Help! audio problem PLEASE help

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by godmaf, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. godmaf macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2005
    Mass., USA

    I am a relatively new mac user, my PowerMac G5 is my first mac since Frogger on an Apple 2e. This means that I'm new to Panther, and might be doing something silly.

    My problem is that I recently installed 3ivx in order to watch avi's on VLC. Ever since, my sound has been... for lack of a better term, Dead. It sounds like its a mono output into a stereo system, or like someone kicked the connections a few times.

    I have uninstalled 3ivx and messed around with my sound settings to the point where I know that the problem is definitly software and I think its some sort of interferance caused by the 3ivx software. My main evidence for this is that my VLC is the only thing that sounds Good, aside from the fact that it makes a little *audio tweak* noise when I hit play.

    My current solution to the problem is to start a movie, then hit pause. Everything is fixed by doing this; macamp x and itunes both sound fine. However, I haven't upgraded my ram, so having movies running constantly isn't very appealing.

    PS I know its some sort of software output problem, but, just incase it helps, I'm outputing through a audiophile 24 96 via RCA cable, I've tried all output channels, and I'm playing the sound through my stereo (sony str-de325 daisied to a sony MHC-F250AV with a wide assortment of speakers).
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Sounds like you messed up your audio settings...
    Repair Permissions for one. I don't think that will help, but what the hell.
    Archive and Install. That way you get a clean operating system with all your old data intact. It should get rid of the few remaining traces of 3ivx. VLC can play Divx files just fine on its own, BTW.

    During the Archive and Install you need to check the box that says "preserve user data" or something like that.

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