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Music but no voices on headphones

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I have headphones for a couple of months, and only recently they started to play only the music, while the voices are there, but just very faint. I tried to connect ...
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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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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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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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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded OS) to remote machine(Windows 7) via RDP. The problem is once I try to test the audio via Skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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How to prevent echo when using google voice?

When I used Google voice to make a call, the other side informed me that he could hear his echo. The reason is that I was using my laptop's internal microphone as input and internal audio stereo as ...
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ffmpeg mp4 audio trim

My mp4 is h264+aac I want to use ffmpeg.exe to add a background music to it , this musci is shorter than the mp4,thus the music should loop I have tried ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -i background.m4a ...
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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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play mp3 or wav file via Linux command line

I would like to make an alarm system backed by a Ubuntu (no graphical interface) box, which plays various announcement and alarm audio tracks (.mp3 or .wav) via the command line. For example: $ ...
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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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Skype can't hear me

This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario: Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I ...
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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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How to get optical 5.1 surround audio output Retina MacBook Pro from Logic Pro X

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina and a set of Logitech z906 speakers which has two TOSLink optical line-in ports. I bought a mini-TOSLink to TOSLink cable on Amazon which arrived this morning, and I ...
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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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Making volume display not show up on screen when using logitech video

Making volume display not show up on screen when using Logitech video I have a Logitech camera that I use with Gmail chat. When camera is active and working. Whenever a sound is loud enough to be ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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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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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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How to determine which program is making a certain sound in windows 7?

I'm experiencing an annoying "female robotic" sound effect saying "loading complete" at uncertain interval in windows 7. I want to shut down that noise for good. To do that, I have to determine which ...
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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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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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Change Windows sound volume via the command line

Is it possible to change the volume in Windows XP via the command line?
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Change audio output depending on monitor application is run in

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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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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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 re-enable a disabled device

I have a usb headset that, when installed, configured both the headphones and microphone. Because I wanted to continue using my 'line-out' connection for speakers i clicked the 'disable this device' ...
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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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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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Speakers go dead on windows 8.1 - when using google hangouts

A problem I get only since getting windows 8.1 - The speakers stop working a few hours into a session. The work again after a reboot. The headphones work when the speakers stop working. In the ...
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Can I use a 3.5 mm microphone with a 10 meter wire? [on hold]

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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How to set bluetooth headphones as default audio output?

My computer is a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 with built-in Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 3.0 + High Speed Adapter. I want to use my new Bluetooth headphones Sennheiser MM 500-X as default ...
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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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Limited volume when using Bluetooth headset with computer

So I've got this pretty cool Bluetooth headset that sounds amazing on both my Phone and Computer. I'm using the Broadcom Driver to allow me to stream the audio in high quality (not in standard phone ...
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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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Convert a stereo audio track into a mono audio track with web programming languages? [closed]

I am trying to find a way to convert stereo audio into mono audio for a website. I have tried to download ffmpeg to accomplish this. I have tried allot of tutorials on how to download ffmpeg and all ...
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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 to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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Keep hearing usb disconnect and reconnect sounds

I seem to be having a problem, for a few weeks I have been hearing the random sound of connecting and disconnecting of a USB device. nothing is shown in my tool bar and in device manager I can not see ...
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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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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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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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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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Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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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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Problems with joining videos in FFmpeg with a cross-fade effect (buffer queue overflow, frames dropped)

I can successfully join a couple of videos into one (using this method) with a nice cross-fade effect in between, but the output video contains no audio. I'm using the -filter_complex command. I've ...
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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 ...