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Windows 7: Certain sounds Very quiet Help!

12 Sep 2009   #1
briann

win7
 
 
Certain sounds Very quiet Help!

whenever i watch youtube things like music videos play normal exept any spoken lyrice are very quiet. anyone know why?


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12 Sep 2009   #2
briann

win7
 
 

is there some kind of EQ?
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Are you running the latest drivers for your sound card?

The default volume level for Windows 7 is 66/100, and any YouTube (or similar) video is hardly ever at full volume
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15 Sep 2009   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by briann View Post
whenever i watch youtube things like music videos play normal exept any spoken lyrice are very quiet. anyone know why?
Have you tried doing this? The setting on the right makes a difference. Needs to be on one of the DVD quality settings for sound to work properly.


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15 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by briann View Post
whenever i watch youtube things like music videos play normal exept any spoken lyrice are very quiet. anyone know why?
what audio driver is installed?
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16 Sep 2009   #6
stator

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, I have EXACTLY the same problem and I am glad to find someone with the same issue, although it is very annoying isn't it.

I have filled out my specs, as you can see I have an X-fi XtremeMusic PCI. This case has worked fine in my old system in XP.

The problem occurs in YouTube music, in MP3's from my hard drive, music played from an Audio CD. It sounds like the person singing was standing about 100 yards away from the microphone ! Some of the instruments are also very quite. Everything sounds very odd but a lot of the instruments also sound close to what they should be.

I also get problems in games. In Half Life 2 you can't hear anyone's voice unless you look away from them. When you look straight at them it goes very quiet.

I have tried the latest Creative drivers for the X-fi series. I also tried the old creative Beta drivers for Windows 7. I also have onboard audio which was disabled via BIOS at first. But I have also tried that and still get the same problem

I have tried all the settings I can find, tried setting the one chev65 suggested to DVD quality and it still behaves exactly the same.

Anyone got ideas?
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16 Sep 2009   #7
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Some times this is due to the settings I know for prototype the volume is low however changing the settings to 48000hz makes all the difference.
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16 Sep 2009   #8
stator

Windows 7
 
 

Well I have resolved my problem. It turned out my headphones are broken in a very odd way.
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16 Sep 2009   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
Some times this is due to the settings I know for prototype the volume is low however changing the settings to 48000hz makes all the difference.
Thanks for confirming that for me. A few others have found that setting helps also.
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