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Solving sound driver conflicts

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January 18, 2011 3:15:04 PM

Hello,I have a soundblaster live value and recently bought a Nvidia GT220 1Gb TC. now I hear either nothing or stuttering when I play videos or games. playing mp3s goes fine. I have a MSI motherboard with dual core 2.7 Ghz processor and 3 Gig ram. working with XP
a b \ Driver
January 18, 2011 3:22:59 PM

What was your previous video card?

If you haven't already, make sure you have the most recent driver.
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January 25, 2011 8:34:52 PM

aford10 said:
What was your previous video card?

If you haven't already, make sure you have the most recent driver.


I do have the latest drivers. tried older ones too, but the problem stays. When I use the drivers from win xp the problem does not occur, but then the quality of the sound is not as good as it should be and the effects can't be used.
any other ideas?
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a b \ Driver
January 25, 2011 9:56:18 PM

make sure you set your sound defaults in your audio control panel!
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February 5, 2011 7:20:31 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
make sure you set your sound defaults in your audio control panel!

the sound defaults are set right. the problem does not appear when I play music (iTunes), only when I open a video file with media player classic (also windows media player). opening the video 5 or 6 times restores the sound eventually. I also have the problem with some games (e.g. Grid).
I think it has something to do with the older sound blaster live drivers,but I can't find newer versions of the driver.

any suggestions?
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February 16, 2011 6:24:11 PM

aford10 said:
Use VLC media player instead of windows media player.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I like media player classic, better than vlc. I think it's a driver problem because I get the same problem with some games (like when playing GRID, half life 2 ep.2). seems to me it's a conflict between sound and video driver.
still haven't found a solution for it though.....
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a b \ Driver
February 17, 2011 12:20:23 AM

You can try looking for an updated driver. But your audio hardware works with other applications, as you mentioned, so it's not likely a driver issue.
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