PC Mysterious Sound Problem

PC Mysterious Sound Problem

Post by docrrn » Sun, 28 Sep 2003 02:40:16

Can some reader help me? I have what seems to be a mysterious
problem on my 4-year-old PC. It runs under W98/s.e. & has a Crystal
Fusion Sound Card, but I'm pretty sure it's a software problem.

I can successfully "play" any kind of music except MIDIs, & with MIDIs,
I achieve a tiny bit of output, but it's extremely muted--i.e., the volume
is so much turned down that I can barely hear it, but with great

With "wav" suffix files & "mp3" suffix files & even with "playing" CDs,
I have no problem at all & everything seems normal--the volume control
even works normally.

With MIDIs, I have equally bad luck playing MIDI files whether they
are 2-channel, 3-channel, or 6-channel. In any of those 3 cases, I
can just barely hear the MIDI "play."

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Dan (Rio Rancho, NM, USA)

PC Mysterious Sound Problem

Post by S O'Neil » Sun, 28 Sep 2003 09:49:10

Have you checked the MIDI volume control in the Mixer? If so, then the
fact that you hear anything at all says it's hardware.

To get to the mixer, double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right
corner. You may have to fund a menu to select which volume sliders you see.