This is a discussion on Re: OT: System sound files in Windows 98 SE - GEOS ; Hi Grossibaer, I have made comments below. Jens-Michael Gross wrote: >> Hans Lindgren schrieb: > > >>> > >>> > Hi, >>> > >>> > Is there anybody here who have a clue what system files in Windows 98 >> ...
I have made comments below.
Jens-Michael Gross wrote:
>> Hans Lindgren schrieb:
>>> > Hi,
>>> > Is there anybody here who have a clue what system files in Windows 98
>>> > that will affect sound? The scenario is that I can play any sound or
>>> > videofile (mp3, wav, avi mpeg) in any third-party app, like for example
>>> > Winamp 5, but not in softwares that is depending on the Windows system
>>> > like Windows Media Player 9.0b. When I play a file in WMP9.0b it plays
>>> > choppy, or toggle sound/video playing, like a severe scratch in a vinyl
>>> > record on a grammophone in the old vinyl days. The same file plays just
>>> > fine in Winamp 5.
>> There are a wide variety of ways to produce sound in Windoze.
>> Some applications use DirectSound (part of DirectX), some use the sound
>> driver directly (part of the soundcard driver), some go through the
>> wndows sound device and the windows sound mapper. And few directly
>> access the sound hardware.
I suspect the windows sound device and windows sound mapper in some way.
>> A reinstalation of the drivers doen not always help since there are many
>> configurations stored in the registry which are not switched back to
>> installation value. (this is why the registry constantly grows even if
>> you deinstall things).
>> Installing DirectX anew might help. Or the sound card driver (delete it
>> from the system configuration) and then reinstall DirectX.
I have done all this, it solved some issues but not the choppy sound. When
I use the DirectXdiagnostic tool everything works OK, except for the Microsoft
Syntheziser, which sounds choppy.
>> Or maybe the multimedia properties in the system configuration mey give
>> you a hint.
I have tried all this, but I think that there is corrupt file/files in the
windows sound device or the windows sound mapper. Do you happen to know what
files these consists of and their dependencies?
>> I have a similar problem: my sound goes choppy after time (mostly if I
>> played a game with many sound effects). When I leave the game, it
>> sometimes recovers, sometimes I have to reboot.
>> It also happens after I started and shut down NDO2000 once. Next start
>> get echoes. But not if I started it and then killed it from within the
>> windows task manager. Strange things happen if Windows is involved. I
>> never found a fix in the last 4 years.
Sounds fishy. Mine have worked flawlessly prior to the crash of WIndows
and the reinstall of some softwares.