moderated Re: VLC Revisited

David Griffith


I am not at all familiar with that Mixer but have you looked at the default Windows  Sound Mixer to see if the application driving your mixer is there?

You would also need the application from which you are expecting an audio output to be running.

You would need to see if the volume levels for it are normal if that is the case.

Just press windows R and type Sndvol and enter.

In fact you can do this just by  pressing windows key and typing sndvol into the search box.

Then tabbing will navigate you to each of the applications running and show an individual volume level for each and a mute /unmute  check box.


If the application is not there it sounds like you would need to consult your mixer hardware sound properties.

David Griffith




From: <> On Behalf Of Judy Redlich
Sent: 05 April 2020 18:31
Subject: Re: VLC Revisited


Okay, Here’s what I need to know, related to this story:

I used to use a UCX client for answering work phone calls from home.  When I uninstalled that to use, suddenly now no audio comes out of my computer when I try and use my  quad capture mixer and headset.  In fact, when I plug in my headset, hooked to that mixer, no audio works.

You can either respond on the list, or email me privately at jredlichspeaks@...


Thank you much.



From: <> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: VLC Revisited


Haha, nice. I had a feeling you should check that actually, but maybe I never sent a message here about it. I don’t know what would have changed the  setting either but, I think I have seen things like that happen before.




From: <> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: April 4, 2020 5:09 PM
Subject: VLC Revisited


I thought I  would just post to say how I had resolved my VLC difficulty.

Some may recall last week that out of the blue VLC suddenly refused to play any media for me.

Altering   settings in VLC, including adjusting volume made no difference.

I therefore uninstalled and reinstalled VLC – still no difference.

I then had to install WinAmp to provide a replacement for the  last week.

Tonight I suddenly remembered that I had not checked the Windows Sound Mixer.

I typed sndvol after pressing the Windows key.

Sure enough when I came to the VLC slider  in the Windows Mixer I found that VLC had been set to 0%.

I changed this to 100%  and VLC suddenly blared back to life.


Quite what had happened in Windows to set VLC in the Sound Mixer to 0% is a complete mystery to me. I am the only person using this PC and I have been nowhere near the Windows Sound Mixer since last year.

Some errant electrons have obviously strayed where they should not stray.

Anyway I have VLC back working again and thought I would post this in case someone else encountered this or a similar issue.

David Griffith.





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