The tag is for questions about the recording and playback of speech and music on your computer, but also for problems about the sound component of videos.

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Microphone acting weird

I just paid 30 dollars for a new Afterglow mic/earpiece to use with my ps3 and it's acting weird. No matter what sensitivity it's on, it constantly detects some sound and activates, even in dead ...
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Routing sound in Windows 7 to separate devices

When I'm running games through Steam (for example Skyrim), I like to use my Razer USB headset and I would like to have devices such as Google Chrome or VLC etc. playing through my speakers at the same ...
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how do I prevent websites from automatically playing mp3 audio without turning javascript off?

Some websites like http://www.publika.ro/ use javascript to automatically load and play mp3 audio. How do I prevent any site from automatically starting playback, without losing the ability to run ...
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No sound on back panel on a GA-MA790XT-UD4P

in both Windows and GNU/Linux I can't get sound on the back panel jacks of a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P motherboard. However, when I connect an audio jack to the front panel audio header, it works. ...
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Is it possible to make a subtitle .srt file from an audio file?

Is it possible to make a subtitle .srt file from an audio file? If it is... how? I was thinking that there could be a program which recognizes the words people say in audio and then it can convert it ...
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ALSA - no surround playback with mplayer

When I run: speaker-test -c6 ...everything is fine. I get 5.1 playback. However, when I run: mplayer -channels 6 "some video with 5.1 audio" no audio plays. Here is what appears in the ...
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Change audio track of a video without codec

I have some AVI files of an old Win 3.11 game, where I want to change the audio track, without touching the video part. I have a (propertiary) codec as *.drv file (VfW; works in Win95), but it is ...
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Replacement motherboard, no audio in Windows 7 or Ubuntu - Hardware or software fault?

I recently got a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P motherboard. It appeared to be working fine, but blew a week or two ago. I got a replacement sent out (and changed my power supply, to be safe) that arrived this ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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Sound messed up after forced Windows 8.1 update?

So I was forced to update to Windows 8.1 this morning, and I noticed that my sound is weird now. I can only hear sounds from the window or tab that's open, and nothing else (except Spotify, which ...
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Share sound system for multiple PC [on hold]

i have laptop and tablet, both with windows 8.1, no RT. I use synergy http://synergy-project.org/ to use one keyboard and mouse. I need also share reproductors. Is there similiar app for share audio?
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Sound output mac Boom

I uninstalled the boom application, I can't find any file related to boom in my system (maybe I am missing something) but I still have this in my output devices configuration: How can I delete the ...
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How to convert audio (wav/mp3) to graphic equalizer visualisation (video file)?

For a video I would like to have the audio track visualized, like it is known from graphical equalizers. Example: Graphic from HTML5 Web Audio Visualizing. Can I do this automatically? I think ...
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How to make a skype settings file?

Is there a way to make a settings file for skype on a windows 7 (home) laptop which will select the default audio input device, default audio output device and always answer using video mode ? For ...
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Relatek ALC1150: Drivers and 5.1 audio configurations

I just bought an Asus Z87-Pro motherboard with Realtek ALC 1150 HD audio onboard. Since nVidia nForce4 chipset drivers I didn't found any valid audio driver that allows me to manage 5.1 sound sources. ...
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My headphones are now recognized as “side left” and “side right” rather than “left” and “right.” How can I fix this?

I was watching a YouTube video and suddenly the sound cut out. I did some debugging and I thought my headphones broke. I plugged them into every port but none worked. Then when selecting the ...
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Why is Windows Speech Recognition not working?

I've used Windows Speech Recognition in the past on my laptop - using the built-in microphone and also via the WO mic software which "makes" ones Android phone into a microphone. I've done a decent ...
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How do I mute certain tabs in Chrome?

In Google Chrome, can I mute sound in a single tab? Suppose a tab has a youtube video that I would like to silence. However, I still want to hear the audio from another tab.
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samsung laptop with windows 8 isnt recording lectures using one note 2013 [on hold]

im trying to record my lectures i have a samsung laptop probably 3 years old i have recently installed windows 8 and also installed office 365 when trying to record the lecture in one note 2013 i cant ...
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Direct left channel to right one due to left headphone not working

My left headphone is no longer working. Is there an easy way to direct the left channel to the right one so that both channels stream through only the right headphone? Muting the left side doesn't ...
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Window 8.1 Volume keeps changing after releasing keyboard volume keys

I recently upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to 8.1. When I tap the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite, Windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume as if I was holding the ...
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How to setup a multi-room speaker system on a mac mini

I have a mac mini setup as my home theatre. I would like to connect about 4 sets of speakers to it for a multi-room speaker setup where I can enable and disable certain speakers easily. I have done a ...
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Record audio from Microphone and Computer/Speakers at same time?

