Hi Amanda! In message mid:001601c29e10$16317300$d1a523d9@oemcomputer on Saturday, December 7, 2002, 10:45:44 AM, you wrote: AAL> I've installed a PCTV RAVE card and the picture / video works AAL> fine. However the sound is just 'noise' i.e. complete distortion. AAL> I've checked to ensure I have a good driver for my graphics card AAL> as I got an error that my graphics card (Nvidia TNT2 model 64) AAL> didn't support directx - though it says it's enabled when I check AAL> the graphics card properties. Has anyone experienced anything AAL> like this - and do you have any advice!? Click Start -> Run and type DXDIAG, and look through the tabs to see what it says; it should report all good. Check the video tab, especially, and try the Test buttons. On my card, which is an ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500 (combination video card and capture card), a wire plugs into the sound card to provide sound, and in the configuration, I select the DirectShow video capture device, audio device, and video input. Check what version of DriectX you have, which is mentioned on the first page; might need a newer version in order to get overlay support to make the capture app happy. Latest version is 8.1. -- --Scott. mailto:Wizard@xxxxxxxx PC-HELPERS list subscribe/unsub at http://pchelpers.5er.com?sig Regards, John Durham <mailto:modec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Award winning web site at http://modecideas.com?sig Order my latest e-book at http://modecideas.com/dmaxhits.htm?sig Good advice is like good paint- it only works if applied.