ACDC8
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Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:09 pm

Hey guys,

I've been experiencing a bit of an audio problem on my computer. Basically, all my audio/video (wav, mp3, quicktime, dvd) files are playing back at a slower speed then normal. The video is fine, but the audio seems to be playing at half speed. This happens regardless of the application I'm using, Media Player, Winamp, Quicktime, Real Player, or the DVD.

Any ideas on what may cause this and a possible fix?
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m180up
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:10 pm

it might be the video codecs, have you installed any video codec package or any new program lately?
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:26 pm

Quoting M180up (Reply 1):
it might be the video codecs, have you installed any video codec package or any new program lately?

I haven't, but my dad was on some "funny tv commercial" site the other day, so he may have installed something. I'll have to take a look at that.

Thanks for the tip (hope it works ...    )

Where would I look for the codecs? Are they usually found in the same folder or in various folders?

[Edited 2006-08-26 10:30:06]
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:29 pm

look into it, install a new package or if you have windows xp just have the computer go back to the configuration of that date. hope that helps, if you need any link to a good video codec package let me know
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:32 pm

Quoting M180up (Reply 3):
look into it, install a new package or if you have windows xp just have the computer go back to the configuration of that date. hope that helps, if you need any link to a good video codec package let me know

I was thinking about doing a system restore, but wasn't to sure about what may have caused the problem. I'll try it tomorrow and let you know.

Thanks again!
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:33 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
I was thinking about doing a system restore, but wasn't to sure about what may have caused the problem. I'll try it tomorrow and let you know.

yeah, try the system restore, it should correct it, if is a problem with a codec that was installed, if not let me know.
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:34 pm

Hey ACDC8!

Are these downloaded files or are you streaming on line?

If you are streaming, your anti-virus may be slowing you down. This may also be the case if they are in a temp. file.

OR...check your task manager and see what other programs you have running. Possibly you're out of RAM.
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:17 pm

It's not a matter of performance. The audio time base is apparently set up incorrectly.

Without knowing too many details on the Windows side, I'd try the following:
- Reboot.
- Check the audio driver settings.
- If nothing else helps, re-install the audio drivers.
 
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:49 am

So, it seems that the system restore fixed the problem. Didn't think it could have been a codec problem because the log didn't show anything being installed in the past week, but I guess there was and at least it's now fixed. Thanks for the tip, M180up!

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 6):
Are these downloaded files or are you streaming on line?

Hi Kevin! Both downloaded and streaming files were affected unfortunately.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):
- Reboot.
- Check the audio driver settings.
- If nothing else helps, re-install the audio drivers.

Hey Klaus! Those were actually the first 2 things I tried. I rebooted and took a look at the audio driver settings, but everything was set within their normal parameters.

Thanks to all your responses, they have been very helpful. I really appreciate it ....  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:00 am

My guess would be that some registry entries for the low-level audio driver had been damaged which could be fixed by either correcting the registry itself, re-installing the low-level drivers (through which every codec ultimately runs) or the restore which worked for you.

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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:06 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):
The registry - just another reason why Windows sucks...! mischievous

 Yeah sure
Just had to get yer windows bash in didn't ye?
Mac OS-X, the operating system for n00bs  Wink
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
Just had to get yer windows bash in didn't ye?

Absolutely. The truth is out there. Big grin

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
Mac OS-X, the operating system for n00bs

What else gives better testament to its superior usability?  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):
The registry - just another reason why Windows sucks...!

Yeah. Just delete those files. It's just a bunch of spyware anyhow.  Wink



That'll fix 'er !
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RE: Computer (Audio) Problem

Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:07 am

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 12):


That'll fix 'er !

Oh yeah, that is so tempting at times! Computers can be such a pain at times (most times), even the good 'ol Macs.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):
The registry - just another reason why Windows sucks...!

Are you a Mac fan? Didn't realize that ............. (just kidding)  silly 
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