1. Run the CP in God Mode to try related applets. Volume Control Options and Volume Mixer will open.
2. Removed and refreshed all audio devices listed in the Device Manager. No errors.
3. Run control /name Microsoft.Sound and control mmsys.cpl from an elevated Command Prompt. The Command Prompt window blinks briefly, but the applets will not open.
4. System File Check sfc /scannow (no errors detected)
Running Windows 8 Pro with Media addon. Using the onboard sound from the Gigabyte motherboard. The sound plays fine on the current speakers, but I cannot change devices.
Two programs are creating audio outputs such as a game program and iTunes, I desire to send the game program to my headset while remain the iTunes audio to my default playback device, speakers.
I am wondering if there is audio management software. Similar to how if I am on Skype I can communicate through headset and hear them on the headset while the audio on iTunes by default is outputted through the speakers.
I want to play Nether and hear everything through the headset and keep music playing on the speakers so my girlfriend does not hear me play games.
I was watching a TV show in my headphones, plugged it out for about an hour, plugged it back in during which time my Dell Inspiron 15 would have gone to sleep about 4 times.. I plug it back in after an hour and the music plays through the speakers and I looked up all solutions. None of them work. Checked my audio drives, disabled the speakers and enabled them back.. It is just a week old, my laptop.
I'm running windows 8.1 on Toshiba Qosmio X875 Q7190. My computer kept crashing after trying to install Sabrent display adapter. I booted into recovery and did a system restore. Everything works fine now except the sound. I have visited Toshiba's website and downloaded the most recent Realtek drivers. When I install I get the error "HD Audio Driver Failure error code: 0xC0000374". If I go to device manager it shows realtek but with an error next to it. If I look under playback devices nothing is listed. I have deleted the drivers and tried letting the computer install them automatically but that doesn't work either. Two solutions I have seen were to disable and delete Microsoft UAA HD bus driver, but that is nowhere to be found on my machine and the other solution was to enable on board audio in Bios, but that optioin doesn't appear in UEFI.
After my first system restore I no longer have any additional restore points, so another restore is not an option.
Not everyone likes Windows AppEvent sounds, and in the past it has been possible to toggle sounds on or off or remove a sound from any event using the sounds control panel applet. Windows 8 rp does not give much of a choice.
Windows 8 continues its deconstruction of what we knew and expected of windows in the sounds department - for instance disabling the showing of sound options for windows logon and logoff with the registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERAppEventsEventLabelsWindowsLogonExcludeFromCPL = 1 etc.
(i.e. you will not be logging off from your desktop anymore, so we won't remind you that it used to be available.)
Sound schemes seem harder to get to work than in Windows 7...
i cannot see my graphic equaliser for audio playback - not in the music player but in general. example - i am watching something on youtube and want to adjust the audio but within my sound options i dont see graphic equaliser at all .
i done have a dedicated sound card yet but until i do i need to be able to sort out and adjust audio for things like youtube/twitch/and spotify
is there a really good free graphic equaliser available to download or even a paid one . i dont know why but i swear my audio was better on windows 7 .
i also have a xfi mb built into my motherboard i believe as it used to work on windows 7 but since i changed operating systems it has obviously gone . where can i download the x-fi mb programme for windows 8.1 ? it is the basic version with just a control panel and built in equaliser
So yesterday I did a refresh of my PC (full) and before I did, I would have my speakers and my headset in the Playback Devices, where I would enable or disable which ever one I was usning.
If I was chatting on Skype I would enable my headset and disable my speakers and vice versa. However, there is no option, I have chcked for Disconnected and Disabled devices and still no luck, it's not a USB but more just pink and green colour coded jacks?
- All updates for GPU and Soundcard aswell as Windows are up to date. - The mic is working and is being picked up.
I have an Asus R503U laptop running Windows 8.1, 64 bit, and the headset has never worked properly with this computer. I am pretty certain it is not the headset, but a settings or software issue..
For one thing, there is no "headset" listed as a separate playback option even after I plug the headset in - however, I can hear through the headset if I choose the speaker as a playback option, and if I unplug the headset, sound will play through the computer speaker, so I have just been using the speaker setting for playback when wanting to hear through the headset.
However the recording/microphone option produces a horrible humming feedback sound when I try to use Skype or record through the headset mic. The recording options are "microphone" or "stereo" and even if I disable "stereo" I have the problem.
My drivers are uptodate - I am using VIA drivers. I have fiddled with various sound settings but can get nothing to work. I have all enhancements to sound disabled and also tried using the trouble shooter to no avail.
I upgraded from Win7 to Windows 8 (both running the MS Media Center) and it's created a problem with music playback . It used to work fine, but now I get random stutters. Sometimes it goes 10 or 15 minutes without any problem, but often it's more frequent than that - and it's very, very annoying. The system runs an AMD A8 APU, Gigabyte A75M UD2H motherboard, 4 GB of RAM and Win 8 Pro with MC. I use the audio on the motherboard (Realtek HD audio) and output is via SPDIF to a dedicated DAC (brand is Rega) and then to a Denon amp. I've had no problems with audio from DVD/Blu-Ray, TV (via TV tuner card) or when streaming TV programs via the internet. Music is my prime use for the media center.
By the way, I've tried upgrading all the drivers I can, eg downloaded latest drivers from Gigabyte website, AMD website, Realtek website, Linksys website (for WUSB600N wireless network adapter). There is a newer driver for my TV tuner card (KWorld PCIE dual tuner PE310) available via MS update but last time I tried updating drivers for that card via MS update I lost all my TV channels and had to roll-back and re-scan them to recover.
I have an older MC system (running an Athlon 64 ) which I also upgraded from Win7 to Windows 8, and it seems to have no problem. It uses analogue audio out to an external amp.
I've read that Windows 8 has DPC latency problems and that can cause audio stutter. I downloaded some software which measures the latency, and it was showing a consistent value, in the "yellow" range - which seemed to mean it was slightly higher than ideal but shouldn't have been a problem. Unfortunately I can't recall the name of the software now, or where I found it(!!).
How can I solve Playback & Record device not found in windows' sound?
Sound driver status in device manager still has no conflict and Realtek Audio manager can detect only plugged in jack. I have tried to reinstalled audio driver without any conflict but still nothing in windows' sound.
If I try to restore by windows restore point, would the problem solved?
I recently switched my pc from 2 AMD cards to 2 Nvidia cards, when i was preparing to install the 2 cards, i shut down my computer, during the shutdown it asked me to update and shutdown win 8 which i did. ever since i did that my audio devices are not detecting.. nothing i do is working.
When i use my plug and play speakers, they are not recognized... let me rephrase.. in the playback devices menu they show up as "Speakers" as they always have, then quickly disappear, then show up again, then disappear again, then back and forth over and over and over again..... i tried uninstalling my audio drivers and reinstalling. this did not work. i can get sound with the speakers, by just pluggin them into my TV, but i cant control the audio or the 5.1 surround from the tv, it just shows them as stereo...
Asus Sabretooh 990 fx R2 AMD 4.3 vishera FX 8 core GTX 780Ti (primary) GTX 480 Superclocked (dedicated physx) 850 modular psu 16GB GDDR3 g.skill
i never had this problem until A) new cards, and B) installed the win 8 update... But i rolled my computer back to a date before that update, and then turned updates off in case that was it..
i've also tried installing drivers directly from realtek, directly from my motherboard website. i've uninstalled and reinstalled, and stopped windows from auto installing during my realtek installs on the drivers...
just cant figure out why it flickers like that, the speakers work fine in other devices (e.g the tv).
Here is a screenshot of when i try to download drivers, i get an error 0xE0000247....
My friend happened to look in Devices and Printers, and in the Multimedia Devices section he had about 10 devices showing up that he never heard of. Six of them were computers with names that he had never heard of, the others were devices that we could not tell what they were.
I expect that these entries mean that at some time they were on the same network that he was on. Would that be correct?
If so, then it is a matter for concern because he never goes on public networks. He only goes on his network at home, and a network in a small office that he rents and shares with one other person. They have their own router with security set up on it, and that router is connected to an Ethernet jack that most likely goes to a switch on a network that also provides internet service to some other offices in the same building.
This computer is only about 2 months old, so these entries can't be too old.
When I looked at his computer, he was on his home network and all those other devices showed as Offline. I right clicked on them all and removed them. Would it be a good guess that perhaps the security of the network at his office was compromised, and those devices were connected to that network at some point?
I told him to monitor and see when they reappear, but he won't be back in that office for 2 weeks.
