I've had a similar problem when someone has tweaked the audio settings on a PC and changed the 'environment' setting to something like 'auditorium' and there could even be an 'underwater' one. I can't remember the name of the software that does this, but you might want to check that there isn't something like that installed on your computer/s. Although, I'd imagine that the lab technician would have looked there first if there was!
--- In LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Green <anthony@...> wrote:
> I have a group who are going to be doing FCE in June
> The lab where they will be doing the listening has the CD drive on the
> spanking new server.
> For reasons which I am unable to understand, the sound that goes through to
> the student headphones (or a speaker connected to the server) sounds as if
> it is slightly underwater, making listening quite tiring.
> The lab technician claims this is a weakness of the server technology, but
> that sounds a bit lame to me
> Has anyone come across such a problem and resolved it, or have a server
> where the sound is as good as it is on a normal PC?
> Any other suggestions?
> The setup is Microsoft Windows Server 6.0 SP2
> Many thanks for any help you might be able to give
> Anthony Green
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