No SOUND. Definite Codec Problem. Help!
Windows XP. Two systems, same problem, one has a Realtek AC'97 audio driver, the other has a RealtekHD (an EEE PC). Here it is:
So just to get this out first, EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS. The computer is "hearing" the sound, the software is sensing the signal--I know this because it seeks and shows RDS data. Everything is working up to the point where I should be able to hear it. But no...
Additionally, and strangely, when I go into the control panel -> sounds and audio devices -> the the "voice" tab, I can do a "test hardware" for voice recording which allows me to hear the signal as if it were coming through the mic. But that's it. The only way.
Now HERE is the biggest symptom of the issue. Even though I can select the USB Audio Codec as the recording device, when I go to volume control (playback, recording) it has no options and everything is grayed out. Same in control panel.
Brand new. Installed everything per instructions. to troubleshoot I have already installed on two computers and the problem repeated itself.