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All Media Audio too fast

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by B9Angelus, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. B9Angelus

    B9Angelus Thread Starter

    Mar 30, 2008
    as the topic implies, all my media audio is too fast.
    Its too fast to the point that it won't play.

    watching the timer tick by, Its about 1.5-3 seconds worth per second. and its, as far as i can tell, not stable.

    iTunes, WMP, Real (havnt tried quicktime) ALL have both video and audio sped up.

    VLC Media Player has Normal Video and Speed with no sound.

    In all cases, there is no sound.
    No games have any sound either.
    I first noticed the problem playing Counter Strike Source and noticed no sounds.

    Thinking back, prior to my noticing it, the only things i've used have been...

    (in receding order)

    CounterStrike: Source (STEAM) (confirmed stopped working here)
    Steam (Updated)
    (I think there was a windows automatic update here....)
    Yahoo Instant Messenger
    Picture Upload from Digital Camera. - Had some iffy hardware issues concerning my card readers (built into PC) ended up working in the end though.
    Yahoo Instant Messenger
    iTunes + playlist (i'm fairly certain it was working here...)
    Absolute Poker
    VLC Media Player + anime (this definitely was working)

    any ideas?
    Before it stopped, I was using SndTDriverV32 Wave as my default Sound Playback device

    several months ago, I had an issue regarding Sound Blaster Live! 24. but no longer have the installation disk >_>

    Windows XP
    Dell Dimension 9100

    2.50 Gigs of Ram

    3.00 (2.99) GHz

    Not sure what else i can say to help.
  2. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
  3. B9Angelus

    B9Angelus Thread Starter

    Mar 30, 2008
    alas... the problem with drivers is that you need to have it installed... i have no idea what happened, but i dont have sound blaster live any more, period. i've tried updating it before. but the self extracting update patcher simply wont work because it cant find a related product thats installed. T_T

    any other ideas?

    it was working fine without soundblaster live 24 >_>
  4. B9Angelus

    B9Angelus Thread Starter

    Mar 30, 2008
    actually. I think i found a work around for it, and not entirely sure how. but since this might or might not answer some questions for future similar problems, I'll post what I did.

    Since I knew for a fact my sound card was SoundBlaster Live... it just bugged me why I didn't have it in the first place. I should. It just simply vanished one day. and I never noticed it. the computer just switched to another default device and it's been working fine since.

    So I Opened my case, looked for the hardware where the speakers would connect to the output, and poked around. (in hind sight, I probably should've turned off the power doing so) All I did was poke around. It was solidly inserted.. I couldn't move the sound card at all. I then traced the wiring from the sound card to whatever I could see connected. just lightly touching it all.


    my next step was to try and use the Device Manager and update drivers under Sounds... and low and behold. There be Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit.

    I have no idea what I did, but i believe it was probably wiring.

    I set the default device to SB Live, and updated the driver, as well as everything else that the driver update would reinstall i reinstalled.

    and now the sound problem has been fixed.

    I did not check to see if the problem would be fixed without updating Sound Blaster Live.
    The old sound options (like SndTDriverV32 Wave) still do not work, so the other updates that came along with the SB Live update didn't help. Like Media Controller drivers, or other stuff. can't remember.

    oh well. My problem has been solved (not sure if permanent or temporary) using SB Live
    though other sound options are still screwed up, when they weren't before, so it hasn't been 'fixed'
  5. 1mike12


    Nov 7, 2007
    it seems to me the problem is that you were playing counter strike.
  6. B9Angelus

    B9Angelus Thread Starter

    Mar 30, 2008
    it could've been anything really.

    Yahoo's always given me problems with random shutdowns and crashes.

    my memory stick reader in my computer took like 30 insertions to read the pictures on my memory stick.
    Each time I put the memory card in, all 4 'card slots' would bleep in and out. being detected and listed in my computer 1 second, gone the next. over and over. being literally impossible to read anything even if it was detected. a true hardware malfunction i suppose. it was almost like putting the card in short circuited something repeatedly.

    if anything hardware related screwed things up, it was that.

    if it was software, it could've been anything from yahoo, windows update, or steam.
    seeing as I was probably the only one with sound issues on Steam, i don't think it was that.
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