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Set sound I was looking at the sound settings. I set the cd music to digtal. It should be anolog.

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Re: set sound

Well the only way digital sound will work in the system is if the cd rom has a connecting wire from the digital plugin in the back of the drive to the motherboard or to an added sound card. if this is not hooked up it wont play true digital music. sheck that the connection is there i have had to change this in compaq and HP to get true quality sound for surround sound.

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I have a t3303. my external speakers suddenly stopped working. they work perfectly on my cd player and my headphones work perfectly in the headphone jack on hte tower?????

Check the settings for your speakers in the sound settings. It is possible that the settings have changed. It is also possible that the sound card has went bad in that port.

Jul 17, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC


How to Play iTunes Music on Windows Media Player

There's a good chance when you buy music from the iTunes Store that the files that you download will be copy protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM system. It's a great system that protects the rights of the artist and publisher by making it difficult for the consumer to distribute copyrighted material. However, DRM can also be very restrictive by stopping you playing legally purchased music on your MP3 compatible hardware. So, what happens if you want to play your DRM'ed music on a non-iPod?

This tutorial will show you a way to produce DRM-free music that doesn't require any special software that you would normally need to buy. All you'll need is the iTunes software, and a blank CD (preferably a rewritable (CD-RW)).

Before we begin, check for any updates that are available for your iTunes installation, or download the latest version from the iTunes website。

Configuring iTunes to burn and rip an audio CD

CD Burner Settings: In order to set up the iTunes software to burn an audio CD, you first need to go into the settings menu and select the correct disc format. To do this, click on the Edit tab on the main menu and select Preferences from the menu list. On the preferences screen, select the Advanced tab, followed by the Burning tab. First, make sure your CD burner is selected from the drop-down menu alongside the CD Burner option. Next, Select audio CD as the disc format that is to be written by your CD drive.

CD Import Settings: While you are still in the preferences menu, click on the Importing tab to access the CD ripping settings. Verify that the On CD Insert option is set to Ask to Import CD. Next, set the Import Using option to a format of your choice; the MP3 Encoder is your best choice if you want to import audio CDs as MP3 files that play on virtually all compatible devices. Choose an encoding bitrate from the Setting option; 128Kbps is the normal setting that is good enough for the average listener. And finally, make sure the Automatically Retrieve CD Track Names From Internet and Create File Names With Track Numbers and both checked. Click the OK button to save your settings.

Making a custom playlist

To be able to burn your DRM copy protected songs to audio CD you will need to make a custom playlist (File > New Playlist). You can add music tracks to a playlist easily by dragging and dropping them from your music library to your newly created playlist. For instructions on how to achieve this, why not follow our tutorial on How to Create a Custom Playlist Using iTunes.

While creating a playlist, make sure that the total playing time (displayed at the bottom of the screen) doesn't exceed the capacity of the CD-R or CD-RW you are using; typically, the total playing time of a 700Mb CD is 80 minutes.

Burning an Audio CD Using a Playlist

Once you have created a playlist, simply left-click it (located under the playlists section in the left pane), and then click on the File tab on the main menu, followed by Burn Playlist to Disc. The CD drive tray should now automatically eject so you can insert a blank disc; ideally use a rewriteable disc ( CD-RW) so you can reuse it multiple times. Before iTunes starts burning the DRM protected songs, it will remind you that creating an audio CD is for your own personal use only; once you have read this notice, click on the Proceed button to start burning.

Ripping an audio CD

The final step in this tutorial is to import (rip) the songs that you burned onto audio CD, back to digital music files. We have already configured iTunes (step 1) to encode any audio CD that is inserted into the CD drive as MP3 files and so this stage of the process will be mostly automatic. To start ripping your audio CD, simply insert it into your CD drive and click the Yes button to start. For a more in-depth look at this process, read the tutorial on How to Import CD Tracks Using iTunes.

Once this stage is complete, all the files that have been imported into your music library will be free from DRM; you will be able to transfer them to any device that supports MP3 playback.

Note:The only downside in using this method is that if you have a lot of files that you need to convert, then it ends up a slow and tedious process. With this in mind, use a legal drm removal tool if you have a large quantity that you need to convert.

on Aug 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My laptop has allways played music but tonight it will not

Sorry but is this a laptop or desktop? you have both in your listing!
One of a couple issues!
1) Sound card went bad.
2) Volume control is set too low?
3) lost the sound card driver -may need to reload the driver.
4) CD drive crashed! - does it

Blessings Always,
A/V Media Tech Guy

Dec 03, 2009 | Ultimate Sound COMPUTER ABS | Ultimate V1...

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My PC doesn't produce sound from any file or program on internet, for example when I download Winamp media play it doesnt produce sound but you can see that the music is playing

First check you dont have a red line through your speaker on your toolbar. If so click it and "UN-mute it.

Open volume control.

When the box with all the sliders opens up click on OPTIONS (top left)

Make sure that Volume controls, Wave, SW Synth, CD PLayer, Line IN, and MIC all show on there and that the volume sliders are about half way up.

Make sure noe of the sliders have ticks at the bottom, if so UNTICK them.

If any of those are missing click options then properties from the top left and put a tick besides any that were missing (nothing else unles you know you want that item)

Now close the slider box.

Put a normal music cd in your cd/dvd player on the computer and set it to play with windows media player.

You should now have sound out of the speakers.

