Hi all I'm hoping someone can help me out with this one Got a new PC and I'm having some trouble with iTunes finding my music library Both machines were are running Windows XP well the old machine was running home edition new one is running Pro not that it probably matters and the latest version of iTunes I followed the steps on the Apple website for transferring the music and library http support apple com kb HT viewlocale en US the only difference being I used a portable HDD rather than my iPod I've gone to library music iTunes new Transferring PC through this process before a couple of times when I've had Transferring iTunes music library to new PC to format my hard drive for whatever reason and I've never had an issue until now I copied the iTunes folder over the the My Music folder like normal so the library files should all be correct Install iTunes and sure enough my library shows up just like normal Only problem is iTunes can't seem to locate the mp files themselves properly anymore Here's what I think is happening On my old PC the iTunes library files were stored in My Documents My Music like normal however due to lack of hard drive space I stored the actual mp files on a different hard drive in the machine in this case d mp This worked fine when I formatted that machine because iTunes was still pointed to the same hard drive for the music files as nothing changed on that hard drive when I formatted the primary drive with Windows on it In this case I've moved all the mp s to the default iTunes directory My Documents My Music iTunes iTunes Music since I don't have the hard drive space restraints I was dealing with before I confirmed that iTunes is pointing to the proper directory under Edit Preferences Advanced settings however every time I click on a song it's telling me it can't find the mp file and is asking me to locate it manually As far as I can see there's no way to do this easily without selecting one song at a time and locating the file for it I don't have the time or patience to go through my entire library and manually find all the files so is there an easier way to do this I was thinking if I delete my old library it may even be easier to re-add all the songs to a new one because at least that way I could select entire folders rather than one song at a time Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated Thanks
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Delete your iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml from the computer with the problem and then re-add the music. They are normally stored in the My Music\iTunes folder but I don't know where they would be stored on your machine. It sounds like you copied the library files over from the computer with all your music on the C drive so the new computer will look for the files on the C drive. The only way to stop this is to delete the library and have it re-find the songs.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/transferring-itunes-music-library-to-new-pc-359202.html
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
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 was just given a Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop from a friend and am trying to move some files from my Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive to this laptop. I get a pop-up saying "you don't currently have permission to access this folder". I have tried to open sharing but it won't let me; any suggestions?
Are you currently logged in as an Administrator on the laptop? Some older laptops require admin permissions to move files from an external drive.
I've just got a new ipod nano 7th generation, but when I plug it into my laptop it is recognised by the computer but not by itunes. I have tried all steps on apple support forum articles for this; for itunes not recognising the device; and for error code 37, but it still will not work. When I go to manually install driver usbaapl64 (as one step on the apple website instructed me to do) my "device will not initialize the driver" and I can't find anything telling me how to get it to initialize it!
As far as I am aware it is a problem with the computer not the ipod, as I have the same problem when I connect my samsung phone or other devices. Help please, I'm losing all hope!
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.
My computer's sound device just started acting weird. It won't play any sound from internet videos, but it also won't play VLC files. However, it plays iTunes just fine. This has never happened before.
My laptop is a Gateway ID49C04h with Conexant High Definition Audio that says it is updated and "working properly" in the Device status box. Also, VLC will show up on the mixer list except no volume comes from it. I've checked several files and several sites via Chrome and Firefox.
Any help is appreciated.
After transferring all of my saved files (pictures, videos, mp3s) from my 500gb Seagate external hard drive to my new Western Digital 2tb hard drive, over half of everything has been corrupted. I don't know why, I am devastated right now.
When I first started transferring all of my files to my new external hard drive, I realized I had to format it in order to transfer large files. So I had to go back and copy everything right back to my old hard drive. After I finished formatting the new one, I copied everything back to it. Now not only are most of my files from the new one is screwed up, but most everything on my old external hard drive is corrupt too. Is there a way to fix the files that has been damaged and why did this happen in the first place?
screwed up how? can you be specific? If the files were corrupted on the old hard drive and you attempted to copy them the OS would give you errors while copying them. If you did not get an error message while copying them than the OS (I assume windows) did not see them as corrupted.
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
Neither my USB headset or my headphones work for things like youtube but work with itunes and steam. Thanks
what OS are you using?
As a part time DJ i spend a lot of time playing the same laptop a Recording music from music in the same order so i was thinking what if i Recording music from a laptop could just sit down and record the tracks that i play Recording music from a laptop directly into one Recording music from a laptop big MP and then it would save me having to load and cue each track I use a program called ClubDJ Pro its a twin deck system with a predefined playlist i can usually just load a playlist and tell it to cross fade during the last quot X quot seconds of the song X being a set time between and seconds However i find some songs have an extended silence at the end that can when i first played them mess up the auto cross fade facility and as anyone will tell you silence is deadly when your doing DJ ing So is there a program i can use to either record directly from my program or use another PC or laptop to record onto i assume i would use the earphone out on one to the Line In socket on the other PC Laptop and then record onto that It would be good as it then means i can use different mixes of my own nbsp
you might use WavePad Sound Editor to remove the trailing silence
My speakers are Logitech Surround Speaker Z506 and motherboard gigabyte z68x-ud5-b3.
I havent got a soundcard but I'm wondering why i cant use 5.1? and what sort of plugins/codecs i need for it? it used to work for my old machine using realtek HD and all 5 speakers work but for some reason my newer machine doesnt work, anyone can help or lead me to find a solution?
What media player are you using and does it support Dolby 5.1?
Looking for the best headphones for gaming and music... Noise canceling preferred so I can use them in a work environment also. Planning on spending no more than $100. Don't need a mic I can just use a separate one.
What do you guys think?
I'm considering using a few more dollars to get the Audio-Technica ATH-A700's, hmm what do you guys think.
DMA is enabled...
The sound is synced to the voices, but the music seems to be playing slowly. Like in slow motion.
Have tried playing with several different audio players... VLC (VLC default codecs) and k-lite codecs as well...
Okay, soo my computer's memory is full and I want to clean it out. I was wondering if it's possible to export my itunes library on a 1TB external hard drive, delete all the music off the computer than be able to sync my ipod while my hard drive is plugged in. Thanks
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with vista and every time i try to play a song from my external hdd i get an error message that says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set associations control panel.
This is the normal instruction for setting up a file association.
1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button, typing "default programs" and then clicking Default Programs in the pop up list.
2. Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
This opens a list of extensions.
