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Old 04-23-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
Delph
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Default I can hear, but cant be heard

I downloaded Ventrilo last night and got this message:

"Unable to activate DirectSound for selected device.
DirectSoundCaptureCreate failed. HR=DSERR_NODRIVER. No sound driver is available for use".

I am able to hear movies on my pc and when I tried to use Ventrilo, I could hear the other people online and hear the sound effect as they left the room. When I hit the lower left control button my speaker icon stays red and I can't be heard.

Why am I getting this message about the sound card and why can't I be heard?
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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that message indicates a problem with the microphone. let's make sure it's working in windows first:

(the microphone must work here before it will work with any voice-comm program)

Windows XP
Control-Panel / Sounds and Audio / Voice Tab / Test Hardware Button
or
Start / Programs / Accessories / Entertainment > Sound Recorder

Windows Vista/Windows 7
Programs / Accessories / Sound Recorder / create a recording then save it
Windows Media Player (WMP) / playback recording

Windows 8
Windows Control-Panel / Hardware and Sound / Sound - Manage audio devices / Recording tab
Select the current Midrophone device / Set as Default / Properties / check the levels in 'Levels' tab / check the effects in the 'Enhancements' tab
Goto 'Listen' tab / select the proper 'Playback' device / click the 'Listen to this device' box and click 'Apply'
Speak into the mic and listen for playback / check the Levels and Enhancements again to adjust the sound
When setup is complete, un-check the 'Listen to this device' box and click Apply
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in vent setup, set the input device to enable 'use directsound' then set the name in the dropdown box to the mic.
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