Old 17th March 2005, 06:01   #1
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DirectSound output v2.2.11 error

DirectSound output v2.2.11 error
Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration.
Error code: 80070057

Winamp 5.08e - clean install (with NO 3rd-party plugins)
Windows XP, Service Pack 2
Pentium4 3.06GHz, 512MB RAM
Realtek HD Audio Driver

This error happens after playing Winamp for some time. The amount time before it occurs seems to vary.
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Old 17th March 2005, 12:27   #2
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Have you tried closing Winamp, Windows and rebooting the computer? Sometimes that can correct funky playback or sound issues.


1. Winamp > Ctrl+P (for preferences)
2. Plug-ins > Output
3. double click 'DirectSound output'
4. Driver tab
5. make sure the device in the drop-down list correctly reflects your soundcard


1. Control Panel
2. Sounds & Audio Devices icon (or MultiMedia Icon)
3. Audio tab
4. in 'Sound playback' make sure the 'Default device:' drop-down box correctly reflects your soundcard

No dice? Try updating or reinstalling the soundcard drivers. If you have a soundcard go the manufacturer's website for updates. If you have an on board sound chip, go to the website of your computer provider or the manufacturer of the mother board. Also make sure DirectX is up to date for your system or at least reinstall DirectX.

Close down Winamp, Windows and reboot the computer after making any of the above changes.

Still no luck? Please provide system & Winamp specs.

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