I hope that this information is helpful in my pursuit of a solution. I have found a common thread between my issue and that which my neighbor now has as well. I just found this out last night.
At the request of a sibling who was affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on the East coast, I was told that I could view the damage from their TV broadcast site in North Carolina. They only use a keyboard and it is Web TV (Phillips). I don't know much about the unit they use except they tell me it is not a computer. I went to the site and viewed some video right after they called me as it is on their TV station. The video appeared to be taken from a helicopter and had little audio but mostly video of the areas damaged.
My neighbor who also has family at Virginia Beach also viewed that site after I gave the "www." to him and he is also encountering identical problems as me with You Tube audio/video in slow mo, the Windows jingle audio staticky and sounding like a 'hoarse throat' and in slow motion audio and the keys on the keyboard that normally make a sound are now making a 'crunching' sound or like that of a "cymbal" instrument.
The site which I don't want members to click on and get a problem, lets say is http://some_site.com
My neighbor and I both viewed this site almost simultaneously and now have the identical issue as described above.
I have used my Outlook, IE, burned CD's, DVD's, did a M$ word document and all is normal except for this sound issue.
I use Kaspersky and Prevxx Edge and have for years and had no problems.
When I go into Device Manager...'Sound Game Controllers', everything indicates operating OK. All have listings under Properties including 'Legacy' Audio (my notebook is a toshiba M 50-MX 5 xpsp2), however under 'Realtek' multimedia audio there is nothing listed under its 'Properties'. Is this normal?
I am wondering if something got corrupted there by this site viewing?
I should say also that when I watched this I hooked up my external A/C powered speakers as the audio was so poor. BTW, I don't have a restore point.
I indeed hope to resolve this issue and not have to go to a tech. I called my sibling and they don't know about computers and said their web tv is viewing this broadcast fine with no 'glitches', mind you they don't use the unit that much like a regular computer.
Thank you for your time and interest.
(I am not a techie)
I just went back into 'Sound Game Controllers' and there now is properties listed for 'Realtek' and I find that Realtek is the Default audio. When I go into the Sounds in the CP...it shows 'asterisk'.....etc. (should this key with asterisk on it make a sound when pressed as it does not?)I have again tried a You tube different one and still same issue. I hooked up a microphone and did a test to hear the sound of my voice and it is slow, garbled and hoarse???? Just thought that I would add this.
Edited by newbie geek, 16 November 2009 - 01:06 PM.