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hp laptop audio and video problems (unless connected through hdmi)

Q: hp laptop audio and video problems (unless connected through hdmi)

Problem started a little over a month ago on my HP laptop running Windows 7 64bit.

When I connect the laptop to my either of my TVs through an hdmi cord everything works fine. Videos run smoothly and the audio is in sync as if there's no problem.

If I try to watch a video on just the laptop though the problems start. If I try to play anything (songs/videos) in Windows Media Player then it says "Windows media player encountered a problem while playing this file".

When I play a video on YouTube the video runs smoothly but there isn't any audio to go with it.

If I go to control panel - sound - speakers and headphone properties and try to play a test sound it says 'failed to play test tone'

Attempted to update the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver but windows said it was up to date. Same thing with the Intel(R) Display Audio driver.

Thanks for any help

A: hp laptop audio and video problems (unless connected through hdmi)

Are you leaving the HDMI cable connected to the PC when you try to us the PC's sound (IDT)? Generally, when an HDMI cable is plugged in and detected the sound automatically switches from the "Speakers" (the IDT) to HDMI as the default audio playback device and thus no regular PC sound.

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I usually connect my laptop to my tv to watch video files in VLC. Recently, I have been noticing when I connect my laptop to my TV and play these video files, the audio skips so much that the video is unwatchable. This happens with every video I try to open (mostly MKV and AVI files). However, when I play these video files without the computer connected to the TV, they work fine. Could the problem be my TV or my HDMI cable?

A:Playing video files causes audio to skip when connected to TV via HDMI

In VLC, set a delay between audio or video, or for the mkv's you can demux and adjust them. First, I would update your drivers, is this a laptop or desktop?

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Laptop audio works until I plug in HDMI cable to external monitor.  Looking for guidance on resolution.  Thanks,

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Okay. I'm having one heck of a time trying to get this thing to work. I recently purchased a new Asus laptop running Windows 10. I have it plugged in to an HDMI switcher which, in turn, runs to my TV. Now the problem is I am getting no audio from my TV speakers, but the video is perfect. I know it's not any of my HDMI cables because I plugged in my older laptop and that works perfect. And I know it's not the switcher. I also tried to right click on my audio device manager and it says nothing about my TV or HDMI being the default audio player. I've also checked on "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices." I've downloaded the AMD Catalyst but that didn't seem to do anything. I am completely stumped. My other laptop was working flawlessly as soon as I plugged it in. Any advice would be wonderful.

A:Laptop HDMI to TV: video but no audio

The new laptop may use a newer version of HDMI eg 1.4 , while the old one used 1.2 and you may need new cables if going to a higher resolution eg 4K which the old cable don't support too .

take the HDMI switcher out and try it direct too , incase it is it , that cant handle a newer version of HDMI

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I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1435dx laptop. TV is Dynex LCD (one of those no name brand ones ) I checked the drivers on the laptop, they all seem to be up to date. However when I go to Control panel-Sound-Manage audio devices, there is no icon with an HDMI label to select for playback device. How do I add the driver for HDMI (to select)?

I have scanned (and tried) numerous suggestions on this type of a problem on different sites on the web (including this one, under a different thread)

Any suggestions, other than try a new cable?
Thank you in advance.

A:No audio When PC connected to TV by HDMI

Welcome to SevenForums.

In Sounds / Playback make sure it is not disabled and hidden.
Rt click on the Sounds / Playback window to make sure "Show Disabled Devices" is checked.

If it is not there open Device Manager to see if is listed and there are no errors.
You can open Device Manger from Start/Search

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I wish to connect the HDMI to a video projector and the audio port to a sound mixing desk. Either audio or video works fine alone but when both cables connected am getting high-pitched feedback into the sound system. I have tried disabling HDMI as an audio device but it makes no difference. Have tried more than one HDMI and audio cable - same result.  

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Hi folks, so I got a new pc and connected it to my LG 42LV550T using a DVI to HDMI and 3.5mm from line out (and tried headphone socket) to the 3.5mm audio in (RGB/DVI) socket on the TV but I don't get any sound on the TV.
I connected the PC to my stereo using the line out and headphones socket with 3.5mm to stereo/phono plugs and I get sound, but I would like the sound through the TV and then the TV connected to my stereo for better sound all round.

I know DVI doesn't carry sound.

I had a chat on LG support with no help

Any ideas ?

PC specs.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953516 MB, Free - 897064 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61MA-D3V
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Thanks TechnicalH1

A:DVI to HDMI and 3.5mm audio connected but no sound

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Been trying to figure out a problem with HDMI audio out and "not plugged in error"

HW is a motherboard with HD3200 and ALC889A HD with latest drivers.

Using a HDMI cable i get HDMI audio out, but if i switch inputs on the receiver then back HDMI audio is "not plugged in".

changing resolution brings it back as default device.

Tested a backed up vista image with ati 9.04 and realtek hdmi 2.23 drivers and it worked fine changing inputs on the receiver.

The same drivers in win7 did not resolve the issue, so im guessing theres something in win 7 that causes this

A:win7 bug with HDMI audio connected to receiver

if you have an HDMI capable receiver I am going to assume you have at least a 5.1 setup correct? And I am also going to assume that "HW is a motherboard with HD3200" means onbaord HD3200?

If yes then I would suggest using either the coaxial output or optical S/PDIF output to the receiver as you are not reciveing 8 channel LPCM through HDMI.

As to your actual problem I am setup same as you, however I am not having that problem... is video still able to pass through to your TV even in the audio not plugged in state?

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I've had my laptop for a while, and I've used my TV Screen as a secondary monitor a lot. A while ago my computer updated to windows 8.1 when I fell asleep on it and accidentally hit the update button when it came up (oops), making me have to use windows 8.1 now. Now I haven't had many problems with it, it works fine and dandy, but I do have a major problem when I try to use my second monitor. When I run a game or movie on it, the audio comes out from the laptop speakers, not the TV speakers. Previously, using windows 8, it would let me use both.

I know that if you go into the control panel and the sound systems that it should show two speakers, but for me it isn't. I've tried lots of different things and browsed the web for an answer, but I can't find anything.
Screenshot of my playback devices window:

If anyone knows how to get this to work, it'd be a big help!

A:HDMI connected second momitor not playing audio

According to your screen shot, you only have the PC audio (RealTek) and no HDMI audio. Reinstall the drivers for your video and see if that restores the HDMI audio.

No PC info posted, please fill in the "My System Specs". Helps us to try and help you.

I have both HDMI and PC audio on my Win 8.1 machines so it should work for you, if the PC is fully compatible.

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My headphone jack is busted, so I bought an HDMI to 3.5mm adapter so I could use my headphones that way. However, I can't get the laptop to send audio over HDMI because it doesn't think there's any device to receive that audio. How can I get Windows to route audio that way anyway? Everything I find is the opposite problem, where someone has a device plugged in and recognized but can't send audio to it.
OS: Windows 7
Model: Dell Inspiron 15r Special Edition
Processor: Intel Core i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.10GHz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7730M
Adapter: click here

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I know this is one that has been floating around the forums for a while but I have not been able to find anything that works in my situation. When I connect my laptop to my TV (Panasonic Viera Plasma) via an HDMI cable, I can get the video to show on the TV fine but there is no audio on the TV; it comes out of the laptop. I have tried everything I can think of including deleting the drivers then reinstalling them, updating them, rolling them back, etc., etc., etc. Here are the specs on my laptop:HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PCWindows 8.1 64-bit, 8GB RAMIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHzIntel(R) HD Graphics 4000Intel(R) Display Audio (with Beats Audio)IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Also, here is a snapshot of the Playback Devices:  As you can see, I have nothing which says "HDMI". I have gotten quite frustrated with not being able to get this to work. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you. Alex...

A:HP Envy dv7 - No Audio When Connected to TV by HDMI Cable; W...

Can someone please help...?

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I connected the G50 to monitor and it not output any display.  VGA works fine but nothing from the hdmi.

A:G50 will not output video to hdmi connected monito...

Hi A1ci,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system not able to connect to external monitor through HDMI on your IdeaPad G50.

Have you checked with different HDMI cable?
Are you connecting to External monitor or a Televisition?
Please check if the Graphic driver is updated? If not please download the file from the support site and install it.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I have an Elitebook 8530p that I am trying to connect to my TV so I can view online TV on my TV screen. I can stream the online TV and watch it on the laptop ok, and I can connect the laptop to the TV with HDMI cord and I see the picture on the TV too, but as soon as I push the play button and it starts to stream the Laptop freezes. This happens on both TV's in our house with different HDMI cords which leads me to believe it is an issue with the laptop (not the TV's or cords). I have tried pushing the Fn + F4 buttons to clone it but that makes no difference. I have tried changing the display settings but I don't really know what I am doing! Another post said to choose full HDMI setting but even though the laptop has a HMDI port it didn't appear to have that setting. Is it too old?

A:Laptop freezes when connected to TV through HDMI

The problem is most likely the video card driver, so yes technically your laptop is too old, but luckily you can save that geezer! If updating the drivers doesn't work then you can try changing resolutions.

Solution found here:
a. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

b. Click System and Maintenance, click System, and then click Device Manager.
Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

c. In Device Manager, expand Display Adapters, right-click the display devices, and then click properties and under the driver tab click on Uninstall.

d. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.

e. Restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed. Check after this procedure. Also check if you have any exclamation mark or cross marks alongside the display devices listed in device manager.
You can update the drivers using windows update. Refer to the below mentioned link and use the steps provided accordingly -

You may also check if there are any updates for the drivers at the manufacturer website. You may even install the latest drivers from the manufacturer... Read more

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Hey guys, I'm actually new here, so I am not sure if this is in the right forum page, but I need help. I have had a problem with my HDTV and laptop for a few months and finally decided to start a thread for help. The problem is that the HDTV is blurry and fuzzy when connected to my laptop via HDMI. However, I realize this is an overscanning issue, because in the AMD Catalyst Control Center, whenever I set the scaling for overscanning to 0%, the fuzzy text and screen is fixed, but the edges around the screen like the taskbar are cutoff the edge of the screen. I do not think my TV has an option for "Just Scan", but maybe you guys can find something I can't. Here is the manual:

Also, I am running Windows 8.1 with an AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics card.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Need help with my laptop connected to my HDTV (HDMI Cable)

Not sure I can help but I have the same thing. I have a cheap TV and I think it has more to do with that. I play videos is all and not an issue there, just desktop is expanded past screen.

