Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What is the default waveout device?

07 Nov 2015   #1
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
What is the default waveout device?

Hiya,

had a problem with a dvd where the audio was encoded in 7.1 or 6.1(?) but my system only has 2.1 and I struggled a fair time with it until I downloaded KMPlayer and used as the audio renderer -> default waveout device.

Now a little bit more explanation, when I played the dvd on my current media player, I couldn't make out some voices and even if I did put the audio to 100% on my computer and on my Sony SRS-D8, I didn't hear a thing.

It's weekend so answers will probably start popping up monday sharp.

/BTA


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Nov 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like a possible configuration issue in the media player. Apparently it is converting the surround sound (7.1) to 2.1 so the PC sound can play all audio??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2015   #3
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Sounds like a possible configuration issue in the media player. Apparently it is converting the surround sound (7.1) to 2.1 so the PC sound can play all audio??
Yeah well my computer only has two speaker units and one subwoofer so obviously the system would need to convert it, though maybe I wouldn't hear crackling if it wasn't converted..

I mean yeah I could have plugged in my 7.1 system but I've heard that it's kinda stupid or unnecessary to use a 7.1 system on a computer, but maybe I'm wrong?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Nov 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Many people have 5.1 and 7.1 systems with their PC's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2015   #5
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Many people have 5.1 and 7.1 systems with their PC's.
Hmm okay maybe I should then upgrade, if this was a recommendation? or were you merely stating some facts?

so default waveout device is just windows, so maybe I should buy like an external sound card, for example one of those asus xonar cards?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2015   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Just stating that many have 5.1 or 7.1 speaker systems. My on-board Realtek is 7.1 capable, if I had a 7.1 speaker system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2015   #7
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Just stating that many have 5.1 or 7.1 speaker systems. My on-board Realtek is 7.1 capable, if I had a 7.1 speaker system.
So you are saying that it might be my motherboard that doesn't have 7.1 capability?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2015   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

No, not saying that. You are reading more into it than my statements. Just made a comment about my sound hardware capabilities. Most modern on-board audio systems are 5.1 and/or 7.1 capable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2015   #9
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
No, not saying that. You are reading more into it than my statements. Just made a comment about my sound hardware capabilities. Most modern on-board audio systems are 5.1 and/or 7.1 capable.
Great, I always seem to make things too complicated or presume that they are.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What is the default waveout device?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unknown device in device manager after Bios default settings are
applied. Sorry that last word didn't get in the subject line. So: http://i.imgur.com/QoSy2wX.png These two values are: USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3000&REV_0200 USB\VID_0CF3&PID_3000
Drivers
audio device isn't set as default, can't make it default
Hi all, Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on HP-DM1-4050us laptop, disabled a couple of unneeded services, now headphones not working, no idea which service caused this but I didn't touch either of the two required audio services (Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder). Audio now plays fine...
Sound & Audio
waveout mix and mic
basically when i turn them both on 2 things happen: 1) audio gets distorted like crazy when i use it on winamp 2) the mic gets disabled i've been dying to get this solved because it is not a winamp problem but a serious windows problem. i can't find a solution anywhere. anyone. please...
Sound & Audio
How do I get Stereo mix working when usb device is default device?
Hi guys, so I did some tweaking around in Sounds and Realtek HD Audio Manager, and I finally got stereo mix working. There's only one catch. It only picks it up if my default device is Reaktek HD Speakers. I tried setting my USB headset as the default device, since I never use my monitor's built in...
Sound & Audio
Default Playback Device?
Im using Win 7 x64 and in the notification area, it shows sound. But nothing comes out of speakers. When I click on the other playback device, it works! I set it to default, turn off computer, and settings have changed!! Any help?
Sound & Audio
problem default device
I'm having this weird problem, only my speakers works or my headphones works, they never work together and when I want to change I have to select which one I want as default device in the control panel. The thing is: I don't want to do this everytime I use my headphones, so can anyone help me?? ...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App