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Solved: Voices not Working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kortai, Jul 6, 2012.

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  1. Kortai

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    I can't hear voice when I play DVDs or videos or anything of that nature.

    In files where it's just voice, like voicemail, I hear nothing. In files where it's combined voice and background like imbedded video (some) it sounds like a VHS tape being played in fastforward. In DvDs I hear background music, sound effects, etc., but not voices.

    I get that this is a channel issue, at least I think it's a channel issue, I just don't know how to fix it.

    My sound card is onboard crapola, it's RealTek from about 2005. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers and things of that nature, and I got nothing, so a more specific fix would be most appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    God, I forgot about that emachines. My computer sucks but it's not that emachines anymore.

    I had a computer built.

    I have an ASUS m2v motherboard that's about 5 years old.
     
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    Updated audio driver, updated chipset, working on bios update when I have time later to figure out why it didn't work :D for now I am taking the kids to the beach (gasp outside, oh no!) Also updated computer information on my profile.

    Thank you for your assistance so far, and I'll tell you, when I work out the bios update it will (hopefully) fix another problem I was having with my video card crashing :)

    Will work on it more when I get back. I think this is a surround sound issue, but I don't know how to fix it yet, and it's not even set for surround sound, just stereo headset.
     
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    Updated as far as I can tell and still no love, I know that this is going to turn out to be something stupid. :/

    I don't know if the Bios updater did anything or if in order to update the bios I need to create a boot disk.
     
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    Still working on this, no luck. Maybe I need a new video card?
     
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    New headset fixed the problem. I meant maybe I need a new sound card, but that wasn't it either, I have a splitter on my audio and I think that if I connect my old headset directly to the jack that might have worked too. Totally odd - I think my splitter was sending half the channels to one item and half to the other.
     
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