Hi can anyone point me in the right direction. My DVD's playing on the PC but voice and music is well I can only describe as being crackled. The DVD's are OK and play fine in other PC's and DVD players. All other video's play OK ie downloads, radio etc.
DVD film's are encoded at a lower volume and certain lower budget speakers have trouble with this. My speakers used to crackle when i wathced dvd's but my newer more expensive ones don't. Have you ever noticed you have to have your volume set alot higher on tv's to here a DVD better?
Do you find that you have to set your speakers to almost full volume to get a decent level sound if you're 4-5 metres away? If so its the speakers crackling because they can't deal with the "higher" volume setting. I'm 90% certain that is the case.
If you have a set of speakers from a stereo or something that work with your pc try them out and see if the same problem arises.
OK perhaps I haven't described the issue well enough, I apologise. The issue has recently occured after my current system has worked fine for, well a long time. I had to repair windoes2K. I have SB Live24bit card, I have changed my DVD drive and got the same problem with both the new and old drives, (I didn't change the drives because of this issue, just to get a DVD writer) my thinking this issue isn't the drive. The issue I think is somewhere in windows after the repair. Now I say the sound and music crackles but a better description would be stutter, it's difficult to describe, but the sound is almost always having to catchup after seemingly stopping.