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    Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    I'm not sure this belongs here, but I saw nowhere else...

    Why would a "MOV file sound fine in Windows Classic Media Player, fine in QuickTime, and like total crap in the Windows Media Player 11 ("stuttering" visuals and total static on the sound) ?

    And I've installed the K-Lite Codecs, so I don't know what the heck is wrong...

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    What is the sound card on your system? Have you checked for sound driver updates with HP or with the manufacturer of the sound card?

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    Hans:

    Belarc says it's an NVIDIA audio card, but doesn't say model etc.

    Don't see anything in the Device Manager either.

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the codecs? Do you have the latest version of the codecs?

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    Joe:

    Because I tend to tamper a bit with my settings (now, now...) I backed up and went to a mirror of just my basic hardware. The clip then gave me good sound, but no video. Then I installed the K-Lite codecs (default settings) and the sound went totally to hell again, with the pcture still not right.

    So obviously it's something in the K-Lite setup that's wrong...

    I'll check to see if there's a newer version, and try again, I guess...

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    Joe:

    And I can uninstall the K-Lite, and then the sound is fine, but then there's no video...

    It SAYS it's a QuickTime video... but then why when I install K-kite does the "old Windows player read it fine?

    Oh my....


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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    Joe:

    I just went back and re-installed QuickTime and let it set the default extensions. We'll see if that fixes it.

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    You stated that you used the K-lite codec pack. Did you install the Quicktime Alternative pack in addition to the basic or full K-lite pack?

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    At first, no. I wanted to try and rely just in WMP.

    When that didn't help a-tall, I then tried using QT Alt, and that worked, by running through WM Classic, not through v11 of WMP, which still gave me horrible sound.

    I understand that (most) MOV files are QT exclusive, but then why does the Classic Player work, where WMP will not?

    I'm right now back to a basic Windows install -- no K-Lite,with QTime now installed.

    Oh well.

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    According to Windows Media Player multimedia file formats .MOV files from a version of Quicktime later than 2.0 are not supported in WMP11.

    "QuickTime content (.mov, .qt)
    Apple Computer developed the QuickTime file format to create, edit, publish, and view multimedia files. QuickTime format can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR) content. Only QuickTime files version 2.0 or earlier can be played in Windows Media Player. Later versions of QuickTime require the proprietary Apple QuickTime Player. For more information, visit the following Apple Web site:
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime)"

    I have however seen a couple of posts that says WMP should use the QT codecs installed with QT or QTA.

    So, if you installed QTA and still can't play a .MOV file in WMP I'd guess you are stuck with QTA. Most likely whatever codec they use is written specifically for Media Player Classic, or Microsoft changed something in WMP 11 about interfacing with codecs.

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    Re: Terrible Audio (Win XP SP-2)

    O-o-o-k-a-y...

    Thanks, Joe.

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