I usually watch videos in windows media player using my earphones, no problem at all. Today I tried to do so and noticed that the volume was much lower in the right earphone and it kept making a really bad static noise. First I figured I must've busted the right earphone by listening too loud or something. I swapped out the earphones for another set, but still the same issue. Note that I tried maybe 3-4 pairs, mostly stock iPod ones which I normally use, and a non-Apple pair. Didn't make any difference. I spent ages messing around with all my settings, trying different earphones, modifying speaker options, but I couldn't find the problem. Finally figured out that this issue is exclusive to WMP, as the earphones seem to work fine listening to anything outside of that application. Earlier on I was messing about with the sample rate in speaker settings and I'm not sure whether that may be a factor or not, but I returned it to the default and WMP playback is still messed up. Can anyone help me out with this if they know a potential fix? I use CCCP for codecs, if that has anything to do with it.