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audio low when talking.

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by brumbie, May 8, 2007.

  1. brumbie

    brumbie Member

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    Can anyone help me.This is driving me mad.Recently i had to reformat my drive as i was bluescreened,so i upgraded to xp from 2000 while i was at it.Now some of the dvds i play,including bought ones as well as back ups,play the background sounds like music,birds singing,people talking in the background etc ok as usual but as soon as somebody goes to talk i can barely here them.I,ve checked drivers etc but i just cant figure it out.If anyone has fresh ideas it would be greatly appreciated.thanks guys.(checked all the mute buttons as well).
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Use the control panel to check your sound setup. (Advanced Audio properties).
    When you play a video that has multi channels (I use VLC as my player, so this example applies), click 'audio device' and select the device that corresponds to your setup.
    In my case I don't want 5.1, because that will give me the same symptoms you have.
     
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    Thanks attar for a quick reply.I had actualy tried that earlier and made sure it was on 'desktop stereo'but no joy.However i sought of pushed on from there and tried tweaking my codecs.In the K-lite codec pack i downloaded i went into config,then codec tweak tool and then set that to stereo as well and hey presto.Many thanks for your prompt reply attar.
     
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    More codec hell.
    Seriously, you should lay out the solution for the next poor soul.
     
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