Chapter 14. Troubleshooting Sound

What You’ll Learn

In this chapter, I’ll show you:

• The new sound architecture in Vista

• How to troubleshoot your sound adapter

• How to fix video that has no audio

• How bitrate affects sound

• How to disable onboard audio and use a third-party sound card

• How to isolate a speaker problem

• Where all the mute and volume controls are in Vista

Troubleshooting Sound

Have your speakers gone mute? Is your system deaf to input from your microphone? Don’t worry; your computer hasn’t gone permanently Helen ...

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