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Do Audio Video Cables quality matter much?

Q: Do Audio Video Cables quality matter much?

Do Audio Video Cables Quality matter much?

for example with Coax i know the gold connectors worked better then silver connectors. So my question is do the cables red yellow and white connectors have high and low quality cables or they all the same. If they have high quality cables what are the names of them and where can i find them.

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A: Do Audio Video Cables quality matter much?

Red,White audio RCA are much the same.
It's haveing and useing a SVHS video cable instead of Yellow RCA.
If your TV has it for VCR's etc.that have it out.
But it also depends where you are.This is a N American reply,not GB.
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All other types of video are fine and all other sound output is fine.

If I transfer the same video to my HTC phone the sound quality is normal.

Can anyone help please????
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A:Poor audio/video quality

My audio and video quality has recently gotten very bad. It keeps breaking up, stopping mid-stream and sound is terrible. This is for streaming and playing back music.Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.I can understand your stress when things stop working as they should.I would like to offer you some assistance with your computer problem, but to make my job easier I would need to know some information about your computer.So introduce us please.Computer make and model number please.Video card and sound card information would be helpful as well.As much as I'd say your video may be an over heating problem, its not common for sound cards to act up, but just the same I have to ask when is the last time you performed any internal computer house keeping?If its been a while, I would suggest you open that computer up if it is a desktop type and inspect cooling fans and heat sinks for dust build up.If we're dealing with a laptop, those can still accumulate dust build up, a can of compressed air will sometimes do the trick with blowing out laptop computers.If you need further instructions please ask, help is a key stroke away.Bruce.
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Checking my audio quality levels, I noticed my default setting was 24bit 48000hz (studio quality.) Is that a setting I should continue using?

The only sound output device i'm using are only a pair of Skullcandy ear phones, in-regards to that i'm assuming such a level isn't needed for playback.

So can anyone recommend me a level I should use that will be the most appropriate for my earphones?

Please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance.
-Arcturus Fyr

A:The audio quality I need for video and game playback.

That's very dificult to say, it depends on to many factors. From how sensitive your ears are to how detailed sound in games is. It could be different in different games. Best thing is to keep lowering until it's unsatisfactory for you. I don't think it matters a lot to game's performance, if that's what concerns you. Those settings for sound are all "up to", if something is recorded in low format, no settings in reproduction are going to make it better.
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A:Best video to high quality audio converter

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A:RCA cables: sound quality vs. price

There is a huge variety in the quality of cables and plugs. I always go for Oxygen free copper cables and gold plated plugs. The difference in sound quality between good and bad cables can be pretty big. Go for name brands such as audioquest, belkin or pudney.

I use a X-Fi Elite Pro in one of my PCs and 2 E-mu 1212m's in my other 2 PCs. The sound quality of the X-Fi going through my Linn Pre-power amps and Linn speakers compares pretty well to my much more expensive main stereo.

Hope this helps

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My Laptop Specs:

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A:Graphics Card Picture Quality and Video Quality

Quote: Originally Posted by MarshCaptain


I'm having problems with my the graphics card on my laptop. It's an APU and I have picture and videos problems. Whenever I watch movies or look at pictures I see most things fuzzy, (if that makes any sense). I tried to watch a DVD and the video quality was unbearable. The most unbelievable thing is it affects picture quality. I can't do anything without poor quality pictures or videos. I have tried installing new drivers and all sorts of things. Is it me or is it my laptop?

As you supply no technical information, it's hard to guess.

Is the laptop display running at its native resolution?
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A:Quality of Smart phone audio vs standard LAPTOP PC audio

I have a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and a new iPad3, but I would never consider them my "primary" audio playback devices.
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"No Device Installed" even though the Soundmax appears in System / Devices.

I have double checked Audio is enabled in the BIOS.

I even threw in an old Soundblaster Live!, turned off Audio in the BIOS, installed Drivers and it did the same thing.

I'm running an SFC / SCANNOW .

The weird thing is that it had Audio before {along with a million viruses, which is why I re-installed}

Any ideas, except a litre of Petrol and a Lighter?

A:Can't get Audio no matter what

uninstall all your drivers in device manager, go to your C drive and program files, make sure all files related to the drivers, software is deleted, also, do a add remove any software that may use those same sound drivers that you previously uninstalled. turn off machine, take your card out, if you're using onboard, disable in bios, start up, let windows load, if its a sound card installed in a pci slot a "new hardware" window should pop up, install drivers through that dialog box. If its an onboard sound device just simple restart after windows has started up and recognized no sound devices or drivers installed, go back to bios, enable sound, start up, reinstall drivers and software....I hope this helps as I just had this problem last night and had to figure out how to fix it, GL
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A:No USB Audio CODEC no matter what I do.

