Well, just did a clean reinstall/format of my comp. The sound plays fine for mp3z, but when I'm playing an ISO of a movie in Windows Media Player, the sound at max setting is low, compared to the mp3z. Before the clean reinstall/format, I had the same problem, but somehow, it fixed itself, or I did something (don't know what). So I checked EVERY possible setting in the volume controls, no idea what's going on or how to make the ISO DVD sound to play louder. I have a basic 2 speaker setup, nothing crazy. WinXP ProSP2 AMD 2500+ A7N8X-X mobo 512RAM Ati 9600SE vid card. Btw, wish you guys all the best in 2006.