When I started a video on vlc, windows media player (classic to), etc, i watch the video normally for about 6 minutes and then everything become slow even the windows system. So i exit the video and in about 30 seconds everything turns to normal.
The laptop is brand new and i have already installed the latest Nvidia Drivers. The same thing happen on google chrome on youtube videos when they are fullscreen..when i put them in "window mode" again they return to normal speed.
HP Laptop WIN 8, Does NOT play back any videos!!!!!!
I've sent my friend different video formats, but he can not open any of them.
Does he simply need to remove FLASH, and re-install the program....Does he also have to go into Flash settings, if there is one, and change to ALL FILE TYPES, like Windows Explorer has in it's tools, or settings? he and I also have DROPBOX, but without a player, he still can not play any videos.
What should he try next? He's not that close to me, and doubt if he knows how to download new programs like FLV, or another kind of program to work with this HP Laptop, or even go into ADD/REMOVE programs and delete the FLASH PROGRAM. If you need the model. I will get that shortly.
Does it also matter if he's using the ADOBE FLASH, or NOT? I'm not sure what his laptop has.
I use pinnacle Studio 15, so I can convert almost any video to a format, but playing on all computers can be challenging, with not everyone having the same video players. Mpg, Avi, .Mov, Quicktime, Flash
Today I was playing a Facebook game, and I had Youtube playing a song. I scrolling down the Youtube page to see what other songs it recommended to me and my PC crashed. After the computer restarted there was a problem with my video card drivers which was causing everything to be viewed at a different resolution. This led me to believe it was a problem with my video card drivers. Therefore, I checked ATI's website and they have a newer beta driver so I installed that. I was curious to make sure the BSOD was a video card driver issue so I fired up bluescreenviewx64. Its saying the crash was caused by tcpip.sys driver.
I've done all my searching and they all come up with the solution of "update your drivers man." All my drivers are up to date.
So anyways, while playing movies (which are stored on a Maxtor 250gb HD), I am experiencing skips or chops every so often. Sometimes it will get so bad it won't even play the movie, it just pixellates and cuts out sound. But that's only happened one or two times while watching Oblivion in HD.
I have tried using different media players: the Video App skips, Windows Media Player skips, and VLC is just plain awful.
Computer specs: Movies stored on Maxtor 250gb HD HP 110 tower with an AMD E1 processor, model h5p35aa#aba Came with Windows 8 pre-installed
This is a problem I've encountered on 2 totally different devices. The first was a stationary self built computer, and I figured the problem had to come from compatibility issues, maybe some kind of internal arguments between drivers and hardware, so I returned to Windows 7 and thought nothing more about it. Win 8 was still pretty new back then.
Then about half a year ago I bought a Fujitsu UH572 with Windows 8 pre-installed from the factory.where around every 20 minutes there's a 5 second window with choppy playback of sound, no matter which player used. VLC, Google music, youtube, Gom player etc..
This issue is far beyond ridiculous, considering Win 8 is meant to be Microsoft's big save, re-inventing the hole user experience on PC. So far I have next to nothing bad to say about the years I've spent using Win 7 x64, in contrast to Win 8 which so far has given nothing but anger management issues.
When listening to any sound source like Youtube or BBC iPlayer the quality on this Windows 8 machine, HP Pavilion, is ok. If I record the music on either Audacity or Windows sound recorder the playback sounds weird like the speakers were under water. Tried changing levels but no difference made.
After certain update of my graphics card driver I no longer have a video playback on my video players (including WMP), besides VLC. All the other video player are just able to play the sound of the video file, Nut not the video (the screen just stays black).The thing is that I didn't have this problem previously,, all my video players were able to play all the same video files, which they can't now!
I have the latest AMD Radeon HD video drivers installed. As I mentioned I didn't have this problem before,, with a previous versions of the AMD graphics card driver. This happened to my laptop a while ago already,, Since I have this problem I updated my video drivers 5 or 6 times at least, and no change so far !!!
As I mentioned I have the problem for some time already, during this time I re-installed my Windows couple of times, plus I even changed the version of the windows (7 to 8), for the moment I have the last version of video driver installed, I haven't installed ANY codecs.
I can probably find out from which update of a graphic card driver it started to happen and install the previous version, but I don't wanna miss out on the benefits of the driver updates, since I can still play normally videos on VLC (Only! cuz its probably have integrated codecs?!)
All the other graphic card related tasks are perfectly normal, I play games and so on.
I'm not sure if this problem is with the GPU, but I think it might be a good place to start.
Up until recently, I was running Windows 8.1 on a custom build with the following: Athlon II X4 610E processor, Silverstone NT01-E cooler, MSI 890-GX MoBo, 4GB OCZ DDR3/1333 RAM, Zotac GeForce GT 240 GPU, AuzenTech X-Fi Home Theater Sound Card, Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green, Corsair GT 120 SSD, Samsung SH-B083 ODD, and Silverstone NightJar ST40F PSU.
With this build I noticed that there was a certain tendency for the screen to "flicker" when the video changed (ie, starting a Netflix video, a Hulu video, movie on WMC, etc). It generally occurs at the start of a video and it's conclusion, being most annoying on Hulu because it does this at the start of a segment, just before the commercial break, and during the commercials.
Since I'm transitioning to gaming on my PC, I replaced several components, upgrading to a EVGA GeForce GTX 770 DUAL SuperClocked GPU, Intel Core i5-4570 processor (stock cooler), CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) RAM, ASUS Q87M-E LGA 1150 MoBo, and CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W PSU. I also reinstalled Windows 8.1.
I had hoped that this would clear up my issue as a side benefit, but that is not the case. In fact, in some instances it's frequency has increased, mostly only occurring at the times I've come to expect, but I was watching a Hulu video just a few minutes ago and the number of times the screen flickered was nearly unbearable.
I sometimes plug in my LCD TV via HDMI cable to my laptop. I use it as a second monitor. The sound used to go to the TV as well. However, I inadvertently deleted the sound "profile" for the external monitor and I can't get it back. (I've attached a screen shot showing where the other profiles are, but missing the external monitor one).
How do I restore it so that when I plug in the HDMI cable the sound will go to the external monitor?
I was given a laptop recently which I've upgraded to Win 8.1 x64. It has an ATI Mobility 5740 on board. However, under win 8 there's a strange video based issue that experiencing.
With the default windows 8.1 driver (where it displays "ATI 5000 Series"), video plays, audio can be heard, but the video window is just black. This is via Blurays/DVD's in PowerDVD and MP4's in MPC. Browser based video is fine incidentally.
I then tried the official Sony driver (albeit for Win 7) which won't install. I managed to force the driver in via device manager and suddenly all video's work in MPC video player. But, PowerDVD won't open...so I can't play Blurays. The CCC won't open either claiming "No AMD graphics driver is installed..."
Finally, I tried a modified newer 8.1 mobility driver from Guru3D which installs perfectly. However, on opening a video, the player force closes (in MPC & PowerDVD).
I know there's a way to download the latest CC driver online and edit the inf, but I tried that too and it refused to install
Sony felt no need to provide a Win 8/8.1 driver for this laptop and I'd rather not go back to Win 7. I see no plausible reason why it shouldn't work.
Okay so since my previous post I've installed the mobility 14.1 beta drivers. They install (minus an error with the HDMI audio), and they seem stable. I've found that it's something to do with the ATI Hardware decoding. If I change the output of MPC from the enhanced video render (the hardware) and change to overlay mixer render (software), it works so I'm happy with that as a work around. However PowerDVD won't work on H/W or S/W I want to be able to watch blurays...
Media Player 32bit will prompt a window with "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file." and when I click web support, the code in the title is the error. I've installed a codec pack for Media Player and Media Player Plus, these haven't and probably shouldn't cause playback errors. The 64bit Media Player plays back all MP3s so I've resorted to using that currently, but it means I can't play FLAC files etc.
In the SF thread I initially started, with every MP3 that plays on VLC, it won't always state the codec information, and it's not related to which tracks play and don't on the 32bit Media Player. I've also attempted removing ID3 headers to no avail.
I'm trying to keep the windows 8 start screen open on one screen and have the other open to the desktop, but any time I click an app on the desktop the 2nd screen with the Windows 8 start screen minimizes. Is there any way to change this behavior?
When I go to a site such as YouTube and click on the arrow to play the video nothing plays, it just shows a blank white spot. Sometimes FF also gets all wonky when I try to play a video. I disabled Flashblock but flash still isn't working. My FF is up to date with the latest version.