|Hello, on my computer I have the DVD playing software: Cyberlink PowerDVD (version 4.0). |
If I EVER am playing a DVD with this software, and I hit the mute button on the Cyberlink PowerDVD menu, it mutes the DVD, of course, plus all audio on my computer. No big deal. I've lived with that since I got this computer a few years ago.
But as of today, to hear any audio come through at all (like streaming audio such as Youtube, or a CD in my Windows Media Player), I absolutely must launch and have the PowerDVD software going (even if I'm not playing a DVD). Why?
I've tried to find an answer in the settings and can't find anything. What is going on, and what should I do?
I have restarted my computer to see if that would clear it up, which it has not. This is probably stupid, but I fear if I uninstall and reinstall the Cyberlink PowerDVD software I might lose all sound due to this glitch.
I review DVDs for DVDFile.com and sometimes have to use my DVD-ROM. Anyway, I dunno. Please give me any suggestions? Maybe it's an audio routing thing in Windows XP? Any help would be appreciated.