or the DNS servers I did this in the set up page of the router I also used port triggering under the quot Gaming And Applications quot tab to trigger and forward ports DHCP is enabled with a start IP address of I had bought this router before and spent hours on tech support with Linksys Microsoft and my ISP Linksys finally came to the conclusion that the router had a defect of some kind that I would need to send it in and get another After waiting for email instructions on how to do so for a week I boxed it back up and exchanged it at Best Buy for another of the same It seems that this one is having the same problems so I doubt calling Linksys will be of any help this time around Please let me know if more information from my end is needed to help diagnose the problem and along with any help you can provide about this I would also like to hear suggestions for a different router to buy If problems still persist after people here give suggestions I want to get away from Linksys all together Thanks a ton for reading and any response that can be given -TheLonelyRanger Edit When the Xbox connection fails it fails trying to connect to the internet with a DNS failure nbsp
hm; sounds like the manual config is messed up.
suggest you use DHCP for both IP and DNS settings on the System.Nic card
then use IPCONFIG /ALL to see the settings assigned.
if you must have static IP on the Xbox, copy all but the IP ADDRESS into the
Xbox settings and then use an IP address like x.x.x.100
You must be able to have both boxes online at the same time AND
the system should be able to ping x.x.x.100 as well as www.google.com
once that works, the xbox should too
My first post. Let me know if I'm in the wrong area.
I've got mod# DAV HDX589W sony sound system.
Is it possible to hook up my Xbox through this system?
I'm as dumb as a box of rocks and can't figure out how.
It looks like that system doesn't do video pass-through - so you'll have to hook the video from the X-Box straight to your TV. You can pass your audio into the system though, and your best quality will come from using a toslink cable from your (I'm assuming it's an X-Box 360) to this device.
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/
Can anyone help? I have my Xbox 360 hooked up to my BT Home Hub using the wireless recever. I dont play any copied/backed up 360 titles on the Xbox but some off the software installed on my PC is let just say a little bit hooky including my OS. Could this in anyway result in my Xbox 360 Account being banned and my console becoming useless?
Shouldn't as far as I know the only thing they do typically if you hack/mod/cheat with your account is ban your account and/or reset your gamerscore to zero. Of course you can always recreate a new account...
Besides your PC doesn't really have anything directly to do with your Xbox in the long run anyhow
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.
I'm a newbie to the fourum, so if this is in the wrong section tell me so i can copy and paste it till im in the right one.
Ok. As the the title says, i want to take what ever the heck is in my xbox (the GPU) and put it in my pc. (Yes, my graphics card is crap
Is this possible? Is it hard? Does it required saudering it in or somthing? Will I get a SODA?
NOTE that i am talking about the ORIGINAL Xbox here. Not the 360.
If i can do this, could some one tell me how?
P.S. Can i do the same with the harddrive? I know its a weird format but can u format it to fat32 or ntfs?
P.S.S. Can someone run to Walmart and get me a diet cherry vanilla coke?
Here you go Sir
The video card depends on your computer specs (ie can it take it)
I can't see any issue with your Hard Drive (after re-partitioning)
Not sure if anyone has done this !
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
I have the Samsung Touch Of Color T220HD 22-inch LCD HDTV Monitor. I use this HDTV monitor for gaming, watching TV, and also for using my computer. I have the TV/monitor connected to my Xbox 360 (through a HDMI cable) and, also, my PC (through a DVI-D cable). When I play HD video in my Xbox 360 the picture look great; however, when I play HD video on my PC the picture doesn't seem to be the same. Shouldn't the video picture be the same, since both the computer and Xbox are connected to the same HDTV monitor? Or am I doing something wrong?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
you have an older pc and with age come degrade of quality of picture your video card will put out . you can try to upgrade your video cards drivers to see if it still has some more life in it. but if that doesnt improve the video quality then it might be time for a new video card or a whole new pc
My computer in my room is connected to the internet via Ethernet cable which leads all the way down to the lounge where our router is. I would like to connect my Xbox 360 in my room to the internet and still be able to use my computer as internet as well without having to unplug from one to the other. I would prefer a wired connection, however wouldnt really like to buy another 30ft long ethernet cable just to connect my xbox all the way downstairs to my router.
How can I share the internet?
Go wireless... Spend a little on a wireless router and a wireless NIC for your computer. The XBOX should have wireless capability already. Or, you could buy another wired router and set it up in your room. Attach it to the existing internet wire from the lounge and connect the XBOX and your computer to the new router
In COD WAW the game will just freeze up, the walls flicker someplaces, and matinence on the HDD won't work either, it goes back to the "press start" screen with an error message, it's basically "Problem reading storage, clean disc."
Before i had a HUGE lag on Xbox Live, and then a "Script" error,
Script, " ", error
The xbox worked on every other game, the dashboard crashed on xbox live, only,
we resolved that.
Your XBOX power supply may be overheating or it may need to be replaced
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
I just bought some new PC speakers (Logitech X-240) and I'm pretty pleased with all the features. I have an Xbox 360 that I like to use from time to time as a DVD player. I'd like to enjoy the DVD's with some good sounds and was wondering if it is possible to hook the 360 directly to the speakers. I've seen many video on how do something like this by hooking the speakers and 360 to a computer. I cannot do this because of placement of the computer and console. Is there anyway to connect the 360 to the speakers without having to go through the computer? If I can, but need some adapter or other part for this to work, please post a link to one you'd recommend. Thanks in advance guys.
i'm currently using a trust 5.1 Surround Sound Card SC-5250 / 514DX 5.1
Sound Expert Optical Dolby (r) Digital 5.1 PCI sound card with digital
and optical audio in and outputs and i have my xbox
360 connected to the sound card via the optical input. the problem i've got is that when i am on the xbox 360 start up screen or load a game up game up i get alot of sound distortion through my Creative Gigaworks G550W 5.1 speaker, but its ok when i'm watching a film through windows media center. my operating system is windows vista 64, i've tried updating the drivers and that but nothing works.has anyone got any idea how to fix this problem?
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?
Here is what I know:
I know that you can connect to xboxlive by plugging the xbox into the pc via ethernet and bridging the connection with your wireless internet connection on your pc. (Wireless because pcs generally only have one ethernet port).
My university does not allow consols to connect to the wired internet (there is no wireless). My computer is connected to the internet via ethernet.
If I buy a USB to Etethernt converter for my pc and plug the xbox in there will I be able to have 2 connections running, 1. pc -> internet, 2. pc -> xbox. And if I were to bridge those connections would my xbox be able to go online?
Thanks to anyone who knows or helps.
I'm not sure what kind of restrictions your university has put forth to disallow consoles from getting online but two ideas to share the net connection would be: 1) a router, or 2) get a second Ethernet card for your PC so you can have the Xbox connecting strictly through your PC.
Once again, that might not be enough if the system admins are blocking specific ports or domains but you can always try.
I was wondering if anyone had heard of a fix this problem. After installing the software for an Xbox wireless gaming receiver, I attach the device as instructed. When I do, my Logitech G7 mouse freezes up until I reboot. I have seen others with this problem on Logitech's forums, but I have yet to see any fixes. Microsoft's support has been no help so far. I assume the issue is driver related, as others with different system setups also have the problem, but I don't know if it is a Logitech driver, or Microsoft...or whether a fix even exists for this problem. Thanks for the help!
Iv found that if i boot up with just the Xbox360 Receiver plugged in then when its light is on plug in the logitech mouse then it all works fine...
just remember to unplug the mouse if you reboot...... it sux but it works
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...
Could this be a evolution for the next Microsoft console?
Please disscuss it on here and have your opinion.
Here is the link for the finish product:
And there is a vid...here it is.
He also did a ps3 laptop and a wii laptop, and loads of other stuff.