3. Choose the extension of the files that you wish to open then click on change program button.
4. Select the program you wish to associate the file with and click Ok.
If you have already done this try right clicking on the file and selecting open with then choose the player.
I purchased a refurbished HP blank DVD-R on music not 11 Windows Player will Media burn DC Core Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R Duo E GHz with a DVD -RW drive I am able to write music to a blank DVD-R using ImgBurn but Windows Media Player and will only write to a blank CD-R It will playback the DVD-R that I create on ImgBurn The DVD Device is HL-DT-ST Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R DVD RAM GH L The Operating System is XP Pro I had to purchase a DVD Decoder from Roxio in order to play a DVD movie in Windows Windows Media Player 11 will not burn music on blank DVD-R Media Player Is there something else that I need to purchase to write music on a blank DVD-R Or is there some setting that needs to be changed Someone suggested that WMP does not write to DVD-Rs but I have WMP on a PC with Vista and it writes to a blank DVD-R with no problem I wrote to the DVD-R on the Vista PC and I was able to read it on the XP Pro PC I just cannot write it on the XP Pro According to Microsoft WMP is supposed to write an audio file to a Data Disk nbsp
1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available
2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters
3. You might also try a DVD+R disc
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Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
Hi (budgeted) from music a Recommendations new recording building scratch computer for I would like to put together a computer with these software requirements in mind for reason record Intel P AMD Athlon XP at GHz or better multiple cores highly recommended GB RAM or more DVD drive GB free hard disk space Record may use up to GB cache disk space Windows XP SP Vista or later I currently have XP and would do Windows but I really don t care for Vista please don t figure in to the total and yes I will be getting a legal copy I would like to go the cheapest route Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music which I imagine would be building from scratch If I can stay under dollars that s Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music be best although spending a little more for a really nice system that will be good for a few years is favorable I found this as a starting point and would like to know the thoughts from the inside The only additional information I have is I have TB s that are waiting for a home Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music so I m not worried about storage and also the quieter the better as everything helps while recording Thank you very much in advance - Dinvex nbsp
You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:
AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3\AM2+\AM2 AMD 740G mATX AMD Motherboard - $53.99 ($51.99 with M-Club discount) + variable shipping depending on location
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit - $75.99 + $0.99 shipping
NZXT Beta EVO Chassis - CS-NT-BETA-EVO - $53.99 + free shipping
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM - $39.99 + $8.57 shipping
ASUS Xonar DX PCI-E Sound Card - $79.99 ($59.99 after $20 MIR) + free shipping
Grand Total = ~$380, not considering rebates.
I was importing a CD in Itunes then Itunes just froze. I closed out and then it no longer read my CD in my drive. I then tried seeing if my drive would read a DVD and nope, needless to say I'm ticked off now.
I have a LITE -ON DVD+RW SOHW-822S DVD Drive
Steps I have already taken include re-installing driver, deleting Upper and Lower Filters (and then inputing those same filters again) BUT my drive still does not read a DVD or CD anymore. Again this happened immediately after Itunes froze when importing a CD.
Any help would be appreciated, and Thanks in advance.
These are just some guesses and questions.. not sure if they might help but here's what comes to mind
deleting Upper and Lower Filters (and then inputing those same filters again)Click to expand...
You deleted and then input them?? Typically, after deleting them you should reboot. If you still have problems after deleting filters and reboot you should next step uninstall/reinstall your Media related apps to let them reinstall the filters they need
See CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters and try the fixes as suggested there (and reinstall your apps) Is Itunes still installed??? Certainly reinstall it as well
After above, if problem persists
> Download/run Filter Driver Load Order tool
> Select your CD/DVD in left pane
> Then click on the Clipboard button and paste the result back into your next post
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and along with filter order results, tell me what version of Windows you're running
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.
My problem is i keep getting quot The instruction at quot x quot referenced memory at quot x quot The memory could not be quot read quot Click OK to terminate program quot when i use itunes and sometimes mozilla ive been away for the past weeks so my computer has been unplugged from the wall i came home yesterday and turned iTunes, Referenced error Mozilla memory - it on and started itunes and it worked for a bit before that error message came Referenced memory error - iTunes, Mozilla up and the progam shut down while i was using firefox the same type of error occured and i had to close it i put up with it just for Referenced memory error - iTunes, Mozilla yesterday this morning when i came to boot my computer it took ages like it went through start up image thing then screen went black for a bit before the computer restarting itself and then it worked like normal again i have had this problem before after going way for weeks but last time my ram was faulty and i got a new stick from the warranty my old ram was dual channel and the replaced one is only single if that matters Any ideas on what i can do nbsp
This is a problem with you memory sticks. Shut Down your PC. Open it and remove the memory sticks clean then and also the slots clean them well and when replugging make sure all the pins are well connected.
If you still have problems, go to http://www.memtest86.com/
and download/run that memtest (preferably over a longer period.
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.
I have a dell inspiron 6000. I just recently performed a pc restore using dell's built in symatic (sp?) so I am basically back to square one. From what I understand it was basically a hidden partion of the orginal settings on the computer. I plan on installing some of my other programs and getting the drivers all up to date.
I guess there are multiple questions here:
(1) if i bought a new hard drive, and i used one of those transfer devices, would i be able to keep the symantic program? As in would i be able to back up to a certain point?
(2) if i installed this new hard drive and I had everything I wanted installed with all the drivers up to date, would I be able to create my own symatic partition so I could use that point as my new "square one"?
They way system manufacturers like dell hp etc. sell their systems these days; you can only create one 'recovery partition' dvd as backup and thats it. No way of transferring that partition to other HDD at least to my knowledge. I would recommend you to keep the recovery partition; however, if you really want to get rid of it atleast make a copy on dvd.
Lastly, if you really wanted to have more storage option; instead of replacing internal drive; you could just buy one reasonably big external HDD.
My favorite music player is "Winamp Media Player"
1. Flash Music Player
2. sidebar music players
3. RealPlayer 10
What is your favorite music player?
i just use itunes, since most of the time I only want to have the music playing the bacground, i don't really care for the download options that it gives or the visualizer.
