Drivers for audio


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William Lurie

Sound from rear jack comes out as stereo but needs to be louder, even
with all settings at maximum. Appears to be driven by Realtek HD Audio.
Windows Media Player is onboard; maybe it would be better. But how in XP
do I make the change?
 
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Dirk T. Verbeek

Sound from rear jack comes out as stereo but needs to be louder, even
with all settings at maximum. Appears to be driven by Realtek HD Audio.
Windows Media Player is onboard; maybe it would be better. But how in XP
do I make the change?
No worries, Windows Media Player is only a front end and uses the
Realtek drivers too.
So yes, you're probably looking at new speakers.
 
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William Lurie

Elmo said:
Buy self-powered speakers. This should work even if the sound card is
amplified.. few are nowadays.
By 'self-powered speakers' I assume you mean speakers powered by an
amplifier with AC-line power. I have them, but I wanted to use the
speakers which are passive, and built into the new LCD monitor.
 
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Tim Meddick

It does depend on the sound card installed to whether the output signal is
pre-amplified or not.

But to make sure that you definitely DO need to buy a pair of amplified
speakers - test the output by starting the volume control (sndvol32.exe)
setting the "Master volume" and the "Wave OUT" volume both to maximum.

The open the small Sound Recorder app (sndrec32.exe) and click on File >
Open from the top menus and search for and play any WAVe file in
C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA

Testing in this way obviates any false results that may occur from any
intermediate sound-level controls

i.e. Window's Media Player has it's own independent volume control, and
although you may set all the Window's sound levels to maximum - if
WMPlayer's own level is low then that will scupper your test!

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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Hot-Text

Go to Windows Update And get your Realtek HD Audio Updates there!
it may help!
 
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William Lurie

Thanks, I tried that. That site is such a horror, I gave up waiting for
it. Maybe I'll try it again.
 
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Dirk T. Verbeek

By 'self-powered speakers' I assume you mean speakers powered by an
amplifier with AC-line power. I have them, but I wanted to use the
speakers which are passive, and built into the new LCD monitor.
Are you sure they are not powered?
Easy to find out when you touch the input plug, only powered speakers
will pick up noise.
 
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William Lurie

Dirk said:
Are you sure they are not powered?
Easy to find out when you touch the input plug, only powered speakers
will pick up noise.
Right on all counts. Passive speakers.
 

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