WinAmp introduces hiss during playback, although Cool Edit Pro does not

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by fan, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. fan

    fan Guest

    I use WinAmp v5.13 on a WinXP Dell Dimension 8400 system with an SB
    Audigy 2 ZS sound card.

    I record some programs off the internet using Total Recorder, which
    saves them as CD-quality WAV files. When I play the WAV files using
    Cool Edit Pro, they're nice and quiet. However, when I use WinAmp to
    play those same WAV files, WinAmp introduces hiss.

    Why does WinAmp introduce hiss during playback, when CEP does not? And
    more importantly, what can I do to prevent the hiss when playing back
    with WinAmp?

    Thanks for all suggestions.
    fan, Feb 11, 2006
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    HC Guest


    Change your output plugin (CTRL+P in Winamp). It's been a while since I
    troubleshooted it, but I believe you have a choice of DirectSound and
    Nullsoft WaveOut. I've seen some situations where one worked and the
    other didn't.

    Does the problem happen with a third player, say, Widows Media Player?

    HC, Feb 11, 2006
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  3. fan

    fan Guest

    HC, thanks to your advice, the problem is now solved.

    The solution was to Ctrl+P, as you suggested, but not to change to
    Nullsoft WaveOut but to leave it on the DirectSound output, which was
    already chosen. Then click on Configure, and under Device, it had
    Primary Sound Driver. When that was changed to SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio,
    the audio cleared right up!

    Thank you *very* much!

    fan, Feb 12, 2006
  4. fan

    NRen2k5 Guest

    Try changing the output plug-in WinAMP is using. Make sure your
    soundcard has the correct and most recent drivers.

    - NRen2k5
    NRen2k5, Feb 12, 2006
  5. fan

    NRen2k5 Guest

    Very weird. Good to hear it's fixed.

    - NRen2k5
    NRen2k5, Feb 13, 2006
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