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Sound 'sketchy" In Video If 'on-top' / Fullscreen - Also If Using Drawingprogram?

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#1 ingi


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:25 PM

Hi there!

Who can help a fella out?

I've just bought a PC with Vista this week after 4 years of trusted XP ...and so far - not so good :huh:

The sound doesn't really do that good - but I have a sneaking suspicion that it maybe has something to do with the screen card / memory?

When i play movies, full screen, the sound gets kinda "sketchy" (it breaks) - and just now I was watching some Quicktime video-stream and noticed that when Quicktime (the program) is 'on-top' I get the same "sketchy" sound - but when I put it in the background it runs perfect?

Also, listening to sound files while using my trusted Wacom board with Sketchbook Pro2 (www.alias.com) - every time I zoom in/out - the sound breaks!?

This is the computer

Any ideas?!

Thanks in advance :huh:

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:57 AM

Depending on what other apps are running it could be an issue with the resources available to play the sound. Could also be that some of the drivers are corrupted, too immature for Vista, or not fully Vista compatible.

Try closing any unnecessary processes in the Processes tab of Task Manager (along with the stuff in your Task Bar and system tray) and then playing the sound. Is there any improvement? If so, then it's most likely that there just aren't enough resources available.
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:52 AM

I did find out that my Wireless card was acting up and had something to do with my problem - but the sound was already an issue before I installed it.
In short, after trying 'everything' ...and then some ...I found the 'true' answer to my problem :huh:

I'm now running good old trusted XP and it purrs like a kitten .pRRRRRR pRRRRR - and I'm a happy camper :huh:

Gonna wait with my Vista experience for another day ...or go for Mac next time.

Thanks for the reply John.

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