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USB headset audio out garbled only during game playing

I just purchased a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Arctic USB Headset, and the audio quality is fantastic for both input and output unless I'm playing a video game. The sound quality will drop as if the ...
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Is there a way to play audio and output them to 2 separate devices?

For example a movie playing on the speakers and another video playing (on a possibly different player/program) on my headphones. Is it possible to do this in Windows 7?
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Different Application, different outputs

I'd like to send Pandora One to the Speakers, and Chrome (or anything else besides Pandora) to the Headphone jack (although different combinations might exist). A quick look shows two main options: ...
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Choosing Audio-out for Apps

I have a question regarding the use of seperate audio outputs for seperate apps. So I would theoretically be able to put music on speakers while listening to something different on headphones. (not ...
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What to do if sound goes to dummy output

I sometimes find that the sound from my Linux G505s running 64bit Linux Mint 15 sometimes goes to Dummy Output as the output device. What should I do when this happens(short of restarting my system)? ...
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3.5mm jack not shown under playback devices

Same problem as No 3.5mm jack shown under playback devices The computer is running windows 8, I have attempted to run the audio output diagnostic, with no success. Any help would be greatly ...
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How to set up VLC, MPC-HC or KMPlayer to use 5.1 speaker system?

I don't understand why these software do not automatically detect your speaker system and use that or assume 5.1 as default. I imagine most people have 5, 6 or 7.1. In the very least, is there a way ...
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A way to change program audio output based on what monitor it is on?

The question in short: is it possible to have application independent audio output depending on what monitor the application is currently on, and change it automatically on the fly without manual ...
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PC doesn't dectect my old soundcard

My old soundcard was not working not properly and I decided to buy new one. I installed the new one and it works good but the mic input has some kind of cracking sound (I think that I have some ...
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How to use HDMI display device audio output without extending the desktop to that device?

I have 3 screens connected to my video card. Two of the screens use the DVI connection and the third uses the HDMI connection. The screen on the HDMI connection has integrated speakers, so I want to ...
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How to send VLC Player audio to headphones rather than PC speaker?

Similar to this question, except I'm on Windows 7. That question also has no accepted answer, and the answer doesn't work for me. I've tried all the different "Output Module" settings in the Audio ...
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No sound from some YouTube videos, sound mixer shows Firefox playing ok

I got this weird sound issue on Firefox, which I've noticed on a lot of YouTube videos. Normally this happens in sound mixer: But then, when navigating to another YouTube video this happens: I ...
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Is dual audio output possible?

I have integrated audio card that supports 5.1 audio, it has 6 I/O plugins in back and 2 at front. My card name is "Realtek High Definition Audio card". So my question is: Is it possible to set up ...
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Where can I get a splitter to connect a device with a single 3.5 mm plug into the audio input/output jacks on my laptop? [closed]

I recently bought the :Hype Retro Handset for Mobile Phone" -- its just a device that looks like a handset to use when chatting on a computer or mobile phone that plugs into the phone/computer with a ...
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Changing the settings of audio devices turns all non-system output off

I was fiddling around with the settings of my audio. And after changing a setting, all output except system sounds stopped working. The specific setting is found when you click the loudspeaker icon on ...
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Sound card with Multiple Jacks

If a laptop has multiple output sound jacks, like in the HP DV6 series, I am able to get output from the all the jacks (i.e the same output is received). I would like to ask if I can get different ...
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Skype and Bluetooth audio - very weird behavior

I'm having a very curious problem with Skype audio that has me stumped. Here's the setup: I am on my desktop system, which is Intel Core i7, Win7x64, lots of memory and disk. I use a Bluetooth ...
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Forward Sound Through to Headphone port--Mac

I have a Mac Mini which is connected to its sound output through the sound output port. I was wondering whether I can have the audio output from another computer into the Mac's sound in port and have ...
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Is it possible to unmute the line-in/microphone output on a laptop?

I want to unmute line-in/microphone sound on a laptop. On my desktop PC, it's disabled by default, so you don't hear sound coming from it at all times, but it can be unmuted via Control Panel > ...
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Kubuntu 11.04's sound is not working

I have installed kubuntu 11.04 on my Sony Vaio VPCF121FX , and I am not having any sounds ,i dont know what's the problem , I have tried alsa mixer , and all the levels are turned up , i also have ...
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How can you change the default audio output in VLC to 5.1?

Is there a setting in VLC to change default audio output to 5.1?
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Change the audio output device in Firefox

I'm trying to play music through Ventrilo and currently I use Virtual Audio Cable. The way it works is that in foobar2000 (a music playing program) I set the output device in preferences to Virtual ...
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How to Select Audio Output Device in VLC player?

On Mac OS, is there a way to select the audio output device? I want to change the audio output from internal speakers to my Sennheiser USB headset.
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Choose an output audio device different from the default on WMP 11

I like to play my music through a Hi-Fi audio equipment and everything else (like windows sounds, web videos and such) through my default PC speakers. On WIndows XP I had WMP 9 and I could do that ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize HDMI audio output

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 on a Dell 545 MT with audio/video output via an NVIDIA 9800 GTX+ to a flat screen television. I have installed/uninstalled/reinstalled all the recent drivers from ...
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Ubuntu Karmic…audio is shady and useless source names

I've got 3 audio outputs (headphones, speakers, and usb headphones) but the source names in all the video players are pretty useless...Pulse, Alsa, Unix, etc. Is there an easy way to get more ...
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How does a sound card determine if headphones are plugged in?

This is actually two questions in one. First, how do soundcards (the cheap ones) "detect" whether the headphones are plugged in? By measuring resistance or by some other technique? Second, can I ...
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Is it possible to have multiple audio outputs?

I have two screens attatached to my PC, one is a standard desktop monitor and the other is a TV. I dont use them at the same time. The TV is connected via HDMI to my graphics card (ATI Radeon 5750) ...