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Audio Echos When I Play DVD Movies

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Kelp, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Kelp

    Kelp Member

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    Whenever I put in a DVD into my drive and play it, the audio echos on playback. I have tried different players on my computer such as PowerDVD, stock one, and another one, and they all do it. And I dont think it is my DVD drive, because I play regular CD's through it and they work fine. I currently am using a Creative SB Live! 5.1 sound card. I have set all my settings to default and made sure there is no reverb, etc., on.

    I am stuck on what to do, and help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
     
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    have you checked for updated driver for sound card? what version of directx are you using??
     
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    I checked the creative site, they said i have the latest drivers.

    I am pretty sure i have the latest direct x, how do i check again?
     
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    goto run & type dxdiag & enter. when loaded will tell you about middle of screen near bottom. you can do different test for video & sound in that program.
     
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    im using 9.0c
     
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    do the sound tests in dxdiag to see if get echo or not. what windows are you using??
     
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    XP home, the audio tests in there arrent long enough i dont think to hear an echo.

    But this echo only happens with DVD movies, not music playing on my computer
     
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    than i think it is a setting in the dvd program that needs adjusting. can you borrow a dvd drive to confirm it is not a hardware problem??
     
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    the thing is i have tried different dvd programs, but im gonna try to disable my sound card and try my integrated sound on my comp and see if it works like that.
     
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    OK, here is my story more expanded:

    You know that the DVD's do this when I play them in the drive. But here is the thing, currently I have an ISO image mounted on a virtual drive with DAEMON, and when i play that, it still does it, so it is obviously not the DVD drive it self.

    Now i just disabled my sound card and enabled my onboard and it works fine with that. So is it my sound card? Do I need a new one?
     
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    Kelp, you have something in the Creative software, activated, it sounds like. See if you find something in Start/All Programs/Creative/Creative SP Live 5.1. See if there is something that says Creative Restore Defaults.

    I am grasping at straws here, but it is worth a shot.
     
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    Thanks grandpa, but that was one of the first things i tried, mking sure the reverb or echos were off.

    And it didn;t work
     
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    can you try the sound card on another computer & was the onboard sound card disabled when using the creative sound card
     
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    I will try to find another computer , and yes it was disbaled.
     
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    Kelp, upgrade that sound card to one of the new Audigy4 cards. I bet that it rocks. My Audigy2 Platinum, with my Klipsch ProMedia 2.1's, certainly does.

    Also, did you uninstall and reinstall the Creative software?
     
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    kelp,

    could you solve this problem since? Please let me know, i am confronted with the same problem: all players on my computer produce audio echos on dvd playback when I use my old soundblaster 16 pci card, onboard sound works fine. thanks in advance!
     

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