My TV is only 720p.

I'd love to see if someone has a fix.

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Hi, new here. After searching for information on my problem I could not find a single thread with the same issue.
Having said that, here goes.

I just bought a new TV and attempted to connect it to my laptop via HDMI. I have used both the laptop and the cable with other TV's in the past with no problem but when I connect the two the laptop powers off as if the power has been cut. It will not boot when the two are connected and only happens when the TV is on. The laptop will boot into safe mode but it seems that HDMI out is disabled in safe mode so I cannot test it. I have checked and my graphics drivers are current. Hope someone can help! Thanks.

More Information: I have since exchanged for a different TV (Different Brand) for an unrelated issue and it doesn't work with this one either, same issue.

A:Laptop Shuts Down When HDMI Connected To Television

I found this article on the Forum not sure if it will be any help

Computer shuts down while TV is connected through HDMI

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Hi all,
Toshiba Satellite U400-157
Windows Vista Home Premium Intel Core(TM)Duo CPU [email protected]; RAM 4.00GB
Display Adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family
Stage 1
Laptop connected to Panasonic LCD 42" with HDMI cable
Both LCD screen and laptop monitor diplay correctly
Able to change display settings and control cursor at laptop
Everything is working fine

Stage 2 two weeks later
When HDMI cable is connected, Laptop screen goes black, but the LCD screen works fine and the cursor appears on the LCD and can be controlled by the laptop

Stage 3 two (more) weeks later
When HDMI cable is connected, Laptop screen goes black, LCD screen is blank, no cursor visible
I right click laptop screen, go to Graphic Properties>Display settings and try and change the Operating Mode: from Single display to Two
Primary Device: LCD
But these choices are not available.
I go to Control Panel> Personalization> Display Settings
Drop-down menu shows
1. Generic PnPMonitor on Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family
Select down arrow
2. (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family appears

Connected HDMI cable and try again
I have two Black Screens ...!
Have tried restarting comp then TV, and vice versa, before and after connecting HDMI cable, but nothing works.
(all other independent operations on the laptop and the TV work perfectly well)

Yelp, help, please ...
PS I did not post correctly, so I ... Read more

A:Black screen when laptop connected to TV via HDMI

Hello, Do you have another HDMI cable to try , if not, do you have a VGA cable to use ?

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I have connected my HP Laptop with Windows 8 to my TV through an HDMI port. I watch netflix and youtube. A couple times a day the sound will just quit working. I check the audio and it says it is still hooked up to the TV. The only way I can figure out how to get it working again is to restart the computer. This has never happened while audio was playing, just when it is not in use for a little while.

Any help would be appreciated.



A:Laptop connected to TV through HDMI Sound turns off every now and then

HP has tens of thousands of different laptops. Which exact one do you have? The full model number will be on a sticker on the bottom and will be similar to DV9240ca or DV6-2130us.

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I messed up display settings for when I attach a TV via HDMI to my laptop. I set the system to display only on the TV (OK, not a totally stupid idea) and then picked a resolution the TV doesn't support (that was TOTALLY stupid!) When I disconnect the TV, laptop display works as normal. As soon as I connect the TV, laptop screen blanks and TV goes to Invalid Format. I have tried to change display settings through the control panel with the TV disconnected, but as soon as I plug in the TV, it goes back to the bad resolution on the TV and no laptop display.

Is this stored in the registry somewhere? I want to reset the flag telling the system to display only on 2nd display.

Please help

A:Invalid Format when laptop connected to HDMI TV

Hi OldWraith, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should work:Connect the TV, don't mind the Invalid Format warning
Press WIN + P to open Display Switch dialog. You don't see it as it's on the non-working TV display but trust me, it's there:
(Screenshot from our tutorial Display - Change Main Display)
Press Right Arrow > Press Enter to change from Display 2 only to Display 1 only
Now you should have the desktop on laptop's display, you can change your display settings as you wish

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Recently my hard drive went out and I had it replaced with a solid state drive. The problem I'm having now is when I hook up my Samsung Smart TV through an HDMI cable (also tried a new cable with same results) I get wavy, scrolling lines on my laptop that go away when I disconnect the cable. The lines don't show up on my TV and this didn't happen before having my computer repaired.

The Staples tech wants to charge me again for diagnosing it after paying over $270 for a diagnostics and replacement of the hard drive. He said it's not possible for it to be a problem with the new hard drive so it would be another charge even though it didn't do it before having it repaired and my computer reformatted. I'm concerned I'm going to burn something out if I keep using it this way but I also don't want to pay more if it's something simple. He said it could be the motherboard or graphics card but I'm not sure whether or not to trust him. I'm a senior with little technical knowledge.

I want to use an HDMI cable so I can watch Xfinity programming that's available online only. I can live with it doing this as long as it isn't hurting my computer. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

MSI Laptop - 3 years old
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3886 Mb
Graphics Card: Int... Read more

A:Scrolling lines on laptop when connected to TV through HDMI

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I have a Toshiba satellite L305-S5875 I have it connected to my Vizio HDMI HDTV to watch netflix with. It has been working fine except for the past week. When I unplug the laptop to skype and then plug it back into the tv when I am done I get a, "NO RGB signal" message from the tv. I don't know why it is doing this, I have been able to use system restore to get it working again, but it is no longer working. Any ideas?

A:laptop connected to HDMI tv was working now keep getting no RGB signal

Try this:

Hold down the input button on the right side of the Tv. This is the bottom button
With the tv off, press and hold the bottom button (input)

When the TV powers up and you see the input menu, release and press the button
to change the mode to your preference.

Hope that helps.

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Hey guys. I have connected my PC to my HDTV (Sansui), and I cannot find an option in the TV for 1:1 Pixel Mapping. I need this because my TV is overscanning my laptops display and the taskbar and other images are cut off the screen. It is also quite blurry. I have the TV's manual here:

I could not find an option in the manual, but maybe you guys could.

Many thanks.

A:Need help with my laptop connected to my HDTV (HDMI Cable)

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trying to get audio/video connecting my laptop to my HDTV

I am using standard VGA cable to hook up to my TV.

For sound i'm using a 3.5mm Audio Y cable Male to Dual RCA.

They both work but on separate inputs. AUDIO works on Video 2 Input and visual only works on Video 7 Input. How can i get sound AND video on the same INPUT?

thanks, much appreciated!

A:Solved: Laptop to TV setup audio/video problems

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I've recently purchased a Samsung T23A750 monitor and to my disappointment when I try to watch a movie the built in speakers are not functioning. I have a Sony Vaio Z216GX connected via HDMI to the monitor (HDMI-DVI) port. I can definitely see the video, but no audio is playing from the speakers. The built in speakers are not at fault- I did a self-diagnosis of the monitor and the speakers seem to work fine. I also set the monitor as the default for the audio and even when Win 7 says its functioning properly, the speakers still don't work. Conversely, setting the default to my PC speakers work fine. I'm sure its not the HDMI cable- I used the same one to hook my pc to my tv with everything working fine. Any ideas??

A:Monitor Speakers not working when connected via HDMI to laptop

make sure you have the latest drivers for the hdmi can check by going to the windows start bar and right clicking on computer and choosing manage then click device manger and open the tab were it says sound,video and game controllers if you see somthing related to hdmi and has a yellow triangle then right click on it and update software if no yellow triangle is there try it anyways if that doesn't help then post here again, hopefully someone who knows more about hdmi can help also because i never had hdmi but ive had audio problems with my speakers before and this is how ive fixed it before

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This system is quite old. So I am just refurbishing it and selling it at cost to someone who needs it.

Here are the specs:

Win2k Pro SP4
Dell Inspiron 7500
512MB RAM (maxed out; 2 X 256)
433Mhz CPU
DirectX 7.0 ( [Not sure if this video card is compatible with 9.0c]
Video: 4MB ATI RAGE Mobility P/M AGP 2X(A21/2)
Flash Player 10 for the browser

Win2k had all of the drivers, so I didn't bother downloading any from Dell. At least not until I had it up and running and tested the video with YouTube. The video drivers are fine on the computer except on YouTube. Actually, I can't say that as I have not tried playing any other video on this system yet.

When I play any video on YouTube, it does one of the following:

1. Doesn't play (just see the thumbnail image)
2. Shows just a black screen
3. Shows the top half OK but the bottom half looks like all of the color was smudged
4. Shows the thumbnail image normally, but doesn't play the video. Then that image jumps in to the upper left corner of the video screen and becomes an even smaller image. Then it switches back to showing the thumbnail image normally again.

This system is clean, in case you're wondering about spyware or viruses.

It seems like it has something to do with either the video drivers, the video card (which is definitely lacking), the fact that there was no chipset drivers to install, or because it only has DirectX 7.0.

The other problem I'm having is that the audio drive... Read more

A:Problems with audio and video on a Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop

dell has a very easy site to navigate to find the drivers,
you can start HERE:
Technical Support
What is a Service Tag and How Do I Locate It?
then input the info here:
Search Dell

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Hello all, my Mom, bless her heart, has dropped a problem in my lap. She's really not bad with computers, but she isn't very savvy either. So she wants to stream Netfix to the PC, and connect the PC to her TV. She goes out and buys a 25' HDMI cable, and emails me asking how to connect it

So, I'm thinking the easiest thing will be to get a video card that outputs audio AND video through HDMI for her TV, and also has a DVI out for her monitor. I'm looking for suggestions. Mind she just needs a good picture, no gaming, etc. So as cheap as possible that will do the job.

I'm not sure if most GPU's will output both HDMI and DVI at the same time. Worst comes to worst, if her monitor has a VGA, I could get a card with HDMI and VGA. In a quick search I see the HD 4850 recommended, but then see issues with getting audio to work through HDMI.

