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USB Dongle causes static RF interference noise when listening to headphone

There is a strange issue on my Dell Inspiron laptop. When I access the internet through a connected USB dongle, I hear static noise in my headphones (RF kind of noise that usually comes when you bring ...
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Chrome Slider consistently low in volume mixer

I'm running Windows 8.1 and have been for almost two years. I know this problem has happened in at least the past 6 months, although I'm not sure how consistently. The sound mixer sets Chrome really ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce background noise in skype (such as through a voice activation detection meter)?

Is such a thing built in to skype or has a program been made so that your mic only activates once the sensor detects past a certain threshold? I know it is common in almost every other VOIP service ...
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Windows: Command-line method to know the name of my audio recording device(s)?

I don't know if this could be a rather programming question, so I have opened a corresponding (and a bit different) question at StackOverflow. I will post the answer here if I obtain it, by the ...
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Switch between sound output devices without changing standard output device

I've got the following setup (Win 8.1): My laptop is connected via HDMI with an external monitor which has an external speaker connected via jack plug. This is my usual standard sound output device. ...
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Playing opus files under ubuntu

Opus is a new audio codec standard for audio on the web. Features include: Better compression than mp3/ogg/aac. Good for both music and spoken word. Dynamically adjustable bitrate, audio bandwidth, ...
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Static coming through speakers

I'm having issues with a static noise coming through my speakers. The noise is in general quite quiet, and most of the time cannot be heard unless no other sound is playing through the speakers. It ...
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Fedora 21 Sound stopped working when installing the 4.0.4 kernel

Today I did a yum update as part of my attempts to get my qemu-kvm vm up and running. It appears to have had a side effect I didn't anticipate. Other than qemu itself, the only other thing that ...
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Windows Command Prompt command that changes volume [duplicate]

Running Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire Timeline X laptop. Is there a way to change the volume using the Command Prompt?
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SystemSoundsService Task

I have a piece of software that relies on the calling a windows beep in order to alert that there is an incoming alarm. However there is no sound made. I also noticed that where Windows would usually ...
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Formatting text in Microsoft Word

I have a transcript formatted in hanging indents. On the left is speaker identification and time stamps, and on the right, the text. I want to make all the speaker identifications and timestamps bold. ...
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Skype Microphone voice too quiet

Firstly, I would like to specify that my problem only exists in Skype, I have tried Audio Recorder, Teamspeak, RaidCall and in those applications my microphone works very fine. However in Skype, the ...
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Samsung laptop unsafe volume warning?

I have samsung laptop and usualy plugged into speakers which I can adjust, but since updating to windows 8.1 I keep noticing that every time I turn my laptop on while plugged into the speakers it ...
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Switch audio between headphone and speaker

I have one audio output in my pc, I have attached an audio splitter and attached my headphone and speaker ports to that. now when I play audio both of my headphone and speaker play the audio. because ...
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Join 2 mp3 files with one having lower volume than other

I have 2 mp3 files (a.mp3 and b.mp3) and I want to overlap them using ffmpeg. How to overlap them in such a way that a.mp3's volume is low and b.mp3 volume is high so that it appears that a.mp3 is ...
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Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
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Why does delaying audio in avi makes no sense?

I have an avi video which seem to have an audio delay of about 5.5 seconds. Therefore I used avconv to correct for this delay: avconv -i myfile.avi -itsoffset 5.5 -i myfile.avi -map 0:1 -map 1:0 ...
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How to fix a .mov file in hex editor from Photo Booth crash on OS X?

I was recording a ~4GB video using Photo Booth on OS X. The program terminated for some reason (unsure of whether it was computer sleep or something else). I have a corrupted file of about 4GB in ...
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Change audio output depending on monitor application is run in [duplicate]

This type of questions has been asked, but did not find solution to my current setup (setup with soundcard). I have Xonar DGX sound card, and Nvidia Graphics card. I have connected TV to my ...
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Laptop HP Pavillon dv5000 - Audio device not found fresh Windows 8.1 even after installing drivers

Until a couple of days ago, my laptop (with Windows 7 Ultimate) worked perfectly including the audio system with any program (music, video, Skype etc..). After making a full fresh Windows 8.1 ...
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How to fix video and audio out-of-sync (sometimes)?

I have a avi video file which plays perfectly on Linux (using e.g. mplayer) and on one TV, but when using another TV the audio happens to be out-of-sync with the video by about 5 seconds! This does ...
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VMware and normal audio

I've been listening to music both locally and streaming on my actual computer. When i started to run vmware, my actual computer's audio becomes distorted, choppy, and cuts in and out. Is there a way ...
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Quickly change audio device in KDE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with 2 channel audio sources [duplicate]

I would like to upmix 2 channel audio sources such that they use all of my 5.1 speakers. I have a realtek sound card (with updated drivers) and Windows 7. Here's what i've tried: Using the ...
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Can I use a 3.5 mm microphone with a 10 meter wire? [closed]

I am currently using a D-Link DCS-930L to record video for surveillance. The distance between the camera and the pc is 10m. I used cat6 cable to connect the pc to the camera and iSpy software to ...
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ffmpeg, how to add new audio (mixing) in video [duplicate]

I want to add an audio file in video. The resultant video contain both the audios, first contain by video it self and second from audio file. Basically mix both the audios. Final video have two ...
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Adding a variety of suggested songs to a Spotify radio station or playlist

I used Pandora until leaving the U.S. for the U.K. Pandora is not available in the U.K., so I am now starting to use Spotify. I only use/used either on a Windows desktop computer. Pandora allows ...
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Muxing Audio Over Video Using Ffmpeg

So i have been through lots of tests and i still cannot seem to get audio to mux over video using ffmpeg and cannot figure where i am going wrong so would really appreciate some help. I have this ...
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How do I correct a video that is partially out of sync with its audio?

