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Windows 7: W7 64 bit Home Ed. Audio Priority Issue

19 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Edition
W7 64 bit Home Ed. Audio Priority Issue

Whatever audio I have running initially, such as wmv, vlc, youtube, the sound will lose 50% of it's normal volume when I run a game.

For example, I'm watching Youtube videos then I launch my windowed mode 'Team Fortress 2' or 'Counter Strike' game, once I join a game/server, I'll have the game volume at a normal 100% volume where as the youtube video will automatically drop down to 50% of normal volume.

I'm also on an non genuine version of windows 7 64 bit home edition. I purchased the $30 copy from microsoft that was solely for college students. the site did not say anything about it being an upgrade disc only .. But I don't think that's the cause of my audio priority issue

Any thoughts?

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20 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

When you right click on the Microsoft Speaker icon in the task bar and select playback devices do you see a communications tab? Is the volume reduction selected, not sure if it would be triggered by a game?

There is another MS setting under the enhancements tap (Speakers/Properties) that is a type of compression/limiting called "Loudness Equalization", might check and see if that's active.

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21 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Edition

cool, the first one solved my issue. I feel like a lazy bum now :>
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10 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

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 W7 64 bit Home Ed. Audio Priority Issue

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