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Dell XPS 15 L502X JBL Subwoofer Crackling Sound

1. I've researched thoroughly on both Dell community forums and Superuser possible duplicate questions! I've installed the latest Realtek HD Audio Driver It's just this week, I'm experiencing the ...
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Using amerge filter in FFMPEG throwing error

I am using FFMPEG to overlay two audios using amerge. I am getting following error : No Opaque field provided, an AVABufferSinkParams struct is required I am using ffmpeg.so file in my ...
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Do i need to manage cpu threading ?

I have asked this elsewhere on stackexchange and was referred to here. I have a rather frustrating issue when im using windows, when running foobar media player the music is flowing and things are ...
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Windows 8 Audio Changes Default Playback Device or Stops Playing Audio

I have a Sony Vaio SVT15115CXS laptop running Windows 8 64-bit. I've recently noticed a strange audio issue. At seemingly random times, the audio may switch from the default playback device (laptop ...
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Sometimes no sound over headphone jack on Dell E6530 on Windows 8.1

I have a Dell E6530 Laptop with Windows 8.1 64 Bit and the newest sound driver installed (IDT 92HD93 High-Definition Audio Driver 3330_Audio_Driver_C6HVR_WN_1.0.6491.0_A08). Sometimes after booting I ...
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Optical toslink not active

I have a ASRock X85 Extreme board and Windows 7 x64. I cannot activate the Optical SPDIF Out Port (Toslink), only the RCA-Connection (looks like Cinch) is active. FYI: If I connect the Toslink-Cable ...
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Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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Inconsistent sound support from Windows 8

I hope I can explain my problem as complete as possible. Recently I got me a pair of bluetooth headphones, because I loathe cables. I also got a bluetooth dongle for my windows desktop. I plugged it ...
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Sound doesn't work on laptop asus s56cb [on hold]

My audio randomly stops working very so often. Sometimes restarting the system solves the problem. When I go and test my device it says that the audio device is being used by another application. ...
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Detect which songs in folder have a siren sound

I'm listening to music while studying, and I want to avoid any songs that have any form of siren sound. Is there any application or CLI command which will recursively examine a folder of .mp3 files ...
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Problems with dual boot

I have windows-8 on dell inspiron. I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04 Windows and ubuntu share the same partition ("Local Disk C"). From then, I am facing a lot of problems. 1. PC hangs suddenly. 2. ...
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Fedora failing to recognize headphones

My headphones were working fine, but for some reason when I plug in the headphones into the USB port, I don't see them in the input or output tab in "Settings -> Hardware / Sound".
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microphone not working on headset. even with interface

I bought a headset before finding out about the lack of pre amps in the new macs there are two male ends, one for headphones, and one for microphone. And i read that you could use an audio interface ...
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Alternative to audio jack

Audio jack in my laptop is not working. What would be the best alternative for that, like usb to audio converter or usb to hdmi converter?
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Concatenate wav audio files leaving a small gap using SoX or other command line tool

I've been looking at using Sox to concatenate multiple raw audio files together. With SoX this is as simple as sox file1.wav file2.wav file3.wav out.wav However I want to join the files with a ...
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realtime DPL2 decoding from linein

Can i use an external sound card like this to do Dolby Pro Logic 2 demuxing(extract 5.1 from 2ch) in realtime (via software)? The audio source may come from line-in or SPDIF. I would like to do this ...
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How can I disable a single phone connector?

I have two phone connectors on my laptop. One regular 3.5mm audio connector and a 3mm subwoofer connector. Recently, the subwoofer I got with the computer fell off the table and broke a part of the ...
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Windows setup which allows sending game sound to both USB-headset and soundcard?

I would like to record some game play while playing and in order to do that with what I have lying around I need to have game sound output to both my USB-headset and my traditional sound card which I ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon earphone port

I use ThinkPad X1 Carbon running with Windows 7 Professional and until recently there was no problem. Today, I found very strange trouble. I cannot use earphone. I see Headphones option in ...
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To record sounds from 3.5 - 3.5 mm audio in Audacity

I have this kind of setting 3.5 - 3.5 mm cable from Macbook Air to iPhone 4s put some sounds like Spotify on and play want to record this sound in Audacity of Macbook My audacity My setup I ...
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Chrome suddenly lowers sound volume

When I use Chrome to listen to music, sometimes the volume suddenly goes down. Other sounds are just normal. This is the Windows Sound mixer shows: The volume meter on Chrome has 2 indicators. I ...
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Is there a way to control the volume of the Skype App in Windows 8.1?

So I'm using the Skype app in Windows 8.1 and my wife stepped away from her computer. Her TV is on and whatever show is on turned to a loud car chase. I could just mute my whole computer, but I'd like ...
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any software to receive sounds uninteruptly from remote PC

I have used team Viewer but the problem is when I access remote PC it uses more processing for desktop sharing. in the process it occupies more than 10-30% of processing. But enabling the call feature ...
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How do I enable the integrated speakers on my monitor?