I am having trouble with this router.... I am able to connect to the internet just fine. I am also able to connect to Xbox Live. However when I go to connect my xbox to my pc I cannot find the PC. I was able to find my PC on my old Dlink I had yesterday. I also keep getting disconnected when playing an online PC game...
Any help from someone with my same setup on how to set up my router would be really appreciated.
I Am running windows XP SP2, Windows firewall is disabled.
Possibly this route:
I have had an pretty basic low end router for quite some time now and wireless has never been a problem but recently it started failing to connect or even find the network, only sometimes my connection would show up.
Anyways I decided to go and buy some belkin router assuming it would be better... and it is, but I'm still having the same problem, sometimes I can connect for a few mins and it'll then dsconnect. Sometimes it won't find the network but it'll find others and other times it'll fail on DNS? I've connected through wired connection and it basically does the same thing? but it'll find the network and fail on DNS! despite having other devices ( computers) that connect fine wireless.
Any possible suggestions?!
BUMP, but also whenever I try and connect via 360 I get this security log message :
kernel: Intrusion -> IN=ppp_0_38_1 OUT= MAC= SRC=18.104.22.168 DST=22.214.171.124 LEN=40 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=108 ID=256 PROTO=TCP SPT=6000 DPT=2967 WINDOW=16384 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
any help? it varies as in the DPT (destination port) source etc.
?? please help!
Hello, I'm trying to get my xbox 360 to run on my PC. I connected the optical cable from the xbox360 to the optical in on my SB X-Fi card, but nothing is coming out of my speakers. I selected Digital Stereo for the output of the xbox 360 to see if it would work, and it hasn't.
So...I got the latest drivers from creative and as I was installing them, the sound started working suddenly, and then it stopped after I decided to go through the setup screens again for the xbox 360.
Try reinstalling the new Creative drivers once more. Be careful on going through the setup screens this time
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
i just built my first computer yesterday(specs are at bottom) and i also bought the xbox 360 wireless adapter thingy that lets me use my 360 wireless controller for gaming and for some reason whenever i plug it in the sound gets all poppy and crackly and i have to restart the computer to fix that im pretty sure its the mobo's problem because when i first booted up(w/o adapter plugged in) it had that problem until i installed the drivers i heard something about disabling the usb audio legacy drivers but when i did that my computer wouldn't boot so i reset to defaults and now im here
any help would be appericated
asus m2n sli mobo
seagate 200gb barracuda hdd
antec earthwatts 500wat
xfx geforce 9800gt
amd athlon x2 5600+
4gb ocz special ops dual channel ram
Vista home premium 64bit dual booted Xp pro 32bit(same on both OSes)
What exactly does that X360 adapter hook up to, USB 2.0 port? If so, once you installed the drivers it should allow the system to boot normally. Perhaps the device is configurable through gaming devices? If there is any software (not drivers) required to use the adapter/controller, maybe it needs to be patched/updated for use with that mobo?
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.
My router is a bit simple, not the latest around, but my NAT on xbox 360 has been STRICT for a while now and I dont know how to set it back!. I try enabling Upnp, opening ports and also DMZ but I have to assign it to a certain IP Address guessing the 360's connecting IP address. But i am not fully sure of how to get it to OPEN NAT.
general options for getting your NAT Status to Open
There are four ways to overcome a Strict/Moderate NAT setting when using a router. I have listed them in the order of preference:-
1. If you have an Xbox Live Certified router, use the certified firmware for your router
2. Use UPnP. If your router supports this. Turn it on. The router will work out the ports it needs to open for Xbox live. If your router does not have this feature, check the manufacturers website for the latest firmware. (also make sure portforwarding and/or DMZ is turned off as they interfere with UPnP)
3. Port forwarding (look up your router here then follow the instructions for Xbox Live 360) http://www.portforward.com/routers.htm
4. Use a DMZ (De-militarized Zone)
The DMZ (De-militarized Zone) is area that sits outside of your routers firewall. Don't worry though your not at risk with your Xbox
Do not mix and match portfowarding with UPnP and/or DMZ. Each of the methods should be used on their own. Do not turn on UPnP and expect to be able to setup a DMZ or Portforward.
