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  • Wed, Aug 20 2008 11:50 PM

    • unihill
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    Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!


    Hi. I have the latest version of MC (2.8.4).

     

    I have Xp Professional and an Intel Dual CPU E2180. I have a motherboard with a Realtek HD soundcard which has all the latest drivers. I also have the latest version of quicktime.

     

    When Avid reaches 'Initialize audio' in the loading screen I get the error message "Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware". I have tried changing the audio settings in my BIOS from 'auto' to 'AC97' however this simply stops the sound card from working (which means avid runs, but without sound!). I cannot change the settings on the realtek mixer confiog screen either.

     

    CAN ANYONE HELP AT ALL??!

  • Thu, Aug 21 2008 12:01 AM In reply to

    Re: Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!

     Be advised that the latest version of Quicktime is not what you want. Look at the version matrix.

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    Re: Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!

     This may not be the problem in your case, but I can inform of the following (in my case)

    When I was using MC 2.8.2 I  had "Exception:........" when I had a USB mike connected for doing captures in Camtasia.

    After I upgraded to MC3 - the problem disappeared. I could use a USB mike and still have MC audio initialise.

    Who knows, maybe upgrading to MC3 would solve your problems too.

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  • Thu, Aug 21 2008 12:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!

     I have also heard that on certain systems, webcams can cause an audio conflict, strange as that may sound.

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  • Thu, Aug 21 2008 6:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!

    I had this problem.  It was caused by the onboard Realtek audio. 

    Sollution: buy a new audio card.

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  • Thu, Aug 21 2008 10:32 AM In reply to

    Re: Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!

    unihill:
    I have a motherboard with a Realtek HD soundcard

    Hi,

    Search is your friend.  If you search for "realtek" you'll find a lot of posts with a lot of workarounds to try.

    good luck,
    Carl

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  • Sun, Sep 7 2008 8:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Exception: Failed to initialize audio hardware - PLEASE HELP!

     i had the same problem my mother bored is also having ac 97. that vertion of on board sound will not work . ask the hardwerer to up grage the bois are if u have programmed chip ac100 are upgrade chip put it on the sest otherwice fast work is buy the sound card. it will work 100% i tried it now also is running.

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