So instead of just pursuing this, I'm asking all of you. Can I get a reasonably priced GPU, that will output audio/video through HDMI for TV, and video through DVI for her 24" Samsung monitor?

Recommendations? Issues? Experiences? I'm having her email the model# of her PC (Dell Inspiron of some sort, dual core CPU, 4 Gig ram). I assume even if it doesn't now have a discreet GPU, it will have an expansion slot for one.

In the mean time, just want some feedback. Thanks in advance.

A Guy

A:HDMI video AND audio out to TV

I have a ATI Sapphire 4850 and it works great. Both audio and video works great in Windows 7. Not sure where you hear that there where issues. You can get a OEM 4850 on ebay for $50.00 which would be the cheapest for the proformace that you will need to drive a 1080P TV.

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I have my GeForce 9400GT outputting an HDMI signal to my Pioneer VSX819 Receiver, which in turn is connected via HDMI to my Samsaung TV.

When I turn on my receiver while leaving my TV off, I get audio from the receiver. When I then turn on my TV, the picture comes through, but I lose audio in the receiver and the TV. When I turn the TV off again, there's still no audio anywhere. I have to reset the receiver to get audio back again.

If I connect the computer directly to the TV, I get both audio and video just fine.

I used to be running Win Vista 64 bit, and everything worked just fine then. It's only when I switched to Win 7 that I started having problems.

I have updated both the realtek HD audio drivers and the geforce drivers to the current version.

To Recap:

HDMI signal to my receiver won't do both audio and video at the same time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:HDMI video, no audio


After fiddling around for several more hours, I found a solution.

Open up the nvidia control panel, and go to resolutions.

For my TV, it listed two sets of resolutions for my Samsung: HDTV and monitor. It was using a monitor resolution, so I set it to one of the HDTV ones, and the audio started coming through.

Glad I figured that one out. Hope anyone with the same problem finds this.

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My setup is as follows:
HP S3330F Slimline W/Vista
Sony DN1000 A/V Receiver
I have the computer HDMI hooked to the receiver HDMI and the receiver HDMI output hooked to the LCD HDMI input.

I see Vista DESKTOP on the TV but do not have sound.
When I go into the Realtek HD Audio Manager I do not see an option to Choose Digital Output device HDMI. Bios does not have an HDMI choice. I tried driver updates did not work.

I have another Media Center PC. which I connected the same way the HP is connected I do get Video and Sound.

Any suggestions.

A:Hdmi to lcd get video no audio

Did you set it to HDMI Out as the default playback device in the Windows playback properties?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3764 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1754 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463838 MB, Free - 265342 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway , ID59C , V1.05 , LXWLJ02009023BBCC42200
Antivirus: Bell Aliant Security Services Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Okay, so over the holidays I received a brand new Hisense television and I was watching movies and tv shows on my laptop on the big screen through an HDMI cable for a few weeks. Before that I was doing the same thing with the big screen in our living room for months. I got up one day and wanted to plug it in but I kept getting a message saying no signal. I had had it plugged in the night before and it worked just fine. Yes, I checked to make sure it was on the right setting, HDMI 1. I also tried plugging it in the other HDMI slots on the tv and it didn't work in those either. It is doing the same thing to our tv in the living room and it just doesn't make any sense. The only thing I can think of is that my computer has some kind of driver that just needs to be updated or something but I have no idea which one. HELP PLEASE!

A:No signal message when laptop is connected to Hisense TV through HDMI cable!

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I have been using an HP Z display as an ext monitor, connected to my Pavilion 15 notebook using the hdmi port.  Following an update 2 days ago, the monitor no longer receives a signal from the hdmi port.  (I know the monitor and cable are ok as they work on another laptop). Any help or suggestions how to resolve this issue will be great!

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My laptop's screen goes black when I connect it to the TV via a HDMI cable, however this is completely new as it used to work fine. I can still watch things on my TV but I have to look at the TV screen where text comes up quite small and it makes it hard to do stuff, so I was wondering if anyone would know why my laptop's decided to start doing this, and how I can get it back to both screens working at once? The volume and everything else works ok, it's just a bit annoying is all!

I have Windows Vista Home Edition, not sure of the details, but I got it just when Vista first came out.


A:Help needed: Laptop screen goes black when HDMI cable is connected

do you have your drivers set to "clone mode" in your CP? (the bit where you set up multiple displays

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Hi Guys. I have a gateway sx2802 desktop with a HDMI out port which I am trying to utilize. However, I simply cannot get any type of response when hooking it up to my HDTV through the HDMI port. I tried updating my video driver, pressing Win+p and changing to extend, but it doesnt work, it always reverts back to PC only. The PC works fine and I dont think there is anything wrong with it. I dont seem to able to find any help on gateways site either. I know this is a low end PC but what Im trying to do should work, shouldn't it? Thanks


A:no video or audio through hdmi port?

I know this was 6 months ago but i just had the same problem and someone at work told me how to fix the problem.Go into your DISPLAY SETTINGSThere should be a picture of two monitors.Click on monitor 2 Then click on Identify monitor and check the box extend the desktop onto this monitor.Click ok Done

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With Windows XP SP3 I was able to transmit audio which was digital and sometimes multi-channel to my Denon reciever through the HDMI output on my motherboard; I was also able to simultaneoulsy display my computer through that same HDMI connection through my Denon reciever and on to my my Toshibe LCD TV.
But when I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit the HDMI audio was very limited (only 16 bit 2-channel @ 48,000 Hz) and can only select it when the reciever is on (which makes sense, but it's anoying to have to go into sound properties and switch to HDMI if I started the computer before the reciever, I hate technology trying to pretend it knows what I want it to do, it should just be able to do what it's told.) Then, when I turn on the TV this message comes up (which I would see when I was using XP but it didn't change anything):
An HDMI-to-DVI display connection has been detected. In order to hear audio on your HDMI based TV or display, you will need to have a seperate audio conecction from you computer sound outputs to your TV or audio equipment.
However I'm not using the DVI at all I just want to use the HDMI into HDMI because that's the way it's supposed to work because HDMI is supposed to handle both and I shouldn't need to use another cord when I'm already using one that does both.
And so then my sound no longer works but my computer shows on my TV.
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A:Onboard HDMI won't allow HD Audio & Video

My motherboard (Biostar) just released an updated bios for this very issue, I would start with Gigabyte tech service.

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I see on the forum that this has been a problem for a long time but I don't see where anyone has figured it out yet. If I missed something please enlighten me.

I built up a computer to use with my HDTV. A Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 MB loaded with W7x64. Audio and sound worked fine when it was being set up with a RGB cable and an audio lead from the green sound jack. When it was taken to the HDTV and connected with an HDMI cable there was no longer any audio at the was 'killer' but sound was dead as a doornail. Have spent hours fooling with it and hoping someone might have a solution while I rest my tired brain tonight!

It lists two audio drivers. 1) ATI High def audio and 2) Realtek High def audio. (Don't have any idea why it had two audio drivers-?) Both are operating properly. I suspected that maybe by having two audio drivers maybe there was a conflict so the Realtek was disabled as it showed no HDMI setting. The ATI is active and HDMI is selected presently, and no audio at the HDTV. The sound bar indicators in the computer ATI display indicates there is an audio signal there but the HDTV is not receiving it..
Any Ideas? Thanks in advance

A:HDMI Cable/Good video/No audio

First, you don't have to disable the RealTek. The ATI High Def is the correct audio for HDMI. In most cases when you connect the HDMI cable to the video card, Windows will automatically change the "default audio playback device" to HDMI (from "Speakers"). In a few cases that doesn't happen automatically and in those cases you must manually change the default playback device to the HDMI.

Connect the HDMI cable then check the default audio playback device in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound panel. If the HDMI is not set as the default device, make it the default device and then see if you have audio (this all assumes the TV's HDMI input is working correctly and the HDMI cable is good).

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Does HDMI do the same thing ans the red yellow white cords. I have a new Surround Sound System(Samsung 1000 Watts) and idk if HDMI does the same thing as the red yellow white cord. And do HDMI cords send audio to the T.V or no?

A:HDMI vs Regular Audio Video cords

hello XxKOLOHExX
the cables you are talking about are composite cables (meaning the Y running video R and W running audio...)
HDMI is different in that the signal is completely digital and most of the time encrypted..
while composite cables are analog...
HDMI contains all the cabling needed for A/V with the option of using true HD sound completely digital
and as long as your TV is HDMI compatible it should display Video...
for more info you can look here
HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
for RCA A/V
RCA connector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hi all

I hope I've chosen the right forum area to post this to - please let me know if I haven't.

I'd like to be able to utilise our Panasonic 42" plasma as our Dell PC's monitor both for audio and video and upon suggestions received from friends have recently purchased a 10m HDMI cable to connect them as they're in different rooms. In addition, I also purchased a switcher that has two ports because we currently connect our Panasonic DVD Recorder (DMR-XW380) to the television via HDMI but unfortunately the television and DVD Recorder only have one HDMI port each (ie nothing spare for PC also).

So yesterday I connected the cable to the PC HDMI port and then directly to the TV HDMI port just to test them on their own, but had no success. I altered the PC's monitor output to Digital TV (and then the second time around tried it as dual output) and then on the TV selected the input method as PC (perhaps I should have chosen HDMI?) but the TV screen was blank whereas I assumed I would see the PC's desktop on the TV. I also altered the resolution on the PC's monitor to 1024x768 (from 1920x1080) which from what I understand I also needed to do?

Anyway, the upshot of it all is that I have no idea what I'm doing ( clearly ) and would be really grateful for some help/pointers as to where I go from here and what I should be doing differently.

Thanks heaps in advance,


A:Solved: TV as PC monitor (audio & video) : HDMI

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Hey guys, just wanted to check if anyone has experienced this issue. Specs are below:

ASUS z97-A motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 (running on stock)
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1866
i5 4690k (running on stock)

There is very alarming crackling audio when I use my PC via my video card's HDMI slot. On some bootups it's non existent and on some, it is terrible (I'd say it happens 50% of the time I start my computer). Motherboard sound is fine. I tried hooking my monitor to vga and using on board sound and I have not noticed the cracking happen when I go that route. But I really wanna game in HDMI because I find the quality a lot better.

