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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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hdmi screen extend lagging and no sound

When i use my tv as an external monitor (hdmi screen extend) it workes fine until i choose my tv as default speaker. then all my videos starts to lag and there is no sound what so ever. When i was ...
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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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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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Can I use my computer's headphone output as an input on another device (android phone)?

So what I mean is this: I put a 3.5mm male jackplug in the headphone output of my laptop, and then on the other end of the cord is another 3.5mm jackplug that I plug into my phone, so when I call ...
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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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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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Audio output, what type device do I need? [closed]

I've two different devices, a first one with s/pdif (optical) output and a second one with simple mini-jack 3.5 output. I want to 'mix' sound from both of them and make output for simple headphones. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Record sounds from an external device using a double ended audio jack

I am using my computer, another device, and a double ended audio jack. I want to know if it is possible to record the audio output of the other device using some kind of software and the double ended ...
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Internal speaker output wattage

I got one problem. I want to find out output of my internal speakers in laptop but I have totally no clue how to do it. I was googling, but there are no relevant answers. I would like to do same with ...
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Delay system audio in OSX

Is there a way to manually delay the system Audio output in OSX, e.g. for a second? I am looking for a solution using Terminal, definitely no proprietary software at least. I am asking because I ...
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Listen to Mic through Speakers on a Dell Chromebook

I'm aware that in Windows 7 you can play the microphone input out of the computer speakers. I have a Dell Chromebook and am wondering if this is possible on Chrome OS. I checked the Settings areas ...
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Application input and output audio through two separate devices?

I am running windows 8.1 64 bit, and have a soundblaster zxr sound card (this may or may not be relevant in some way). I am also using an M-Audio Fast Track USB audio interface, which has its own ...
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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 ...
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Choose Firefox output audio device [duplicate]

HDMI monitor adds audio and video devices. But, voice is send to my speakers by default. That is fine, but I want to playback something on the other monitor? There is a screen manager and desktop ...
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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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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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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 ...