I have a ABS Mayhem G3 (www.abspc.com) laptop
Ati Radeon 9700
M-Audio Audiophile Firewire (soundcard)
and a Lite-On Slimtype SOSW-852s DVD drive.
I have been having tremendous trouble with this issue because it is very annoying to me, it won't even allow me to watch dvds.
basicly what happens is whenever i access the dvd drive the sound just drags itself, sounding very glitchy and bad. when i stop using the drive, winamp/itunes/mp3 player goes back to normality ... it can't even watch dvds because the sound is so horrible. this is when they are on dvd's, because when i ripped them to my HD they worked perfectly.
This wasn't always like this ... for some reason, one morning i turned on my pc to listen to a cd and i couldnt because the sound was soo buzzy and glitchy. You are probably thinking this is a soundcard issue, but it is not for i have uninstalled that soundcard and used only the onboard soundcard and i still have the same effect.
Please help me for i would greatly like to enjoy watching some dvd's withouth having to rip them to my HD. thank you very much for your time and concern.
edit: i have updated the firmware to the newest available and it still has this problem.