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Sound used to work, now only blips of sound

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When playing a midi file, sound works fine. When playing streaming media, we hear a brief blip of sound (less than 1/2 second) at the beginning of the file, and occasionally another blip or two of sound a long length apart (seconds/minutes apart).

Have uninstalled and reinstalled Windows Media Player and RealOne player.
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by:dbrunton
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What type of streaming media and where are you getting it from?

Sounds like from the InterNet and your connection is not fast enough to support it.
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by:Raanan
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did u try upgrading the DirectX version ?
it might do the trick.
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by:esc_toe_account
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We have cable internet, very fast downloads. Have tried about 20-30 sources of streaming media, at different speeds
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by:dbrunton
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Hmm

If you are on cable and you have tried various sources then are you perhaps going through a firewall?
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by:controltheweb
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No firewall.
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by:dbrunton
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Try here.  This link talks about problems you may be having with Windows Media Player.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/support/faq/SUPFAQMPlayer.asp
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by:dbrunton
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by:controltheweb
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Same exact issue with RealPlayer, though. Seems likely to be hardware installation related.
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by:dbrunton
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If you can download files at a good clip then it should't be hardware related.

More likely your settings as the two links indicate.  Your software may not be set for high speed streaming.
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by:esc_toe_account
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I will test a bunch of settings for speed this evening.
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by:controltheweb
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Apologies, viewed page on a borrowed computer logged in under another account. I (not esc_toe) will test a bunch of settings for speed this evening.
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by:controltheweb
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After experimenting with settings, all sound now unavailable, including MIDI. Will uninstall and reinstall players.
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