I have a strange experience with sounds lately I have no come background games of music sound How some different? idea why this happening or what is causing it but here it is How come some background music of games sound different? One day I was doing some light gaming on both my tower and laptop since both my computers meets the minimum requirements and while playing this game I heard some unusual sounds on both How come some background music of games sound different? my laptop and tower my laptop while playing the background music of the game seemed to be missing a couple or not few sound types in the game On my tower it sounded like it had an extra beat as if I could here that extra sound s with the background music playing I can t explain real good but to simplify this my laptop seemed to be lacking of some melody beats while my tower has it all and slightly deeper bass I turned my laptop speakers high yet no extra melody beat appeared I How come some background music of games sound different? did the same with the tower sounded the same as before but just louder I am sure I installed this game on both my computer successfully with no errors I reinstalled it again and same problem occurred I don t understand is the speakers more sensitive on the tower and giving it more variety of sounds or is the laptop speakers not so sensitive in outputting more variety of sounds Or both are wrong and it is just the matter of XP and VISTA or is it the software or drivers installed for the sounds Is something wrong with the speakers Do I need buy better ones Ones that s suppose to act normal nbsp
try updating your sound drivers first, then you might want to look into past problems others might have had with this games sound. Since this happened to both your computers at the same time it sounds like the problem is the game.
A simple test to see if your speakers are broke is just...play music on them. Does it sound fine? yes? then it's not your speakers
unfortunatly without knowing what game it is that you are talking about I can't really look into any problems others have had with it.
I am running XP/Win7 on my AMD 64 Athlon 3400+ powered Pavillion. I have an integrated Realtek AC'97 audio card and lately I've noticed that all music playback is choppy - whether it's iTunes, Windows Media Player, or Youtube. I've tried different speakers, headphones, etc., but reagrdless of the hardware I use, I still get the same problem. It sounds as if the music is being paused and then played very quickly throughout the song. I don't really notice it in Windows sound effects, but that may be because they are short in length. I notice this happening on both XP and Windows 7 and don't know why.
Try updating your audio and chipset driver. There could also be a program running in the background taking up to much memory or CPU cycles. If you listen to music alot you should get a dedicated sound card. You can get a really good Audigy on Ebay for under $15. Onboard audio is notoriously troublesome. Too many other things in the system can interfere with it.
Hello to all I built a computer specifically to operate my modest home studio years ago It smoked at that time with Win K Gig music build computer Multi-channel of RAM and LVD SCSI RPM drives It cost a bundle to build and has lasted me until the lightning hit it a few weeks ago Also blasted was my Echo Layla audio interface and my Cubase USB dongle Data was fortunately backed up I wish to build a new box from the ground up The insurance company paid me for the fried machine I wish to spend this money building another box that will last Multi-channel music computer build me for a long while as well Throughput is key of course as is graphics speed bit architecture and boatloads of RAM I have a NewEgg order all set to place Here tis -- ww eddiecurrents com ComputerBuild order jpg -- the system would not let me post a link I am ready to press the quot place order quot button I THINK I can do away with LVD SCSI as I believe that SATA II drives even RPM ones will do what I need I very seldom exceed - tracks at a time and if I have the math right SATA II should do but I am having troubles locating data on actual throughput I administer a huge database among many other things The data is pounded daily by hundreds of live connections as well as over the internet I am very familiar with throughput but find that it s not much of a consideration for MOST people gamers power Multi-channel music computer build users graphics and video designers I really want to spend the money ONE time here and am sure there are some great ideas out there on how I can improve or even cut corners Cubase comes with both the and bit versions Soundforge and Acid also should run fine on bit Vista Windows Ultimate when available Gotcha s like sound interface software though can be a headache What other systems are out there I will never buy quot off the rack quot so who s built a mohuncher of a music editing system I was just told I don t need an I and who needs or Gigs of RAM Me that s who I have used RAM disks for years and send all my temp files and editing files to it I d like to set up two RAM disks each large enough to contain the contents of a standard DVD Gigs With Gigs total this is no problem Thanks for your input in advance I ve got a few days left before I will blow this money and any help is VERY much appreciated LoMan eddiecurrents com nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/multi-channel-music-computer-build.135474/
Hi everyone! i ordered a new computer last nite. i would like to have everything from my old hard drive on my new hard drive and working correctly if possible. On my current hard drive i have windows vista, a game, and other files i would like to be on my new setup. How could i go about getting all of this on my new hard drive ? ive lost my game disc and dont feel like buying it again since i just dropped money on this computer lol. i still have my vista disc though. thanks in advance for the help.
you can find a lot of freesoftware able to copy partitions, clone partition and/or drives. But first of all, you have to save your datas. I'm not writing about your game, but about the documents, emails, contacts, passwords, connection settings, pictures, videos. This is usually the first thing to do also if you didn't think about, because after any disaster people remember to have had something very important unsaved and it could be too much late...
After that you can think to clone or to copy your system to another drive. I'm not sure that it is possible at this time with vista but it should be possible.
Hey! My comp can play music but when I play DVDs or run .avis I only get background music and the vocal audio is so low it's almost muted. I can't figure it out. I have DivX installed and AC3Filter as well but I use WMP and Cyberlink PowerDVD, no vocals from either. Do I need codecs? How do I find out which I need?
I've been able to boost sound with the AC3Filter and get DVD vocals now through WMP but I still am not getting any vocals from my DVDs when played through my Cyberlink PowerDVD. Any suggestions? I'm sure I'm missing a codec or something but I can't figure out what. The website I used to go to to download audio codecs for WMP11 looks down for the count so I'm at a loss.
Bought my wife a Sylvinia SMPK4068, 4gig MP3 player. My son has a zune and an account. He was able to download to an OPEL RCA MP3 player with no problems from the zune site. However when we try to down load to the Sylvinia it states it's a bad file type or can't download subscription. This is a plug and play device with an disc included for conversion of AVI files. Any suggestions? Like all the options of this unit for the price just the problems with downloads from the zune site.
I thought that site was strictly for zune users, as I own one myself, i know you cant go hooking an ipod up to it either.
For whatever reason nothing will buffer here at home (youtube, myspace, etc) after a few seconds. It'll start out working fine and then just stop buffering.
We have a wireless network here so we can share a printer. I've tried all the computers in the house (Vista, XP), multiple browsers (Firefox, Explorer, Chrome), disabling the firewall, and clearing browser data. Nothing has helped. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
try uninstalling flash and install the newest version here
I bought a new computer and did not realize I was not buying Word, etc - just a 30 day trial or some such thing. So I need to know how to move my programs from my old computer to my new one. My daughter moved all my files but now I have a KVM switch (or something like that) hooked up so I can go from one computer to the other when I need to use a program that is on the old one but not the new one. That doesn't look so great having two towers side by side, so I want to reduce to just the new one but cannot until all the programs I have installed on this one are moved to the new one. help!