I have tried flashing my BIOS, uninstalling nvidia audio drivers, install latest motherboard chipset and network drivers, using different HDMI cables, disabling on board sound via BIOS but have had no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
UPDATE:On one of my bad boot ups, I ran the latency checker and I am seeing it spike through the roof. Below is a screenshot:
imgur: the simple image sharer

A:Cracking audio via video card's HDMI port.

When you use the HDMI audio, the audio is generated by the on-board audio chip in the Video card. The regular PC audio is not used. Thus the problem mostly points to the video card and/or the drivers.

The DPC latency is terrible and shows a major problem.

Run the Resplendence Latency Mon program and maybe it will pin point the problem.

I would also reseat the video card, install or reinstall the latest video drivers and look for any other running programs that could be causing the spikes.

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

BTW, here is how to post screenshots on this forum, from the forum tutorials.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I just installed Windows 8 Pro on a new machine.

I carried over my HD7970 from my old Windows 7 machine. I had absolutely no issues with audio in Windows 7, but Windows 8 has been a huge pain in the ass.

I have two displays, an HDTV connected through HDMI and an older LCD connected via DVI.

All my audio comes through the TV. In fact, I've disabled the onboard audio device on the motherboard. So I am strictly using the Radeon card for audio.

One thing I noticed is that the Audio tab in the Catalyst Control Center says "Your displays do not support audio...", but it shows my Panasonic TV in the Playback devices. The playback does work, but I get weird mutes.

If I go full screen in Youtube or Netflix the sound mutes for like 30 seconds. When I do ANYTHING (change tabs in Chrome, click a link, move windows around in a VM) on the other display, the sound mutes for 30 seconds. I basically am unable to do anything on my other display while something is streaming. It's irritating beyond belief.

Does anyone have a solution for me?

A:HDMI Audio issues. Full screen video mutes (and more).

Well, for a while my problem was solved. I uninstalled the Realtek drivers (since I wasn't using the device) and reinstalled the AMD drivers and all seemed fine for a while. But I just started my computer up after I had put it to sleep and it's doing the same thing again, even after a restart.

Going to reinstall the AMD drivers again.

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I just got a new laptop and HP tech support has not been able to solve my problem so I am turning to you guys.

The audio and video has a glitching/lagging effect when I am connect to the internet via WLAN card. But it is not the internet itself; because whether I am watching/listening to something over the internet or watching a DVD from the dvd drive, or listening to something from an outside source (USB stick)--as long as ther is an internet connection running in the background I have this problem. About every 60 seconds staticy noise and slight lagging in the video occur and lasts for about 4-6 seconds. This will continue for as long as I am trying to watch or listen to something and being connected to the internet. However, as soon as I turn off the wireless adapter (with a switch on the front of the laptop, or by manual disconnecting) the problem goes away instantly.

I have downloaded all the latest drivers for the soundcard, WiFi adapter, and the video card. Still having the problem. I am wondering if it is a hardware conflict or if there is a program conflict when connected to the internet. I have no idea!

Sound: Altec Lansing speakers ; Conexant High Definition Smart Audio 221
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
Network adapters: Broadcom 4322AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n WiFi adapter
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Thanks for the help!

A:Audio and video lagging when connected to the Internet

If you are running Vista, make sure you update it to SP1

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I have an HP Pavilian dm4 with windows 7 and a I5...i have been using the hdmi cable with no issues until recently. Now the video will show up on the screen, but i do not have sound. I have tried switching cables, and double checking every volume is on and there is no mute activated but still no sound.

any ideas?

A:HDMI audio issues from HP laptop to tv

Check the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel Playback section. With the HDMI cable connected the HDMI should be set as the default playback device. If not, set it as the default and see if that corrects the problem.

Normally, when an HDMI cable is attached the PC will automatically switch the default playback device from the "Speakers" (PC sound) to HDMI. If its not doing it, there could be a problem with the Video's audio drivers as a first start.

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 20 All-in-one 3043, running windows 8.1.  I bought it specifically because I liked the way you can set the 20” monitor up on the desk in a small space and also have a computer function, but I need to extend the video to a Samsung monitor.  The HDMI port on the 3043 computer is an in–put only port and for some stupid reason is the only display port on the computer. 
After three days of figuring out that the HDMI port is in only and messing around with adapters, I have been able to get a j5create USB to HDMI video adapter (jua250) to extend the video to a Samsung S22C300H monitor.  However, when the adapter is plugged in, the audio on the Dell 3043 cannot be heard.  The speaker controls are not muted, and the speaker control windows act like the speakers are working.  If the USB adapter is unplugged, the audio starts coming back through the computer speakers.
The brain trust at Dell technical support tells me that the computer is “sending the audio out to the adapter”, thus no audio on the computer speakers.  j5create support said they are unavailable after I was on phone hold for over 30 minutes.
All three USB 2.0 ports on the 3043 act the same way.  I tried the adapter on my HP notebook, running windows 7, USB 2.0, and it did the same thing……..extends video, but stops projection of audio through the computer.
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A:j5create jua250 USB to HDMI video adapter stops audio projection

Try disabling digital audio output on the sound device.
edit: or failing that, right click on speakers icon on your right lower corner, select playback devices, click speakers, click set default, click OK

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I am having a bit of problems when connecting my computer to the tv with hdmi.

I have a Acer Aspire TimelineX 5820 TG notebook laptop with hdmi, and its connected to a piooner vsx-lx53 receiver which is connected to a sony bravia 52 kdl-52nx800 led tv.

The problem is that i get picture but no sound. Cant find any hdmi out in playback devices. My laptop is almost brand new (bought in june 2010). It has a ati mobility radeon hd 5650 graphic card. Sometimes i can use the sound with hdmi but that is very rare. Have tried installing newest video driver for my graphic card and audio drivers from realtec with no luck.

Have tested hdmi with other computers to my home theater system with both audio and video. My home theater system is set up by professional from the shop that i bought i in, and they say the problem is within the computer.

I hope somebody can help me with my problem.

A:Having problems with hdmi audio

Go to the Sound Panel/Playback and RIGHT click in an emptly area in the Panel and then LEFT click Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices and see if the HDMI audio shows up.

I saw the same question about the HDMI audio on a review forum for this model. I couldn't find anything that confirms whether it has HDMI audio and if it does how to get it.

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So I have some strange problems when using an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to my TV.

The basics of my situation...I have a Sony VAIO laptop with Windows 7. I have two Sony Vizio TVs.

Up until about a month ago, everything was fine. I would regularly use an HDMI cable to plug in my laptop to my TV and watch movies, either DVDs, streaming from Netflix, streaming from Amazon instant video, from other streaming sites, or from my iTunes library.

Suddenly, something is wrong with the audio. I can't get audio on my TV from ANY video. That's the strange part. You know when you adjust your volume, and there's a little 'ding'? I can hear that. The audio is working. But any VIDEO with audio...nope. Silent. Not even YouTube videos. I've contacted Sony, and they wanted $50 to try and diagnose the problem over the phone. My warranty is out, so I can't take it to BestBuy or back to the manufacturer. I've done my research, but it seems like I'm the only one who's ever had this problem?

I've messed around with my audio settings on both my TV and laptop. I don't think the TV is the problem, nor the hdmi cable (I have two, and they are clearly not defective). I am just so dumbfounded why it won't play audio from any videos. HELP. Please. I've updated my computer and my sound drivers....I have no idea what to do anymore.

A:HDMI audio problems

Do you have sound when not plugged into your tv?

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Dear Sirs,Because of some problems with an engineering programme I had to install again Windows 10 on my laptop. The Windows version is the same of the one installed on the laptop when I bought it. Before the installation the laptop's audio with HDMI worked well, but then, while the video with HDMI keeps working well, the audio goes out directly from the laptop, as the cable wasn't connected. I tried to enable the HDMI connection from 'reproduction devices' but I'm not able to do this because it's like the cable isn't connected, and the icon of HDMI connection appears like grey. I tried to refresh the audio's driver but it didn't work, then I tried to download and install from the hp website the latest version of those drivers but neither this worked.Can you help me? The laptop is quite new and I would like to solve this problem without using 2 different cables to connect also a speaker with an aux cable because the HDMI doesn't work as it should.Thanks in advance,Martina.

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Hey everyone,

I am not sure which forum I should put this thread as I am having multiple issues, first and foremost being these hangups so I put it here.

So I have basically built a new computer, but I am still using the old PSU and now I'm wondering if that is the culprate? My case, CPU, CPU fan, video card and motherboard are all brand new. I am still using my old hardrives and everything else is from my old build.

I am getting random "Max Headroom" style glitches. Look up Max Headroom on youtube if you don't know who he is, and you will see exactly what I am experiencing. It sounds like it's going to crash for a second, where the audio loops really fast, and the video will freeze along with it.

Now I read somewhere that using the onboard sound may cause these things to happen and indeed I am using the onboard graphics. Could that be the case? I had a soundcard for my old setup but it was PCI and my new board doesn't have PCI, only Xpress. So for now I will be using the onboard sound.

I also think that maybe it's related to my CPU fan or my power supply. I have checked my power supply via one of those power supply checkers and all the lights work, unless it's giving me false readings I am pretty sure the PSU is fine. But what is weird is the CPU fan keeps speeding up and slowing down like every 5 seconds, which I'm pretty sure isn't normal. I'm not sure if it's because it's not getting the power it needs or if it's the fan itself doing that or e... Read more

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I have a Sony VAIO VGN-AR390E laptop. It has a SigmaTel High Definition Audio device and an Nvidia 7600 GT. My HDMI audio doesn't work and I have tried for hours today to get it working again. It previously worked just fine in Windows Vista. I am connecting it to an Integra 7.8 receiver which has video pass through via HDMI to my Mitsubishi WD-73737 monitor. I have tried connecting straight through to my TV with no luck in the audio department, and also to someone else's TV with no luck in the audio department. However, a different laptop's HDMI audio worked just fine. The image is displayed correctly though.

