A couple of weeks ago, i recieved and invitation from a RL friend to join her webcam/audio chat via Trillian. The video chat worked fine, but when she began sending audio a loud, screaching noise came from my speakers.
I shut Trillian down, but the noise remained, so I restarted my computer.
upon the computer restarting, i found that it would not play sounds from trillian, media player, DVD's or any other application I could find. frustrated, i gave up.
bored today I opened Yahoo Messenger (the actual program, not trillian), and like usual, the sounds weren't working. For some god forsaken reason, i decided to enter a yahoo chat room (using the yahoo messenger program) and I was greated with some fool yacking about this or that in the chat room.
This was exciting news! my sound card was working! Then DING! an IM. I quickly opened up media player, and played a MP3, it too working perfectly. The sounds in every app i could think of were working, as intended.
Out of curiosity, I closed the magical yahoo chat room, and, to my dissapointment, all sounds immediatly ceased. So I opened up another chat room, and Ta-DA! sounds are back like they never stopped.
Now, i have no desire to have a yahoo chat room going, everytime i want to hear a sound on my computer. Does anyone have any idea What the... is going on here? I'd really like to get this straightened out.
I have a compaq laptop with the dreaded SoundMax audio device
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance,