Ever since Windows 98 I remember playing games and the WAV files sometimes click and pop at the beginning and end of the wav file playback. I have spent two months working on a Carmageddon 1 mod for audio revamping the whole thing mixing sounds into Carmageddon formats and now I see all the sounds have an annoying clicking noise like back in the day of win 98, xp etc. Is it that they're too loud? I thin keven if they are quieter they still do it... Even the original game sounds do it even and some of them are well above normalized volume too. Is this a flaw with Windows Direct sound? I'm stumped, anyone know what I'm talking about? The clicking doesn't show up on the actually waveform. I can't loop car engines properly since every time it loops it in game it clicks each time it replays the audio. It's damn annoying. Might just scrap all this work I put into it now unless it's just my PC? Is it interference? Although like I said I remember this sort of thing from older WAV formats. Even if I normalize the volume it seems to do it and someone suggested silence at the beginning and end of the files. That did not solve it and engines can't loop that way they'll sound messed. Any help would be appreciated. I have edited like mad to make them all sound almost same volumes and bass treble etc. This really is the only issue and if it can't be solved I don't know what to do, it all sounds fine except this :(
I'm using Windows 7 x64, my sound card is an X-fi external USB 5.1 Pro but it's on stereo. I have troubleshooted a lot and nothing good comes from it but I think it is only Carmageddon 1 and older games doing this. Older sounds seem to do it and it seems to be only WAV files. Just wondering.