For most programs that are complicated like Office you can't. When things get installed a bunch of registry entries are made making simple copying of programs over impossible. You should be allowed to re-install Office to the new computer though (legally even) if you promise to remove it from your old one. If you have the student version, you can legally have that on up to 3 computers at once I believe.
If you are only a casual user of all the Microsoft Office programs and don't have or are for whatever reason unable to install (don't have disks ect) to the new computer, you could get OpenOffice and use that. It is mostly compatible with MS Office (can open and save to MS Office files), and is free. Available at www.openoffice.org
Earlier today I couldn't even get my CD-ROM to run, now we downloaded a new driver and it is running, but everytime I try to import a song from a CD into itunes it freezes up itunes. Sometimes it will start importing the first song, but says that it will take 23 minutes, which I know is way too long. We have the newest version of itunes which we just downloaded today. There is no other music in it at this point.
Also, when we put a CD in and try to import it to itunes our task manager says that the CPU processes/usage is 100%. Can anyone tell me what might be going wrong. I tried to find this on itunes support, but it suggested changing the import settings, and mine were already set to the correct specifications.
I would look in the Device Manager and check under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" and see if any controllers have reverted to the slower PIO mode from DMA or UDMA mode. If so, change it back. Otherwise, the CD drive might be bad. They are inexpensive and usually easy to replace.
Hi I am hoping that someone can help me to eliminate a problem I am having getting my Itunes music Library transfered from my c drive to my new external Hard drive I have tried this several times to no avail and it is driving my crazy Okay so here is the deal I have a gig dell PC and am running Windows XP and the newest version of Itunes etc and have hooked up a gig Iomega External Hard drive and am running it with a Firewire So I looked up how to drive and iTunes hard external problems do this on the internet and it iTunes and external hard drive problems seemed so easy I followed the step by step directions on how to transfer Copy Itunes folder to the External Go to preferences and change to iTunes and external hard drive problems appropriate locate consolidate library and be done Now I was able to do this with no problem at first Everything seemed fine and then I started to getting these corrupt file messages that asks me to run a chckdsk utility I had already started removing my files by this point and have lost the A s and B s Anyway what I realized is that when I try to upload a new disc onto the external it somehow erases the path of all my other music It is on there but I can t get to it If anyone has experienced this before please help me out I am extremely frustrated Thanks Matt nbsp
Move the music from within windows to where you want it. Fire up iTunes and delete the playlists or just delete all the songs in them, making sure you don't physically delete them, just have them removed from playlist.
Then highlight the files at their new location from in Windows and drag to the iTunes playlist, that should work fine.
How do I transfer info from one hard drive to another?
My pc went down and got a new one. I would like to know how to transfer my old drive to my new. My motherboard went in my old and it was time for a new one anyways. I know people that would do this but I don't really have the time. Any advice? Also does anyone know where I can find update drivers for a dot matrix printer model Panasonic KX-P2123. Thanks.
"I know people that would do this but I don't really have the time"...
If you don't have the time, it must not be that important
Hey there guys im kinda new around here so im gonna be as brief as possible, the thing is that i want to configure my MIC so for example if im playing Counter Strike or Natural Selection everyone from that server can here what im listening to right? in fact is it possible to transmit music through my MIC or somehow but i need to do that i have no doubt about it cuz i know there is a way to do it but im not that so aware about it so i though u guys could help me alright so i expect some help on this Thread and thx a lot for helping me out.
Have a wonderful weekend.
can someone help me out with this please.
I just purchased a MP3 from Sylvania model SMPK4066. I connected my player with USB to my computer. Using Windows Media Player 11 and the sync option I synchronized my player 100% complete. Now my player reads No Files but WMP shows all of my music was tranferred and I see Folders on my MP3 screen with artists names but no music is playing and it still says No FIles. I need someone to help me get this thing to play my music. Thank you very much to whomever figures this out.
let;s try this for simple starters
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32
Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, then Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy Paste into next post
My old lap top is all but dead at this point. It will be more cost effective to replace it. Can I use a portable storage device to move all of my itunes files to my new computer?
it's not quite that simple. the easiest way is to sync the ipod and then sync again with the new pc. simply dragging the files to a usb stick and dropping on the new pc wont work (if it does, i think you have to register the music files again).
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?
I have used ITunes for a couple of years and recently bought a Toshiba laptop with windows Vista installed.
I upgraded to Itunes version 8 and have updated the album covers for my collection. The problem I have now is that Itunes keeps stopping or freezing when I am using it to play music. I have checked the sound card on my lap top and there are no missing updates for the device drivers, I have also checked the task manager when the device is in use and the playing is using over half of my memory. My C drive has 46% free space so it should be ok.
I can't use any other applications whilst ITunes is on, so bang go my ideas of music whilst I surf....
Any help or tips as to what I need to do next? More memory, uninstall Itunes and go back to an earlier version?
Many thanks for any advice
I had nothing but problems using iTunes. Songs would disappear and you could not choose your own songs more than one at a time.There is an add-on program called Xplay for Windows Media Player that is worth the money
January 7, 2009 (PC World) As you've probably heard by now, Apple has announced plans to ditch DRM for good. That means all songs you purchase from iTunes will arrive on your PC without the usual copy-protection shackles.
However, this doesn't give you carte blanche. Because Apple still encodes songs using the proprietary AAC format, your downloads won't play in many phones, PDAs, MP3 players and so on.
Fortunately, it's fairly easy to convert iTunes Plus purchases (i.e., the DRM-free versions of songs) to the universally compatible MP3 format. Here's how ...
see the article for details
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...
So i recently bought a sound blaster live! X gamer 5.1 for my XP PC. After about 3 hours i was able to get it to work with everything except for iTunes. I read that the card my be incompatable with mp3s..? Or is it some thing to do with iTunes?
Are you using the latest sound driver from the Creative support site?
I've downloaded some music and they show up as Winamp Media Files.
I can set them up so they default open with another program such as Windows Media Player but the actual file type still says Winamp Media File.
I do use Winamp to play all my music and would like to keep doing so but i want to be able to put these files onto my ipod.
I realise there isn't such an extension as Winamp Media File but i don't know what type of file they are or how to find out.
Is there some way i can find out what the file extension is (in properties it just says Winamp Media File) and then can i convert the files somehow so theyll play in itunes and i can get them on my ipod??
Anybody got and ideas?
Surely theres a simple way to find out the file type that im overlooking?
