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Does the BIOS beep come from the same sound hardware channel

Does the BIOS beep come from the same sound hardware channel...as Windows 7 OS audio?
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Why is my Mac beeping at me in a Sprint-Nextel-PTT kind of way?

I'm really stumped about this one. Before on OSX 10.5 and now on OSX 10.6, my Mac occasionally beeps at me. It's a split-second "bee-bee-beep" that sounds vaguely similar to the push-to-talk beep you ...
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How to find out which program a default beep is coming from in Windows 7?

There's a "default beep" (as defined in System Sounds) that emanates from my computer every so often. It kind of goes like this (where each number is a "default beep" sound): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. So ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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Sound does not get activated when I boot Win 8.1

Sound does not get activated the first time when I boot up Win 8.1. It gets activated if I do a restart. (If I shut down and reboot sound will not come on only when I restart it comes on) I have an HP ...
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how to fix the device is being used by another application

there is a solution to this problem first go yo control panal and type in the search box "update to windows KB2962407" delete that.After that go to mycomputer right click on it and go to manage ...
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.qcp -> .mp3 on a Mac?

My phone records in Qualcomm PureVoice (blech!). I have nothing, including mplayer and VLC, that plays that. I'd like to be able to convert them batchwise (so I can grab them via bluetooth) to mp3 ...
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

TL;DR (temporary workaround) If your headphones/Line-out don't work after sleep mode or locking the screen and you have a VIA sound card just download CLEVO's hot keys manager and run the file ...
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Front panel Audio

My front panel audio is not working/detecting anything plugged into the MIC or SPEAKER ports. This happens in Windows 7 Professional x64, it does not happen in Kubuntu or Debian (virtual machine OS). ...
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SoX on 64-bit Windows - how to chose output device

I have created 3 virtual sound devices using VAC and now i want to start 3 sox instances and make every instance use a separate sound device for output when playing a wav file. Command sox.exe ...
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How do you make mono audio track playback in stereo in Ubuntu?

Every once in a while I'll come across a video that I want to watch (whether it be youtube or otherwise), and the sound, for whatever reason, will be only coming out one speaker. It's not a problem ...
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Minimal install of debian, didn't install sound module, how to get sound working?

I did a minimal install of debian wheezy and then upgraded to jessie. When installing wheezy, I didn't install any of the optional modules. I remember there being one about sound but I assumed I would ...
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Is There a way to permanently apply replaygain info to many flac files?

I ripped a bunch of CDs to flac, with replaygain, a while ago. What I am trying to do now is permanently apply the replaygain to the files so it is not just a meta tag. This way, I can batch convert ...
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Windows 8 play no sound

I'm using Acer Aspire V3 with Windows 8. Today, my laptop is unable to play any sound either from my iTunes or Youtube. I have try troubleshooting it myself by checking the drivers and it seems to be ...
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How do I disable alert beeps

My HP pavilion laptop is getting pretty old and the speakers no longer work properly. So I've disabled all audio devices, including disabling the light-touch volume controls at boot-up. The one sound ...
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Easier way to switch sound output device

I bought a USB soundcard for my Macbook Pro, so I can use a headset mic for Skype. By default, the. sound goes to a pair of external speakers (for iTunes) or the built-in speakers (on the road/gaming) ...
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Is it possible to set the host's playback device with VirtualBox?

I'm using VirtualBox version 4.3.12r93733 on a Windows 7 host with a Windows 7 guest, and I'm wondering if it's possible to change the audio playback device for VirtualBox on the host? It doesn't ...
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Can I have a second sound system running on one Windows 7 machine?

Suppose I have a pair of headphones plugged into the usual sound system that is supplied with an ordinary Windows 7-based machine. I add some hypothetical combination of hardware and software to that ...
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How can I keep audio in Windows 8.1 from fading in when I start playing a sound file?

I just got an HP Windows computer running Windows 8.1. I have installed the latest Windows updates (as of 7/14/14) and even went to the HP website and updated the audio driver. Part of my living is ...
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Continued troubles with Lexicon Omega USB/Audio/MIDI interface

I have a Lexicon Omega USB/Audio/MIDI interface. I use it with my desktop computer which is getting quite old. First everything was working fine. After a while the unit started to spontaneously ...
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Can't make ubuntu 10.04 beep sound [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable System Beep in Ubuntu I am trying to use the "beep" command, but it doesn't beep any sound. I installed it with "sudo apt-get install beep", then I run "beep" ...
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Skype plays beep sound every 30 seconds

When Skype is turned on every 30 sec I hear the Windows beep sound. I cant seem to find out why or how to turn it of. I followed this tutorial and this tutorial I uncheck all the sounds like he ...
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How do I remove background tv music?

