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Strange Windows 8 and 10 issue

I'm having a strange issue on both Windows 8 and Windows 10. I think it might be to do with services not responding properly. Here are my symptoms: Sound delay/lag. Every sound plays with a slight ...
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Disable windows 10 volume control

This has got to be the most annoying addition in Windows 10. Half the time it covers the back button in some browser or bookmark. What's worse is when there's a fullscreen application running. ...
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understanding mixer_paths.xml file entries

I have a Zenwatch 2, smartwatch capable of acting as a bluetooth headset, it has speaker and mic - Knight Rider like phoning is possible. Unfortunately the sound on bluetooth is not good, like ...
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Troubleshooting Bluetooth device did not accept stereo audio connection

I just bought Skullcandy "Hesh 2 Wireless" Bluetooth enabled headphones. I connected them to my Windows computer by adding a bluetooth device and everything worked well. After disconnecting and ...
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Nircmd | Setting Volume | set specified volume amount (*/100)

Nircmd is like a variable to windows already built-in cmd and comes along with great informative, most especially brief documentation. SETTING VOLUME (commands) changesysvolume change volume ...
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Speaker Noise when CPU load is high or moving mouse

I have an amplifier, which I use as a speaker. I have a few pairs of headphones. They all behave differently. This started happening when I first changed my graphics card and monitor cable to DVI ...
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How to disable sound modules in debian squeeze (solved)

The scenario, I have a debian squeeze xen virtual machine, only doing server tasks. On boot it autoloads sound modules despite blacklisting. I know about modprobe -r, however ideally I'd prefer to ...
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Is there a way to listen to the input sound on Mac OS X?

Is there any easy way to listen to the input on a mac? For example, assume I have a microphone hooked up to the input (i.e. line in) of my mac, and I have headphones hooked up to the output of my ...
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How can I switch an application to a different playback device on Windows 10

Googling for solutions to this problem seems to lead to third party solutions like this, sometimes with scripting like this. I'm no stranger to either, but It seems crazy to me that there isn't a ...
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Mono sound output in Ubuntu?

Is there an easy way of forcing mono sound output - for one ear, one earphone, one speaker?
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While play audio from phone via bluetooth, I need to keep windows (system tray) media play on top of other windows

I play music through my pc from my phone via bluetooth. I am looking for a setting to keep the windows media player on top of all windows. I am also looking to control player with media keys or ahk ...
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Bluetoooth headphones only work out of one ear on mp3 player [on hold]

The headphones are Ausdom M06 and the Mp3 player is AGPTEK C05. The headphones output audio with both ears to when plugged in via headphone jack to the mp3 player and they also output audio with both ...
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Headphones not showing up in playback devices menu - windows 10

I recently upgraded my computer to windows 10 from windows 8.1, and I'd like to set my audio output quality to studio, and apply the same audio enhancements that I used on windows 8.1 . I can't do ...
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Is there a bluetooth adaptor that can take audio in via cable and transmit to headsets via bluetooth?

Sorry if the title is confusing and that is why I have created a little diagram. Basically I am trying to connect my Bluetooth headsets to my computer but since, I don't have native Bluetooth device ...
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linux - headphones and speaker works only AFTER resume from sleep

Good day all For quite some time I have had this issue, not distro specific, I assume it is a kernel related issue. aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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Bluetooth speaker connects and then disconnects on my PC (windows 7)

I have been trying to connect my bluetooth speaker with my Windows(7) PC . I have Ubuntu as well (as dual boot) and the speaker just connects fine in that OS. But with Windows it does not connect. I ...
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Converting a Raw g722 File to a .wav with SOX

I am trying to troubleshoot some VOIP issues, and have been capturing the packets for the trouble calls. However my calls are all encoded in g722 and I am having trouble decoding this. I have ...
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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How to fix choppy sound replay with VLC

I've got a problem with vlc playing some file formats, for example mkv or m2ts (I didn't notice this problem with avi though). The sound plays ok, than dissappears for a second or two, than ...
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Realtek HD Audio low and bad quality sound after Windows 10 upgrade

I am using Sony Vaio laptop. Yesterday I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Quality of sound of Realtek HD Audio has become very bad and extremely low. There is no bass and the sound is ...
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Speaker producing buzzing noise like tearing on ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo Y500

I am using a dual boot win 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 My speaker works fine on Win 10 but produces buzzing/tearing sound always on Ubuntu. However My headphones work fine with Ubuntu. Thanks in advance
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How to enable “Stereo mix” on windows 7

My current setup allowed me to have a "stereo mix" recording device back when i used windows XP, so I know its not a hardware issue. But it doesn't show up in the list of recording devices anymore. ...
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What does the sample rate and sample size of audio means?

In a MP3 audio file, I know theres a bitrate of audio which tells the number of bits in seconds are being used by the player, in other words a measure of quality of audio. But I'm confused with the ...
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My javascript is not seeking the right amount of time on my audio files [closed]

I am able to play pause and stop audio files through the keyboard, but when I am seeking back and forth, I am using left and right arrow keys, and it is being seeking 15 sec. I need to do it for 5 or ...
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How to completely remove audio channels from video

Telegram displays soundless MP4s as GIFs. How can I completely remove audio from my MP4 files? I tried Filmora but it only detaches audio. While exporting it still includes silenced audio channels.
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Can I send audio from OS X to Windows over the LAN?