I hope this is the right site otherwise please let me know which site to go to. I have an HP 2010i monitor with integrated sound. Right now I am using normal speakers but I want to switch to the ...
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Create small music videos from a collection of images and audio tracks (one each)

I have a collection of 300 still images (all JPGs) and 300 MP3 audio tracks. I would like to create a music video with only one image and one audio track. Any order of images with the MP3s will do. ...
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Outputting sound via speaker and headphones simultaneously

Setup I have an Asus Z87-K and am using the on-board audio. It uses the RealTek drivers. I downloaded the latest I believe. Question I used to be able to connect both my speakers and headphones and ...
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Can't convert FLV to MP4 for iPhone with ffmpeg

I'm having issues with converting an FLV to an MP4 that will play on iPhone/iPad via Video-js. It seems that the ffmpeg commands are not converting properly. Here's one of the original commands ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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HTML5 Web streaming from different Audio & Video sources

I have what is probably a simple situation for you, but I’d like to know what the best solution is before I waste lots of money trialing spam-filled software available online. I run a small dance ...
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NO Sound Windows 8 - Aspire One Acer netbook

I have a strange problem with my sound. I turn my computer one and skype starts up and I hear the skype start up sound and that may be the only sound I hear from my computer all day. Sometimes the ...
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Microphone input from Vantec USB Sound Adapter only from left channel

I'm using Vantec's 7.1 USB sound adapter (NBA-200U) in order to eliminate static that I experienced from my onboard sound card. The adapter itself has two mic inputs for stereo recording, and the left ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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Control Windows “Volume Mixer” with hardware faders/sliders [closed]

Imagine you're streaming music through the Internet, playing a steam game, and in a voice chat with your group of friends. As you can imagine, there is going to be a lot of audio output and balancing ...
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Windows Media Player Plug-in no audio in Linux

I'd want to listen some embedded radio at AM 1030 Radio del Plata it offers an alternative player based in silverlight, which it works using pipelight. But I'd want to use the Windows Media Player ...
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How can I make programs use seperate audio outputs in ALSA?

I am trying to configure ALSA to have one program use the main audio out while the rest of the os ports out of the surround.
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Setting both back AND front end audio as usable…?

OK so I want to have one set of outputs playing on my speakers, and another playing on my headphones. I have both back and front panel audio, so I just figured I could plug my HEADPHONES into the ...
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Sound Loss on Windows 8 Laptop

My windows 8 laptop will not play sound, when returning to the laptop after a period of time, without having to shut down and restart the system. In trying to to trouble shoot I get a message that ...
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Why does plugging headphones in cause Netflix to re-buffer the video feed completely?

I noticed that any time I'm watching Netflix (iOS, Windows8, OSX), and I plug in headphones, the video feed stops and buffers all the way from 0%. Why?
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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Windows 8 HP Laptop is stuck on mute

Ever since I ran an automatic update a few days ago on my Windows 8 HP Envy dV6, my computer will not play sound. The speaker button in the bottom corner says it's muted, but even when I adjust the ...
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wavwrite function usage, Octave

Hey just to continue the thread would like to ask you something about wavwrite. I am trying to get a mat file (T01DATA.mat) to be played. Tryed with sound() with no actual solution; thanks to you I ...
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How can I find the advanced settings in my sound properties?

For some reason I can't reach the advanced settings in my audio properties I don't see the option. The only options I see are: general, levels and a third one I have a problem with the sound ...
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Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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What is using my sound card?

A couple weeks ago my speakers stopped working. When I reboot, they work perfectly. But eventually some mysterious, and I suspect nefarious, piece of software takes control. (On a related note, ...
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Surround Sound 7.1 in headset

I had been reading a lot about Surround Sound, 7.1, etc.. and finally I'm a little confused about the choices I have! Please, I need help! I want to buy a headset to have 7.1 on the pc for games! If ...
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Sound Volume no longer working on Windows 8 [on hold]

I have Windows 8 laptop on Dell 15R and sound suddenly stopped working. I even tried this tutorial, but no luck ...
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Sound redirected to speaker output

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 - 180 laptop with Win7 64-bit. The problem is that when Skype is open (especially during a call) and I start playing a Youtube video all sound is redirected to the ...
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Sound does not get activated when I boot Win 8.1

Sound does not get activated the first time when I boot up Win 8.1. It gets activated if I do a restart. (If I shut down and reboot sound will not come on only when I restart it comes on) I have an HP ...
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how to fix the device is being used by another application

there is a solution to this problem first go yo control panal and type in the search box "update to windows KB2962407" delete that.After that go to mycomputer right click on it and go to manage ...
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

FINAL SOLUTION Apparently installing the Hotkey driver from CLEVO (in my case for model W230SS) is enough. Latest version is 8.0100. I still have to find a way to fix the problem without installing ...