If UPnP is not an option for you, or you have tried it and it does not work. Look up your router here then follow the instructions for Xbox Live 360. When you port forward the ip address that you need to forward to is the ip address of the Xbox. It is always best to use a static ip address when portforwarding, see this section for more details.
Consult your router documentation to find out how to put your Xbox IP Address in the DMZ of your router. It is always best to use a static ip address when using a DMZ,
Also what router have you got??? is it a belkin?
I'm on vista and am trying to play my 360 through my PC speakers, I have the RCA to headphone jack converter. Although following a tutorial on how to do this, it didn't work, finding out that I had to plug the RCA to headphone jack into the line in socket (blue). Still no sound from the speakers when 360 is on but when looking on the control panel it shows sound being produced via the volume indication bars. I'm not sure if this is because of the crappy stock sound card I've got (Sigmatel or something?)?
I've also ordered a pair of X-140 speakers which have headphone/aux support so will it work with those without buying a new soundcard???
Thanks for your help guys,
I'm on vista and am trying to play my 360 through my PC speakers, I have the RCA to headphone jack converter. Although following a tutorial on how to do this, it didn't work, finding out that I had to plug the RCA to headphone jack into the line in socket (blue). Still no sound from the speakers when 360 is on but when looking on the control panel it shows sound being produced via the volume indication bars. I'm not sure if this is because of the crappy stock sound card I've got (Sigmatel or something?)?Click to expand...
If you have the "jack re-tasking" option then you can set that blue
audio port to work as line in.normally,the blue or green audio
ports are for line outs.check your motherboard's manual on
how to assign your audio ports.
I've also ordered a pair of X-140 speakers which have headphone/aux support so will it work with those without buying a new soundcard???Click to expand...
Any speakers with Aux in/line in with built-in amplifier will do.(A
not so complicated set-up.)
(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.
Hello.. I am having MAJOR problems with my xbox 360 and connecting to xbox live. I have tried everying that tech support has told me and they have ran out of suggestions. My problem is that when I select my wireless network and run the test it says: Wireless Network: Not connected. I have connected to other wireless networks so its not my network adapter, and its not my ISP because ive connected directly to my modem.
Hardware: Modem connected to my D-Link DI 524 wireless router, which is connected to my computer. I also have a wireless network adapter on my xbox. My xbox detects the network but cant connect to it, so I know its my router and a configuration with it that I need to fix from that website.
Help very much appreciated!
Personally, I absolutely despise D-Link products, they don't play nice when it comes to a lot of devices like X-boxes, at least that is my experience.
I assume, since it cannot connect at all, that it is not a DHCP or IP related problem but still, make sure DHCP is enabled and working on your router.
What type of encryption are you using (if any) on your wireless network?
I would recommend using a WPA2-personal key if your devices can support it.
In the end, you can always try restoring your router to factory defaults and working your way up, to see what the problem is with the Xbox connecting.
If it doesn't connect when the router has factory defaults enabled (make sure wireless is active though, some factory defaults disable the wireless...) then you need different equipment probably...
I recommend a Linksys WRT600N or similar.
I recommend the ones that support wireless N and dual frequency (5.0GHz and 2.4GHz) because I don't recommend buying out-dated technology, cause it becomes more out-dated quite fast... and besides, the speed of the wireless N routers when used with compatible N adapters is so nice and fast...
(sorry in advance if this is in the wrong thread, couldn't figure out where to put this)
Alright, so my m8 and I have our xbox360s plugged in at my house. We can connect to Xbox Live and play games, but only for a short time. Then we get systematically disconnected from Xbox Live. My xbox's network check says my NAT is open, but my friend's says the NAT is 'moderate' or something to that effect. We have the xboxs plugged into a DLINK router, which is connected to a Linksys router in another room. (before the DLINK it was a cheap, $15 one got a Future Shop ) up until about a year or so ago it worked perfectly fine! now its got a really good connection speed but can't seem to keep connected for longer than 10 - 15 minutes. Any Ideas?
