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Bluetooth speakers not working

I am trying to get audio to play through my Bluetooth speakers on a Windows 10 machine. I am using a USB Bluetooth adapter. I have downloaded the adapter software, I get the units to pair and ...
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Which audio codec is preferable to use for mp4 video?

I use standart codec for encoding and i don't like the quality of audio even if there is larger audio bitrate. ffmpeg -y -i input.avi -i watermark.png -filter_complex ...
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Audio rips on Windows 10 when PC is on wireless network

I have a PC that I built some years back. Like a champ, it ran Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Then I upgraded to Windows 10. Immediately, I began experiencing ripped sound playback, regardless of sound ...
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Could not Right Click on taskbar icons and start menu could not open in windows 10

I installed windows 10 two days ago. First day, it worked fine, but now, when I right click on taskbar icons, or try to open start menu, or left click on Volume, Network or Time icon on right side of ...
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Project phone call to a Bluetooth speaker

I'm trying to have a phone call project over a Bluetooth speaker, more specifically a sound bar. Is it possible? I have tried connecting it, and to my knowledge, it is connected and music will work ...
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Computer audio via bluetooth to soundbar?

I was able to connect my laptop to my VIZIO S4251w. It shows up in my Bluetooth Devices list with a headset icon. However, as you can see from the properties window below it is not set up properly: ...
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Recording from pc speakers; headset speakers; and microphone simultaneously

I'm using Windows 7. While recording videos using Shadowplay (Recording gameplay basically) I can easily record the game sounds coming from the pc speakers and simultaneously record my own voice ...
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Sound only coming from 2 speakers (5.1 set up)

I have 5.1 surround sound speakers set up. When I use the 'test' in the sound configuration (Windows 10) all speakers make sounds at the correct time. However, when playing music, watching a film ...
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What is this chime sound that keeps playing at random intervals?

There is a chiming sound that plays at random intervals on my computer and I cannot figure out for the life of me where it is coming from. Anyone know the origin of this sound? edit: Apologies for ...
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Playing mp3 or ape on quodlibet on fedora throws “No gstreamer element found…” error

I installed quodlibet v3.4.1 via yum on an updated fc21 x86_64 running alsa. However, I get Playback Error No GStreamer element found to handle media format. Media format: APE tag demuxer. ...
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Microphone doesn't work in Windows 10

I've been on Insider Preview for a while, have installed RTM Windows 10 about a month ago and have reenrolled into the Insider program. Now on build 10525. For the past 4-5 builds including the RTM my ...
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My new extra bass bluetooth headphones are making odd noises

I recently got a new set of bluetooth headphones and they work fine with all my devices except my PC. I have a bluetooth chip I got for my PC but thats not the problem because the headphones are ...
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Windows desktop mic loud on skype but quiet on gotomeeting

I have a low-end CA desktop PC mic that sounds loud and clear (to the people on the other end) on Skype, but very quiet to the others on GoToMeeting. I have gone into Control Panel mic settings and ...
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How to make Handbrake save default audio settings?

I click on the "configure default..." button in the audio tab, I set it to the codec/bitrate that I prefer. However, if I close and re-open Handbrake, these defaults are gone. If I open another file ...
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How can I give more power to usb devices connected to my laptop?

I am getting a USB audio interface with mic preamplifier and I am worried if my laptop will be enough to power it (or if it won't get damaged by by the device).Is there a thing I could connect between ...
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Sound Blaster 16 generating static after capacitor replacement

I recently found an old Sound Blaster 16 (model CT2960) in my garage and started messing around with it. It was working perfectly, and a few weeks ago I took it out to try another ISA card. It's a ...
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Sound lost after running CCleaner

After running CCleaner, I've a very strangle problem with my audio device : If I start the computer with the headphone's jack plugged in, I'll only have sound with the head phone, the laptop's ...
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Is there a way to pair my PC with 2 bluetooth headphones?

Is there a way to pair my PC with 2 bluetooth headphones? Can anyone list the type of usb bluetooth dongle I would need and type of headphones to do this? Ideally I just want to have one bluetooth ...
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dts channel mixer macos

In all DTS based files i play, i have the classical problem of voice volume being too low and explosions too loud. I do not like to " ride the volume ". Hardware is : - Audigy 2zs pci card + kx ...
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Windows 10 - not recognising headphones

I recently updated to windows 10 and have now noticed that when I place my headphones into the jack my laptop still plays sound on the speakers, I had this problem back when I updated to windows 8 (I ...
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on Windows 10, volume mixer show my service name is “Name not available”

I wrote a background service to play audio. After starting this service, I open volume mixer, and it shows my service is "Name not available", but if I use the old volume mixer (steps like this ...
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Video playback is very slow over HDMI after windows 10 upgrade

I have upgraded my laptop to windows 10 from win 8.1 It's a Dell M3800 Pecision 64 bit Prior to the upgrade I could plug a hdmi cable into it and attach it to my TV to watch Netflix, Iplayer etc ...
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How to use default Windows driver for sound card? - Windows 10 auto-update

I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10. In 8.1 I used default system driver for sound card in my Toshiba Portege Z30 (it has different settings for headphones/speakers) But Windows 10 always ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - VLC doesn't show track details in system sound menu/indicator

VLC isn't showing details about the current track in the system sound menu/indicator as seen here: http://s30.postimg.org/k8u7djxo1/Screenshot_from_2015_08_19_21_21_55.png I can still control VLC ...
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How to mute application that does not appears in Linux volume manager?

I've downloaded gitter application but I cannot find the option for muting the sound for all rooms. So I've decided to mute application using OS features instead of particular application. The problem ...
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Having trouble in Windows 10 with 5.1 sound Sound Blaster Recon3d

I did a clean install of Windows 10 this week, and noticed that none of my sounds were working. I noticed that if I change the sound from "5.1 Surround" to "Stereo" I get sound, but only from 2 of 5 ...
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Maximum volume lowered after upgrade to windows 10

I just upgraded my win 8 to win 10 and the first thing I noticed is that my maximum volume is way lower now. Actually, its low enough to be annoying while watching a movie/tv series, because its ...
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Replacing ALL audio streams of a video in ffmpeg but keep meta

I already found this link but the answer doesn't really say much about replacing more than one audio track. I quite don't understand the -map things he does in there and I would just like to replace 5 ...
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Windows 8.1, volume in center of screen

I finally updated to 8.1 and now whenever I adjust my computer's volume, a volume slider appears in the center of the screen. This is in addition to the normal volume slider that appears in the upper ...
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Windows 10, sound enhancement wont turn off

Ever since I upgraded to win 10 I can't turn off sound enhancement and that wouldn't be a problem if it didn't sound terrible. If I go to speaker properties and check the "disable all sound effects" ...
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CRAZY issue with headset audio volume/quality and skype

So I have a cheap logitech oem headset with normal audio jack and for some reason whenever I have a skype call it goes nuts. I have to jiggle the cable around for the audio to sound normal. If I turn ...
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Why is my audio glitching out?

With Windows 10, about every 15 seconds when audio is playing or it seems to get high enough, I'll hear a "rrrrrr". I've tried lowering the Realtek HD Audio quality, tried a headset and speakers, ...
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INFO:audio_manager_pulse.cc(258)] Failed to connect to the context. Error: Connection refused

I am using chrome/chromium - audio isn't working through Chrome but it works when using mplayer, firefox. I do: su - veek -c "google-chrome --enable-logging=stdout --v=1" and i get: ...
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How to set up ffdshow audio mixer to output stereo to all sockets?

I have a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme with 4 output sockets (5th is for mic) and I'd like to learn the proper configuration of ffdshow audio processor that would result in all 4 outputs getting the same ...
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How do I stream Android audio to Windows 10 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to stream audio to my Windows 10 PC through my bluetooth adapter (Kensington Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Laptops (K33956AM)). I was able to get the device paired with Windows 10 but I ...
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Realtek HD Audio low and bad quality sound after Windows 10 upgrade

I am using Sony Vaio laptop. Yesterday I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Quality of sound of Realtek HD Audio has become very bad and extremely low. There is no bass and the sound is ...
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ALSA output to two dmix devices simultaneously using a multi device

I am trying to play audio to two hardware devices simultaneously, megalodon and analog, using two dmix devices. megalodon is a USB headset, analog is just the 3.5mm port on my computer. When I route ...
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How do I re-record an individual PowerPoint slide with audio and transitions?

PowerPoint allows you to record an entire presentation with audio and animation timings synced, but you cannot re-record both for an individual slide. For instance, let's say I recorded a 40-minute ...
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Microphone with combo-jack - Windows 10, Lenovo b580

I'm looking on answers how to solve this problem since I got this laptop. This is the newer version of lenovo b580 (the one with i3 mobile). It has a single combo-jack on the side, and I cannot get it ...
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How to listen to a file by looping regions?

I need to listen to audio files in short looped fragments (useful for transcribing). I have found a few apps that let me define regions (VLC, Audacity) and that let me play these regions in a loop, ...
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My mouse scroll button changes volume instead of scrolling

Since yesterday, my mouse scroll button isnt working as it has to. Once i try to scroll down a page, my sound goes down, same with scrolling up->sound increases. Other buttons also not working as ...
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Laptop sound not working

My laptop seems to have some audio problems. The audio seems to work fine sometimes but at other times there's a red cross on the audio icon. I tried updating realtek audio drivers, uninstalled and ...
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Force audio device to be detected as Stereo (Win7)

I have a G930 headset with the latest drivers installed. The headset has a software-based 7.1 surround sound option that I never use because I think it doesn't sound that great. This conflicts with ...
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No audio in flash player after MPEG2 to SWF avconv conversion

I converted a mpeg2 video to a swf file using avconv: avconv -i test.mpg -acodec libmp3lame -ar 22050 test.swf There is no issue when playing the resulting file in vlc, but in iceweasel with the ...
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How to overlay multiple video files and merge all audio with ffmpeg?

I overlay from 2 to 5 video files in a grid and I want to merge all the audio from each video. Here is my code to combine 3 video files. I think it works, but I get a warning I don't like. ...
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Encarta 94 MIDI music doesn't play under Windows 10 32bit

I have gotten Encarta 94 installed and running on a HP Slate 7 Tablet under Windows 10. The videos, wave audio, animations and images all work fine. However the MIDI based media, for example national ...
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Windows 10 Audio and Graphics Freezing

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10. However, ever since I have done this I am having issues with my audio. I use a LG TV as my monitor which I have connected via HDMI. However, whenever watching a ...
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Ubuntu: how not to play audio from different sources

Is there any elegant way to automatically mute audio from active audio sources when a new source appears? For example: Some music player is playing music - S1 I start receiving audio from ...
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Sound sometimes does not work for some programs in Windows 7, even from Mixer dialog

In my Windows 7, the sound works for some programs sometimes but not for other, and for those other programs, sometimes it works, sometimes not, with the change happening without reboot. Here: if I ...
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Reset audio drivers on Windows 10

Is there a way to reset my audio drivers from windows 10? When I upgraded my computer to my Windows 10, the sound began to be excellent, but when I put the headphones, no sound were being played, then ...