Whenever I have inserted a cd in a drive and selected explore, I have been able to see the file type. I bought a cd, karaoke style -- for all practical purposes here -- and when I inserted the CD I only found pdf files which hold the sheet music. I always make a copy of these cds in case one becomes damaged. On two computers I was completely surprised that I could see nothing except the PDF files. Is there a way to see the music files?
Purhaps you did not buy a CD with music on it. It may be a karaoke cd that gives you sheet music to some popular songs to let them play and sing it yourself (thus the karaoke).
I cant think of anything else because if thats ALL thats on the disk then the obove situation is accurate in my opinion
Can anyone help me to get 5.1 surround sound working in iTunes for my Sound Blaster Audigy SE (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102012). I have tried a few different ways but just cannot get it working. 5.1 works in games etc. Can anyone help?
i think its because most audio files are stereo or something but im not sure.
i think this should work if you have vista anyway. go to start and find creative audio console and open it than in the tab that says cmss-3d and select enable than it should work. if you dont have the creative audio console download it but it says the creative audio console is only for vista
Help please. I have an audio recording on CD which will not play on my laptop. Ordinary recorded music CDs are fine.
This CD will play on other machines and I was advised to download itunes. I ran a diagnostic check on the itunes page and it states 'drive is empty' when the audio CD is in there. Can someone tell why my laptop will play music cd's but not this audio cd of a meeting? PS sorry to restate this - the same audio cd will play on other computers just not mine! Any suggestions?
Ok, now what is the make and model of the laptop? What Operating System is it running?
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.
(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.
So a friend of mine's pc isn't posting. He's not concerned, it's a pretty old system and is interested in updating anyways. However there is one dilemna.
One his HDD, he has pictures of his dead brother that he'd obviously like to save. I'm going to do this for him, and had a couple of questions.
Is it as easy as hooking it up as a slave drive and accessing it through explorer and just dragging and dropping, or do I need a special program? Is the fact that windows is installed on both of these drives going to pose a problem, or because one is a master and one is a slave, it should be fine? Thanks for any input!
This won't pose a problem, as long as in the BIOS it's set to boot from HDD-0 or the Master. Just make sure to do that when you first boot up. I trust you know how to get into the BIOS?
What are some good site to Buy Mp3's beside itune
Try looking here:
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 bought an album on itunes the other day and can not put it on my mp3 and it sounded terrible on a cd i burnt, no where in itunes reems of terms did it say it would not work. I have a Philips gogear mp3, the album is AAC protected, anyone have any idea of how, if possible, i can put it onto my mp3 and sony ericsson k800i phone. Thanks
Ok, first go into iTunes preferences under advanced. Under importing make sure mp3 is selected and select your preferred bitrate(128+). Next click on burning and make sure it's set to audio cd. Now burn your protected songs to an cd-r as an audio cd. Then, import the burned cd into your iTunes library. It will now import the songs into your iTunes as mp3 files with the bitrate you specified. The mp3 versions of the songs will work on any mp3 player.
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
First post on this board, yeah!
OK, so the plug on the AC adapter of my old Compaq laptop broke off recently, and I couldn't find a replacement for anything under $100 (it was a $700 computer!). Rather than pay that much for a new adapter, I did the only logical thing -- I ordered a new laptop. However, I need to find a way to get all my stuff from the old HD onto the new one, and the old laptop doesn't turn on anymore as the battery is dead. The only thing I could think of off-hand is to buy a HD enclosure, but is there any other (free) solution? TIA.
If you have an external USB hard drive, just put in there there usually (usually) the same
Otherwise you need an adaptor to go from 2.5" to IDE to then mount inside any desktop (usually about $1)
Dam pic was bigger than I thought !!!
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.
how do I copy all files from my old drive to my new one? Is it just Copy+Paste or do I need a special tool? One drive is Sata300 (new drive)and one is Sata150 (old drive).
Best and most common tool to find is Norton Ghost. If this is a boot drive you cannot copy all the files across as some of them have to be positioned in a specific location on the drive - Ghost deals with all this.
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/
Today i tried to transfer some file in my ROUTER to the second computer that join to the ROUTER and i dont succeed to transfer the file.
Can you help me?
What type of file is this? Why do you need to do this? What kind of router is this? Make and model
Hello I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop M S I was trying to install a new partition using Partition Magic apparently it didn t go too well Upon rebooting it never installed my software from drive desktop drive files a a laptop Transferring SATA to IDE and I got the message quot Operating System Not Found quot I couldn t boot so I switched back to my primary OS Windows XP Home I got a few errors when doing so quot xmnt program not found quot and quot autochk program not found quot I did a little research and found that Some parts of my Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive partition were hidden so I needed to go in and make them visible Well lets just say that didn t go over too well Now it wont boot at Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive all I get a black screen with a bunch of things on it So I gave up and went onto my desktop to see how I can retrieve my data so I can just clear my hard drive and do a fresh install on it and put my files back on I bought a Manhattan SATA to IDE Converter Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive I hooked everything up the problem I am having now is that my computer recognizes the drive but it is not visible or accessible I trie d changing the BIOS changing it from Master to Slave still no luck If I change the pins to slave I cant find the hard drive in Admin options When it is there I figured I would try to change the letter of the drive so it might pop up in my quot My Computer quot No luck When I right click it all I get is the option to delete the partition I m lost now I have no clue what else to do and I can t afford to get it done at a shop Any ideas of what the problems may be or if I am missing something The SATA drive is an RPM GIG Hitachi Model HTS G SA The desktop is a Dell Intel R Pentium CPU GHz MB RAM running Service Pack on Windows XP Home as well All I want to do is be able to take the files from the laptop SATA drive and put them onto the Dell IDE drive until I can reformat my laptop Then put it all back Impossible I am beginning to think so Thanks in advance Sorry for the novel I am just trying to post as much info as possible to save random questions later nbsp
If the desktop has SATA, then just plug the Laptop drive in, make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the IDE, and thats it.
If it doesn't, then the most painless way is an external USB Caddy - like this: http://shop.mcgtech.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2988/.f?sc=2&category=8641
SCAN IT FOR VIRUSES/SPYWARE BEFORE TRANSFERRING DATA!!!
Winamp's being... temperamental, to say the least.
I have a music library of ~2000 songs which I want to get it to sync to my MP3 player. It recognizes that my player is connected to my PC just fine, but when I tell it to sync all 2000 songs in one shot the program freezes and crashes.
I really do NOT want to have to sit at my PC for hours and sync my music library 50 songs at a time. Is there a workaround for this problem or am I just going to have to bite the bullet?
