Screwed up sound with media (in Off-topic)

NotSuitablForChildren [Yeeeaahh.................] October 31 2005 3:03 AM EST

Seems we have some technosavvy players on CB. Recently for no reason any movie files I try to play have garbled sound. I ran a spyware program but have no functioning antivirus program. Has anyone else had a similar problem? If so how do I fix it?

AdminShade October 31 2005 5:12 AM EST

Have you checked the drivers for your sound card?
Have you checked the codecs (video and audio) for the movies you are trying to play?
What program do you use to play those movie files?
Which type of movie files are they?

NotSuitablForChildren [Yeeeaahh.................] October 31 2005 11:42 PM EST

Sorry to wait so long to get back. I figured out what my problem is. It seems to be that I have blown my headphones... Sorry to raise dumb question, I just didn't figure it was possible to blow $90 headphones with standard headphone jacks. BTW stay away from high end Sony headphones... :p

Special J October 31 2005 11:43 PM EST

sounds like blown headphones,

now send me a tip for the help!

NotSuitablForChildren [Yeeeaahh.................] October 31 2005 11:48 PM EST

Thanks for the tip wuss, check your transfer log ;)

Special J November 1 2005 12:00 AM EST

good, I enjoy tips.

Now, get yourself a nice set of Bose headphones.

BrandonLP November 1 2005 12:00 AM EST

Bose? Bleh. I prefer my sound uncolored, thank you. ;)

Special J November 1 2005 12:02 AM EST

ever used a set? or going off the speakers they sell?

Try a set, bring your music to a store that sells them, humor me.

BrandonLP November 1 2005 12:04 AM EST

I've tried them and they do sound amazing, I will admit that much. But they color sound too much for someone who does lots of mixing and mastering.

Special J November 1 2005 12:07 AM EST

color sound?

Explain band man! Then teach me to play this blasted guitar!

AdminShade November 1 2005 4:18 AM EST

Try sennheiser or AKG headphones.

QBJohnnywas November 1 2005 4:34 AM EST

Headphones or speakers colouring sound:

Most domestic types - the sort you buy for your home introduce various frequency enhancements and distortions to give the impression of larger sound, or more bass, or brighter sound.

The types of speaker used in most studios send out the sound untouched, as close to what it really is as you can get. When you're mixing a song you need to know that the bass level for instance you are introducing is natural, so that a tune will then sound good on other systems. If you are hearing more bass than is really on a track you will find, when played on another system the bass levels will be too low.

Dunno if that's clear enough for you Mr Wuss ;)

QBJohnnywas November 1 2005 5:09 AM EST

Just to expand on sound colouring:

One of the most obvious and extreme examples of sound colouration is a distorted guitar. All that fuzz and noise on your average rock guitar - either through using guitar effects pedals, or an amplifier turned up to eleven - is colouring of the original sound. Most domestic stereos and headphones employ the same idea, just more subtly.

That 'megabass' button on your stereo doesn't actually increase the bass frequencies, it introduces distortion to that end of the sound which fools the ear into thinking that you're hearing more bass.

I think that's a little bit clearer than my previous explanation!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 1 2005 6:21 AM EST

Mega Bass!

QBJohnnywas November 1 2005 6:22 AM EST

And in walks GL with a big fish..

QBJohnnywas November 1 2005 6:26 AM EST

Two fish are in a tank. One says to the other, "do you know how to drive this thing?"

AdminG Beee November 1 2005 6:30 AM EST

One of the fish was obviously a Carp.

/me gives Johnny the carp...

QBJohnnywas November 1 2005 6:30 AM EST

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