Sound is sketchy when watching DVD's

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  1. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    I don't own a mac (yes, i know, this IS Mac Help but I'm hoping someone can help me anyways) and when I watch DVDs my sound is sketchy, not at all regular DVD sound quality. I have fairly good speakers, but the problem is still there. I have balanced the volume control with the speakers. Could it be my sound card? I'm not sure what it is, but my DVD rom is a CDRW/DVD drive 32x10x40. Please, suggestions?
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    What sound card and DVD software are you using?
     
  3. diorio thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    InterActual Player, or InterActual DVD. I'm not sure on the sound card. Where do I look, in control panel under sound? Or where?
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    I'm assumming you're using XP (as you mentioned in another thread of yours) so go to control panel/sounds, speech, audio devices/sounds and audio devices/hardware (tab)/look for the name of an audio hardware device and there ya go.

    You can also look it under control panel/performance and maintenence/system/hardware (tab)/device manager/sound video game controllers

    It may just be a case of bad drivers or connections, but I've never had very good luck with that DVD software though.[​IMG]
     
  5. diorio thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyways, I posted this yesterday, but alas, it was lost. I'm at school, or I would look up the sound card again, but what DVD software do you recommend? What sound card? How much are sound cards?
     
  6. vniow macrumors G4

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    I remember you said you had a VIA something or other but anywayz.....

    I have a Soundblaster Live! card but there's better ones out there.

    As for DVD software, I like PowerDVD myself, it costs about $50, but there is a free trial version.

    I'll look around for sound cards.
     
  7. vniow macrumors G4

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    sound cards

    It depends on what you use your PC for, if it's a gaming machine, then go for an Audigy, just about every game is optimized for a soundblaster card.

    But if you're going for audio, then I can recommend nothing less than a $2000 home stereo system.[​IMG]

    But seriously, this Turtle Beach card has gotton some pretty good reviews.

    You can find prices for these cards at www.pricewatch.com
     
  8. diorio thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the help vniow, I'll let you know when I get something and try it out.
     
  9. diorio thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, its funny, Star Wars Episode 2 sounds great, but LOTR FOTR sound is sketchy. Episode 2 is fullscreen and LOTR FOTR is wide screen. Could that affect it, or is FOTR just like that?
     

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