Today I tried uninstalling my current nvidia drivers (195.62) from laptopvideo2go and installing 2 different sets of video drivers provided by Sony for my laptop that are a bit dated now. No luck. I uninstalled and re-installed the current audio drivers by Sony. No luck. I also tried the previous version of the audio drivers without joy too. I also installed the Intel chipset drivers too without luck. When I go to the control panel and click sound and properties, I am setting the HDMI/SPDIF output to default and disabling the speakers/headphones option. The speaker icon in the taskbar shows the sound levels going up and down while playing material back- but I can never hear anything. I've tried the 44khz, 48 and 96 options, and Dolby Digital, DTS checked and unchecked and nothing makes a difference when I'm trying to test them. Everything used to work with my r... Read more

A:Lost HDMI Audio in Windows 7 on Laptop

NVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop)

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Okay, so this has happened about a few days ago.  I used to be able to connect my laptop to my tv through hdmi and watch and listen to content through the tv.  But for some reason, the sound only chooses to play through my computer, even though it is connected to the television.  I can get my tv to display everything that my computer does; it just does not play any of the sounds from it.  I tried going into control panel and sounds to try to enable sound for devices outside of my computer, but it does not recognize my tv as a connected device.  What is wrong?  Is it the drivers for Windows 7 or something else.  It worked just fine last week, but it stopped feeding sound to my computer a few days ago.  Please let me know how I can resolve this issue.  Thank you.
Operating system: Windows Home premium
Laptop: HP Pavilion dv7-4087cl

A:My Laptop Won't recognize TV as an Audio Source (Hdmi)

My first suggestion would be to try a new HDMI cable. If you cannot do that, try detaching and attaching the HDMI cable at the computer and TV.
Finally, Right click the speaker in the system tray, select Playback devices and disable your computer speakers.

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After uploading newest drivers, scrubbing my clean install of various generic audio and video codecs, drivers, devices and tools, I had spend about 4 hours of my life trying to get audio to work using a device that worked under XP MCE 2005.

Enough being enough, I weighed the costs and purchased a Galaxy GeForce GT220
for about 90 bucks at that local big box store. Sure I could have saved about $20-30 driving about 30 minutes each way in winter wet weather... I wanted audio over my home theatre system and I wanted it now.

First I downloaded the newest drivers available, installed the card, ripped out the default drivers and installed the new set.

Peace of mind, 7.1 sound, priceless.

I'll use that other card in my office where the silence of a passive card will be more appreciated.

Luck to others!

A:Problems with ATI HD 3450 Audio via HDMI

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with the 3450.... I am sure though that we could have helped sort it out.

Anyway, you got your audio and are happy so...

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I have been searching all over for this problem, but cannot seem to find a solution anywhere. May suggestions though.
I have recently built a new pc, based on the Intel DX58SO Motherboard, sporting 2x XFX Radeon HD5750 1GB graphic cards. When I first installed W7 64 bit the onboard sound worked like a charm, and I could choose between digital output (optical), Digital output and speakers as my audio devices.

All worked fine, and I was using three screens, Two benq 24' displays, and one Panasonic pt-a 4000 projector connected through a Denon 1909 AVR receiver. All connected with DVI cables, plus an optical cable input to the receiver for sound. Worked great, only minor bother was that I had to change the default audio device whenever I wanted to play using my headset connected to the 3.5 jack on the computer.
One day I had the bright idea to plug in the receiver with an HDMI cable, instead of an HDMI to DVI cable, and when I did so there was a change in my Audio devices, suddenly realtek HDMI output was the only choice available, and it worked fine when watching movies with the receiver and projector, put I could no longer have sound directly from the pc jack, or the optical output.

I have tried to disconnect the HDMI from the graphic card, enable onboard audio in bios, delete all drivers and reinstall them, even reinstalling windows, but still I cannot get any other audio devices than the ATI HDMI Output. If I disconnect the HDMI cable it says I have no audio device... Read more

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I have a Bush 37inch Lcd tv (IDLCD37TV07HD) and i am trying to connect it to my computer. Svideo works fine but using a dvi/hdmi cable i get no sound from the tv. I have read that dvi does not support sound, but my graphic card specifications seem to indicate that it should.

I also have the Ati Hd sound drivers installed, though i do not see an option to use them anywhere.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this? I have read the other posts here that I could find related to this. the TV only looks at one input at a time so a separate audio feed isnt possible. I know i could run speakers off the pc onboard audio but would prefer to use hdmi for the sound if at all possible even if i have to buy a new graphics card.

Other than that it is a pretty standard winxp pro system - 2gb ram E6600 chip

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Solved: hdmi/dvi audio problems

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The OS is Windows 10. When I plug the hdmi cable, the image works fine, but SOMETIMES the audio comes only from the computer speakers. The tv is not listed in the playback devices, even though the disabled and disconnected devices are ticked to be shown. A restart appears to solve this temporarily. I've been trying to find a pattern (guessing it was some kind of interaction with the headphones jack, or maybe having the tv off at the time of plugging the hdmi in, etc), but I've failed so far. It looks totally random to me. I've also updated the drivers, etc Any suggestions? Thank you

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So yeah, I use a HDMI - HDMI cable to my laptop whenever I want to watch DVDs on it.
It used to be that the audio would work, but now that does not seem to be the case.

I've tried rolling back to previous versions but to no avail.

And yes, i've lurked through all the previous threads but to no avail.
The default audio device has been set to the TV's, the HDMI audio has been enabled and i've tried everything. Nothing

Please Windows 7 forum guys, you guys are my only hope!

Here are the specs

Acer ASPIRE 4741G
Intel Core 5-460M processor 2.53 GHZ
4 gig ram
Windows 7 64bit Home premium

A:Need Help : Audio won't work when I attach my HDMI cable to my laptop

found this info for you,give it a go and let us know how it went
- Click on the "Start" button
- Click on "Control Panel"
- With the Control Panel in "Control Panel Home" view please click on "Hardware and Sound"
- Where it says "Sound" in green letters there are three options below that are in blue click on "Manage Audio Devices"
- This will bring up a window labeled "Sound"
- On the "Playback" tab there is listed the sound options available to you. One should read "Digital Output Device (HDMI)" Click on that.
- There should now be a check mark on that option.
- The Sound should then play through your HDMI hookups to the TV.

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Alright, so a while back I used to have windows 7 beta (7100 build) and used to connect my laptop to tvs via HDMI. pretty simple stuff, plug in and you adjust the image fine no problem.

I upgraded to the Release Candidate and unfortunately was unable to get any display via HDMI to my TV anymore. I tried fiddling with all the settings on the NVIDIA panel, resolution settings, color settings, output format, different configurations, unplugging and plugging back in, different HDMI cables, different TVs, all to no avail. I concluded the problem must be with this new windows 7 but since it was early, I assumed that I should wait for the official release before I start complaining. Today, I installed the official release of Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit) and discovered that the same problem occurs. No matter what I change, I don't get any signal from the external monitor I use. I change several cables and several monitors with the conclusion that it has to do with windows 7.

I have installed the latest drivers from NVIDIA for my graphics card (GeForce 8600M) so I don't know what my next step should be. If anyone has any advice or past experience with this, please let me know so I can figure this out. I would prefer not to use my VGA cable coupled with audio out (which does work).

So, does anyone know why HDMI to any external monitor displays no output? No video nor audio is transmitted even though the monitor is detected on the computer. Thanks.

A:HDMI video out problems

Welcome to Seven Forums Maniax89: How does everything look from your device manager point of view? Any problem devices? Sounds like you have tried just about everything, yet something is not right. So just to make sure I understand you correctly you no longer have any signal coming out of your HDMI port?

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I have an HP 15-f233wm laptop connected via HDMI to an AOC 2476WM monitor.  I have set the monitor as the default playback device with the volume on the laptop and the volume on the monitor both set to max.  I can see the bars going up and down indicating that there should be something coming out but nothing is.  If I switch the laptop speakers back to the default playback device the sound plays just fine.  I have also tried using an audio cable to go from the headphone jack on the laptop to the monitor, no luck.  Both of these are off the shelf Wal Mart products.  Any help is appreciated.

A:No audio on monitor connected to laptop

Hi, Is it the following monitor ? It does not have any speaker, how can it produce sound ? Regards.

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The laptop I have is a HP G60. It has a HDMI output on it to connect to the HD tv. The problem I have is that I cannot play my 1080P or 720p movies. When they are played it studders. It acts like it just cannot do it. When I purchased it I was told it would play them with no problem.

System specs are as follows:

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

Model HP G60 Notebook PC

Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM

System type 64-bit operating system

Number of processor cores 1

Total size of hard disk(s) 320 GB

Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Total available graphics memory 1695 MB

Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB

Dedicated system memory 0 MB

Shared system memory 1631 MB

Display adapter driver version

Primary monitor resolution 1366x768

DirectX version DirectX 10

Any info of help would be greatly appreciated. It is very frustrating, and my wife definitely will not let me build another htpc for my bedroom right now. So it would be nice to get my laptop to work.

A:Laptop with HDMI port that will not play HD video??

Try installing K Lite Codec Pack. in custom mode.

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I have AMD Phenom X4 desktop running Vista 64 bit with 4GB Ram.
The Graphics Card is ATI Radeon HD 3200 with 780G chipset.
The monitor is ASUS 23.6" HD ready monitor with HDMI input.
The Card also has HDMI output but when i connect the monitor with HDMI cable the resolution suffers, images are blurred & the screen size reduces. I have black borders on all 4 sides. The only good thing is color intensity increases.
The driver s/w version is 8.531.0.0
The monitor works well in VGA mode & tested it with other HDMI inputs - it works well there.
Just the HDMI output from PC has problems

Any suggestions as to how i can get a true HDMI video & full screen?

A:Re : HDMI Video problems With ATI Radeon HD 3200

the radeon 3200 is an integrated video solution. how much ram is set aside for the video right now? you should have the option in bios to allocate more ram and if so, allocate 512mb or as much as you can. secondly, download the latest software drivers from amd: Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM

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Hey everyone,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (Build 7100) from Vista (32 bit) and am having trouble getting audio from my HDMI out port.

I am using the Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset and have upgraded to the latest available driver but still no luck.

I have attached a screen shot of my device manager and my sound devices with the HDMI plugged in - there is no option to select the HDMI as an audio device.

Any ideas?

Appreciate any help!


A:Windows 7 - HDMI out no audio - Intel HDMI audio

Try to set the SPDIF as the default audio device. That might work.

If it doesn't, try updating audio driver.

At last, as you said, your GPU driver is the last one, still, the problem might be right there. Usually, when the device manager shows the HDMI audio as functional and it still doesn't work, it's probably a GPU driver issue.

Try switching your GPU driver to older but stable versions.

On my case, nVidia drivers area always a pain in the *ss, so, when I successfully find a good and stable driver I stick with it for a long long time.

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Hi there

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I just bought a new laptop and it has an hdmi output on it. It is only an average laptop so the graphics card is pretty basic- i think its just the standard intel one.

When i connect my laptop to my 42" lcd screen and run it just off the TV, the video plays fine but about every 10 seconds or so it goes jumpy for a few seconds then back to normal.
however if i connect them and run both screens- the image on the tv is much smaller but plays fine. i'm thinking that when its outputting a larger image- that is causing the slowdown cause my graphics card can't handle it.

is there anyway to produce the 42" image without the slowdown?

thanks for the help


A:Solved: Output Laptop to LCD Tv thru HDMI slowdown

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Hello, everyone. Newbie here.

I've been having a problem lately. I enjoy watching movies and playing games on my laptop, so I bought a USB/HDMI adapter, hooked it up to my TV and it worked fine for a few months. Lately, however, I've been experiencing tremendous lag with the Video (Sound works just fine). It's particularly bad for movies and animations (like Youtube, for example). I've been trying to figure out what might be the problem but to no avail.

Here are my specs:

TV: Dynex DX L40 10A (Up to 1080i, I think, but normally 720p)

Adapter: SIIG Display Link 2.0 (HDMI to mini USB, with a mini USB to USB cord)


Toshiba Notebook
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual Core Processor 220 GHz
369 GB of free space on Hard drive (out of 435 GB)
3 GB of RAM (2.69 GB usable)
32 bit operating system

I've been playing with the screen resolution and I bought a different USB/HDMI adapter, but neither worked. I'm not sure if it's a problem with my flash player, or the TV, or something else.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

A:Solved: Video Lag with Laptop connected to TV

Hi there.

It's possible that a Windows Update downloaded some drivers and/or files to your system that are causing the erratic behavior.

The problem with USB, however, is it suffers from bandwidth issues known to happen at random internals. It becomes more apparent when you are using USB for video, audio and sometimes even Internet.

Look into device manager. Do you see the hardware listed at all? Here's a link to the support tool (below)for your product. Download it, install it,
run it. See if that helps.

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Hi all,

Here's my setup: Nvidia video card>HDMI out to Sony Home Theater System>HDMI out to Samsung HDTV. I use this to get 5.1 LPCM surround sound for video games. It worked fine until I did a firmware update on the Sony unit. Now, the HDMI audio is greyed out in Windows 7 audio playback options. Nvidia Control Panel sees the device as audio compatible, but Windows does not.

Audio DOES work if I connect a different display (through the same system). I connected an Acer computer monitor and everything worked normally. It also works it I connect it directly to the Samsung TV. The Sony unit works on its own or with the Acer monitor connected. When the monitor is connected, Nvidia Control Panel sees the home theater system as Sony AV System and Audio Playback reports SonyAVSYSTEM. When the Samsung TV is plugged in, Nvidia CP sees the home theater system as Sony Digital Display and Windows audio just says the cable is unplugged (doesn't report anything). I'm getting picture with this setup, but I can't even select the audio option.

I'm going crazy at this point, I have Sony working on it from their end and Samsung insists it's not their fault. Is this a Windows problem? I find it strange that Nvidia CP can recognize the unit and marks it as audio-capable, but Windows says a cable is unplugged. I've tried all recent driver options for both Realtek and Nvidia (Betas and stable). All drivers work the same under different connections described above. That the ... Read more

A:Nvidia HDMI "not plugged in" (greyed out), video, but no audio

Although you are having some type of issue with the audio, its really an issue with the Video Card, since the Video card generates the audio for HDMI. If I understand your post, you are only concerned with HDMI audio and not the regular PC's audio (which is separate and thus the RealTek has nothing to do with it).

If you haven't done it, install (or reinstall) the latest NVIDIA drivers for your video card and see if that helps.

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So recently I tried to connect my Acer Aspire V 15 laptop into a screen using HDMI. The video worked, but the audio did not play through the tv speakers.

I tried...
different screenDifferent HDMI cableRestartingReinstalling Audio/Video DriversUpdating video/audio driversAudio TroubleshooterInstalling generic driver (Microsoft Basic Display Adapter)

But then when I manually updated the Intel Graphics Driver OVER the generic driver, I finally had audio.
Just thought you guys might want to know since there's a million other ways to fix it on google. Or maybe I read them wrong... Ah well.

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I'm trying to hook up my TV with my computer, and for the most part it's working. The video goes through and I get how to control it and everything. The only thing not working is the sound.

I'm using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and like I said the video is fine. Also, when the cable is plugged into my boyfriend's laptop, the sound comes out of the TV.

So this must mean the problem is with my computer specifically. Although, this computer is only a month old, so I wouldn't think anything is out of date.

I have no idea what's relevant, so I don't know what to post screenshots of, but I've read tons of other threads with the same issues but none of their solutions seem to work for me.

A:Realtek HDMI Output ATI HDMI Audio -Not Plugged In-

Info on your computer would help. We can only talk in generalites or suggestions without it. In most cases, if you have a full HDMI port with both audio and video, when you plug in an HDMI cable Windows changes the default audio playback device from the "Speakers" (your PC sound card) to "HDMI".

In your case the ATI (now called AMD) should be the device that is feeding the video and audio.

As your PC is only 1 month old, the PC vendor's tech support should be the ones to call since you haven't been able to find a solution to date.

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Hi, about 2 days ago I turned on my pc and many weird things started happening...
first it took a lot of time for the explorer.exe to load, so the desktop or taskbar didn't appear until after maybe 10-15 minutes. Then, the taskbar looked really weird, it seemed like it had been cut horizontally, so you couldn't get to see the whole lower part of the taskbar (and it wasn't the screen size config... since I tried changing that and it didn't work). I thought it might be some kind of virus, so I opened Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I got the following message:

Run-time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Then also I noticed I can't paste anything anywhere... or drag things, so I can't copy paste things or cut-paste things... then since yesterday I no longer have a taskbar... and I also can't use the search function (not even when I go into My PC and click on the search icon... a frame appears on the left, just as it should, but it just stays blue)
Also, when I go into taskmanager, and go to processes the Username under all processes is blank (except for one: Inactive process... under SYSTEM) when normally many of them were under Administrator and others.
And finally, I can't open windows media player... and when I open iTunes i get the follow... Read more

A:windows explorer problems, audio/video problems, vbalsgrid6.ocx problems...etc.

no one? please?

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Hi, about 2 days ago I turned on my pc and many weird things started happening...
first it took a lot of time for the explorer.exe to load, so the desktop or taskbar didn't appear until after maybe 10-15 minutes. Then, the taskbar looked really weird, it seemed like it had been cut horizontally, so you couldn't get to see the whole lower part of the taskbar (and it wasn't the screen size config... since I tried changing that and it didn't work). I thought it might be some kind of virus, so I opened Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I got the following message:

Run-time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Then also I noticed I can't paste anything anywhere... or drag things, so I can't copy paste things or cut-paste things... then since yesterday I no longer have a taskbar... and I also can't use the search function (not even when I go into My PC and click on the search icon... a frame appears on the left, just as it should, but it just stays blue)
Also, when I go into taskmanager, and go to processes the Username under all processes is blank (except for one: Inactive process... under SYSTEM) when normally many of them were under Administrator and others.
And finally, I can't open windows media player... and when I open iTunes i get the follow... Read more

A:windows explorer problems, audio/video problems, vbalsgrid6.ocx problems...etc.

someone help.. please?

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Hi, I'm having a problem. I've tried everything I know of or could find in a couple days of searching.

Since installing a new power supply & video card, my PC is having frequent slowdowns. The mouse will freeze for a few seconds and then teleport across the screen, typing text (like this post) will have occasional freezes and then catch up, etc. In online gaming (City of Heroes) the video will stutter. Also, the sound stutters, both in the game and when playing system sounds and MP3s. Ingame, the sound and video both stutter at the same time.

My first thought was heat, so I installed a program called RivaTuner to let me see the video card temperature. It hovers around 36-37 degrees celsius when web browsing, and has risen as high as 44 degrees while gaming. I haven't gamed for more than two consecutive hours yet, so it may go even higher. That said, the fans seem to be doing a good job of removing the heat, and the problems are about the same regardless of temperature. According to what I've read, for a video card anything under 60 degrees is good.

I opened the device manager and uninstalled the old video card driver. There were no hardware conflicts and DMA was not disabled. DirectX is updated to 9.0.

Drivers: the new video card came with a CD that installed nv4_disp.dll, which Windows XP says is unsigned. On the off chance the card didn't come with the latest driver, I downloaded the most recent one I could find from the MSI website, but it... Read more

A:New video card causing video, audio problems

You are using an AGP video installed with a PCI express video card?

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I am new to this forum. I have searched for related problems here but did not find anything relevant, my apologies if this is a duplicate. What follows is a copy of a message sent to VIA (in Taiwan apparently):

I seem to be having some issues with your VIA High Definition Audo drivers in an Asus K60IJ-series laptop (purchased in 2010). The driver version is dated 09/07/2009. It works fine on its own but when I try to add an external audio device to the system, I run into problems:

- I was not able to make a Toshiba Bluetooth Stack (driving a Kensington K33902 dongle) produce any audio: Windows will not let me set the bluetooth-connected external audio device (Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter, provides no Win7 drivers) as a default device while you drivers are installed. If I remove your drivers and allow Windows to install its default drivers instead, I can now choose the Bluetooth device as default but still get no audio out of it, nor out of your VIA audio chipset either (it seems the generic Windows drivers are not compatible with your chipset).

