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cheezi git
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2003 05:25      Profile for cheezi git     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi there. quick question:

i have played dvds on my laptop before without a problem. i tried a few days ago and it played the dvd, but without any volume. i've tried it in realplayer and windows media player, without success. i've looked at the volume controls and they're okay. i can play cds, and mp3s, but the dvds just won't give me sound.

what's the answer? ("don't use windoze, idiot" is not an option)

i don't understand why all of a sudden it doesn't work properly. is there some tab i need to click somewhere?

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GeekAvenger
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2003 20:57      Profile for GeekAvenger   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ah, i see your problem, and to find the answer, you must look beyond the problem, or else you will never see the answer...

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XnavxeMiyyep
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2003 21:09      Profile for XnavxeMiyyep     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
don't use windoze, idiot [evil]

[Smile] Just kidding. [Smile] So you've checked your system volume, and the volume of both of the programs? If so, maybe your laptop's dvd drive is damaged, in which you could either attempt to fix it yourself, or take it to a shop.

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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2003 22:23      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If the apps realplayer and windows media player both don't work, it would lead you to believe the problem is with the OS (control panels), or possibly hardware. Try plugging headphones into the jack, possibly your speakers are pooched.

Which version of Windows are you using?

Which make/model laptop are you using?

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Orpheus
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2003 23:17      Profile for Orpheus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hmm... if mp3s and such work then obviously the sound card is fine and the wav volume is up, if the picture plays then the dvd player should be fine, maybe the volume in the dvd player software is down or muted? you might try double checking that the volume settings don't change when you start up the dvd player software, I've had that happen before... could try re-installing your dvd player software, ooh I know! well, another possibility anyway is that something changed in your audio codec settings or the number of channels you have it set for ie 5.1, stereo, headphones, etc.

hope that helps

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2003 23:30      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
disclaimer: this is all second hand information, can't swear to its accuracy.

Some audio software claims the sound port, and keeps that claim even when it doesn't look like it's active (there may be an icon in the tool-tray). The result would be that attempts to play CD/mp3 using that software would work fine, but any other software (eg your dvd software) would fail to claim the sound port.

So, try checking what you have running, if there's any cd/mp3 player s/w running, unload it.

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unclefungus
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Icon 5 posted October 29, 2003 09:28      Profile for unclefungus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Was your laptop perhaps made by Sony? I've seen alot of problems with Vaio's and the DVD audio
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