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Windows 7: Poor Windows Media 12 sound for CD's only

31 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Poor Windows Media 12 sound for CD's only

Something happened to my WMP 12. I can play DVD's and the audio and sound are fine but when I play a store bought original CD the sound is garbled. Sound plays fine with Nero Showtime or VLC but is staticky and garbled when using WMP. I have used the Windows troubleshooter which reset everything but the same problems occur on every CD. Tried to update my Realtec drivers using device manager but they are up to date, and they really are not the problem because every CD plays fine as long as I don't use WMP. Can anyone help me try to solve this problem?

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14 Sep 2014   #2

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

sometimes these plug-in players come equipped with their own codecs
codecs are little programs that interpret the audio signals from the player

occasionally, these codecs are incompatible with Windows Media Player,
and will cause problems - I'm not sure if Nero Showtime or VLC are among those that do..

I'm not an expert in the subject, but I do know that if you post your DxDiag here, the (possibly rogue) codecs will be listed
- someone here may may be able to identify them and advise you on how to deal with them..
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 Poor Windows Media 12 sound for CD's only

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