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Windows 7: Sound problem

10 Nov 2013   #1

Sound problem

so the thing is i cant really play 2 sounds at the same time
i will give you an example.
lets say i play some video game and i want to play a video on youtube or play a song on windows media player
there's just no sound on the youtube video and the windows media player gives me an error " Windows media player Having trouble running this file"
i will be glad if you can help me.

PS:Sorry for my english

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10 Nov 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot

Your English is just fine. Don't worry about it.

If you're playing a video game and trying to get sound from another source, there may be an explanation. Video games will often lock all of the resources on a computer to the game itself. That's pretty normal, but it means that you can't maybe use the sound from another source while the game is running.

Have you tried to use Media player and YouTube at the same time without the game running? What happens then?
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10 Nov 2013   #3


i will try soon but is there any way to fix it anyways?
because my brother can play video games and watch videos on youtube etc...
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10 Nov 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot

It might depend on the game. I play Civilization IV and I can listen to WinAmp as I play it, but I can't do that with BioShock Infinite. For me it depends on the game, and it might for you too.
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10 Nov 2013   #5


thank you alot i will test youtube and the mp3 thing soon!
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10 Nov 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot

OK. Let us know how it goes.
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14 Nov 2013   #7

Win 7 PRO x64, WIN 8 PRO x64

In playback devices under properties of the device you can tell windows to not let programs take exclusive access of the device thus removing this restriction. This may mess up audio playback through wasapi if you use that for anything though.
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