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Windows 7: why do i have to change default format (sound hz )

27 Jan 2011   #1

7 32 bit
 
 
why do i have to change default format (sound hz )

everytime i play music or movie sound is crapy i have to open sound properties and switch default formats ie 24bit 44100 hz to 48000 hz or visa versa then sound is great and if i close app then open again same thing sounds like crap until i toggle

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28 Jan 2011   #2

 
 

Is your sound output via the headphone jack or are you connected via HDMI?

It could be a conflict between the Realtek Sound Manager and the Windows settings.
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28 Jan 2011   #3

7 32 bit
 
 
sound

its hdmi if it is a conflict what cant i do ie disable realtek as it is not in use??
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28 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You have two different sound devices, your regular PC audio and in this case apparently RealTek and you have the HDMI audio which can be a function of your Video device. 16 bit, 44.1Khz is standard "CD quality" audio. Anything else is above the "default". I have a home recording studio and use 24 bit for recording but when I mix down to the final product it is 16 bit 44.1Khz "standard". All the higher bit rates on playback won't make the standard audio any better.

You list an Intel Atom CPU, which are used on the "netbooks". Is this what you have?
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28 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You could also try re-installing you sound device driver(s), it's possible their might have been some corruption or your just using windows default sound driver(s)
Fabe
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28 Jan 2011   #6

7 32 bit
 
 
why do i have to change default format (sound hz )

ok so i plead ignorance on this did not know 16bit 44.1khz is standard default. so at this level i will still have dd and dts for movies
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28 Jan 2011   #7

7 32 bit
 
 

and its a nettop mini pc was going to paste it in here but too much info just google acer revo mine has atom 220 if u would like to see specs great little machine
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28 Jan 2011   #8

7 32 bit
 
 

tried lower bit rate and no matter what i have hz set to it sounds bad until i change it to any other hz, then the sound is crystal clear.

thanx in advance for any and all help on this subject
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29 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

You could either set all the control panels to use the same settings ie Realtek Sound Manager and the Windows properties (I'm not sure if the nvidia Control panel also has the settings to set the HDMI)

Make sure the HDMI is set as the 'Default Device' (big green tick) via Playback Devices / Sounds ie:

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Disable the Realtek device via Device Manager > Sound, Video and game controllers

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And stop the Realtek Sound Manager running at startup by disabling via Msconfig

Type msconfig in the search bar > Startup tab and untick the entry for the Sound Manager


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31 Jan 2011   #10

7 32 bit
 
 

smartyball Thank You! that work perfect I had tried disabling realtek but did not uncheck in msconfig that is key to ending the conflict I was having thank you and all others for help and input.
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