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Weird Technical problem - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
Weird Technical problem
 I am using an older Panasonic DVD recorder to convert VHS tapes into playable DVDs. Today something odd happened.

I cannot get any sound from the  2 most recent DVDs. The various DVD playing software (MPH-HC, VLC, even the included Windows Media Player) have been updated.  They can all play DVDs created by the same DVD-Recorder yesterday with sound. The software programs can play all other files (even vob files) with sound. so I know they are not muted. And I rebooted several times.

The 2 most recent DVDs will play in[personal profile] xlorp 's laptop with sound (using the same software) and of course can be played on DVD machines with sound.

My first thought was codecs!!!, but I don't even know where to start when it is something that impacts so many different programs. VLC comes bundled with its own codecs, so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling MPH-HC and VLC with no luck.   As a test I downloaded two other free DVD players -  BlazeDVD abd KMPLayer and they too are having problems with just those two DVDs. But all the other machines in the house can play the DVDs.

edited: just to be safe I downloaded k-lite and also ran gspot - it says the proper codecs are installed.

edited: even weirder I checked the sound controls and the "speakers" show there is sound (the sound bar is moving up and down). I also updated the speaker drivers.

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