The tag is for questions about the recording and playback of speech and music on your computer, but also for problems about the sound component of videos.

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Need clarification on how sound is passed to video card's HDMI

I need some clarification on exactly what is meant by a statement from the PC manufacture of my computer. Right now I get sound via HDMI from my GTX 580 to my TV. I will be moving soon and am going to ...
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Upmix 2.0 stereo sound to 3.0 (left, front-center, right) sound?

My AV receiver can upmix 2.0 stereo to 5.1 surround. However, I am not interested in doing this. I don't want 2.0 tracks to have rear surround audio. 2.0 stereo is assumed to be heard in a ...
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No sound (VIA ac97)

One day I switched off my computer and the next day the sound was gone. Speakers worked on another device, sound hardware is detected, software and speakers volume is on and the mixer bar shows the ...
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No Sound with Realtek HD Audio Manager

I accidentally changed the speaker config in Realtek to 5.1 surround. After changing it back there is no audio through my headphones, and when I bring up the playback devices menu a popup asks if I'd ...
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Are there desktop 3.5mm jacks that can interface with smartphone TRRS headsets? [on hold]

The TRRS jack is a recent modification of the 3.5mm audio connector which allows microphone data as well as control signals to be passed from the headset to the device. However, this standard does ...
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Is it possible to use aptX on unsupported computers or phones?

I've been reading up recently on different ways of wirelessly streaming media. At first I ignored bluetooth connections because of the quality, but then I started reading about aptX, which sounded ...
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Open Source HTML5 RDP that can play sound [on hold]

I have had serious trouble finding a decent RDP gateway that could let me connect to a Windows Server (either Windows 2008 or Windows 7) through the Remote Desktop Protocol and at the same time ...
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Multiple bitrates with Shoutcast from one source

I'm trying to run on Linux multiple streams from one source. The streams I want to run are one with 192 Kbps and one with 32 or 64 Kbps. I have tried many things but I don't know what the best program ...
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totem used as audio player: How to minimize gaps between tracks

It has sometimes happened here that if I use a live cd, the application least cumbersome to configure to get some audio out of my speakers is totem - even though it was mainly made for videos. ...
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Audio-only ffserver feed / adding dummy video to audio-stream

I'm trying to stream audio to ffserver, but when I start the ffmpeg client it says: Missing video stream which is required by this ffm Is there a way to either: Configure ffserver to allow ...
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works on Linux Mint 17.2, only if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it: PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUT and Uncheck ...
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Volume Control on Client Computer [on hold]

I have 2 iMacs, and I am wondering if volume control from the keyboard is capable on the client computer, not the server. I havent been able to get it to work with my wireless keyboard. Any advice? ...
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I'm looking to buy a laptop specifically for recording audio [on hold]

So I am a voice actor and need to get a laptop SPECIFICALLY for recording audio. Are there any recommendations for software and hardware, or does it really not matter in the long term what kind of ...
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Troubleshooting Bluetooth device did not accept stereo audio connection

I just bought Skullcandy "Hesh 2 Wireless" Bluetooth enabled headphones. I connected them to my Windows computer by adding a bluetooth device and everything worked well. After disconnecting and ...
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OneNote 2013: How to change the Codec from Windows Media Audio 9 to 10

I'm trying to improve the audio recordings in OneNote. I need to be able to record lectures in lecture halls without the audio sounding garbled. HELP PLEASE. I think I might be able to start by ...
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Duplicating sound from PC to TV via HDMI

tl;dr I want to duplicate aduio from my PC to my TV without delay/buffer. Though TV may have buffer, that's ok, but not my headphones. PC and TV are connected via HDMI, but Windows only lets me ...
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Error when adding silent channels to ProRes file in FFMpeg

I'm trying to follow this guide to build a usable 5.1 audio for a piece of hardware with specific needs. When I run the command: ffmpeg -ar 48000 -acodec pcm_s24le -f s24le -ac 5 -i /dev/zero -i ...
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Enterprise User accounts unable to modify volume via task bar icon

Recently, all user accounts (even including domain administrators) are unable to make changes to the volume level via the volume notification icon in the task bar. Clicking on it does not prompt any ...
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Resampling raw data in Audacity results in similar filesize

I am trying to use Audacity 2.1.1 (win32) to manipulate larger files (up to 40 million samples) with oscilloscope sample data. This has so far been successful when importing and exporting PCM unsigned ...
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Does the audio codec matter if i'm using S/PDIF audio out?

I'm going to build a new home theater PC and i'm going to use a AMD A1. That platform only has a handful of motherboards to choose. The one with the best audio chip is a Realtek ALC892, which is know ...
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Overriding/fixing TV HDMI EDID with Windows

My Samsung JS8500 TV provides a default EDID with only 2 channel audio to Windows/Nvidia. e.g. under audio playback devices, or the monitor device in the Device Manager, the number of audio channels ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu/Windows

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. After an Ubuntu update, I'm having problems with audio. The speaker and headphones play at the same time on Ubuntu. Only the ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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Asus Xonar DX issues: Windows cannot play sound

The following is my hardware: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIE sound card Razor Tiamat 7.1 headset Logitech 5.1 speaker set (physically disconnected) The cables for the Tiamat in- and output are correctly ...
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How do I join a Lync/Skype for business online meeting without a microphone?

