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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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Do filtergraphs copy audio streams by default in FFMpeg?

I 've got the following command in FFMpeg: ffmpeg -i file_input.mp4 -filter_complex split=2[i1][i2];[i1]scale=trunc(oh*a/2)*2:480[o1];[i2]scale=trunc(oh*a/2)*2:640[o2] -map [o1] -map 0:a -pix_fmt ...
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LAV filters and Audio Processor Replacement?

I want to watch videos but I don't care about video quality, only audio. But for certain reasons (please don't ask), I don't want to install or register filters onto windows (for example an .ax file) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2: sound behaves strangely

I just installed an Ubuntu-Mate 14.04.2 partition and my sound is behaving strangely. The first thing is that the audio jack in the back (connected directly to the motherboard) doesn't work. it ...
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How To Enable Windows Microphone Amplifier

I just bought a new microphone for my Windows PC which I plugged into my external USB SoundBlaster X-Fi Pro. It works, but if I'm away for more than 30cm the recorded voice is almost silent. ...
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Mac OS X: Shell command for Accessibility -> Sound -> Play stereo as mono? [duplicate]

The question is in the title. I need a quick way to turn the feature on and off every now and then. Is there a bash command for it?
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How can I disable the beep associated with saying “OK, Google” in Chrome?

With the microphone enabled, how can I disable the beep associated with saying "OK, Google" on a google search webpage within Chrome?
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How to separate volume level for front and rear panels and yet keep single sound device?

I have realtek HD Audio, and I'm pretty satisfied with its settings — my main speakers are connected to the rear panel and whenever I turn headphones in on the front panel, the former go silent and I ...
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Stream low-latency audio over LAN with Windows 7?

I have 2 Windows 7 PCs. My game system and blu-ray are hooked into the line-in of PC A, while the good speakers are hooked into PC B. I installed Jack on both computers. What commands must I run to PC ...
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Weird sound problems cropped up on Ubuntu 14.04

Please help! Today I was trying to edit some home video with KDENLive and when I'd try to preview my videos, they'd play for about a second then lock up the program. In troubleshooting, I ...
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Switch default sound card, while both use the same driver

I have problems with sound on my Linux Mint 17.1. It generally works, but gets interrupted by scratchy noise most of the time. I followed some tutorials and here is what I found out: $ sudo aplay -l ...
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Bluetooth headset does not switch to VoIP

I ran into a problem when using my Bluetooth headphones on Windows 7. They support both the A2DP and the Hands-free profile, however it seems that only one of them can be active at a time. On my ...
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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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No audio from the standard Jack ports

I've recently had network issues with desktop PC so I had to open it up to do some troubleshooting (then I found out that the WiFi card was dead). Since I put everything back together, I haven't been ...
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controlling headphones jack

I have problem with my laptop which is it doest recognize my headphones whenever i plug them in , but sound as in music or games go through both speakers and headphones at the same time . is there any ...
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How can two applications read from the same (digital) sound input in Linux/ALSA?

I have a sound card with an AES/EBU input port that I want to access with two applications simultaneously. I want to record the input to a linear WAV file in real-time while also streaming it through ...
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How to identify a song from an audio file? [closed]

I heard part of a song in a video on Youtube. I can get that portion of the song in an audio file. I want to identify the song. I did some research, there are some mobile applications that supposedly ...
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How to turn off a bluetooth speaker on windows shutdown?

I bought these bluetooth speakers and have been listening to music via these from my Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop on Winamp. I presently turn on the speaker and it connects to my laptop and streams music ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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TeamSpeak 3 Music Bot, with Google Play Music?

I'm trying to get a Music Bot up for a TeamSpeak 3 Server; however I'm struggling to try and line my music from Google Play (or Chrome) while keeping my normal audio separated (aka, TS audio, game ...
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Active noise cancellation software for unwanted music (e.g. club downstairs, pub outside) [closed]

I have read the other question around here about software noise cancellation and long story short, you can't really do it quickly enough, or predicting the noise doesn't work out and needs a lot of ...
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Possible to call a specific audio channel within a filter graph?

I know that the -map_channel argument can specify a specific audio channel within a file, but is there a way to do a similar argument within a filter graph? I'm hoping something like this would be ...
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How can I shift the frequency of everything that comes out of my speakers?

Let's say I'm jamming on my guitar with a song I'm listening to on YouTube. It's a song that is tuned a half step down. I would like to play that song half a step higher so I don't have to keep ...
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Monitor blinking when I plug an audio jack

My Dell Latitude E7440 laptop is connected to a Dell U2312HM monitor like so: laptop -> HDMI cable -> HDMI-DVI adaptor -> monitor. Sometimes when I plug or unplug the audio jack from my ...
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I want to hook up my xbox 360's R/L sound cables into my laptop setup, but what converters do I need? [closed]

This one isn't easy to describe in words, so I spent 10 minutes in paint: So I have a pair of left and right cables that i'd probably need converted into a single cable (question mark 1), then into ...
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Audio on headphones not playing when plugged in

I just wanted to leave this for future reference so other people that may end up with this problem can fix it. I upgraded to the MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming motherboard and when I plugged in my headphones to ...
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Program to force Windows Vista+ to stay awake if there's audio i/o

