Sound "pop" when HTPC goes to sleep or restarts
I have a music "jukebox" setup with an amp connected to my sound card and every time I restart or put the computer to sleep all of the speakers make a pop sound, same thing happens when it boots back up or resumes from sleep....makes if fun when every speaker in the house pops at night :)
As a temporary fix for this I added an OLD X10 appliance module so I could basically switch off the outlet the amp is connected to when the computer sleeps and switch it back on once the computer is back up. I have been running this way for a few years on my HTPC that was running XP. I recently upgraded to win7 with a different jukebox program and program that came with the X10 module no longer works. I found a program someone else wrote to control the X10 but I have issues with it every once in a while and want a more stable approach.
First, I am hoping there is a way I can just leave the amp on all the time without the "pop" happening.
Second, is there a cheapish computer controlled outlet I can get to replicate what I have now....the X10 is just old and I am not sure how long it would last anyway. I would need to be able to turn it on and off thru command line.
I have one of those 'green' multi socket filter things where you turn off a master piece of equipment and it shuts off the other 'green' sockets, and back on again when you switch on the master. I used it with my AVR so when it goes to standby the power to my projector and DVD player turns off. I wonder if the PC going to sleep would trigger that function? Not sure I would like the idea of having the amp powered on 24/7, is that normal?
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