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background noise on media player

by spowers / July 22, 2005 12:03 PM PDT

Ladies & Gentlemen, I am new to mp3 and ripping but not new to computers. As I listen to the Windows Media Player it (that is the computer) is producing a rather loud steady whining noise equal to the volume of the playback.
Part of the problem is the volume of the recordings I just did came through rather low and I have to crank up both the system volume and the speaker volume.
I just was experimenting with iTunes the other day and I did not have a noise problem there.
The speakers do not seem to be the problem. The sound card is a Creative Audigy LS which is good. All parts are fairly new.
The system is a local build.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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You are probably picking up the noise floor of the sound
by Kiddpeat / July 22, 2005 2:33 PM PDT

card. You need more external amplification before the sound reaches the card. That's easier to do than replacing the card with a more professional design.

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volume of the recordings I just did came through rather low
by jcrobso / July 26, 2005 1:48 AM PDT

When recording keep the input level as high as possible with out clipping (overloading) the input. This will give you a good siginal to noise ratio. John

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