EDIT: Mods, please delete this thread, I reposted it in "Misc. Software". Thanks.
Hey there guys I need help resolving a sound issue I ve posted on some creative forums amp other places but no one even replys i know you guys are better so please just help me i can t live w out my games work music Sound ZS prob 2 - No - ? w/Audigy music Hey I ve been having this issue for a week now tried as many solutions as I can think and asked a few people nothing seems to help Basically I am not getting any sounds out of my Soundblaster Audigy ZS except in my games When i try to play some music in WMP it says that the device is not found I go to tools gt devices gt speakers and set it to my audigy but no workie almost Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ? as if i need audio codecs but i ve tried a few packs and it still doesn t work sad This happened right after I installed new audio drivers but i rolled back literally DOZENS of times and it still doesn t work I even removed all the sofware etc and then physically removed the card rebooted the comp turned it off replaced the card and Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ? then used the original install cd etc etc All i need to know is how Sound prob w/Audigy 2 ZS - No music - games work ? to make the audigy my main sound device it appears in my system thingy but its like it doesn t utilize it I ve made sure no onboard thingys are conflicting with it and there are no other conflicts i m thinkin maybe some audio codecs i dunno please HELP checkout the pic may make things clearer Also I got Windows XP XFX GT GB Crucial Soundblaster Audigy ZS etc nbsp
Google for Driver Cleaner Pro and make sure all instances of the Audigy drivers are removed. Go to Creative's Support site and download the Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS latest drivers. Install them and see if your sound returns to normal
i have a slight problem on my hands. when i play oblivion, the in-game music skips a lot. all the other sounds like footsteps/swords/battles/environments play perfectly fine but the background music won't stop skipping. I use a creative x-fi soundblaster xtreme music card to which i recently updated the drivers to and a sennheiser hd555 headset as well. I can provide any extra info needed.
thanks in advance,
Do you take care of your oblivion disk? It may have a really bad scratch...
I have used Mediaplayer 11 for about a year. Iopened last week and it stated that there were no items and I had to add my music to my library. I try to do this by specifying where the player should monitor but nothing happens. When I go back to that window my manually added folders have disappeared. I have rolled it back to media player 10 but it states that the file wmplayer11 is where wmplayer10 should be and asks if I want to download the newest mediaplayer. I have done this many times, done a system retore, run a virus check, even tried to remove it from the computer, and start over, but it will not let me do it. I am at a loss. I cannot get this to work whatever I do. Any help that I could get from anyone would be appreciated. Thanks.
I installed a creative sound blaster xtreme music in my computer, and shows error code 12, i tried already to disable some things but still not working.
this card has been sent from creative lab, with diferent ROM, because was a incompatibility with nvidia chipset on my motherboard a8n-se sli,
what should i do. i have 3 pci slots empty, audio onboard is off, is impossible that i dont have resources for this sound card.
any help is welcome!
Started having the exact same problem as of today. I plugged out my headphones from my X-Fi xtrememusic to connect speakers. Later as i connected my headphones again they didnt work. I restarted and since then been having the CODE 12 error. I have reinstalled the drivers about 3 times and tried different pci slots. this sucks really bad cause onboard sound is crap
I hope that this is in the right section It may not even be a computer problem since the problem is solved when the computer is relocated however I could sure use a suggestion on who might have an answer When I play any music whether stored on the HD play a commercial music CD or a home burned plays music stutter with a All CD at some point about seconds into the music it takes a second long stutter followed All music plays with a stutter by a very short slow-down much like dragging your finger on a vinyl record as it plays then the music plays normally for maybe minute or so The periods between the stuttering is random Now I All music plays with a stutter have computers in my office network This is happening on every PC in the offices To test the possibilities I burned a fresh CD and played it on every PC The stuttering took place as usual randomly each time it was played I took it out to my car and played it There was no stuttering I packed up my PC and took it home to my home office I set it up and played music again There was no stuttering Music from the HD commercial CD and my home-burns all played fine The only variable here is the electricity Each PC is plugged into a UPS unit so I suspect the lines are clean coming in I know electricity can be dirty but I ve talked to two expert electricians and they have both looked at me like I was nuts They think that this is not an electrical problem So here I am in that impossible spot with a problem that just defies all logic There must be an answer Can anyone suggest who might be capable of answering such a problem nbsp
I know this sounds odd but you dont have roadworks or any building work near you by any chance? I had a wierd problem like this when there was a lot of groundwork being done outside my house. As soon as the builders packed up and left it was fine.
I have had my normal Audigy2 card for years now, and it is starting to play up, like cutting out in games, and often when i'm facing someone who is talking to me I can't hear them and will have to turn to the side to hear them, things like that lol.
I was planning to upgrade the card anyway, but i'm not sure whether I should get the X-Fi Gamer or Music. I hear they are essentially the same thing, although the Gamer is the newer edition. More people swear by the Music though.
I would love some advice, as they are both available, and both basically the same price.
OK, thanks. I can't imagine using Vista anytime soon, and even if I did, a patch would probably be out by then to add support do you think? I am using XP Home at the moment.
My old computer is a HP Pavilon running Windows XP Home Edition SP -bit My new computer is a Dell XPS running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition -bit I wish to transfer quite alot of files from my old computer to my new one Documents Games custom-made art etc There is too much data for my MB CD-Rs and I am all out of DVD-R W s My sister has a USB key but it doesn t hold as much as a DVD-RW would GB so it would take many tries to get all the data onto the new computer I tried the Windows Vista Easy Transfer Wizard I lack an Easy Transfer Cable any external media devices or a network so none of the options were applicable to my situation I hope someone could outline a way I to Transferring Files from New Computer Old could accomplish this transfer without having to buy any of these things My friend gave me a computer quot interconnector quot its a cable that I plugged into both PCs ethernet ports and he said that it would do the job of transferring the information from my old PC to my new one I m not sure how he intended me to use this quot interconnector quot He mentioned quot Sharing quot or something If anyone could please explain how to use it I d be grateful Transferring Files from Old to New Computer I googled quot Computer Interconnector quot and found nothing relevant I m not sure if that s the actual name of the cable or what My harddisk is about to fail in my old pc so I hope I can get a speedy reply I have quite a lot of data from over the last years on my HP so I hope it doesn t fail on me before I get an answer to this problem Many thanks in Advance nbsp
The easy transfer cable is cheap, and is the easiest, safest way for the new user to do it.
Use recovery software and burn it to disc.
My old computer died. It will not turn on, I am quite certain it is a hardware problem. It is nearly three years old and probably not worth repairing. There is a great deal of information on my old computer's hardrive that I would like on my new computer. Can I simply remove the hardrive from my old computer and put it into my new computer as a slave drive? Here is some pertinent inofrmation;
Old Computer Harddrive has McAffeeVirus protection and operates on Windows XP. NewComputer has Norton Antivirus and operates on Windows Vista 64 bit.
Any thoughts? thanks
You can, if your new computer has another IDE or SATA connection. Some new computers may not even use the older PATA IDE. Still you could get a USB or SATA converter to use the old drive.
OMG, I have so many questions that are killing me! and mostly they are related to mp3's! Please answer these if you have enough knowledge!
1. If I download music (by payment) on the internet, can I choose which format/bitrate I want it in? And can I choose lossless .wav format? I don't buy music online.
2. What are these numbers followed by the word Hash? What are these things?
3. What are these things - when I check the properties of an mp3 in it's comments/description tag, I often see numbers and letters in groups like this: http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1835/commentsordescriptionxx6.jpg
So, as I rock my tunes on WMP....and surf the web using Firefox. As I load new pages, my sound breaks, and when it stops loading...it's fine again.
1GB DDR RAM
200GB Hard Drive
My machine is not slow at all...but I dont know what's wrong with it. Maybe it's the browser...maybe it's the music...I just wanna fix it.
my computer is much slower than yours and i use firefox and listen to music all the time. i dont have that problem
I want to transfer files between my desktop and laptop. My primary computer is the desktop using Windows XP Professional. I just purchased a laptop that uses Windows Vista Home Premium. I bought a crossover cable to transfer files between the two, but have had no luck with any of this. I've tried changing the IP addresses in both computers to be very similiar. They are both labeled "Workgroup". I'm not very good with Vista yet, so take that into consideration. I don't want to buy some $50-$60 software program to guide me step by step...although I might have to if I can't resolve this! If you can help I'd appreciate it, thanks!
I'm on XP so I can only show you the XP path on this.
Usually, we run the Network Wizzard,
choose the item that says this computer connects to the Internet and all others
connect to this system
select the SECOND nic card (as the first runs to the Internet)
and finish up.
the second nic will have the address 192.168.0.1 and can be seen via
on the OTHER computer,
get the properties of the NIC card
set the ip-address to 192.168.0.2
the mask to 255.255.255.0
the gateway to 192.168.0.1
and the DNS the same as the gateway
now both systems should be able to ping each other
file/print sharing can then be setup
Hello again everyone I have a computer that SHOULD be running amazingly well and it does for the most part I really have NOTHING on here it is a Dell customized PC only running processes regularly Here are the specs Dell Dimension DIM Pentium CPU GhZ GB RAM Windows XP Home Edition So everything runs fine I have a wireless Linksys router which I JUST upgraded to the latest firmwire and everything brand new speakers an external MyBook GB USB Hard Drive which holds my music Everything in consistent and midi-apps... Awful noises music crackling/popping was running great but my music pops and crackles id say about every seconds I also use a Midi Controller Keyboard Keystation es by M-Audio I play the M-Tron software and it crackles louder than hell when going on a note for longer than seconds It is all in and out on and off I have no idea what could be causing it people have told me it is the CPU and the computer is struggling but it just does not make sense I am barely running anything on here my processes are all normal and everything the Linksys wireless was a hog Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps... for a while but the firmwire fixed it up a lot Does anyone have any ideas or can help me Also all of the midi keyboard software is Awful crackling/popping noises consistent in music and midi-apps... detached from the external HD the external HD is JUST music so it has no connection to the popping and crackling of the M-Tron software with the keystation es Thank you for any help anyone can give nbsp
I have tested old speakers with the OLD audio card, which is still installed above my new Audiphile one. Old speakers work PERFECTLY, so it is NOT the CPU or PC. It is either the SPEAKERS or the AUDIOPHILE sound card. How do I find out? I have no other speakers that connect to the Audiophile card, and I have no other PC with a card that can test the speakers.
Anyone have an educated decision? A popping noise every 10 seconds or so, on and off, sometimes never happens...audiocard most likely, right? The speakers were bought brand new, M-Audio Studio Pro 3's. They seem just fine.
I tried googling this but all I could find was for Macs or it just didnt fit what I was looking for I have an asus CD DVD burner can t not recognizing Burner iTunes remember the exact model and I ve had it in two computers before Both times it worked fine I recently did a wipe of my HD and did a fresh install of XP Pro and now iTunes is iTunes not recognizing Burner not recognizing my burner I get a quot Disc burner or software not found quot message I would test this with another program but I don t have any to test with haha iTunes had no problem with this drive before and I don t remember having anything else but iTunes installed that dealt with burning maybe Media Player at the max Any help would be great this isn t really a huge problem to me just in case I ever need to burn something which is very rare haha Thanks Aj nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/itunes-not-recognizing-burner.77258/
Hi i need to find out the bitrate, Hz and the type of file (e.g. mp3, ogg, acc etc)
Does anybody know an application that exists that will alow me to load a music file into it and in return it will display detailed information about the file.
OR does anybody know of a simple way of getting said info???
Any help would be great,
In Windows XP, you can right click on the file and select properties. Click the summary tab, then click advanced.
In Windows Vista, the info will appear at the bottom of the explorer window.
I want to buy an ipod but i dont want to pay for songs through itunes.
Is it possible to download onto the ipod songs/video/pics from elsewhere that are free without having to buy them off itunes?
Or can you only get songs/vids/pics on ur ipod by way of itunes?
I really would like to know this, thanks a ton.