I'm currently using a program called Shutter by den4b. Windows likes to sleep even when there's a cpu intensive task running in the background, so I use Shutter to control when the computer sleeps. I ...
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Ripping Audio CDs - Why use a 3rd party software vs iTunes [closed]

I'm looking to transfer a large amount of CDs to digital. The rest of my music is purchased online via iTunes. I need Quality to match (ripped vs downloads) Ripped format able to be used in ...
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Bluetooth headset won't play audio

I have a Trust GXT 320 Bluetooth headset. I wanted it to use with Skype so I didn't have to keep swapping my not very good wired headset with my headphones whenever someone wants a Skype call. I'm ...
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Incorrect Codec Parameters While using '-acodec' option while Working with FFMPEG

I am working with FFMPEG Library. I am capturing streams in particular compression codes to the destination file with the specified format with the following command: ffmpeg -i ...
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Noise in sound after using RDP

I don't know why but after using my Office PC remotely (RDP) from any place, its sound is being "bugged": a skratchy noise appears at some interval ~ 20-40 seconds. Rebooting the PC helps, but I'd ...
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How do I record stream from internet to my computer using Audacity if I use optical output from onboard sound to home theater?

In the past I have used Audacity to record anything from my computer including streaming from internet. I have been trying to do that recently but I have not been able to I guess because my sound now ...
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Audio streaming bandwith

I am trying to understand the bandwidth consumed by hosting a Audio Streaming server and Web Site that will host the stream. Server A: will host the IceCast server & Media Server B: will ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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How to enable audio output via HDMI from HD 6850?

I have an HD 6850 connected to 32" LCD TV via HDMI. The video is ok, but there's no sound. AMD HDMI OUTPUT is set as default but doesn't do anything. When I right-click and click on Test Windows shows ...
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Create custom PCM device in ALSA

How can I create custom PCM device with dmix-slave and use it in audacious without touching global PCM? Is it even possible? I tried miscellaneous configurations but no luck. ALSA asound.conf syntax ...
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Can I use motherboard sound HDMI outputs at same time at seperate card? And is it worth upgrading to 4 speakers from 5? [closed]

I'm planning on building a new PC soon, with an ASUS H81M-PLUS motherboard. I currently use an external USB DAC into my seperates system for sound - and its great. But I use a 2 channel amp with two ...
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When switching between sound devices, playback gets much faster

I've recently acquired a Asus Xonar DX soundcard. Attached to it are speakers and headphones. When switching between the playback devices with the Volume Mixer at system tray, I get a much faster ...
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Only one sound source set,output on multiple devices

I am running Windows 7 and have two devices connected to a Asus Xonar DX: 1) a set of speakers via an amplifier to the analog output of the soundcard 2) headphones connected to the digital toslink ...
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Is there a way for the iPad wireless keyboard to make typing sounds similar to what the on-screen keyboard makes?

Is there a way to have a wireless keyboard produce the soft tapping sound effects that the on-screen iPad keyboard makes? The point is that I want to be able to type and not look at the screen at all ...
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How can I check if my laptop's 3.5mm audio port works with a microphone?

I am ordering a Logitech headset that has separate audio and mic connectors. My laptop only has one 3.5mm audio port. How can I tell if my laptop audio port works with a microphone? I am in the ...
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Will cutting the ground cable of my desktop's front panel USB conector fix heaphone noise w/o adverse effect?

The headphone port (3.55mm jack) in my desktop's front panel produces static noise when the USB 2.0 port next to it is connected to the motherboard. According to this answer, you can solve this by ...
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How to correct tempo of MP3s converted from WMA?

I recently converted a load of WMAs to MP3 320bps. However, some of these files player alot slower now. The tempo needs speeding up. I imagine this went wrong during the conversion process. Can any ...
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FFMPEG: commandline options to recording audio from mic and speakers

I am using ffmpeg version 2.4.7 on Fedora-21 workstation. I want to record audio, simultaneously from microphone and speakers as separate streams. I am using the following command for it. ffmpeg -f ...
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How to switch audio from computer to TV (hdmi)?

At the moment my laptop is connected to the TV via hdmi. Both devices are active and can play sounds. Although I'm quite tech savvy, audio has never been my forte. My conundrum is this: While ...
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Bluetooth Audio Remote Control minimizes fullscreen windows

The main issue with this is basically it pops up when a song changes and tabs you out of fullscreen programs. How do you disable this feature? I've looked all over Google and every instance of this ...
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Laptop not playing sound through headphones

Realtek is recognising when the headphones are being plugged in, and the sound is being muted from the main speakers, but the sound isn't being pushed through the headphones. I've verified that the ...
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How to convert multichannel (L)PCM audio stream to DTS-HD or TrueHD?

I have a multichannel(5.1) pcm audio stream in a mka container and I want to convert it to DTS-HD or TrueHD I'm curious which tools are able to do that and how? Some command line snippets would be ...
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Is there a way to limit the sound max volume?

I am wondering if there is a program that does that thing, I am not talking about lowering the volume, for example at night before I go to sleep I like putting a video on and listening to it, but I ...