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Solved Audio Being Louder than Usual Dying?

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
#1
I am noticing when I am watching videos online YouTube whatever, the audio is there but it is a lot louder than my normal volume, and it sounds like its sort of echoing but loud too. Does this mean the audio/speakers on my laptop may die out altogether? I've had this laptop since like 2012 or 2013.

Here is a video clip of how my audio sounds, notice the loud echo and just loudness in this clip.

http://sendvid.com/73gi18wx

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//sendvid.com/embed/73gi18wx" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
 
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Arctos

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#4
I don't have that on this laptop, this is the dv7-7020us model.
Oh well, the next best thing you can do is to reinstall the operating system and start fresh again.

I would not be pigfrigging around this long trying to sort it, a couple of hours turnaround and your back up and running with a fresh O/S...
 

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
#6
How do I check my volume and mic settings? And you really think doing a complete restore back to factory settings would solve everything?
 

Arctos

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#7
How do I check my volume and mic settings? And you really think doing a complete restore back to factory settings would solve everything?
Volume and microphone settings are in the control panel.

It sure will, there's is nothing better than a fresh reinstall of windows...
 

DCiAdmin

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Wow, that's quite odd. Almost sounds like it's double tracked in the 1st audio clip.

Since you are working with Arctos in the other thread, I suggest you "pause" this thread. You're in the middle of some "heavy lifting" there.
 

Arctos

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#12
I see you said to Lord Chance that you only use Windows Media Player, well Microsoft have not made a decent media player since Win Media Player 6.3.

Use VLC instead, it will play every media file type out of the box. Get VLC from here and nowhere else: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html .

Make VLC your default media player.

You stated you use µTÖrrent to download audio files, well most music files you get via µTÖrrent are badly encoded (Non L.A.M.E. encoded) and / or have been re-encoded from FLAC encoded music files to make them smaller with a great loss in quality.

Download this audio file to test, it has been encoded with L.A.M.E. and is at 320 bit cbr. It has all of the highs and lows and bits in the middle that will test your HP's audio out.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByTFw_CpPI6IN0V3LVhjNl9YZlE

If you still have problems the HP's Realtec audio chip is büggered, and will need replacing.

As I said previously lap tops / notebook speakers are rubbish, and you need a decent set of bluetooth head phones or wired speakers hooked up to it.

I have asked the Admins for the other thread of yours to be closed, I will only post in this thread from now on...
 
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napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
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I see you said to Lord Chance that you only use Windows Media Player, well Microsoft have not made a decent media player since Win Media Player 6.3.

Use VLC instead, it will play every media file type out of the box. Get VLC from here and nowhere else: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html .

Make VLC your default media player.

You stated you use µTÖrrent to download audio files, well most music files you get via µTÖrrent are badly encoded (Non L.A.M.E. encoded) and / or have been re-encoded from FLAC encoded music files to make them smaller with a great loss in quality.

Download this audio file to test, it has been encoded with L.A.M.E. and is at 320 bit cbr. It has all of the highs and lows and bits in the middle that will test your HP's audio out.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByTFw_CpPI6IN0V3LVhjNl9YZlE

If you still have problems the HP's Realtec audio chip is büggered, and will need replacing.

As I said previously lap tops / notebook speakers are rubbish, and you need a decent set of bluetooth head phones or wired speakers hooked up to it.

I have asked the Admins for the other thread of yours to be closed, I will only post in this thread from now on...
Alright I will set VLC as my default player now.

As far as audio files from torrents or other sources, even downloading from YouTube or whatever to me the audio quality doesn't matter, its like I said with how my audio sounds currently right now. I showed you the videos of how bad my audio is sounding and I know it has to be laptop's main audio source or something or other.
 

Arctos

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Ah got it, well I downloaded those files, and played the file and it sounds fine but I could also still hear the quality being bad too.
Your Realtec audio chip is on the way out most probably, another possibility as I have said before the speakers could be stuffed.

Try a set of wired external speakers or decent blue tooth headphones, and see what it sounds like then...

Edit: Oh by the way, did you listen to the full length of the audio file? You seem to have come back and posted very quickly after my last reply where the link was.
 
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napy666

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Your Realtec audio chip is on the way out most probably, another possibility as I have said before the speakers could be stuffed.

Try a set of wired external speakers or decent blue tooth headphones, and see what it sounds like then...
I've done the headphones and speakers still sounds the same.

What do you mean stuffed? How do I get them unstuffed?
 

Arctos

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I've done the headphones and speakers still sounds the same.
So you have spent the last few minutes listening to the full version of George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue which is just under 17 (seventeen) minutes long. So this would have taken you around 51 (fifty one minutes) to test HP speakers, bluetooth heaphones, wired speakers out if you had listened to it in full on each.

What do you mean stuffed? How do I get them unstuffed?
Replace whatever needs replacing, speakers, Realtec sound chip whatever... :meh: