No Audio from Source/Record-Window
I bought a 844/Xe Compaq 1.7Ghz Dual-Xeon with 2Gb RAM, 1x 34GB IDE, 1x 34Gb SCSI and a 10x 36Gb SCSI 160 Disk Array (360GB) from a distributers show-room. First I had a problem with scsi-bios (Int 13) and the 6. disk the connection was not 100%, I rearranged it with a piece carton taking pressure and all worked fine.
I have also the 1. generation Media 100 Power Macintosh 9500/150 that works with Adobe Premiere 4.2, but is not in greater use. Because Media 100 is a fine stuff I bought 02/2013 the 844/Xe that is also a nice machine for the eyes.
Now I have a problem with playing audio from Source and Record Window.
All plays and I see at the audio-master window the green levelmeter jumping up/down, but I get/hear no audio noice output.
I made a Windows XP install that repairs the existing installation, I installed the audio driver, 844/X software/driver new, I made in 844/X Hardware Test a hardware-reset, nothing helps.
I think it is the result of a DivX Codecs/DivX Player/Converter installation I made some weeks before.
I remember that warning message, that this installation cut harm hardware, but I was not aware of what will happen. I later deinstalled it, but nothing get better with Audio in Source/Record window.
The last thing I can do is a Windows XP clean install and set up the Compaq hardware/software new. But this way I loss the Boris Red 3 GL software, that was a older registered download installation, I have no install medium.
If a specialist know a solution, I will thank him from heart.
I know this thread is a million years old and hopefully you have found a solution already but...
...how are you monitoring the sound? All the XLRs out from 844/X are digital only, so if you are running them into an analogue mixer there won't be any audio. Looping through a deck and taking analogue audio out of the deck will work, as will running through a converter.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for you help, I have no solution until now, but knows the way over the XLR digital output to a deck or converter like Motu V4HD or any other digital converter/deck to get sound.
On the other side, I dislike having such a problem and will find a solution.
I have no answer to the problem but I'm sure it has something to do with the audio transver with the Soundblaster PCI that uses PCI slots - connected with the Genesis cards - to play it over the Speaker/headphone connected to the Compaq 844x computer.
Something has happened with the internal PCI connection to the Genesis cards. I have reconfigured the bios, take out the cmos battery to let forget the cmos memory, but nothing was successful in any way.
I also found inside the 844x Test program the secret reset/backslush menu and tested it out, without success.
I ask me if the PC has to manage internally to much Interupts (IRQ), but using less taking out some hardware did not help in any way.
The last solution is to buy a used old system and take another Genesis card in, but if this is also not helpful (I believe it isn't!), what the hell is the problem with the Compaq PC?
I formated the PC, installed Windows XP and 844x new.
I also installed a newer version Adobe After Effects 6.5 Pro that is compatible to the 844x 3.01 version - and I get audio to the speakers with After Effects 6.5. I can import/export 844x Projects with 6.5 and use all build in functions that can handle 844x footage/projects.
If someone has a idea about the problem with the PCI Audio, I'm thankfull.
Glad to hear you are moving forward with it.
There is no way to play 844/X sound straight through the computer though. It needs to have an external mixer/speaker set-up. Your Compaq is probably absolutely fine, you're just trying to do something that 844/X was never designed to do :D
If AE is playing stuff back fine, I would rule out a problem with the computer.
All the best,
No solution found.
But I bought at ebay a second used Seagate 36,4 Gb SCSI harddrive that was shipped from Israel for at all round about 60$ and partitioned it as "Project I:" for fast access the 844/x, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Encore 1.5 projects.
Encore 1.5 burns successful DVD-Video on a 2009er Sony DVD-burner (DVD-RAM, DVD-R RW, +-R +-RW and more possible) with the 1.5.01 update batch from Adobe website.
That works fine.
Because as Ben Brownlee mentioned - I got audio from playing After Effects 6.5 PREVIEW - I think the "No Audio in 844/x problem" has something to do with
- Genesis cards
- 844/x Software 3.01
I have NOT the message "Audio performance problem...".
All drivers are installed.
Perhaps is the onboard audio at the Compaq mainboard configured for a shared us of audio resources???
I think I must life with that problem.