iTunes uses QuickTime for audio playback. QuickTime and iTunes often default to using Direct Sound, which may lead to sound distortion during playback.
To correct this problem, you need to tell QuickTime to use “Safe Mode” (waveOut only) as the playback device.
To change the settings, make sure iTunes is closed and proceed as follows:
Open QuickTime via Start, Programs, QuickTime, QuickTime Player.
For QuickTime 7, click on the Audio tab. Under Devices, click to select Safe mode (waveOut only) and click on Apply.
For earlier versions, click to select the Sound Out option, and under Choose a device for playback: click to select waveOut:Windows’ preferred device or waveOut:name_of_soundcard
Click the Select Audio Playback and Recording Devices button to open your windows audio control panel.
Set both devices to match the name of your sound card. Click OK.
Click OK in the QuickTime settings, then close QuickTime.
Reboot your PC
More recommendations can be found on Benchmark’s guide for configuring Windows-based media players.
Considerations about (24-bit/192kHz) playback formats can be found in the ‘24/192 Music Downloads‘ article.
Keep in mind that Airplay only transmits at 16/44.1.
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My remarks on the Philips SLM5500/00 product are:
1) make sure you register the product through the SLM5500 setup procedure first (and do not do this from your PC)
2) make sure you have a stable and strong wifi signal on your SLM5500 (unless it is using a wired connection)
3) disable stand-by energy saving features on the PC that runs the Philips Media Manager (PMM)
4) if you want to enjoy Internet Radio, then make sure you have a stable Internet connection: high bandwidth (broadband) offered by a reliable ISP
5) the Philips Media Manager (PMM) was eventually replaced by TwonkyManager to support iTunes playlists.
my iPod peripherals – JBL speakers
Here is a list of speakers that I use or have used with my iPod classic and iPod nano (4th generation):
Canon n1240u Scanner
This lightweight scanner is powered through the USB port, and requires no AC Adapter.
easy to use
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Electronic Mail Tutorials
If you need some advice on what messaging is all about and you have the time to read, then check these links:
About.com electronic mail articles: A Beginner’s Guide to Effective Email
Netiquette by Netiquette
The HelpWeb guide (mail, news, ftp, web)
CyberNetiquette Comics by Disney Online
Ome Wil punt NL (Dutch help pages)
512 Mb RAM – 60 Gb Disk
Installed Operating System:
Home Edition Service Pack 3
weak wi-fi performance – bulky
BIOS-versie: TOSHIBA Version 2.10
Celeron 1 GHz
128MB + 256MB
15GB 14″TFT DVD
Installed Operating System:
Initially this system comes with Windows XP Home Edition, however, it was upgraded to
Professional Edition – Service Pack 2
excellent price/quality value
Archos Zip Drive
PC Card, IDE / EIDE
100 MB – 3.3 MBps