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Is there a wireless headset that turns off my speakers when I take it from the dock?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm pretty often in the situation that I want to be able to pick up spontaneous Skype calls but I neither want to wear a headset all the time nor plugging it in ...
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Get system volume from command prompt

I'm using NirCmd http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html utility to set the volume via the command prompt for a game but need to know what the current volume is upon the app start up. I found this ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 stopped working in middle of a playback on Garageband

After 14 months of continued and problem free use with my Scarlett 2i4 coupled with my 17" MacBook Pro; running the latest version of Yosemite no longer works although my Mac detects my Scarlett 2i4 ...
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How to lower volume for headphones? [duplicate]

My headphones volume is so high that I can only use them within the lowest end of volume settings. This makes it impossible to fine tune the volume so I am looking for a way to lower the maximum ...
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XBMC/Kodi Default Volume

Kodi (formerly XBMC) seems to use a global setting for volume level, so when it goes to the next episode, it stops using whatever I've recently adjusted it to and goes back to the default volume ...
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how to prevent my laptop from auto adjusting the volume when I plugged/unplugged my headphone? [on hold]

how to prevent my laptop from auto adjusting the volume when I plugged/unplugged my headphone?
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Volume goes up down up down up down by itself

volume goes up down up down by itself https://vid.me/gHDc done reinstalling realtek audio driver and unused AHK but still nothing
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pulseaudio pavucontrol: Missing “ALSA capture from” in gui

I am trying to redict sound output to fake microfone, but I got stuck in pavucontrol. After trying 3 tutorials, I gave up due to missing "ALSA Capture from" options. It should look like ...
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When my headphone is unplugged the volume is low, but when I plugged it back suddenly the volume goes up… how to stop that?

when my headphone is unplugged the volume is low, but when I plugged it back suddenly the volume goes up... how to stop that?
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Intel Integrated Audio Signal Path

I have a Dell Latitude C840 laptop. It has Intel Integrated Audio. Intel 82801 CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller. It has been giving me problems. Sometimes I get chopped or truncated audio, or strange ...
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How to stop realtek from automatically adjusting the volume when I plug or unplug my headphone?

How to stop realtek from automatically adjusting the volume when I plug or unplug my headphone?
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Route audio output from applications (ex: firefox) through a sound driver/device (ex: asio4all)

I have a reloop mixage which runs a modified version of asio4all as its driver so you can set outputs/inputs to the different ports on the thing. It works in Fl Studio great... In the mixer just set ...
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volume goes up down up down by itself [on hold]

volume goes up down up down by itself https://vid.me/gHDc done reinstalling realtek audio driver but still nothing (ok, skip my issue for now... I'll close my AHK first and observe if it would ...
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How I tell my Realtek HD that what I plugged on my laptop is NOT a headphone?

I have a really cool set of speakers. when I plug them in completely on the laptop, they sound muffled and weird, when I remove just a tiny bit of the jack, it sounds really, really, really good. ...
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Select DisplayPort for audio output

I can't get my head around a solution to output sound via DisplayPort to my monitor with integrated speakers. I have a MSI z87i gaming ac mainboard with no additional graphics or sound cards. My ...
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Speaker Sound coming from Right Speaker connected to Monitor, but others are fine

I recently purchased a Dell 2240L and a Logitech z200 Speaker. The monitor has a headphone jack on the back so I connected the Speaker to the Monitor. It was working fine until the next morning when I ...
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What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector?

What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector? When I look at Wikipedia, it shows identical photographs on the S/PDIF page and the TOSLINK page. From those articles, the ...
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Extending the capacity of the Hard Drive

I was wondering if it is possible to substitute an internal laptop Hard Drive, with a 256 GB capacity, for another Hard Drive of 500 GB. I was also wondering if my laptop has an SSD card. It is a ...
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my volume does this… how to fix it? [on hold]

https://vid.me/kfvL my volume does this... how to fix it? it goes up and down by itself
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Earphone microphone not recognized in Windows 7

Windows 7 is not recognizing the microphone on any (tested 3 different) earphones when I plug them into my Logitech Z-2300 speakers. In the Recording devices tab I have show disabled devices ...
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only bootup sound and test sound works, nothing else

I'm running Win 7 on Dell Inspiron N5110. For the past few weeks having issues with audio. I can hear the bootup sound. But if I try to play any media from local drive or browser, no sound. No sound ...
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Mute certain programs when other program makes sound

Listening to online radio scanners some times not much happens, so I do other things. Usually I use Firefox on Windows 7 or 8. Is there a nice way to automatically mute all sound except the browser ...
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Apple Remote for Mid 2011 iMac 27"

Can the Apple TV remote A1294 or the Apple Infrared Remote A1156 control the sound volume on an iMac Mid-2011 27" while watching an in-browser video (e.g. YouTube/Netflix) or does it work only with ...
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How to disable audio jack in Windows 8?

