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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 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) ...
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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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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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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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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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Bluetooth Speaker no bass on windows 10 / not showing up in Devices and Printers

I have a Bluetooth speaker that works without drivers on all platforms. However, when connected to my computer the speaker has no bass. It seems from similar questions that this can be resolved by ...