I'm sharing my keyboard and mouse from my Windows 7 desktop to my OS X laptop with Synergy, which is great. I wear headphones all day, and often don't notice things happening on my laptop because I ...
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How to adjust volumes in a multi-point Lync call?

In multi-point conference calls, volumes of the participants tend to be random. For example: A participant may have a more sensitive microphone (or higher gain) than others. When this participant ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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Windows 10 not responding to audio devices plugged into the front and back

I was testing overclocking settings earlier, and had a few restarts/crashes. Later, when things appeared to stabilize, I found out that there was absolutely no audio at all. SPDIF apparently works ...
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How to make Media Player Classic HC play audio as mono instead of stereo?

I'm using Media Player Classic HC (MPC-HC) and I want to know how to make it play in mono sound output instead of stereo.
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Recoding volume very low when using RHA MA750i headset with Microsoft's Surface Book

I have an RHA MA750i headset which work perfectly as a headset with my Android phone, and to listen to music on my Core i7 Surface Book. However, when using them with Skype or Skype for Business on my ...
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works only on Linux Mint 17.2, if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it: PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUT PIN 0x17 -> ...
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Combine one image + one audio file to make one video using FFmpeg

This should be pretty trivial, but I can't find a way to get it to work. I want FFmpeg to take one JPEG image and an audio file as input and generate a video file of the same duration as the audio ...
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Why both my speaker only work when plugged directly into laptop?

I have some Logitech LS21 Speakers, when I plug them directly into my laptop (either a Lenovo or a mbp) both the speakers work; however, if I plug them into the subwoofer and then then I plug the ...
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“HDA audio bus driver is required and not found” on Dell Optiplex

I have Dell Optiplex 745 with Windows 7 installed on it. I'm trying to use the Windows XP audio driver as Windows 7 drivers aren't available for Optiplex 745 and Windows Vista driver is displaying ...
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Are there any command line programs that can add audio effects? [closed]

I was wondering if there were any command line programs that work similar to ffmpeg, sox, or soundstrech in the way that you can preform functions via the command line. My goal is to be able to add ...
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Volume Low in Chrome Browser

Volume for audio and video sounds too quiet in Chrome, e.g. on YouTube. I have tried restarting it (via the actual exit option) and then I tried restarting the computer. Running Windows 8.1. Volume ...
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Pulseaudio remixing handles subwoofer / center volume differently

I'm using pulseaudio on my debian system. My PC is connected to a 5.1 system. I enabled remixing, lfe remixing, channels, etc. in the pulseaudio configuration (speaker-test works perfectly). When I ...
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Use a TRRS aux port as analog video output

I found a 4 pin (TRRS) aux cable lying around with 3 RCA outputs (video and 2 channel audio. It was originally made for a Xbox 360. This got me to wondering: Would I be able to have video output ...
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Android media playback - mp3 (and ogg) sound is distorted from phone speakers

I have lately been converting audio cassettes to digital sound, using Audacity. I am successful with many of them, but I encounter a peculiar problem during some of these conversions, that no web ...
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How to troubleshoot microphone or audio recording not working in Windows 7?

I have the following problem on Windows 7. The built-in microphone of my laptop does not seem to be working. Either that (i.e. the mic hardware is not working), or it may be a software problem, i.e. ...
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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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How can I control iTunes remotely

I have a desktop with a large music library connected to a high quality stereo and I'd like to be able to control which songs are playing, and in an ideal world, make playlists, using a laptop. ...
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How can I improve the accuracy of Windows Speech Recognition?

Why is Windows Speech Recognition (the app) in Windows 8 and 8.1 so pathetic? I've been using it since they first put it on their OS years ago and it has hardly improved in the slightest. It still ...
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FFMPEG Same Commands?

Is there any difference between these two commands for extracting audio from a video? ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy -map 0:a output.wav ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vn -acodec copy output.wav
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Is there any sound enhancer software for Linux?

One of my biggest attachments to Windows is DFX Audio Enhancer because it enhances audio from all applications before reaching my speakers (Restore quality, ambiance/surround simulation, etc.). Is ...
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ap-linux in a vm, does this make sense?

AudioPhile Linux, a distro tailor made to play audio has interested me. However I don't consider it desktop-grade and I don't have a spare machine to use it with. Does it make sense to run ...
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Windows Media Player Downmixing

I have an audio file which is currently 5.1 but don't want to lose any quality from downmixing or converting, but it would most likely only be played on stereo systems. What does Windows Media Player ...
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Why don't I see my custom ringtone under Default Notification Sounds? [migrated]

I just got a Nexus 5X, currently running Android 6.0.1, and managed to get some custom mp3 ringtone files into the Ringtones folder on the phone. Under Settings > Sound & Notification, if I ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...