- Am having similar problems with a Creative Digital HS-1200 bluetooth headset: the headset is automatically set as default when the Bluetooth interface is plugged into USB port, but the default can't be changed, and Windows Media Player complains that there are no audio drivers for it (it appears OK under Device Manager)... YouTube continues to play through the VIA despite. The headset works fine on a... Read more

A:Laptop audio problems possibly involving built in VIA High Def Audio

Hello sybernut mate this is the site where you need to go to get drivers the Windows feature is not something I am a fan of and find it is far better to get the drivers straight form the machine's manufacturers site or the device in side the machine site. - in the manual section it tells you how to set up Blu tooth stuff. The drivers are all there - I am linking to the Asus K60IJ notebook form your specs.

Now if you want in depth details of the components see this
Using HW Info
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.
Use Part B: (see pic for an example - I have shown you my RAM you need to click on one of the +'s until you find the Blu tooth info probably Network)

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Hello quick question so i'm clear and to see what you would suggest.

I have a new upgrade LG 55 inch 4k TV connected to my PC via HDMI to GTX970 I've read this TV supports audio also via the same HDMI cable plugged in to my video card. I'm a huge gamer.

Right now I have a X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card connected to a 4.1 Logitech setup w/sub. I've been using this for years and it works great for surround sound when available and EAX is always a plus SO whats my benefit to 86 the 4.1 and just go HDMI?

In that case I lose the 4 speaker setup correct and just use audio from the TV?? I can't see the advantage for this unless i'm missing something big. I don't use SPDIF output or the Dolby digital or DTS encoder from the card I assume all that you need a receiver.

Can I use HDMI output for audio and STILL use my 4.1 speakers? I don't want to invest in a receiver or anything like that at this point. What would you do if you were me? i'm at work now but I read if I go into the sound properties/playback devices I can choose HDMI output? I'm curious to see how that works.


A:HDMI cable for audio or keep my 4.1 w/soundcard? need help w/HDMI

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. e.g. HDMI or Speakers (your sound card). HDMI audio is generated on a sound chip in the Video card. You don't have all the options you do with a Sound card.

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hi all,

I have my media center PC connected to a Sansung LCD TV through an HDMI cable.
Everything works fine; the PC detects TV and both audio and video travel through the HDMI cable from PC to TV

The problem happens when I turn the TV OFF and ON. In this case, the video is back but not the audio. This can be seen in the "playback audio devices" in "control panel", the icon that represennts the sansung speakers via HDMI dissapears.
Any idea of what to do? I got the latest video driver, which also deals with HDMI audio but no luck at all...


A:HDMI audio problem when connecting LCD TV to PC via HDMI

This is more of a HDMI handshaking issue than a Windows or driver issue, and a very common occurrence. Sadly if you do a Google search using "hdmi handshake no audio" for the search terms, you'll get lots of results but very little in the way of how to solve. About the best solution I came across is this one,

*Official* Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 thread - Page 271 - AVS Forum

A lot of that thread deals with the Asus Xonar sound cards, but there is also quite a bit about the no audio in general.

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Am I correct in assuming that an HDMI-ready video card takes care of it. I just want to be sure that I don't need an HDMI mobo too. Thanks.

A:Do I need an HDMI mobo too, or just an HDMI video card?

Which graphics card?

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Hello guys!

I recently ran into a problem with my main LCD TV(I need to replace the power supply.) I use that LCD TV for my desktop computer, and right now all I have is my laptop. I use synergy to control both computers. However now it doesn't matter because I cannot see the desktop portion. Is there anyway for me to output my desktop computer to my laptop monitor?

Both my Desktop and Laptop have HDMI input. I also have the HDMI cord on hand right now I just don't know how I'd go about setting it up. I'd like to use synergy to control the desktop AND have it's output be on the laptop until my power supply arrives and I can fix my TV.

A:Solved: Output Desktop HDMI to Laptop (which has HDMI input)

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Okay one day i turned my computer on and all audio or video seems to want to lag on me. Whether it is something through a media player or something from youtube it will lag. I was wondering if anyone had a solution.

I posted a hijack log if that will help anyone thanks.

A:Laptop audio and video lags

update drivers..?
and clean up the computer...

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Hello Tech support forum,

I'm not sure if this is the proper thread, please forgive me if this is not the correct thread and point me in the right direction.

When I'm using my laptop it freezes temporarily for 2-3 seconds with no programs running. The laptop, when running video or audio from the hard drive, the sound and video is crackly. I really want to remedy this issue, as it is very annoying. Please, Please, Please Help Me.

My Laptop is as follows:
Dell XPS MXC051
Intel(R) Pentium (R) M
798 MHz, 504 MB of Ram

Thanks for your time and attention.

A:Laptop Freezes for 2-3 sec., video and audio

how long has the freezing been occurring ,,was it after a hardware or software add or removal.???how old is your laptop? what size harddrive and how much free space available? any yellow exclamation or questions marks in Device Manager? what antivirus are you running and do you have a software firewall installed too?

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-209WM Laptop and I have an issue that is probably not huge, but it is very annoying. I connect my laptop to an external monitor, pretty much all of the time. I use this monitor (a Dell E177fp) as my main display in an extended desktop form. I like using the external monitor as my main display, and it is very convenient to have two monitors, but unfortunately this same issue persists, and has been this way ever since I bought my computer: whenever I have my laptop plugged into the monitor and I reboot, my computer boots up, showing the Compaq BIOS screen on both screens as well as the starting windows screen on both screens. However, once it boots up to the Welcome screen, it shows the logon on my Main display, but then the monitor is disconnected. I then have to login, wait for Windows to load all its stuff up, then press the Windows key + P until it shows the "Extend" option. Then I have to go into the Screen Resolution settings and reset the external monitor as my main display. Now it's not like this is a huge problem, it's just that I have to do this EVERY time I reboot. So my question is, is there any way to make Windows 7 remember that the external monitor is the main display? It's just inconvenient to have to deal with this upon every reboot. Thanks in advance.

A:External monitor connected to laptop; connection upon reboot problems

Has anyone found a solution to this yet?

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I just recently got my computer back from the shop with a brand new hard drive and Windows XP installed. Now for some reason, however, I can't play audio and/or video files. Whenever I try, I get the following message:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

0xC00D11BA: Cannot play the file

When I check my device manager, the following is listed under "Sound, video and game controllers:"

- Audio Codecs
- Legacy Audio Drivers
- Legacy Video Capture Devices
- Media Control Devices
- Video Codecs

When I go to "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" it claims that there is no audio device.

I've already tried the Microsoft Windows Update to see if there was something I was missing, but no such luck. My question is, are there drivers I can download somewhere that are compatible with my machine/system?

Thanks in advance.

A:Audio/Video Problems

Have you tried playing a sound file with a different program like winamp or foobar2000?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941387 MB, Free - 859070 MB; D: Total - 12378 MB, Free - 1513 MB; L: Total - 304573 MB, Free - 46310 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.0, Updated and Enabled

I am having both audio and video problems. When I first sign-on there is a lot of static coming from the speakers. Later as I watch videos sometimes the video will breakup and sometimes look pixelated (if that is a word). At the same time I usually get audio that sounds like it came from the washing machine. I replaced the speakers to no avail. I am not smart enough to go into the machine and do anything that would be like checking the audio. Also, does any of the above information tell you whether I can add another video monitor or not? Thank you in advance.

A:Audio video problems

I can only help with your monitor question.

The Radeon HD 5450 graphics card has three output ports, so it can run up to three monitors.
However, each of the three output ports are different types:

1. VGA (the common type of monitor port)
2. DisplayPort
3. DVI

Your second monitor, therefore, must be compatible with one of the currently unused ports on the graphics card.
For example, if you are currently using the graphics card's VGA port for your existing monitor, your second monitor must have either a DVI input or a DisplayPort input.

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I was watching an instructional video on how to build a wooden picnic table w/built in cup/bottle holders.  This problem has also happened with other videos. The audio/video pauses, starts up and runs for awhile and starts and stops again and so on through the video. It doesn't happen all the time but most of the time.  I have viewed the buffering status and it is ahead of the video.
Any help or suggestions would be great

A:Audio/video problems

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I woke up this morning and found my computer in power save mode, nothing unusual so I turned it back on and let it boot normally, however after logging in I found that my audio was gone (Speakers are working fine, plugged in and turned on) but the drivers are good and it is picking up on my driver and so on... But my video's are now choppy as well, I don't really understand the problem here and I have only recently got this computer so I am not really sure of its build and for the past 2 weeks it hasn't had any problems at all so I don't know what caused this problem.

Any information on this matter would be a huge help.

Thanks in advance.

A:Video & Audio problems, help?

did you already test at safe mode??

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Hi, Have new computer with vista. When listening online audio and video breaks up. Did have problem with old computer.

A:Audio And Video Problems

What type of connection do you have?

When you're listening to Audio and watching Video online its mostly streamed content. Like on youtube. if your connection is slow you won't be able to watch the whole video without any pauses unless you have a fast internet connection. Same with Audio on myspace and things a like.

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Hi there
So about a week ago me and my dad both upgraded our computers to windows 7. His being a laptop and mine being a desktop computer. My desktop computer works perfectly fine with nothing really wrong except there is an occasional freeze/delay when typing or clicking on something. Although, thats not why I'm writing (but if anyone has a solution please feel free to give me tips)

My dad has a Sony Vaio with model #: VGN-SZ483N
With a inbuilt microphone and webcam, furthermore the graphics card is a Nvidia go 7400
The problems that consist on my dads laptop after formatting to windows 7 is the following:
1. When trying to play games we get a error message saying that hardware acceleration is turned off or not supported by my video card and to update drivers. However, I have checked the HW Accelerator and it is turned on, furthermore I went to download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website and when I run the installation it says something on the lines of there being no drivers on the computer so it cannot continue. I also went to the Sony website for the particular model number and could not find a suitable driver for my problem.
2. Now the microphone does not work and makes a buzzing noise, after installing windows 7 we tried using skype to contact family, and they could not hear us. So I went into control panel and turned up the volume and boost etc and fiddled around with the settings but nothing helped. Also, when clicked on "listen to microphone"... Read more

A:Several audio/video problems with Win 7

for your first question, go back to the nvidia website and use the auto detect tool instead of picking your driver from a list.

what is the make and model of your sound card?

what is the make and model of your webcam? is it built-in?