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.
I have an xbox 360 and i was a bit curious about the network slot behind of it. Can i connect that to the internet direct from my modem??? and can you give me some website were i can download some of its games, if theres an available. thanks...
That network connection is used for playing games online, and maybe downloading games or utilities to the Xbox for a price. Do a Google search for this
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.
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
Could someone tell me if any of the following modems are compatible with the Wii and XBox 360 so I could play online? Especially the last one would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
Actiontec GEU003AD3A-01 DSL Modem
All of them will work, but I would get the one that's wireless(The very bottom one. You could use you PC, XB360, and Wii at the same time AND the Wii wouldn't need any wires, it could connect wirelessly.
I should know this but would this surround sound system work with an xbox 360? Will I need to buy a certain audio adapter to convert? I can't tell if this will work with an xbox 360?
If anyone else can recommend a better surround system for £100 ($180) or less that would be great!
I currently have an xbox 360 setup with a cross over cable to my PC which connects via usb directly to a tiscali speedtouch modem, I have been googling the problem that 'ip failed' and I have to enable Internet connection sharing but it doesn't appear on my Network source 'Speedtouch tiscali' only windows firewall. Also whenever I setup a new network place it asks me for an address and I dont know what to put there?
Do I have to enable ICS? or is there an alternative solution?
Is there anyway I can connect the sound from the Xbox 360 to this sound card?
I have a Tiscali modem which features only a spare usb to plug into the back of a computer, there is no spare ethernet slot. I do not wish to use wireless routers, so I was looking for a usb to ethernet converter which I found on amazon but doesn't actually work?, if you could recommened a usb to ethernet converter if there is such thing! or a wired router which has a USB slot I would most appreciate your help.
Please post a URL to the device/model description.
I read that you do not have an Ethernet port on the modem; true?
?Spare? you mean there are two USB ports?
basically i was wondering what would i need to get my new desk top running at xbox 360 levels of graphics so far im running duo 3.0ghz processors 1 gig of ram which i plan on getting 2gigs and my old nvidia card thats 64megs of video memory would i need a 512mb geforce card to get my goal of 360 graphics i have pci and one agp slot i know pci express is faster just dont want to deal with installing another new Mboard
Simply can't be done.
Do you have a Core2Duo at 3.0? Or do you have the much more likely based on what you said a Pentium D 3.0?
In any case you'd need a system with 2+ gigs of RAM, a C2D or a C2Q that is fairly high end, and something like an 8800GTX, probably a couple of them to be able to pull it off. And even then you are fighting against game programmers for the 360 that are attempting to maximize the efficiency of every bit of code in their game to run on a specific set of hardware.
For a system like yours the best you can do is upgrade to a couple gigs of RAM and buy something like the 7900GS or the ATi 2600XT (maybe a X1950, I don't know much about ATi).
If you got one of those high end AGP cards then there is a decent chance you'll end up needing to replace your PSU.
I have recently purchased a new BT hub router, this has been working fine apart from when I play on Xbox Live in multiplayer online games. Its become a repititive problem that I keep getting disconnected in the middle of an online game session.
Could this be conflict in wireless frequencies? As I do also have BT phones, or could this just be a simple configuration problem?
This didn't happen before with a previous router.
More likely to be the Maximum Transmissable Units (MTUs) - you need to lower the value shown by say 25 and then see if this settles it down.
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/
Trying to run a Digital photo album directly on a monitor. The San Disk device has a USB output and a motorola type stereo jack output.Is there an adapter made that will allow me to run directly from a USB port or stereo jack to a fifteen pin monitor? Thanks.
Go to google and type USB to VGA adapter
If it's what I am thinking normally you would be using any TV set with an audio-video input
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Digital-Viewer-Retail-Package/dp/B0006JKIC0 <-is this what you have