I have an audio recording of a recent meeting, the stupid thing I did was leave the TV on MTV. Now listening to the recording the music is more dominant than the actual speech and vocals. Is there a ...
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disable headphone jack in Vista

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop, it has 1 microphone and 2 headphone jacks. Problem is, one of the headphone jacks has became faulty and Windows thinks it's constantly in use, thus I can only ...
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Disable Sounds in 10.5 and 10.6

I need to disable "Play user interface sound effects" and "Play feedback when volume is changed" in the Sound pref.pane via terminal/unix command/ARD on multiple computers. fseventer shows ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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External Speakers panned to the left and no spdif output displays in the playbacksound

I have a massive problem. My external speakers panned to left, no sound is coming out of the right speaker. I've tried EVERYTHING. Believe me I have done everything you recommend and nothing works. ...
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Disabling the internal microphone of a Laptop

My laptop is an Alienware m5500 with Windows Vista 32 Bit and it has a built-in mic. The issue with this is that I have an external mic that I need to use. Whenever I try to use Skype or Ventrilo it ...
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Sound does not work on X-server, works in TTY, Arch Linux w/ALSA

My sound system isn't working when I use the X server. When I use it in a TTY, it works fine. In a TTY, the output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Why both headphones and speakers are active on my windows 8.1?

When I plug in my headphones into my laptop, speakers remain active. I have mute speakers mixer so they don't play sounds when headphones are plugged in, but the problem is, some of applications only ...
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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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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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Create a multil audio movie in any video fomat without changing video quality

I have some HD movies in some different formats like avi, mkv etc. I want to make them in multiple audio without changing the original video quality and format. I also want to embed subtitle in it. ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed

I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed. I have done everything step by step following the Window Help and support, Compaq ...
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Remap audio output to other ports?

I have an Asus M4A785T-M Motherboard which has 5x 3.5mm audio ports and one optical audio port onboard. On Windows 7 x64, is it possible to control which channels output to which ports? For example, ...
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Redirect audio from laptop to desktop over LAN

I want to be able to play a song on my laptop and have it sound through my desktop's (infinitely better) speakers. If you're familiar with Input Director: I want something that is to audio what Input ...
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How to set Bluetooth headset microphone as recording device?

I've got these Bluetooth headphones I have connected with my computer. The deal is, I can either choose them to work as high quality audio output OR a VoIP device in "Bluetooth devices" window. If I ...
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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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Mic boost on Realtek AC'97

I have a problem with my microphone boost. I've watched some videos about that on YouTube, but I don't have same Audio Manager as they, even if I installed many drivers (some AC'97 and some HD). ...
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How to force an application to play through a selected audio output? Win8

There are multiple programs and games that don't give me the option to choose which device I want it to playback through. I can change my default device and the program will change with it in realtime ...
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Audio output automatically changes to HDMI Audio Output when starting a game

I am not sure what causing it. I tried to change some settings for the graphic card, but it didn't work. Graphic card: Sapphire 7870 XT. Motherboard: GA-H77-D3H. At first, I thought it's ATI ...
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How can I isolate HDMI sounds to a TV while game sounds to system speaker in Win7?

I have a desktop PC which I use to play games on AND watch films. Its a Win 7 OS... with an ASUS EAH6450 hd gfx card with HDMI, DVI outputs. Is there a way for me to be able to play a game on the ...
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What are usual maximum output frequencies on computer sound cards?

Exactly what it says on the tin. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook sound card and I was measuring its output frequency using frequency counter connected to the card's output. ...
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Lenovo n200 3000 very low sound on headphone jack

When i plugin my headphones i got very low sound on one side(left), right side has no sound at all. Speakers built in laptop works fine. Output for headphones stop working well few days ago. When i ...
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Sending computer audio output to multiple devices

I'm looking to take an audio signal from a computer (1/8"), or multiple computers if possible, and send its output to some sort of switch/audio box that would allow me to choose between different ...
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Does anyone know a way to play a video file with two its audio streams being simultaneously streamed to different output devices?

I would like to know if it is possible to listen to one audio stream via the audio-jack speakers and to the other via the usb headset (that would just give me an ability to watch movies in English ...
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Disabling the mute button on internal laptop keyboard

On my laptop, the mute button is jammed in a really weird position. The volume control is flickering on and off rapidly. It's really tiny and I won't be able to physically fix it unless I take apart ...
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Headphones stopped working in windows 8.1

So, I installed Linux mint 15 mate 64 bit on other partition, and a weird thing happened, I booted into Windows 8.1 and my headphones do not work. Realtek softwares notification pops up and recognizes ...
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Disable sound permanently in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (all types of sound e.g. application sound, theme sound, beep)

I want to disable all types of sounds permanently so the user will not be able to hear any kind of sound in the future. I have uninstalled sound drivers from Device Manager, but on restarting the PC ...