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The short answer is always opt for the faster components in your system, within your budget.
DDR3 RAM and GDDR3 Video card.
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A:Poor quality Audio

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A:I'm Having Poor Audio Quality!

How about more details?

On 1 song or all songs?

Always at the same point in a given song?

On mp3s, waves, or any file format?

Is this a recent development?

What player are you using?

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

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A:poor audio quality

Your system is not compatible for Windows 7 since there is no audio drivers for Windows 7. If the system is compatible with Windows Vista or XP I recommend sticking with that.
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Come on. No one can even help me on THIS?
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A:Audio quality and volume decreased after OS clean install.

I'm not too sure, but when I uninstalled every single audio drivers and let the Windows install the drivers automatically, it showed 2 Speakers icon in the playback pane. When I tried testing both devices, I felt like if those 2 work at the same time, sound could sound the same as before. Anyone have an idea how to pull this off?
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A:Audio jack giving out muffled, bad quality sound

Nevermind. I just hooked up a pair of speakers with audio ports of their own into the back, and it works pretty well.
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try converting the video in a different format or try using a different player.
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A:video quality problem

The easiest thing to try first would be VLC media player portable from this page:
VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows

It comes with its own codecs. If that doesn't give a clearer picture then you should post some details about the video, codec used, player etc..

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A:Skype video quality

Has this always been the case?

When you say "video call," do you mean both the audio and video quality? The components you've touched on are probably all fine, working as they should and doing their best for your programs to be top notch fast and capable. These components, however, can only do so much-- the main things you should look at are your speakers/audio card, microphone, and webcam.
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A:highest quality video??

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I am having the following problem for a while now.
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Also sometimes the movie freezes for a few seconds and then continues.
But my main issue is with the grainy part.
I have tried many players already and all is the same.
I have not change hardware recently, only change is my OS from XP to Win7.
And I had the same issue with XP as well.

Below you can find a screenshot from a compressed HD movie.
You can find all my PC details in attached dxdiag file.

Should you need anymore information please ask and I will try and provide.

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A:Grainy video quality

Hi I'am sorry but we cannot help you in your pursuit to watch illegaly downloaded movies it would be against forum rules
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Number of adapters 2

Graphic APIs

API Intel I/O

Display Adapters

Display adapter 0
Display name \\.\DISPLAY5
Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Board Manufacturer GIGABYTE Technology
Technology 22 nm
Memory size 1024 MB
PCI device bus 0 (0x0), device 2 (0x2), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x8086 (0x1458)
Model ID 0x0412 (0xD000)
Performance Level 0
Core clock 599.9 MHz

Display adapter 1
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Board Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Revision A1
Codename GM204
Technology 28 nm
Memory size 4 GB
Memory type GDDR5
PCI device bus 5 (0x5), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x1043)
Model ID 0x13C2 (0x8508)
Performance Level 0
Core clock 135.0 MHz
Memory clock 324.0 MHz

Win32_VideoController AdapterRAM = 0x40000000 (1073741824)
Win32_VideoController AdapterRAM = 0xFFF00000 (4293918720)
Win32_VideoController DriverVersion =
Win32_VideoController DriverVersion =
Win32_VideoController DriverVersion =
Win32_VideoController DriverDate = 03/06/2015
Win32_VideoController DriverDate = 08/04/2015
Win32_VideoController DriverDate = 05/19/2016

Monitor 0
Model S24D300 (Samsung)
Serial H4MG400686
Manufacturing Date Week 16, Year 2015
Size 24.0 inches
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal Freq. Range 30-81 kHz
Vertical Freq. Range 56-75 Hz
Max Pixel Clock 170 MHz
Gamma Factor 2.2

Monitor 1
Model S24C300 (Samsung)
Manufacturing Date Week 10, Year 2014
Size 24.0 inches
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Horizontal Freq. Range 30-81 kHz
Vertical Freq. Range 50-75 Hz
Max Pixel Clock 170 MHz
Gamma Factor 2.2

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Home Premium Edition 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
DirectX Version 11.0
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A:iTunes video is VERY bad quality

The video plays fine in other programs?
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A:video quality problem

The easiest thing to try first would be VLC media player portable from this page:
VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows

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No amount of "wrangling" is going to change a frog into a prince despite the fairy tales. Something you got over an IM is probably quite bad to start with and its going to stay that way. If you knew you had a high quality video and it was playing poorly then you could look into better players and codecs for that file but I don't think that's the case here is it?

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What happens if you remove the video card and use the integrated ATI video?
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What exactly are you referring to? "Songs" are audio, and thus have no video.

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Make a new copy from the source.
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A:video quality improvement

Do you currently have poor DVD quality? (from real dvds of course... not downloads)

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Post back your system information...
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A:Unpredictable video quality

Are you talking about different videos or the same one playing in different quality at different times? If different videos, maybe its the quality of the video itself????