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Hi folks
I have a Presario C502A Notebook and it runs ok except 1 problem that has been ongoing for most of the year. I have absolutley no audio at all and trouble watching video as well.

In the past I have simply used my system restore point to get things going again but all of a sudden my system restore points have vanished so there's no way of turning back the clock this time. I have looked through lots of forums, reinstalled drivers, installed the codec packs and apparently my audio and video devices are operating normally(according to the control panel)...well they're not.

Streaming videos (youtube etc.) just gives me a stuttered like picture. It's almost a strobe effect like Im watching the video in a nightclub. Even if I wait for the video to fully download it will not playback smoothly, still skips like almost watching a slide show. And of course there's absolutely no audio. I dont even get the 'welcome to windows vista' tingle when i boot-up.

If Im watching a video (through WMP) I've saved to the hard drive it will play for 4 seconds or so and then freeze. The cursor will contine to move along but the video will not. Again, no audio.

Would love to hear from anyone with an idea on this most frustrating problem.

Thanks guys!

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Hi, I am having problems when attempting to watch vidoes on my laptop (mainy youtube). I am also experiencing the same problems when watching vidoes on other sources online but I mainly watch vidoes on youtube. The video loads normally and the video quality is good. However, either the audio or the video, always lags and is out of time... which is very frustrating. There is sometimes static sounds coming from the speakers. This static noise and very poor quality audio is sometimes temporarily resolved when i change the "sample rate and bit depth". However, this issuse occurs everytime i click on a new vidoe. Also, the video can sometimes become j'erky' every 5 seconds.  I have tried a whole host of things (reinstall realtek audio speakers, change speaker software..etc) to no avail. Can anyone please help/advise on my situation if you can make sense of it? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Regards, Scott Esq. 

A:Audio/Video lag problems

Hi,For online video, please perform a clean install Flash Player:

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Hi. I have recently been having problems playing back any type of video file. The file will start playing for a few seconds then the playback will stop. If I double click on the progress bar the file will sometimes restart playback for a few seconds then stop again. Also, I have no audio playback on my PC.

I thought the problem might be codec related so I ran a toll called sherlock.exe which told me that the driver for Intel Indeo? Video R3.2 could not be located.

Any help in overcoming this annoying little problem would be much appreciated.

Sherlock.exe log:
Codec Reporting Utility Output Text
Date and Time: 17-Aug-2007 15:30:09

System Information
Operating System = Microsoft ? Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600)
CPU Descriptor = AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
CPU Clock Speed = 2009 Mhz.
Total Memory = 959 Mb.
DirectX Version = 9.0c
WMI Version = 2600.0000
ACM Version = 5.00.0

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A:Audio And Video Problems

Hey c'mon guys. Someone must know wtf is going on here. Please help


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Any time I'm watching a video of any kind, online or offline, the audio will randomly cut out for a long period of time. When the audio comes back the video will freeze until the audio catches up to where the video froze then both will play correctly until the audio freezes again. I don't know a whole lot about computers so if your suggestions could be broken down into steps and described in layman's terms it would be much appreciated.

A:Having some video/audio problems


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System Specs
Motherboard: ASUS A8V
Proc: AMD 3200 64
Video card: Radeon x700
Sound Card: SoundBlaster Audigy
RAM: 2 gigs Corsair XMS DDR 400
Hard Disc: 3 Western Digital Drives 40GbX2 300GbX1

Im getting a strange audio and video problem after about 30 minutes running all video gets choppy and games run poorly, a sound distortion shows up in conjunction with the chop. I.E when whatever game or program is running and starts getting laggy the sound crackles at every pause in the graphics. I replaced my old soundcard(was a SoundBlaster Live! 5.1) and the trouble went away for about a day then reappeared. This trouble began after my last total Format and reinstall, I have checked all my drivers for all my hardware and it is up to date, updating my chipset drivers also cleared the trouble for about a day before it reoccured. Anyone had this problem and been able to solve it?

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I've been having similar problems. I have defragged with Auslogic Disk Defrag, not just the one the computer comes with, I scanned with McAfee Security Center, and I have even installed an Advanced System Optimizer by Systweak. This problem has just recently started as well, and it makes my sound choppy as well as any video and mouse movements. My windows task manager shows the cpu usage jumping all over the place. Anywhere from around 3% up to 100%, but not usually going that high. When it spikes up its around 60-80%, which still makes my computer choppy.
here is the first screen of the sysspec program i d/l in the other threads i saw. i wanna provide as much info as i can before i start complaining.

here, also, is my windows task manager window.

i don't want this post to be too long , but here is the memory window from Sysspec:

and lastly, i guess ill throw in a picture of the processes or programs or whatever running based on the task manager. i arranged them based on the most memory being used, so someone smarter than me can tell me if i'm running too many programs...

i don't know what other information i could provide you with yet, other than it is a laptop. a dell inspiron 9400 that i have had no troubles with up until this point. i do have a lot of music files on it, but ive always had a lot and its ran fine. i dont really play games on it, but i do have quite a few apps, including windows blinds, weather channel desktop, aim, i... Read more

A:Audio and Video problems

oh yeah and sorry i forgot one more thing. i dont know if this is directly related to this problem but my screen saver seems to have a mind of its own. no matter what time i set it to (1 min, 10 mins, etc). it seems to only go on some times and sometimes it doesn't. i wouldn't usually mind but the whole point of the screensaver going on is so when you come back from idle it makes you put in a password. if i go away from my laptop, i want to be sure that it will go on and prompt for a password after rather than log off or switch users. its a hassel and plus the screen saver is really cool to watch. it seems as if all these problems just arrived at once and i dont know if its because my laptop has just been taking a constant beating with too many applications or what. if one of the TSF guys could help it would be a miracle, as microsoft does not help at all unless you ditch them out money, and talking to dell could end up being a full day affair, and i just dont have the time for that at this moment.

thank you so much

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I can not seem to get the audio and video synchronized when Adobe Flash is active. I am using Google Chrome and Windows Vista 32

A:Audio Video Problems

Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x86) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Calah at 2015-04-02 13:57:52
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Boot Mode: Normal
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Alright here's my situation:

I have a Core2Duo PC running Vista Home Premium 32 bit, hooked up to my TV using a HDMI cable. This has been working fine for 2 years now. Yesterday I decided to add some more RAM to this PC (4 GB instead of the standard 2 GB to be exact). I know 32 bit will only read 3 GB but I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit later.

Anyway I booted up the computer, worked fine of course, even watched a movie or two without problems. Then this morning I booted up the PC and I suddenly noticed the volume icon saying that there were no audio devices detected! I checked under Hardware and there are no audio devices whatsoever! So my HDMI cable is still giving me picture but no sound! Seeing as I'm using onboard audio I immediately booted into the BIOS and although I couldn't find a specific option that said onboard audio I did see something audio related being "HDA" (I assume HD audio) on automatic, the other option was ACRealtek97 or something. However it was enabled so no luck there.

Does anyone know how all of a sudden my HDMI cable isn't providing audio anymore? I even checked my Nvidia card which also stated that HDMI audio was enabled.

I hope anyone can help me, thanks in advance.

A:HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

hi and welcome to the forum's

Go to:

Control Panel > Sounds > Playback

Then click on HDMI sound and click on the Set Default button

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No sound.
Little speaker with the red 'x' appeared yesterday
I have gone through the whole update drivers circus to no avail, my laptop can't detect that it has speakers built in so it doesn't bother finding a driver for them.

This is where I am at:
- Intel Display Audio is the only driver installed for sound
- This means that sound works when the laptop is plugged into an HDMI
- When HDMI is not plugged in, the computer cannot find the built in speakers.
- I have Linux on this system and audio does not work there as well

I would call this a broken chipset, but the fact that the computer still processes audio with the HDMI cable attached is confusing me. Also, the 'audio board' for this laptop has 2 usb ports attached to it, and those both work fine.

Any help would be appreciated

A:No Audio Output Device is installed, HDMI Audio Out Works

Hi welcome to the forum

first thing i would check is the bios to make sure it is enabled.

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Currently I'm facing problems with working of video and audio function of my laptop. My laptop is dell inspiration n010. My operating system is window7. Now when we play with anything video and audio come up error message ,"Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file" I'm very tired of searching solution .


A:: video and audio function of laptop window7

You can mess around with trying to repair WiMP or you can download the free VLC player, which will play any media file without error. VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

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I have a HP-dv6 -6050 laptop, bought it last august. It was running fine up until a month or two ago. I don't recall what I did but I think it was the time I installed Dragon Age: Origins. Either way, I noticed some problems since then.
Firstly it became very slow...even deleting files took longer than usual even of size 18 bytes.Programs and folder would take time to launch.
Secondly, which is a big headache, audio and video files now get stuck every 3-5 seconds while playing them. It is there evn in VLC player.
I tried defragging, some kind of a memory test through diagnostic startup, and even returned the system to factory settings. Sometimes it seems to get better.. but only for a while.
Also, the graphic card switching mechanism seems to be a bit buggy. When I plug in the power source, the dialog box to switch the graphic card doesn't appear.
I would be very grateful to anyone who can help sort this out.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461760 MB, Free - 303702 MB; D: Total - 14874 MB, Free - 1828 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1657
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:HP Laptop slows down...Video and Audio Stuttering

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Hi, I have a non-working gateway laptop m-6335. There is no sound or video coming from it. I am not sure on what to do, I tried connecting it to external monitors but nothing. I'm not sure if it's a mother board problem or something, please, if there is any solution to this, let me know, because when it was working, it had some incredible stability. This computer power's on, and the power light and everything comes up, but it is only this problem. Thank you!

A:Solved: Laptop won't start, no audio/video

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