Sep 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Music CD not recognized in drive

It could be your CD-RW software trying to write to the music CD check the settings in the CD-Drive proprieties. If you have to you can uninstall and reinstall the software. Before you replace the drive you might try some over the counter remedy's buy some compressed air/gas and a laser lens cleaner could also buy a CD cleaner for the CD's you are using. Please rate me mysleuth

Mar 26, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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My computer does not recognize my cd's, only recognizes memory sticks, cannot download pc tutor learn windos vista or any other cd's.

first go to my computer see if drive shows up…
second (figuring it didn’t) go to control panel -> System -> hardware(tab) -> device manager
third check to see if little (!) is on the tiny pic of cd-rom drive if so you have a driver problem and need to reload it off your system restore disk or windows disk (do this by right-clicking on cd-rom, -> properties
and click roll-back driver first, when that fails click re-install driver and do that…
fourth after doing that and restarting, and the comp STILL fails to see it, open up comp. take plugs out the back of cd-rom and look at them (shouldn’t be dusty on inside, make sure no burn marks on power cord plug-in) then plug back in snuggly… restart again and see if that works… if not…
fifth…. go to comp store and buy cd-rom for >$20 (if that much)
best-buy, walmart, online at tiger direct, etc.

Nov 09, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Audio CD sound Prob

Various conditions may cause this problem. To troubleshoot, check the following:Microsoft Volume Control or your mixer program mute options and volume sliders. 
Connect headphones to the stereo phone jack on your CD-ROM drive’s front panel; adjust the volume control settings on the drive. If there is sound from your headphones, check the CD audio cable connection from the CD-ROM drive to the audio card. 
Ensure the speakers are properly connected to the audio card’s output connector. 
Joystick port is not working 
To troubleshoot, check the following:
The audio card joystick port conflicts with another joystick port in the system. Disable the audio card joystick port, and use the system’s joystick port. 
The joystick drivers, MSJSTICK.DRV and VJOYD.VXD, may not be installed. Uninstall the joystick, then reinstall to load the drivers. The drivers should come with the driver CD or floppy diskette with your sound card.
Computer hangs or restarts during installation
A hardware conflict may cause the computer to hang or restart during the installation procedure. Check the following to resolve the conflict:
A hardware conflict with another device in your system. 
Previously installed sound card hardware or software needs to be removed. 
The audio card is not seated in the slot properly. 
PCI bus mastering devices may be interfering with the operation of the audio card. Temporarily remove non-essential PCI bus mastering devices.
Resolving hardware conflicts
Hardware conflicts occur when two or more devices contend for the same resources. Conflicts between your audio card and another device may occur regarding the I/O address, IRQ line, or DMA channel:
Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and select Properties. The System Properties dialog appears. 
Click the Device Manager tab. In the Device Manager, a plus sign(+) represents an expandable list of items. A minus sign (-) represents an expanded list. A circled exclamation mark denotes a conflict. 
Double-click Sound, video, game controllers. A list of multimedia devices appears. 
Select your audio card. 
Choose the Propertis button. 
Click the Resources tab. 
Uncheck the Use automatic settings option. 
Change "Settings based on:" if alternate settings are available. 
Determine the conflict by reviewing the "Conflicting device list".
Select the conflicting item in the "Resource Settings" list. 
Click the Change Settings button. 
Use the mouse to select a new setting. 
Select OK to close each of the properties windows, and restart your computer.
Audio card is not automatically detected
To manually configure your audio card for Windows 95/98:
Click "Start" on the taskbar, and select Settings from the Start menu. 
Select Control Panel. The Control Panel group appears. 
Double-click the Add New Hardware icon. The Add New Hardware Wizard dialog appears. 
Select Next to continue. 
Choose Yes to have Windows search for new hardware, then select Next 
Select Next to continue. 
Select Finish, and follow the prompts to complete the new hardware installation.
CD does not automatically run when you insert it in the drive
To enable the "Audio insert notification" feature:
Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and select Properties. The System Properties dialog appears. 
Click the Device Manager tab. A list of devices appears. 
Double-click CD-ROM, and select your CD-ROM drive. 
Choose the Properties button. The CD-ROM drive properties dialog appears. 
Choose the Settings tab. 
Click the "Auto insert notification" option to enable. 
Select OK until all Properties dialogs are closed, and restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
No sound is heard from speakers
Verify the following:
Check the Microsoft Volume Control or the Audio Mixer Program mute options and volume sliders. 
Ensure the speakers are properly connected to the audio card’s output connector. 
Check the volume control and power connection of the speakers, if they are amplified. (Refer to the speakers documentation for detailed information). 
Ensure a hardware conflict does not exist between your audio card and another device in your system. 
PCI bus mastering devices may be interfering with the operation of the audio card. Temporarily remove non-essential PCI bus mastering devices. If the device is a display card, upgrade the display card drivers, or set the card to the default Windows VGA mode.
If you are experiencing no sound only during audio CD playback, see "No sound is heard from audio (music) CDs" above.

Static sounds are heard in wave files
Check to see if the static sounds are heard in all wave files. If the difficulty occurs only with certain games, refer to the software manufacturer’s documentation. To troubleshoot static sounds heard in all wave files:
Try different resource settings for the audio card, or set the card to use low DMA. 
Move the audio card to another PCI slot. Feedback from the power supply or another device may be responsible.

Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My DVD,CD,and ROM run faster than in should in audio it makes the voices go to fast what can I do to fix this problem?

Plug a set of headphones directly into the jack on the front of the drive (next to the little volume wheel) and play a music CD. If the sound is normal, the sound card drivers need to be reinstalled or updated. If not, the drive is shot, replace it, they're interchangeable and cheap.

Sep 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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"Cd Music with Opera" but no Opera,SOundFx option

check if you have the right codecs install in the sound player

Jan 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How to set cd play back to anolog

Sounds like the cd player is defective. Other data programs will take the data at what ever speed the cd will produce, within reason. does the speed change when playing music?

Dec 13, 2007 | Compaq Deskpro EN PC Desktop

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