My Asus laptop fell on its side while the headphones were plugged in. It landed on the jack side first. Now, I cannot get any audio output unless I use the headphones (the speakers don't work when the ...
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Bluetooth Headset / Headphones conflict

I've noticed this problem with a few different headsets. I have a pair of Bluetooth Headphones with a mic. This appears to Windows as a Bluetooth Headset and another Bluetooth Headphones device. The ...
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My laptop's sound is lower in debian than in windows

I installed Debian 8.1 here on my laptop, and everything worked out of the box. But I noticed that the sound is (much) lower on Debian. PS:my notebook is usually very loud, now it sounds just like ...
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Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way?

I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic & speaker at the same time. By default, I can't ...
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How do I access headphones mode using Realtek drivers without the device popup?

My laptop's realtek audio was able to simulate a speaker set with my headphones. By this I mean that it knew that in a real surround speaker set, both ears would actually hear a sound playing from ...
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trying to salvage overloaded mic sound

I'm trying to salvage footage where apparently the mic was being overloaded (a lot). I'm an complete audacity noob, so i'm hoping that it is fixable in some way. When i look at it imported into ...
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Audio hacked. System may be compromised?

My speakers are making a sound like someone talking from other computer. Like the sound that online game players do. It's only noise, strange microphone noise. Have I been hacked? I checked all ...
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FFmpeg - Concenating audio files with spacing

edit3: please look image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/XdZ9G.png Each audio clip has same codec/sample_rate, but has different duration and each space is also different. There is always space between ...
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What happened to the in-but-not-completely-within earphones? [closed]

I'm curious what has happened to the in-but-not-completely-within-the-ear headphones that used to be popular in the 90s and 00s? E.g., the normal ones, like the ones Apple used to provide with the ...
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FFmpeg - adding offset to an audio channel without reencoding

I have a stereo audio in opus format. How do i add offset to only left channel? Is there a way to do this without adding silence(reencoding) to left channel? input: [right ...
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Is there a way to get the current volume output from command-line on Windows?

I'm looking for the current actual output levels, not what the volume is set to. Ideally this would be a command-line tool, but if there's so way I could generate one myself with APIs, that would ...
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Pausing an MP3 track [closed]

I have a radio player in my car that it is able to play mp3 from USB drives. I have an interesting problem with it. I have some tracks on USB with MP3 format that length of them is bigger than 2 ...
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Windows: Toggle front or back audio jack using software?

I have a Lenovo desktop PC running Windows 8.1. I have two speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back and a pair of headphones plugged into the audio jack on the front panel. Is there a way to ...
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How can I add a tracklist to a .mp3 file

Recently I downloaded some music mixes from youtube to listen when I'm offline but often I want to know the music name and I can't put all of them on the file name. But recently when I was playing the ...
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Windows 8: Audio setting its volume to either 100 or 0

I've had a problem for quite a long time now where my audio changes itself randomly, either going to 100 or 0. I don't know why this is happening and I've tried to google it, but it seems no one has ...
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mediainfo - different channels depending on source

What are the differences between "side" channels and "back" channels in multichannel audio? I'm converting .mlp files (from a DVD-A) to FLAC and I'm slightly confused by how the channels are ...
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MacBook Ubuntu - Left Speaker not working properly

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 onto my Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) by using rEFIt. As the GRUB-install failed the first time, the second time, everything was fine. I later recognized, that the audio ...
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VirtualBox sound drivers issues

I run DOS with old games under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 Home SP1 32bit machine through my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU installed. Windows uses default sound drivers provided by Microsoft (High Definition ...
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Sound Card Desktop Jacks [closed]

After much Googling, I'm reaching out for help. My computer sits under my desk, which is difficult to: turn on insert USB drives In addition to this, my case audio front inputs have a static ...
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Wireless headset won't work when plugged in and charging.

I have a Plantronics headset with a mic. The bluetooth works fine and I set it as my default device, all that. But when the headset dies and I have to plug it into the USB port, no matter what ...
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Volume delay in coming on after pausing an audio

My sound issue is this. When I pause something I'm listening to like a youtube video or a movie or pretty much any audio and if I don't hit play to restart it right a way, my volume will not come on ...
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How to trim and join several parts of an audio file using crossfades?

I want to keep several sections of an audio file, merged together, but without any discontinuities ("clicks") at the join points. There's a SoX command that does this (http://superuser.com/a/677351), ...
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Windows machine sounds not playing (Beep() etc)

So this has been an issue for a while now, and it's starting to piss me off. Some sounds just does not work, and I have no idea why. Sound overall works. I can listen to music etu (youtube, spotify ...
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Concatenate videos with/without audio stream

I have multiple videos in folder, but when first of all hasn't audio stream, audio disappear in concatenated video. Concatenated video is correct if first video has audio stream. How can I concatenate ...
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Video and audio playback problems

since I started my computer yesterday, I experience the following problems: in Chrome and Firefox, videos stop playing, lose sound or reset at random times (could be after a few seconds or several ...
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ffmpeg: significant lag and poor audio sync when combining audio and video

I am trying to combining audio and video for streaming from a Raspberry Pi. The audio leads the video by a few seconds, whether I stream the output or write it to a file. Command line: raspivid -o - ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to change specific program's volume in Windows

I was looking for a way to quickly change the volume to only one program, probably the active window, using a keyboard shortcut. I can do this manually with the Windows Volume Mixer, but I'm looked ...