The title basically says it all, this is what I have: Windows 8.1 x64 Playback Devices: Speakers(default): Levels: Realtek HD audio output: 54 (There are no other sliders on this screen) ...
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How can I join multiple wav/flac/audio cds into one master big audio file (>4gb)

I have multiple Audio CDs that I want to merge into one final flac or mp3 file. For example I have 10 audio cds. I can encode each CD into its single wave/flac file, or even mp3, but then I need to ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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Yosemite run “mount volumes” is not same as Mountain Lion

This content has posted in Apple support community but I need the solution urgently so I copied to here. I have a script to mount the shared folder from Windows server (named: servicedesk) as a ...
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Audio glitch like if it's trying to sync back

Currently when playing back audio and/or video I get some weird audio glitches like the sound in syncing back with the picture. When playing back just audio the issue appears. I'm using Media Player ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Clicking noise in audio when using “multi-output device” via HDMI for video playback in OS X

I'm trying to watch a movie with my wife, and we are both using headphones — she is using Bluetooth, and mine are plugged into standard 3.5mm headphone jack. I've created "multi-output device" in ...
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Open source audio manipulation software [closed]

Does anyone know a free, command line, open source audio manipulation software for Linux? The primary usage is to distort/scramble a recorded voice. I've tried SoX but it seems to lack features for my ...
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Windows Audio Routing

I have struggled with the audio output routing in windows for years. I start by right clicking on the speaker icon in the task bar and then just muddle through until I eventually get the sound coming ...
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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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lossless concatenation of ogg vorbis files

I have a couple of ogg vorbis files, all encoded with the exact same properties that I want to concatenate into a single file. I know that the ogg vorbis format supports plain concatenation of ...
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How to set Windows Sound default settings for a device?

In Windows Sound settings, is it possible to set the default settings for a sound playback device, such as the speaker configuration (7.1 vs Stereo) and the "Default Format" (e.g., 24 bit 48000Hz)? ...
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How to convert mkv file to mp4 with subtitles and changing DTS audio to AAC or AC3?

I'm very new to ffmpeg, so I have a few questions I hope you could help me with. I have some mkv files that I would like to copy to my PS3, so I have to convert them. Someone told me the easiest way ...
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Mixing stereo audio signal into one headphone can. For computer games [closed]

Hello I'm deaf in one ear but I love to play competitive FPS pc games. The problem is I can't pinpoint where people are in the game. Which makes it hard to shoot them in the face before they shoot me ...
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Can't hear sound on vine/instgram videos with chrome/explorer

I can see Vine and Instagram videos, but there is no sound. Even if I click the speaker on a vine to unmute it I don't get sound. I have the newest version of chrome, and I don't have any problems ...
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Assigning programs to specific audio outputs in Windows 7

In Windows XP I could, for instance, play music on my speakers then have a game play on my headset via this clunky method: Set default sound output to speakers Run music player Set default sound ...
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Disable audio output to DisplayPort device

I'm on OSX 10.9.2 using a Samsung SA850 Display connected to the display port of my MBP 15" Late 2012 Model. All seems fine, but there is a problem with audio. Generally, whenever the display goes to ...
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How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch

I have a batch of MP3 based books. Some of them divide into files according to book's own structure: chapters and so on. Some of them was just divided into equally lengthened parts. So. I've bought ...
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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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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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How to convert audio to midi [closed]

How do I convert audio into midi (I'd like to convert my guitar playing into midi)? I have looked but found only shareware like this: http://www.widisoft.com/english/widi-audio-to-midi-au.html .
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Volume Compressor or Limiter for Windows

I listen to music on Last.fm on my computer but the volumes of the songs are all over the place when they stream. Sometimes you get a soft track, other times you get a really loud one that makes your ...
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Convert file from VOC to MP3 [closed]

I would like to convert a sound file (from a digital voice recorder) with the extension .voc to an .mp3 file or some other common sound files. I am on Windows 7 64 bit. I have tried the program ...
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Where is the hamachi sound of chat file?

I would like to know where is the hamachi sound when someone sends me a message. How can I find the file of the sound?
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Continuous recording, capture last few minutes when key pressed

I have Audacity and I have REAPER. All I want is to have e.g. REAPER recording continuously in the background then when I hit some key while browsing or playing a game, the following should happen: ...
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The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000

I've been experiencing this odd issue since yesterday. The only thing that I have personally changed is moving all of my monitors to one of my GPUs, so that I can use the SLI feature. Other than ...