Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble

Dodle

Member
  • Content Count

    32
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Dodle

  • Rank
    Newbie

Computer Information

  • OS
    Windows XP Professional
  • CPU
    Intel
  • RAM
    1GB
  • Graphics Card
    Nvidia
  1. I want to build a program that will allow me to quickly mute and un-mute the mic, but I am a newbie programmer and don't know where to start looking for information on how to do this. I want to first start off by making a simple command line app that can accomplish this. Where can I find information on how to access the microphone controls through C++ code? Here is an example of what I would like it to look like: Output of the command line: The mic is muted. Type 'm' to mute, 'u' to un-mute: Edit: I have found this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sy...honevolume.aspx But as I said, I am a newbie. I haven't worked with the Windows API before, I don't know which libraries to use or how to use them. If anybody wants to point me to a good tutorial, I would appreciate it.
  2. I have always used iostream to print to the command line in my programs because that is what I was taught from the tutorials and books I have read. But when I was talking about it with my brother who is a C++ programmer, he was not familiar with iostream. He told me that he uses stdio.h, I think he referred to it as standard input/output. So I did some looking around and found a "hello world" tutorial using stdio.h and was wondering which would be better for me to practice. Is one more preferred in general? Are there any benefits to one over the other? #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { cout << "Hello World!"; return 0; } #include <stdio.h> int main() { printf("Hello World!"); return 0; }
  3. I got two message on my Skype yesterday from a contact that was not in my list. If you get this message it is a scam, do not click on any of the links. I did a search on the URL that they posted and all the info I could find on it was about it being a scam. Here is the message: ****************************************** URGENT SYSTEM SCAN NOTIFICATION ! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !! (link removed for protection) For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser ! FULL DETAILS OF SCAN RESULT BELOW ****************************************** WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected malware on your computer ! Affected Software: Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection / Unexpected shutdowns Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair utility immediately Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below ! Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction. (link removed for protection) For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser ! [10/11/2009 7:01:34 PM] Online Notification: ****************************************** URGENT SYSTEM SCAN NOTIFICATION ! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !! (link removed for protection) For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser ! FULL DETAILS OF SCAN RESULT BELOW ****************************************** WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected malware on your computer ! Affected Software: Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection / Unexpected shutdowns Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair utility immediately Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below ! Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction. (link removed for protection) For the link to become active, please click on 'Add to contacts' skype button or type it in manually into your web browser !
  4. Please list some free/open source software that you find useful or fun that others might not know about. Recuva: Data recovery software Rapid Environment Editor: Easy to use environment variables editor KatMouse: Enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel Revouninstaller: Advanced utility for uninstalling applications and cleaning leftover files VirtualCloneDrive: Virtual CD/DVD ROM that allows you to load disc images Broadcaster StudioPro: Stream webcam & video files (avi, mpg, wmv, etc.) to the web Ext2fsd: Mount Linux formatted partitions to Windows Pysol Fanclub Edition: An excellent suite of solitaire & mahjongg like games CamStudio: Excellent screen recording software with audio support Ninotech Date Edit: Change the "created", "modified" & "accessed" dates of your files MediaInfo: View detailed information about media files Unlocker: Find and kill processes to delete locked/in use files
  5. I'm sorry my terminology is a mess. The sound device that is having the issue is not actually a "card". It's built into the motherboard. I have installed a separate pci sound card (can't remember the manufacturer) temporarily until I can get the built in device to work. That is IF I can get it to work.
  6. Thanks, I was hoping it wouldn't come to that. But, you are right, they are not expensive. My in-laws have to worst luck with computers.
  7. My father-in-law's dvd/cd burner has quit burning. As far as I know it still reads cds and dvds, but when trying to burn it always exit with an error. I've tried using a firmware update from HP's website, but it doesn't work. The only one that is available is is for the dvd840i model, which is supposed to work for the other models. This one only says dvd840 on the front, but in the hardware profile it says dvd840x. My last resort will be to do a fresh Windows install, but I wanted to see if anybody had any suggestions before I did that. I've tried different burning software: Windows Media Player, Windows' burning wizard, some freeware software, and Nero. Here is the log from Nero: Can anyone find anything in here that I may be looking over?
  8. The sound card does not show up in device manager. There is no volume control since the device is not recognized, even if I try to add new hardware from the control panel. I've got another gig of ram on its way from newegg.com, but I know that doesn't have anything to do with the sound problem. I've installed a pci sound card temporarily. But, since it is an mATX board, would rather use the onboard sound and use the pci slot for something else.
  9. I have just bought a brand new Biostar G31-M7 TE because our Asus P5LD2-VM always overheats. So far the new Biostar is keeping the CPU around 15Celcius, which I am very happy with. When I first installed the new motherboard the computer would not start up. I soon found out that the ram/cpu combination (533mhz/800mhz) would not work with the mobo's chipset, which was very frustrating. Luckily I had a 256mb stick lying around that worked. So we've gone from 1.5Gb ram to 256mb ram :(. The problem that I am having right now is that the sound is not working. I have tried installing the driver from the mobo's driver disk and Biostar's support website, but neither works. According to Biostar, the board uses the ALC662 sound controller. The only option for sound controllers in the BIOS is 'Azalia', and it is enabled. I tried using driver agent to see if it could find a driver for me. It tells me that the driver is installed, but the hardware is disconnected. I hope that I am wrong, but this sounds like a bad piece of hardware to me. Or could the audio driver from the old mother board be causing problems. It had an ALC882 audio controller. Does anyone else have any ideas? Thanks
  10. False alarm the file was corrupt.
  11. Suddenly all of my computers cannot play MP2 audio. I am trying to play some home videos encoded as MPEG2 video with MP2 audio, but I cannot hear any sound. Other types of files work, such as AVI and FLV. I have the correct codecs and filters installed, and everything was fine a week ago. I have no idea what changed. Does anyone have a clue as to what may be wrong? Edit: Same goes for AC3 audio. If I play a DVD on my pc the sound works fine.
  12. I just built a computer with a P4 mainboard. Everything works great except the case's front USB panel. It has a different pin configuration than the board. The case is from an older compaq. Below are some pictures of the different pin configurations. I've found plenty of information on the pin config for the motherboard, which seems to be more common. But I cannot figure out the layout on the case. Is anyone familiar with the case's so that I can hook up my USBs?
  13. I looked up the monitor that it came with. Apparently it's called DFP, for digital flat panel I guess.
  14. I just bought an older Viewsonic flat panel monitor and it has a strange video cable that I have never seen before. It came with the adapter pictured below. The opposite end is DVI-Male but I have no clue what the visible side is called. I need to find an adapter like this that converts to a VGA-Male, but since I don't know what this connection is called I don't know what to look for. If all else fails, I'll try to find a DVI-Female to VGA-Male and have two adapters connected to the same cord. According to reviews that I've read, it's hard to find a DVI-F to VGA-M adapter that works right.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy