I have XP with the standard Windows sound controls...MP3, Microphone, CD Audio etc. Can someone tell me a little about a couple of them?
1. If I click on the systray speaker icon, up come the 'Play Control' window. If I look at the control called 'microphone' I see that below the slider there is a checkbox marked 'mute' This is checked. What does it do--why would you want check it andl why might you uncheck it?
2. Now below the 'mute' checkbox there is a button called 'advanced'. If I click it I get a bass and a treble slider. On that window below the sliders there is another checkbox marked "1 mic + 20dB boost." (I discovered that if this is checked, both my Eudora PureVoice recorder and Windows' Sound Recorder work beautifully but if it is unchecked, PureVoice continues to record well, but Sound Recorder does not record o doesn't play back.
What is this all about--why does it even exist? And what does the '1 mic' mean--do you ever have 2?