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j7n last won the day on March 27 2020

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  1. Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones soundtrack Do not look up anything related to this brutally epic film, no covers, no music titles, if you've not watched it. Spoilers are everywhere. In fantasy computer games armies and heroes also fall like flies, but it never feels so visceral that I have to look away. Another good film set in a fantasy world is "The Witcher" (2019). Do you actually listen / watch music from YouTube? I find it a chore to find acceptable quality uploads that do justice to the piece for forum threads like these. Even if I had a modern computer I wouldn't rely on a heavy website.
  2. The driver has some unused baggage from Creative Labs consumer products with too many DLL files. But the positive aspects outnumber the flaws. The sound mixing service seems strongly "decoupled" from Windows, and can be recognifigured and restarted, as is sometimes needed when games eat up all the channels, it patches into the basic "Wave" sound well to allow for 22-24-bit accuracy (at 48000 Hz), loopback in the mixer can be lossless, sound streaming is ultra stable with zero glitches. The driver package works much better than M-Audio on XP/2003. Before E-MU dissolved and the people went to Universal Audio, they released a fixed "beta" driver that works around WinNT6 quirks, and made it compatible with x64 with more than 4 GB of RAM.
  3. Is the information entirely encoded on the EU certificate itself because the barcode area is so large, or just a serial number for searching in a database as it is with various smartcards? Well, politics, medical advice and personal difficulties are off-topic on a technology forum. Such debates could quickly overwhelm the forum, make it look "unprofessional" and cause division among members.
  4. The disk still gets corrupted, and shows up as a 5 GB unformatted volume. This happens after a cold boot, when it should be as blank as possible. As far as I understand nothing gets carried over from the previous session anyway. Rebooting does not bring it back to normal. I can't access it as a physical disk to check what is written on it when it is broken. I had an NTFS volume with a dozen directories and a blank swap file. If I get rid of Image in registry, the disk seems to work. A swap file gets created on it. From the instructions I understood that I must prepare it in advance, but apparently not.
  5. Yes, but setting it to the audiodg process or the parent service doesn't improve the sound unlike what I expected. It should already be acceptable because the default priority is 15.
  6. Some people think the ban is on specific keywords, others think it is on the amount of text, and others still think that it is caused by not watching the video (downloading it externally). Tomorrow the rules might be different, and trying to comply with them is a waste of time. Apparently this has been happening for a year or so; there are Reddit posts and videos on the site itself. If YouTube wanted posts to be more concise, they could have reinstated a limit on symbol count. Recently a couple short comments I made went through. In a sense, interaction with YouTube feels "human", which I do not appreciate on a computer. "It" senses certain characteristics of me, forms an opinion, but does not say everything he thinks, avoids or rejects me, and leaves me guessing. Do anyone of you have a channel where I can post and know where the comments end up, spam box, or nowhere at all?
  7. I am able to kill the process. Attempts to start audiodg.exe does nothing, it does not run. It is normally started by AudioSrv.dll under Local Service account. Turns out the process has a protection related to some kind of unneeded DRM! Setting HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Audio\DisableProtectedAudioDG =1 allows to change the priority. I can see it increasing from 15 to 24 in Process Explorer, but it does not appreciably affect the reliability of sound output. On the other hand, E-MU 0404 functions well under x64 with 8 GB of RAM! (Driver 2.3 "Beta", PatchMix 2.2.) It did not work under x86 PAE. ASIO is reliable and bypasses Windows. Still I would like to have the "Wave" playback working for common programs.
  8. I am experiencing unstable sound under NT6.1 x64. If I open a process that causes a high load or runs at high priority (such as Task Manager), the sound drops out. I'm not surprised because it also happened on another PC. Apparently sound is no longer processed in a driver but in a normal process. I want to try to increase the priotity of audiodg.exe which is how I always approached sound issues in the past. If I try that, I get an error "Access denied". I don't like that I don't have access to things on my computer. How to fix it? I am logged in as Administrator, no UAC. Perhaps I can give more permissions to the Administrator account? I found some reports of other users increasing the priority, but they didn't mention any additional steps.
  9. Every Direct3D game uses 100% CPU with V-Sync, which is necessary for good visual quality. They are not necessarily "old" games relative to the age of WinXP. This leads to inability to run any background tasks on single core without stuttering or crackling sound. OpenGL works correctly. Some older games even run at high priority, which makes the problem worse, to an unresponsive keyboard. Those games need to be patched. The current layout of YouTube uses CPU whenever its tab is in the foreground. It's but one example of a bloated site. Often I find Opera browser with its slower JS engine grinding to halt while displaying seemingly plain looking flat design site. Inefficiency has been increasing for as long as computers have existed. The majority software has been described as bloated at some point, and this is sometimes used as an argument why software bloat is not real. Software is like a gas. It expands to fill the container. I'm surprised that people pay money to use heavy "streaming" websites. Viewing media in a browser is always uncomfortable.
  10. If it's a router, then it should allocate a range of addresses to choose from for the internal network. You wouldn't use a low power Win98 PC as the sole computer connected to a modem, or accept a random address that makes locating the computer for file transfer or other services difficult. You could always add a good router behind the Chinese device.
  11. I found that the reason BBC World Service wouldn't play was because I had disabled media.autoplay.enabled to prevent an assault of advertisements. Does Roytam do any development on New Moon, adding useful functions, or only transplants patches that others have made?
  12. Does this audio stream work for you in New Moon? I see it getting chunks of MOV files for a while, but nothing is played. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_world_service
  13. I installed the system ok. The original C: drive didn't get a letter, but luckily the registry still uses the familiar format of DosDevices, so I could add it. For some reason, the BCD boot data wasn't created: it gave a cryptic error that I failed to print-screen. I also found that a boot.ini from an entirely different disk got copied to the boot drive. The BCD command-line utilities that I installed were from Windows 7. The "ADK" that gets downloaded automatically has utilities incompatible with WinXP. If I already have new Windows running that can run the new "ADK", I'd be less likely to need to setup another copy of new Windows. The requirements of a tool like this should be minimal. I understand you want to dance around licenses with the ADK download...
  14. I could format it, but the format was always "Quick". I needed to blank the entire disk to create the tiny image. After boot it contained some data.
  15. I have two keyboard layouts that allow me to enter great many useful characters using dead keys, such as superscript, fractions, euro sign, micro sign, common diacritics and to type Russian using a conventional QWERTY layout. I discovered that on Windows 2008 R2, I need the layout as a 64-bit DLL. The layouts I have are in NT5 DLL and Win98 KBD formats, and the Tilde Keyboard Editor software supports only these formats. They apparently have never updated it for new Windows and don't offer it anymore at all. What is a good, small program without bloated frameworks that can convert these layouts to 64-bit for winNT 6.1 with minimal effort? Why is a keyboard layout a DLL in the first place instead of a data table that could be used across different OS architectures? So much stuff does not work on 64-bit. Every program with a driver inside. Jesus.

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