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Two micro-USB devices issue

After reading the question Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables? and related posts, I stil didn't find any answer to my case. I have bought a car radio that has the possibility to play music ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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Windows 7 and SPDIF audio

I have a P8Z77 Pro motherboard, and I'm trying to use the SPDIF audio jack to connect to a Home Theather. I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager installed from the motherboard, but I can't get it (or ...
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RealTek sound card driver not working with Windows XP SP2

I’m running Windows XP SP2 and it has no sound. No it’s not on mute. I have recently got a new hard drive and had sound working fine. I have tried to install the driver for the sound card (three ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot detect HDMI audio on older display

My Windows 8.1 PC does not recognize my old HDMI monitor as an audio playback device. Everything was working fine with a newer monitor, but when I switched to the older monitor, I got no sound. I ...
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Erroneous volume level shifts using ffmpeg to convert AC3 in M2TS to WAV

I using ffmpeg to extract audio from non-commercial bluray m2ts video files, for subsequent loudness analysis in AudioLeak or Dolby Media Meter. The m2ts sometimes have AC3 audio and sometimes have ...
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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [on hold]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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Cannot get audio input of Soundblaster HD working

I have a Creative Soundblaster HD which has a RCA output and a RCA/Phono input. I have connected my smartphone with the audio input of the USB soundcard and the RCA output of it is connected with my ...
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MPD remote audio using Alsa and nmcpcpp

>Trying to configure mpd >have 2 laptops >one is upstairs(shall be refered to as A), runs linux mint xfce edition but using cinnamon >other is downstairs(B) runs arch My goal is to have mpd running ...
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Transferring smart TV's audio to bluetooth headset [on hold]

I am having LG 32LB5820 smart TV and Nokia BH 121 & byte corseca dm5710bt headset. I want to stream my TV's audio to my headphones. I am quite unsure what should I be looking for. I thought I need ...
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Solving headphones issue on Win 8.1 64-bit laptop [on hold]

I've bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire V15 Touch) running Windows 8.1 and new headphones for it. For a week or so there were no problems with headphones whatsoever, but suddenly the sound in right ...
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Kali Linux No Sound

Basically I misstakenly removed alsa config because of this guide http://hackerzelite.blogspot.in/2014/03/fix-sound-driver-on-kali-linux.html . And there is no sound icon now, as well no sound. But ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI for audio and VGA for video on one computer?

I have a professional Yamaha home theater system that I plug up to my windows 7 pc (via HDMI) for playing audio. My tv is broken and I can only use my monitor to display video. This monitor does not ...
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Does using multiple speakers degrade quality? [migrated]

I have an amp and 4 speakers. I want to "daisy chain" the speakers together like so: I'm trying to figure out if doing series and/or parallel connections in the diagram above will degrade the sound ...
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Muting inactive programs

It seems to be a regular occurrence for the game developers that made any given one of the games I run to not mute their program when the program is minimized. Is there a setting in Windows to force ...
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Windows Audio stopping intermittently

Every 35 minutes approx. my audio ceases working and I must restart the audio service (net stop audiosrv) in order to get it working again for a while, it's driving me nuts, especially because all the ...
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Volume Icon disappears in win 7

The Volume Icon occasionally disappears in win 7. It does not seem to be caused by any one operation. How can I fix this?
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Automatically reconnect to Bluetooth speaker

I have two laptops, one runs windows 8.1 (Lenovo) and one runs windows 7 (Dell). I have a Bluetooth speaker: ...
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How to stream audio and capture at the same time

I would like to save the mp3 that is being stream to the local file for archival purposes. I'm using the following line in my bash script to stream audio from a USB audio device to my icecast ...
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Can't hear any sound with headphones windows, but can in ubuntu

I have a (Dual booted) Dell Inspiron N5110 with IDT High Definition Audio CODEC and Windows 7. In Windows 7, I can hear sound from the speakers, but when I plug headphones in, I can't hear anything ...
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Can't view videos on Ubuntu from handycam

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I uploaded a few videos to my Ubuntu from an HDR-CX240 Handycam, but every time I try to view my videos, the audio only plays for a few seconds and stops, while the video ...
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How to configure qjackctl to combine output from mplayer and rakarrack? (“Audio device got stuck!”)

If I launch rakarrack (without jack qjackctl), I do get sound output to my speakers from the guitar input. However, if I try to launch mplayer, to be able to play along a song, it gives "Audio device ...
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Microphone volume gets low after while

The volume on my USB microphone (Sennheiser pc363d) gets really low after a random time interval. (My friends on skype says the volume on my mic is so low you can barely hear it, although it isn't ...
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Broadcasting without 3rd party services

I have Winamp and Shoutcast. But how do I broadcast it to my website/server with out any 3rd party services?
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Getting multiple simultaneous audio outputs from a computer

Brief: My laptop has a 3.5mm audio output jack and I've attached 2 usb sound cards to it. This would avail 3 playback devices on the computer. Is there a way (with any OS - windows/ubuntu/mac) that ...
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windows 7 bluetooth headsets/ crazy drivers [closed]

ok so: running windows 7 32-bit on what i call my 'franken-dell', other relevant hardware being targus usb bt dongle and a kinovo bluetooth headset. after i dont even know how long spent on tinkering ...
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Use speakerphone as computer speaker

I have a ShoreTel 230 speakerphone sitting on my desk. I just discovered that I can play back voicemails (via Outlook 2003) on the phone's speaker without needing to touch the phone. Now I'm ...
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How to mix in musical background while speaking in a Google-hangout? [closed]

I use Hangouts to make a online radio broadcast. I would like to add some music to my voice during the broadcast (insert a jingle, etc.) How to mix in some music on the background of a hangout?
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How to synchronise duplicate RTP streaming with VLC?

