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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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...
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Windows 7 - Open the Volume Control popup from the command prompt

I would like to open the Volume Control popup directly without using the mouse or keyboard. Currently, I am using AutoHotkey to press Win+B to focus on the system tray, Left to highlight the Volume ...
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Cannot record from Windows Stereo Mixer in Windows 8

How to capture desktop audio with Audacity or similar programs? I need to capture sound which is produced by programs. I remember I should select windows mixer to record it, but currently I hear ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Chrome Audio Muted

Updated from Ubuntu 12.04->12.10->13.04. Everything went smooth except for Chrome. Chrome has no audio, period, from Youtube or anything. If I open up Pulse Audio volume controller I can see ...
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Increase mean volume of a video/audio file

I have a video file which most of its sound is too quiet. I analysed it with FFmpeg (ffmpeg -af volumedetect) and it gave me the following stats: n_samples: 1240911872 mean_volume: -31.9 dB ...
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Record 3 audio devices simultaneously into different audio tracks or files

I have 3 audio devices that I want to record. My OBS takes my game sound. Now there are two devices left. I can run Audacity and record my microphone but then there still my third device left ...
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Something is making pops and clicks in the background of my computer

I have a dedicated music computer. I am running sonar as the DAW. I do not usually use a microphone in, but, every time I do, I get pops and clicks. I have done all of the Windows adjustment, so that ...
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Audio does not play on Youtube/Vimeo

My issue is that no audio plays when I am playing YouTube, Vimeo, or Steam videos, regardless of which browser I use. It does, however, play in VLC media player, Steam games, and works completely if ...
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On windows 7 my volume icon is missing from the system tray

So unexpectedly my volume control is missing from the system tray on Windows 7. I goto the start menu and type volume and choose "Show or hide volume (speaker) icon on the taskbar" and it's disabled ...
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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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Is there a way to have all sound output be converted to 5.1 channel?

So, here is my setup. I am running a Dell XPS 720 desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card. Model Number: SB0770 I recently purchased a Logitech ...
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Volume decreases on Google Chrome when I switch tabs

When I have Spotify running or a Youtube video playing on a different tab, Google Chrome automatically decreases the volume to a very low level. There is no change in the volume mixer, but it is a ...
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I would like to have all the sound go through my left headphone

I would like for all the sound to be channeled through just my left headphone. The reason for this is a little odd, but I am completely deaf in just my right ear. It is incredibly annoying to hear ...
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Use optical out on Realtek sound card without setting it as the default playback device

I have a Lenovo Y50 with Realtek HD Audio. It has two separate ports for headphones and mini TOSLINK, and both can work simultaneously (I've tested it and had output through both at once). The only ...
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Audio on videos stopped working. How to get the sound back?

Ever since I installed mumble on my Manjaro Linux laptop, I no longer receive audio in videos However, when I press the sound keys for increasing/decreasing and muting sound on my keyboard, I can hear ...
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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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Arch Linux: Non-Root User has no sound suddenly

User 'schezuk' suddenly has no audio under Arch Linux. [OK] User 'schezuk' is in group audio. [OK] Alsa is installed. [OK] Master, Headphone and Speaker is unmuted and 100% loud. [OK] User ...
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Concatenating multiple 24-bit 96 kHz wav audio files using ffmpeg, shntool, and sox

I am trying to concatenate 15 wav audio files, recorded as 24-bit, 96kHz, linear PCM. I have run experiments with ffmpeg, shntool, and sox, with differing results. The files were created by a Zoom ...
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How can I get the headphone playback device back?

In Windows 7 64 bit, in my playback devices, I used to have Stereo for speakers and headphones. I upgraded my drivers to RealTek's latest, restarted my PC, and I lost the headphone playback device. ...
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Too loud headset

I have creative 720 headset and they are too loud on Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.1. Adjusting volume to 1% in control panel of win7 is not enough, they are still loud. On linux pulseaudio minimum ...
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Mac: How to record VoIP phone call (microphone and output simultaneously)?

This is for recording a Google Hangouts call on my Retina MacBook Pro. I am using the internal microphone and the internal speakers. I would simply like to record the conversation. So I would like to ...
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Windows 8.1 Audio dim while playing media

I am having issues with my windows 8.1 audio settings. Here is a description of what happens: I start any media playback in apps like KM PLayer, Pot Player, VLC, Spotify etc., or media playback on ...
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Create a M3U Playlist With MP3 Music Files

I would like to create an m3u playlist for my website which will be at domain/music/Playlist.m3u (example). I need to put the mp3 files in the directory domain/music/ in the playlist so that it will ...
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How Does an Operating System send Sound to its Speakers? [closed]

I'm doing a task for an assignment and have come across this question which I have found the internet has not answered for me(so far that I can find). I thought I might ask it. The answer does not ...
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youtube video playing without sound when downloaded?

I have been looking for this since a long long time. I have downloaded a few videos from you-tube using IDM(all mp4). When I opened the video in VLC media player,a black screen appeared and started ...
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Headphone sound is low compared to what it was before [closed]

So recently I got my pc back after changing the mobo and the sound of my headphones isn't the same as it used to be. Usually I use it at 20, while listening music 60-80, and it was reaaaaally loud, 20 ...
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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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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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Setting the volume on bluetooth audio

Which way is the bluetooth audio volume implemented - is the volume value sent together with the original data stream, or does the sender adjust the data itself. Or in practical terms - should I ...
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Why do I get audio connect popups when I use the laptop keyboard?

I frequently (sometimes several times per minute) get popups for the connection of an audio device when I type. I notice I don't get them as much when I don't rest my left hand to the left of the ...
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Does HDMI connected LCD monitor produce sound from my computer?

I Have a question about using an HDMI-connected LCD TV. When I use 'extend' to extend my desktop to my TV, how do I get the audio to (appropriately) play from the TV? For example, when I put a movie ...
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Computer making various noises and sometimes runs slowly

My computer has been making some very strange noises for several months now. The first noise it made was when I installed Speed Fan and after the second time of running the program, my computer made a ...
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How do I disable microphone volume auto-adjusting?

My coworkers started yelling at me today because apparently I started screaming in their ears during a Google hangout. And sure enough, when I go to the Microphone settings dialog, I can see the level ...
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OS X: Filter system audio-out to remove high-pitched noise?

I am watching a long video on YouTube and the audio is terrible, mostly because there is a lot of high-frequency noise. I'm about to get a headache. Is there any software that can capture my system ...
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Which Bluetooth Stack supports APT-X on Windows 7

I'm thinking about buying wireless desktop speakers for ease of use with different audio sources (Notebooks, Mobile Phone etc.). For higher audio quality over the standard A2DP protocol there are ...
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Audio performance issues after resuming from sleep/hibernate in Windows 10 build 10162

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 build 10162 from the official ISO provided to insiders, and I have discovered something with my audio performance that may or may not have been present ...
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Duration parameter being ignored

I am converting a FLAC file to AAC. I have noticed that the duration is off on the output file. This is even the case if you explicitly set the output duration, it just gets ignored $ ffmpeg -i ...
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Sound stops in Windows 8.1

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I could not find anything similar with a quick search at the forum. I have a strange sound problem. The audio may mute for apparent no reason while playing a ...
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cant play an audio file in a windows store 8 application [migrated]

when i double click on the audio file (clock.wav) I get this error message: "there is no editor available for ...../assets/clock.wav please make sure that the application for the file type (.wav) is ...
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OS X Host - VirtualBox 5.0 running Ubuntu 14.04.02 video/audio playback is too fast

I am running a VirtualBox 5.0 on my OS X host machine with Ubuntu 14.04.02 as the guest. The problem is, the video/audio is playing back too fast when watching Youtube videos or any kind of ...
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Video Progressively Lags Behind Audio

I am trying to use the Stream feature in VLC Media Player to download a video from the internet. The video plays just fine when viewed online, and there is no problem with it whatsoever, but when I ...
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I always hear my in-line mic, even if the mic is disabled

I own a laptop with a headphone/mic combo jack. When I plug the headphones with in-line mic in, I will always hear the input from the mic, regardless of whether or not the Listen to this device button ...
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I have to pull the connector out partly to get stereo sound

Using headphones, I have to pull the headphone jack partly out of the socket to get stereo sound. If I push it in all the way, only the right channel comes through. I'm assuming that this has to do ...
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Is it possible to increase the audio volume on a streamed video?

Is it possible to increase the audio volume on a streamed video? Playback from files is fine, I am always able to increase past 100% using VLC but playback from streamed source, such as iPlayer, is ...
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Apple Remote for Mid 2011 iMac 27"

Can the Apple TV remote A1294 or the Apple Infrared Remote A1156 control the sound volume on an iMac Mid-2011 27" while watching an in-browser video (e.g. YouTube/Netflix) or does it work only with ...
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Skype cutting out and skipping my voice

In Skype calls, sooner or later my voice starts cutting in and out; mid sentence my voice will go silent for several seconds, with no quality loss outside of the cut out. Sometimes instead my voice ...
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How to increase audio streaming cache

I usually listen to music online (Deezer). My internet connection is unstable so it often stutters and ruins everything. The Windows app can download songs and play offline but my Windows 7 is not ...
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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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Windows 7 increases volume randomly

when listening to music or watching videos, the volume increases as if it'd account for music that has almost mute parts. This means that it shoves to volume to up to 60+ from 18 which is not too ...
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No sound coming from laptop headphone on Kali Linux

I'm running Kali Linux 1.1.0 on UEFI mode I'm in trouble with headphone jack.Speaker works well, but headphone don't have any sound, it's worked perfect before, but suddenly the sound on headphone ...