I just bought an ipod and had the same fears...but i now have over 5000 songs on my ipod and not one from itunes-all my own cds ripped and put on..very easy
When itunes is open...click on "add file" or "add folder" and choose which music on your hard drive you want to transfer...the only thing is that i ripped mine onto my pc in WMA format so itunes had to convert them into MP3 format...no big deal though
Hi I have windows vista ultimate they slows When playing down and music, videos randomly and I make tons of videos In November I built a new pc and it worked great no problems specs are at the bottem Now I only have one problem and to me this is a big problem I make tons of videos with my freinds and sometimes for money Im going to college for When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down video in a year and a half so I need to do as much now as possible The problem is that all songs and videos on my computer randomly will slow down for - seconds then continue as if When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down it hadnt happend I have no idea what the cause of this is This did not happen until february when I got windows vista before installing it I completly formated my harddrive and installed vista ultimate previously had windows xp pro Now I have no idea how When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down to fix this problem You now are probably wondering why I waited so long to say this but I just finally had enough of it I just put up with it for so long It does not only slow down while watching and listenign to videos and music on my computer but also when I watch videos off of the internet even if they are completly buffered I know there can be conflicts with video codecs not really sure what that means or how i would fix that but any suggestions at all would be extremly helpful Thank you VERY much -Nick Computer specs Motherboard ECS KA MVP Videocard Geforce GT Processor amd athlon x am Memory gb Soundcard onboard Operating System XP now vista ultimate Harddrive gb rpm wd gb rpm wd nbsp
I have a computer that the motherboard crashed, I am trying to install the hard drive into another computer with an existing drive to transfer information from the old drive to the new one. The computer will not recognize the old drive as a slave or master if I only install the old drive, I know it will not see it as a master without formatting it. How can I transfer my information to the new drive. I appreciate any help that can be provided.
You could try making that drive a USB External drive. But question for you?
Does that contain OS if so which one?
Hey, guys! Does anyone know of the game Croc 2 for the PC? It has really good music. The problem is, the music is unplayable in its current state. Is there a converter that can convert this music file? I went into another forum, and it says that the files are "headerless mono ADPCM packaged into an ASF file". ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!
Look for an ASF extracting program, if there is one. Then you can open the PCM files with Wavelab or some program that can open those files. Just do a google of "ASF extract" and "audio converter"
What you could do very easily is get Goldwave and do the following steps:
Create an hour-long document in Goldwave
Set Recording properties to "Stereo Mix"
Hit record on Goldwave
NOTE: ANY sound will be recorded! Get to the part ingame where you have the music you want and just sit there until the track is done playing
Press stop in Goldwave and edit to your liking (remove unwanted header/trailer)
If you have any questions feel free to message me.
I am looking for help finding a music server software that i can place on a server and use to access my music from other computers on the network. prefurably something that has a easy to use user interface. does any one have any thoughts? i currently have 45,000 songs
You just want the server or do you want to access the songs on the TVs in the house also and play the music over the network to the TVs directly to your home theater system. This is the way I do it. One PC on the network stores all the Music, well I have more than one with Music. I can access the songs into a nice GUI which will display Visuals tell you what's currently playing things like that.
There is a lot of free stuff online that can do this..
Or like you want to access the just audio over the network to other PCs can be done also.
Using T-Player http://pages.infinit.net/tplayer/download.htm it's free and works on the local and network drives to pull in all the songs. You can create Playlist to control your massive songs.
Media Monkey is another way too also free..
If you want a good GUI that you can run all on the PCs and pick and choose what you want to watch it also does video and if you have a S-Video you can connect it to your TV and use a wireless keyboard and mouse to do the same.
Issue When transferring songs to IPOD through the use of a PC itunes or real player a blue faulty screen will eventually show with some error and then my computer restarts I have about songs for a GB IPOD and it seems to always stop around G when transferring I tried using the IPOD on another computer and it seems to be fine Also when I play PC when itunes.. songs transferring using crashes to or ipod music using iTunes it causes the PC to crash as well without the IPOD connected During PC crashes when transferring songs to ipod or using itunes.. the error report it usually says there is PC crashes when transferring songs to ipod or using itunes.. an error with the Hard Drive Western Digital SATA hard drive hard to use a jumper to adjust to the SATA settings of this motherboards and it couldn t read it for a second It advises to to a ScanDisk CHKDSK PC crashes when transferring songs to ipod or using itunes.. run but when I do this during reboot it stops in STEP out of at - and does nothing Did this for day Other error reports supposedly report a faulty device driver error and advise to update drivers but I ve updates Apple iTunes Contacted Hard Drive manufacturer Western Digital and they believe it is a controller device driver issue or something related Tried updating the bios Tried installing the VIA for drivers and other drivers in the Motherboards Installation CD Running a Disk Tools before the OS even shows itself reports no errors However when you are partially booted and the computer is scheduled to check the disk there are errors won t move A lso if I have a USB hard drive connected to the PC such as an IPOD or external usb hard drive sometimes the computer switches boot devices hard drives and thinks that the IPOD External Hard drive is the boot device This is also reflected in the BIOS and the USB connected hard drive replaces my main SATA hard drive western digital and my computer doesn t completely reboot unless I go under the BIOS and change it It s weird because I DO NOT CHANGE THE BIOS For some reason it changes on its own This only crashes when using iTunes or connecting IPOD to Computer Have seen Hard Drive Error and quot KERNEL STACK INPAGE ERROR quot I have no idea what s going on Please Help Me My system ASUS K V-X Athlon XP gb corsair ddr ram SATA Raid generation Hard drive mb BIOS Monday February System Error Error code parameter c parameter c parameter parameter e b Tuesday February Disk The driver detected a controller error on Device Harddisk D Tuesday February System Error Error code f parameter parameter b parameter cb parameter c nbsp
Hello and welcome to techspot.
I personally can't read those error code but i think basically it's the iTunes corruption error.
Have you try turning off ALL iTunes related services and processes and insert iPod? If problem persists, well maybe somehow you need to completely uninstall all iTunes - quicktime - macintosh related software.
(usually after installing iTunes ipod services is automatically turned on.)
hello out there,
i;, only a 3 year computer user self taught and my ex taught mre some.
before he left he installed drag&drop on my desk top.
untill this sat iId never used it,
i copied 2 cd's and when i wenr to do third an error message cam up
after converted /copied on the screen ,at first i thought it was cd's
then i realised it must be drag & drop itsself.
So is drag and drop come with my laptop or did he download it ?
I have a 17 inch Toshiba laptop satellite i'll have to look up model in computer info.
please help as my extended warrenty went out last july,
Oh by the way as my last warrenty service ,the cd drive was completly replaced as was keyboard and usb ports and fans.
Hi and welcome to Techspot :wave:
When you refer to "Drag and Drop" is this some kind of program,?
I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum...
I'm having problems with ITunes playing music about 2-3x faster than normal...
I tried to do a little research on it, and only thing I can find is that supposedly there is a conflict with Dell sound cards and Itunes that has this exact same effect.
problem is, I'm not using a dell sound card, I dont even have a dell computer at all...
I have a SoundBlaster Live! (model # SB 0100) sound card
I just reinstalled the drivers and that didn't help...
My system specs:
Windows 2000 SP4 w/ all updates
Dual Athlon MP 2400+
1 GB ram
anyone have any ideas here ??