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Computer sound went dead

  1. Oct 12, 2007 #1

    Evo

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    As of yesterday, I can barely hear youtube videos, they are staticy and low volume, it's not my speakers, since CD's and DVD's sound fine. What could be causing this?
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2007 #2
    You didn't upgrade anything?

    Are you running low on disk space?
     
  4. Oct 12, 2007 #3

    Evo

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    No and No. That's what's weird. Bandwidth is fine also.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2007 #4
    I don't think it's youTube becuse it's working fine for me.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2007 #5

    Evo

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    It seems to be listening to anything online.

    But my bandwidth is fine. What could be causing it? There is a lot of static.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2007 #6

    Math Is Hard

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    Can you tell if the problem is only with Flash files? I believe the youtube videos are all .swf files. Maybe it's a Flash player problem. Just a wild guess.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2007 #7

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    Could be. I'll do some checking tomorrow. I have a call into COMPUTER MAN. If he can't figure it out, no one can.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2007 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    It could be a bad audio pre-amp.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2007 #9

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    Probably a software problem if everything else runs at normal volume. Check the net for patches. An incompatible [older] sound card is also a candidate issue.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2007 #10

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    Like MIH indicated, I'd go with a problem reading a Flash file or perhaps the codec for processing the audio portion. What about MP3's or other protocols?

    Possibly one can download a fix or update.

    Youtube use Adobe flash - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash
     
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  12. Oct 13, 2007 #11
    Could using different browsers help narrow the source of the problem down?
     
  13. Oct 13, 2007 #12
    if you are using quicktime (or whatever)--just, do an uninstall/re-install
     
  14. Oct 13, 2007 #13

    Evo

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    Hopefully, COMPUTER MAN is going to diagnose and fix me. At least he has fixed some very weird problems for me in the past. I'm waiting for him to wake up and call me.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I'll run them past him.
     
  15. Oct 13, 2007 #14

    Evo

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    Yay, it's fixed!!! I just kept playing with settings until - it fixed itself!

    COMPUTER MAN is in trouble for being late, he blames me for having gone to bed too early last night. :grumpy:
     
  16. Oct 13, 2007 #15

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    Happy days, i am lucky i can call on two top notch coputer experts whenever i need them.
     
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