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Some emails with sound come in garbled and slow in pace. yesterday I put one track of a a man doing a comedy routene into a folder amd the sound was garbled and slow. What's my problem. al50
 

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Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to Web and Email for more response :)

What program are you using to open the emails: Outlook, Outlook Express or a web based email provider? Also, are these sounds coming through as attachments or embedded into the actual email?

When you say you put a track into a folder, was that one that you got from an email, and saved to your actual pc? If so, what is the file type? Rightclick and choose Properties if you're not sure.

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Got an email:

Thanks for response. I have dial-up with outlook express. All incoming sound files are attachments. Some are good and some are garbled. The file I made that is garbled in the same way as the garbled emails is a wave file. It is from a cd sent to a folder. I think I answered all your questions. al50
Its best to reply direct to the forum, as others may be able to help if I'm not about. Either type it into the empty box, or click Post Reply ;)

Okay, back to the question :)

Go to Start | Find Files, and type in

*.wav

And search the entire drive. Apart from any that you've saved, can you play any of the other's, and do they sound the same? The ones I'm after are in C:\Windows\Media.

Also, what does this sound like:

http://www.mfiles.org.uk/downloads/Toccata-and-Fugue-Dm.mp3

Different type of file, but it is a sound file.

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All the WAV files I could find played as they should, except the one I made from the cd. The Bach piece played OK.
 

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Are the emails all from the same person, or different people?

If you rightclick on one of the Wav files that played okay, then choose Properties. Then Summary. Note down the properties you can see, and compare this with the one you took from your CD, and the email ones.

Were you just copying the wav from your cd to the harddrive?

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The wav file that played OK:pCM.22.050 16BIT NIM CLICK WAV

The one frrom the cd: FANCYB 1.~WAV PCM.44.100H2 16BIT STEREO

I was copying to a folder, which I guess is on the harddrive. Al
 

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What do the ones that come from your email say? I assume that the cd plays okay on your pc, that you took the wav file from.

When you copied it from your cd, in Windows Explorer, were the tracks as cda files or wav files? Not the one you have thats garbled, but the original cd.

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I checked the deleted file for sound emails, and found one wmv file that played clear and one that was slightly garbled and an mpeg and 1.asf that were garbled. I don't know what the cd was, (cda or wav), but it was a cd generated on a computer, not a

n original.

While answering your reply, I thought of something and tried another track at different formats I just now found on my cd maker program. WAV and mp3 came in garbled,but WMA came inclear, These tries were recorded to a folder. I still don't know why some emails ar garbled and some aren't. This is progress. A forum like tthis makes you think.
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You mention a cd maker program. Are all tracks that are coming through garbled from this one, or the one before?

Which version of DirectX are you running?

Go to Start | Run and type DXDIAG. In the first tab will be the version, and can you tell me which version of Windows you're running.

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Eddie: I tried the cd track that I originally mentioned, again to a folder using WAV, mp3, and WMA. Only the WMA came in clear and compressed so I could email it, which was what I wanted to do in the first place. I still don't know why WAV and mp3 are garbled. Using DXDIAG I found that Directx was version 9.oc [4.09.0000.0904. Windows 98[4.10.Build 2222] Al
 

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Eddie: I made an error in the Directx. The first 3 characters should be -- 9.Oc Al
 

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Well, that's the latest version of DirectX. I think I see it now, you're creating the tracks to send in emails, not emails that are coming into your Inbox. Is that correct?

Which program are you using to convert the tracks? Also, is it possibe for you to send me a sample of the tracks you're having trouble with? If so, I'll PM you my email address.

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Various emails I receive have sound tracks, some play all right and some don't. A track form a cd to a folder in wav and mp3 play back garbled. The same track to a folder in wma is good. I found an email that plays all right and one that dosen't. I can send these and the cd track in mp3 and wma. Al
 

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I've sent you my email address. Just put TSG in the subject as I tend to get quite a bit of spam.

Also, which version of WMP are you using?

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Eddie: WMP 9.00.002.2926. I will send you some files that play and do not play. Al
 
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