Thanks in advance for your help.
I use a chat program called Paltalk to play trivia in a chat room. I've had no trouble with Paltalk in the past, with sound or mic....but....I got a new computer during the Christmas holidays (an hp pavilion p7-1459, using Windows 8), and now I can't get sound in the Pal chatrooms. When I run the Audio Test provided in Paltalk, my mic works fine, but I can't hear the "strumming guitar" sound. When I go into a normal Pal room (like trivia), I can see the mic icon next to the person's name on mic, and the text in the room, but there's absolutely no sound. The sound on my computer is great on ALL other programs. The ONLY rooms in Pal that I CAN hear are the Shoutcast Radio rooms (the ones that stream music from radio stations). There, the sound is perfect.
I have asked for help in Paltalk, but they have been on no help. They insist it must be my "settings"....but....if it was my settings, why would I be able to hear in the Shoutcast Radio rooms within Pal?? And, as I have said, in all other programs and sites, the sound on my computer is very nice.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks!