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Mr. Tech

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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.
 
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have you un and reinstalled drivers? ive heard a few problems like this but never heard of a fix
 

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I just did another thread about WMP.

BAD NEWS: The latest releases of WMP 9, and 11, seem to have serious bugs.

If you have an older version on hand, roll back. It'll save you a lot of headache.

Also, open "mixer.exe", and check to see if one of the "balance controls"
is off-center. You can reset it until you're blue in the face, but a faulty driver
can put it back, all by itself. It's really not a hardware driver, per se. It's
a bug in WMP. It has something to do with protection mode, because the
latest version of WINAMP even causes WMP to crash.

Don't believe me?
http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/701446-solved-mp9-chokes-audio-video.html
 
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