The meeting is a presentation rather than a conference call and therefore no microphone is needed to provide feedback. Joining the call results in a Lync/Skype For Business error that there is no ...
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How to create blank audio file in FFMPEG?

I am creating a project associated with using Sony ILCE-6000 with its remotely controlled functions. I have found such method of controlling camera with command line: ...
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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...
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New USB headset has buzzing/ringing background noise

I bought the Sentey Symph USB headset on Amazon, which just arrived today and has been having trouble right out of the box. I don't believe the problem is the headset itself, because it has amazing ...
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Increase mean volume of a video/audio file

I have a video file which most of its sound is too quiet. I analysed it with FFmpeg (ffmpeg -af volumedetect) and it gave me the following stats: n_samples: 1240911872 mean_volume: -31.9 dB ...
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Record 3 audio devices simultaneously into different audio tracks or files

I have 3 audio devices that I want to record. My OBS takes my game sound. Now there are two devices left. I can run Audacity and record my microphone but then there still my third device left ...
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Something is making pops and clicks in the background of my computer

I have a dedicated music computer. I am running sonar as the DAW. I do not usually use a microphone in, but, every time I do, I get pops and clicks. I have done all of the Windows adjustment, so that ...
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Audio does not play on Youtube/Vimeo

My issue is that no audio plays when I am playing YouTube, Vimeo, or Steam videos, regardless of which browser I use. It does, however, play in VLC media player, Steam games, and works completely if ...
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Volume decreases on Google Chrome when I switch tabs

When I have Spotify running or a Youtube video playing on a different tab, Google Chrome automatically decreases the volume to a very low level. There is no change in the volume mixer, but it is a ...
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awesome WM pulse audio daemon not starting without headphones

EDIT to this question: (Made at top since post is quite long) I seem to have this problem even with the default rc.lua script. The only difference is whether I use awesomeWM or not. Volume in ...
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I would like to have all the sound go through my left headphone

I would like for all the sound to be channeled through just my left headphone. The reason for this is a little odd, but I am completely deaf in just my right ear. It is incredibly annoying to hear ...
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Use optical out on Realtek sound card without setting it as the default playback device

I have a Lenovo Y50 with Realtek HD Audio. It has two separate ports for headphones and mini TOSLINK, and both can work simultaneously (I've tested it and had output through both at once). The only ...
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Audio on videos stopped working. How to get the sound back?

Ever since I installed mumble on my Manjaro Linux laptop, I no longer receive audio in videos However, when I press the sound keys for increasing/decreasing and muting sound on my keyboard, I can hear ...
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Windows 8.1 Audio dim while playing media

I am having issues with my windows 8.1 audio settings. Here is a description of what happens: I start any media playback in apps like KM PLayer, Pot Player, VLC, Spotify etc., or media playback on ...
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Is there a way to have all sound output be converted to 5.1 channel?

So, here is my setup. I am running a Dell XPS 720 desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card. Model Number: SB0770 I recently purchased a Logitech ...
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Create a M3U Playlist With MP3 Music Files

I would like to create an m3u playlist for my website which will be at domain/music/Playlist.m3u (example). I need to put the mp3 files in the directory domain/music/ in the playlist so that it will ...
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How Does an Operating System send Sound to its Speakers? [closed]

I'm doing a task for an assignment and have come across this question which I have found the internet has not answered for me(so far that I can find). I thought I might ask it. The answer does not ...
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Headphone sound is low compared to what it was before [closed]

So recently I got my pc back after changing the mobo and the sound of my headphones isn't the same as it used to be. Usually I use it at 20, while listening music 60-80, and it was reaaaaally loud, 20 ...
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Mac: How to record VoIP phone call (microphone and output simultaneously)?

This is for recording a Google Hangouts call on my Retina MacBook Pro. I am using the internal microphone and the internal speakers. I would simply like to record the conversation. So I would like to ...
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Setting the volume on bluetooth audio

Which way is the bluetooth audio volume implemented - is the volume value sent together with the original data stream, or does the sender adjust the data itself. Or in practical terms - should I ...
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Noisy ffmpeg video slideshow from images with looseless sound

I would play wav audio and show lyric text on TV screen from dvd/bd player. I create png file from lyric.txt and make video ffmpeg -loop 1 -i lyric.png -i audio.wav -vcodec libxvid -acodec copy -y ...
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Why do I get audio connect popups when I use the laptop keyboard?

I frequently (sometimes several times per minute) get popups for the connection of an audio device when I type. I notice I don't get them as much when I don't rest my left hand to the left of the ...
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Computer making various noises and sometimes runs slowly

My computer has been making some very strange noises for several months now. The first noise it made was when I installed Speed Fan and after the second time of running the program, my computer made a ...
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Does HDMI connected LCD monitor produce sound from my computer?

I Have a question about using an HDMI-connected LCD TV. When I use 'extend' to extend my desktop to my TV, how do I get the audio to (appropriately) play from the TV? For example, when I put a movie ...
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cant play an audio file in a windows store 8 application [migrated]

when i double click on the audio file (clock.wav) I get this error message: "there is no editor available for ...../assets/clock.wav please make sure that the application for the file type (.wav) is ...
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I always hear my in-line mic, even if the mic is disabled

I own a laptop with a headphone/mic combo jack. When I plug the headphones with in-line mic in, I will always hear the input from the mic, regardless of whether or not the Listen to this device button ...