Re: JAWS Sounding Like It's in a Fishbowl

Maybe I'm off the wall, but maybe it's that Jaws has gone over to UK as a
language?  I have come across a couple of situations in Word and Internet
Explorer where Jaws has dropped out to UK English & the guy sounds but
seriously weird...

Barry G
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean McMahon" <smcmahon@xxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS Sounding Like It's in a Fishbowl


If you have a program for your soundcard look under there first or under
your
sounddrivers. which is in controllpannel system under the devices tab then
look
for your soundcard under sound video and game devices.  check the box under
there which says use only prefered devices. if you have a box which says
show
mixer icon in taskbar check that.  It isn't something as stupid as a speaker
being partially disconnected is it?  How does other stuff sound from your
computer?  If connections are ok, do you have another pair of headphones you
could try?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Margaret Thomas" <iluvtoread@xxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS Sounding Like It's in a Fishbowl


> Sean,
>
>     I think it sounds more muffled than like an echo.  It reminds me a
> bit of someone who has a cold.
>
>     I'm sorry, but I have no idea where to go to check the settings
> you suggested looking at.  Could you be more specific please?  This is
> Windows 98 se.
>
>     Thanks,
> Margaret
>
>
> "Sean McMahon" wrote:
>
>
> Like an echo or does it sound like it's muffled.  I'd check your mixer
> settings
> uncheck anything that sets spacial to wide or full and uncheck any
> reverb. Sean
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Margaret Thomas" <iluvtoread@xxxxxxx>
> To: "jfw" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 8:20 AM
> Subject: JAWS Sounding Like It's in a Fishbowl
>
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> >     Late last night JAWS started sounding like it's in a fishbowl.
> > I'm not referring to stuttering, but more of a nasal quality that it
> > hasn't had before.
> >
> >     I had the computer on for hours when I noticed it and initially
> > chalked it up to that, however I  heard the same thing as soon as I
> > booted up this morning.
> >
> >     JAWS 4.0, 4.51.131 and 5.00.809 are doing the same thing.
> >
> >     I've tried different earphones, have changed the bass and treble
> > knob on my speakers, checked my pitch settings.  JAWS doesn't sound
> > quite right without the earphones either.  I use the GW Micro
> version
> > DECtalk Access 32 and Paul is still there.  Eloquence does not seem
> to
> > have the problem, but I hate it and wouldn't want to swear to the
> fact
> > that it sounds normal.  The fishbowl effect is in both OE and Word,
> so
> > it isn't application specific.
> >
> >     I just checked and allow software synth with wav files is
> checked.
> > I've tried changing the reset frequency and that doesn't help.
> >
> >     I'm running Windows 98 se.
> >
> >     I've had a cold so my ears could be stuffed up, but I'm familiar
> > with the voice of the narrator of the audio book I'm listening to
> and
> > he sounds okay.
> >
> >     Sometimes when I type there may be a change in the consistency
> in
> > the pitch and the keyboard is four and a half years old so it could
> be
> > going on me, but I'm hoping someone can think of something I've
> > forgotten to check that would solve this annoying problem.
> >
> >     Thanks,
> > Margaret
> > iluvtoread@xxxxxxx
> >
>
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