I would like to use VLC in order to stream an audio file from a server to several clients over an IP network. Both the server and the clients are running Linux. Here is my try for two clients: Server ...
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Why does my USB port make a beep when connected to my cell phone?

I have various Android devices when I connect my devices to my PC, why USB port makes beep even I am listing songs beep keeps coming from headphones. Specially when I transfer some data beep makes ...
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Android emulator cause sound quality to degrade - win 7 [migrated]

I'm running Win 7 64bit. So when I start android emulators, sound gets weird. It looses quality. Very annoying noise. Eclipse ADT , Genymotion all produces same result. What's wrong? How to free ...
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Send out audio only with HDMI from an AMD Radeon Video Card

Recently just got a 4K monitor, in order to use 4K@60Hz, I have to connect it with a DP cable but also I connect my computer to a AV receiver via HDMI cable - apparently I don't need video over HDMI ...
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How does windows 8.1 route the HDMI 5.1 audio data routed to nvidia display card

I would like to understand the whole data flow of 5.1 sound data from a software application to the final output HDMI port. Let's make a very simple scenario. A simple windows 8.1 program, uses some ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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Remote Audio (mstsc) stops working after physical replugging

The RDP session is established using a ThinClient (running Win8.1) which connects to a remote VM (running Win8.1) using mstsc (Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection). Mstsc is properly configured to ...
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Adaptor for a Mic Headset with a telephone-like connector (6P6C, RJ11, RJ12…)

I have got a bunch (15+) of old headsets with microphones that use a 6P6C connector, (like those RJ11 for telephone lines but with 6 contacts). I would like to use them for a computer classroom ...
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Windows 8 Annoying System Beep Sound

I use ConEmu and R programming REPL. Problem with this beautiful setup is that windows 8 starts making annoying beeping sounds I googled and found that many people solved this by devmgmt.msc -> show ...
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audio volume sounds not balanced

I just noticed when I plugged my headphones to my acer laptop the volume on the right side is a little lower than the left side. I checked the volume setting in control pannel and the balanced is in ...
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Trying to use Skype to sing for a pianist in his headphones--piano is drowning me out so much, I'm effectively muted

I'm the singer, and on Windows 8.1, using Skype Desktop. The pianist tried using Skype both on his iPad and laptop (Windows 7). We both have to hear each other in our headphones. I hear his piano ...
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how to play audio from android to Windows 8.1 PC over bluetooth?

I am looking for a way to stream any audio from any app or music source from my samsung galaxy s4 to my windows 8.1 computer. All suggestions in similar threads did not work. I can only stream music ...
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What kind of server specs are needed for streaming audio from a web server? [closed]

I am working on a podcast website right now and am wondering if someone can help me out with some numbers for server load. Right now I have a cheap server from Digital Ocean: 512MBMemory 1 ...
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What hardware makes this sound? [closed]

As its title is "I.B.M." and this album was released in 1978, obviously it's some kind of ancient computer, but I'm really curiuos, what exactly this is: http://youtu.be/5amEt8d6Qk0. Is it the IBM ...
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How is mpeg interleaved?

I need to know after how many frames of video the audio part starts for an mpeg file. So for example, first there are 5 frames of video and after that there are 10 audio samples. This would be ...
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ffmpeg atempo filter not working

When I run the following: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -filter:a "atempo=2.0" -vn output.mp3 I expect output.mp3 to be twice as fast (and half the length) of input.mp3, but it is exactly the same speed and ...
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Linux: how to convert multi-mp3-audiobooks with appropriate cuesheets?

I have several audiobooks in MP3 format, which are in multi-file format which means, they are named like CD01_CHAPTER_001.MP3 and so on. Now what I would like to do is the following: convert the ...
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Random “Windows Foreground” sound in Windows 8.1

From time to time, Windows 8.1 Pro is playing the "Windows Foreground.wav" sound with no apparent reason. Only two events are supposed to use the sound as indicated in my sound settings: Critical ...
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Regular audio crackling/cpu spikes when connected to wifi?

I've had this problem for several weeks now, and haven'n managed to find a fix for it. It usually happens every 5-10 minutes, specially while watching a youtube video or using any thing which needs ...
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Control local music playback while connected to RDP session

I'm not able to control local music playback (Aimp/Foobar) with a keyboard shortcuts (even global ones) while being connected to a remote PC (using Windows RDP). It looks like by default "all" keys ...
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Audio through HDMI when HDMI > DVI adaptor is plugged in

I have two output devices plugged into my graphics card. (ATI HD5850 - latest drivers installed 14.12). A TV with speakers A monitor that does not have any speakers. The TV is plugged in directly ...