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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by koiman2, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. koiman2

    koiman2 Thread Starter

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    I have an ASUS pentium4 512 mg memory with a nvidiaxfx5600 256 mg video and a creative sound blaster card. OS XP Pro.
    Problem::::
    Windows Media Player will not play left speaker. Have wiped it and reloaded,updated drivers etc.etc. Downloaded other players which work fine eg. Real Player,Creative Play Center. All the windows sounds work. Any games I play the sound works fine.
    Not sure exactly when it stopped working, tried restore as far back as allowed , no luck,changed sound cards, changed video cards,reloaded xp,
    HELP
     
  2. Mr. Peabody

    Mr. Peabody

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    From the Microsfot Knowledge Base

    Try to play the file in Mplayer2:
    Click Start, click Run, and then type mplayer2.
    Click OK.
    On the File menu, click Open, and then select the media in question.
    Run the DirectX diagnostics as Windows Media Player is very dependent on DirectX:
    Click Start, click Run, and then type dxdiag.
    Click OK.
    In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, click the Display tab.
    Now click Test DirectDraw.
    After the DirectDraw tests are complete, click Test Direct3D.
    If the system cannot pass the DirectDraw and Direct3D tests, it usually indicates a problem with the display drivers. Normal playback of content in Windows Media Player will not be possible.


    After the display tests are complete, click the Sound tab, and then click Test DirectSound.
    If the system cannot pass the DirectSound tests, it usually indicates a problem with the sound card drivers. Normal playback of content in Windows Media Player will not be possible.


    Obtain updated, Windows XP compatible display adapter drivers for the system.
    Obtain updated, Windows XP compatible sound card drivers for the system.
    Lower video acceleration in Windows Media Player:
    In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options.
    On the Performance tab, under Video Acceleration, move the slider closer to None, and then click OK.
    Reduce video resolution and color quality in the display settings:
    In Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display in Category View, or double-click Display in Classic View.
    On the Settings tab, move the screen resolution slider to 800 X 600.
    Select 16-bit for the color quality, and then click OK.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q306317

    Mr. Peabody
     
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