PowerDVD dictating my audio...help?

Abs computer / Awesome 3500
March 5, 2009 at 21:53:19
Specs: WinXP Home Edition, 2.4MHtz/ 1 Gig RAM
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.


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March 5, 2009 at 22:48:32

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March 6, 2009 at 10:41:46
Double click the speaker in the lower right corner of the monitor screen. That will bring up the volume controls. Click Options > Properties, and make sure all the appropriate controls are selected. Then click ok and make sure all the volume controls are turned up and not muted,

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