I recently recorded an MP4 video in which the audio is in sync for the first couple of minutes, but then abruptly falls out of sync for the remainder of the video. How can I fix the out-of-sync audio ...
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Play 2 songs on the same computer (Jack and HDMI)

I'm thinking about the idea which could solve a lot of my problems. I've a barebone computer and I would like to use HDMI port to play the first music and and the jack for the second. I've seen ...
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Logitech Z506 connected to 2 devices

I wonder If I can have my Logitech Z506 connected to 2 devices - 1. my monitor (for xbox gaming) and 2. my desktop PC (unfortunately I can't connect my PC with the monitor using HDMI - no sound ...
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How to record audio when connected to a landline via Google Hangouts?

I would like to record audio when connected to landline phones via Google Hangouts (on either my Macbook or my Android smartphone). Which software is currently available? Ideally, it should be free ...
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Audio is not running in windows 8.1 acer E5-411 series

My sister is watching A movie and suddenly the video just stop and says its not responding and she tried to exit the video but the mouse button isnt working so she waits for an hour for it to respond ...
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How can I batch convert all of my video files to AAC audio without converting the video?

I've used XMedia Recode to do this and it works great. I set video to "copy", audio to "convert", and it takes 2 minutes for a 2GB file. There's two problems with it for batch work though. It doesn't ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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Noise coming from HDD or CPU in headphones

I hear weird high sounds coming from my headphones. It is obvious that it has something to do with HDD or CPU because it's highlight sounds are heard when I it is writing data on HDD but also many ...
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How can I make HDMI sound work consistently when plugging in after booting up?

When I plug an HDMI monitor into my laptop (running Windows 7), the image always works as expected, but the sound usually does not work. Based on suggestions found while trawling support forums [links ...
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What techniques can I use for audio and/or video chat that don't use SIP and complex layered architectures?

Point A few years ago a friend and I were messing around and we created a super-simple video chat link by running VLC twice on both our computers: one "watched" the local webcam and cloned the video ...
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How can I speed up many mp3 files in bulk? [duplicate]

I have many recordings that I want to speed-up, I can do it file by file with audacity, but is there any software that would let me speed-up all my recordings at the same time ? I know that there is ...
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ffmpeg mapping help, encode 1 6ch audio into multi-tracks

I have 2 input files: cover.jpg audio.dts (6 channel) My target file will be a mp4 with 1 video and 3 audio: audio 1 is 2 channel aac audio 2 is 6 channel ac3 audio 3 is 6 channel dts Here is ...
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wma files created by Windows 7 sound recorder stop playing before reaching end of the file

Edit: The problem probably cannot be solved, see my last comment in the thread for more info. I took some audio recordings using Windows 7 Sound Recorder. When I played them, some of them behave as ...
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Blue Yeti Forces Itself as Default Speaker (Windows)

I have a Blue Yeti Microphone and I have an extremely annoying problem, no matter what I do, every time I reboot my PC it forces itself as my default speaker. I want my VIA definition audio as my ...
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Overdrive Media App Running On Windows 8 Laptop doesn't want to download content when minimized &/or extremely slow

I have run the Overdrive Media forms-based application on Windows XP and Windows 7 and it works quite well once you get it installed. Now, I'm running the new version on my Windows 8 Laptop (i7 with ...
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ALSA PulseAudio sound output when switching between headphones and laptop speaker

Since I installed PulseAudio on my Gentoo system I've been having no audio output from my laptop's speakers when un-plugging the headphones jack. I suppose the problem lies in how ALSA and PulseAudio ...
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Linux ALSA Driver using channel count 3

Am running my ALSA Driver on Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, 3.16.0-30-generic Kernel. Hardware is proprietary hardware, hence cant give much details. Following is the existing driver implementation: Driver ...
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No HDMI option in sound playback devices

I'm using an off-lease refurbished HP 6005 small form factor PC running Windows 7 with an integrated ATI HD 4200 GPU. The HD output port is displayport, so I bought an adapter to hook up to my TV. ...
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Sound cuts out, PC says it's still playing. Randomly works if I unplug and replug usb mouse.

This is just weird and I cannot find any similar issue online. Normally while playing a game, the laptop's sound cuts out completely. Unplugging the mouse and replugging it in sometimes works. The ...
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Sound from external DAC not detected; can't unmute devices in pavucontrol

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.1 KDE on a brand new computer. So far, only this problem. Using Audacity, I'm trying to capture audio streams from an external DAC-tuner connected by optical cable ...
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Headphones detected by Windows when plugged in but doesn't detect the unplugged event

I replaced the front panel PCB on my desktop computer when I pulled on the headphone jack and broke it. I got a new one (warranty replacement from the OEM) and installed it. I double-checked that ...
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Enable Audio when connecting to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 and have two Virtual Machines with on my Hyper-V. One is of Windows 10 and the other is Linux Mint. In both cases I can't get the audio to work because the VMs arent ...