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Old 04-23-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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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
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

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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