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No audio after pausing and resuming Netflix, Hulu and Media Center Windows 7

I just built myself a home theater to use with netflix, hulu, and windows media center. Whenever I pause netflix, hulu or a recorded show in MC and then resume play, there is no sound. If I resume ...
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Imporove voice track in video files mp4 and mkv

Often the voices in a movie or serial will be drowned out by loud music or background noise, often this is deliberate on the part of the studio thinking it improves the drama or what ever. but for the ...
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Loop/Batch file for extracting all .aac from .m4a files in folder

I'm desperate. I need to extract the .aac stream from ~1749 .m4a files with ffmpeg, but I can't get a batch file working for me and it would take years to do it manually. This is what I use for ...
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How do I use different audio devices for different apps in Windows 8?

Besides switching the default audio device, how can I send the audio from one Windows Store (aka Metro) app (say x-box music) to one audio device, and another (say the video app) to another audio ...
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How to disable MS GS WAVETABLE synth? or what is occuping it?

I have a small(?) issue program. A friend of mine has a computer with the following specs: Creative XtremeMusic soundcard (latest x-fi drivers, the complete package) USB Midimate 2 (usb midi ...
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Increasing volume/power levels on USB Audio device (64 bit Windows 7)

I have a USB audio device (Buddy USB 6G) that was cheap and worked great- until I updated windows recently. Now it seems the power/volume reaches its max at about 50% volume, and any further increase ...
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How can I remove the option to eject PCI device from the Windows 10 tray icon?

My ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard keeps showing up under the safely remove hardware tray icon in Windows 10 x64. If I 'eject' the device my soundcard stops working. The device that Windows 10 ...
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Video streaming lags and creates audio buzz

To begin with, I need to state that I have actually done search on this. All I could find were various solutions that didn't apply to me, and in the end it seemed like it is very specific to ...
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Set music sound to fixed level in linux

I listen to classical music at work to isolate myself from noise, but classical goes low and high so I need a way to fix the level of sound so when the music goes low the sound goes up and vice versa, ...
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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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No sound after putting the laptop to sleep or hibernate

I have a Lenovo running Win7-x64 (SP1), and after I put my laptop to sleep or hibernate, the computer won't play any sound after I wake it. The really strange part is that if I put the computer back ...
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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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Using 3ga and 3gp with ffmpeg

I have sometimes converted .3gp files from my Android voice recorder into .mp3, easy as pie - sometimes I combine image(s) and create videos from these recordins for Youtube, but when I try to convert ...
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Headphones stop working in win10

I have a Aerocool Templaruis Excelsus headset wich usually use in my desktop PC (Working perfectly on it) However, gpu broke and now i have to use my laptop a HP Pavilon 15 with windows 10 Now they ...
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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How can I normalize the sound levels in several different audio/MP3 files?

I have a given set of MP3 audio files of varying audio levels. I would like to know how I can automatically normalize all of these files, so the volume is amplified/raised on the quieter files, and ...
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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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Split a Flac file and create a cue sheet on OS X

I'm looking for a way (software or command line tool) to achieve the following on Mac OS X. Take a single Flac file with its Cue sheet. Split it into several tracks. Automaticaly generate a new cue ...
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Windows 7 Audio Too Loud

In Windows 7 (64-bit, Ultimate) the default audio output is extremely high. This has been an issue for a while but I was able to get around it as my previous headphones took more power to drive so it ...
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Muting an Application on a Mac

Is it possible to mute just a single application (ex. Safari) on Mac while letting other application's sound continue to run through?
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CentOS 7 - low volume on Chrome

I use Google Chrome on a regular basis, but lately all audio played through it has VERY low volume. Playing the same audio stream (i.e. YouTube!) on Mozilla Firefox is normal. I already went to ...
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mplayer (mplayerhq.hu) repeats ending audio frames

mplayer (from mplayerhq.hu) on windows repeats the last few audio frames upon exit. When the video ends, before you can see Exiting... (End of file) in the command prompt, you will hear the ...
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How to delay audio?

I have a chromecast, which streams video to my tv with about a two second lag. Audio streaming has not yet been implemented for the feature I'm using. The audio still comes out of my computer ...
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New motherboard not outputting right audio channel to splitter

Just finished setting up my OS' after upgrading RAM, motherboard and CPU and quickly discovered that audio wasn't outputting correctly. I currently use a HD650 paired with a Schitt Asgard 2 which in ...
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Crackling Audio issues on LACK of CPU load

I have been trying to track down an intermittent crackling audio issue for YEARS now to no avail. I've checked DPC, memory pagefiles, etc... back when I was running Win7 -- which also had the issue ...
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Read wav file header - possibly with audacity - on linux

On ubuntu linux, I want to be able to inspect a wav file such that I can read the wav header to determine the format. I have the tool audacity which, as an audio tool seems pretty good, but I can't ...
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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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Convert MKV with DTS audio to MKV with AAC, AC3 or MP3 audio

I have an MKV with multi-channel DTS audio. Using ffmpeg from the command line I want to convert to MKV with either multi-channel AAC, AC3 or MP3 audio. Can someone please tell me command-line for all ...
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Windows keeps making these random “device connect” and “device disconnect” sounds

Throughout the day I notice that my computer makes apparently random device-connect and/or device-disconnect ("boink") sounds. I suppose it is the same sound you hear when connecting or ...
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Convert mp3 to wav using FFmpeg for VBR

What command should I use to convert a mp3 file to wav whose bitrate is variable. Or better how would I know whether that source audio is fixed bitrate or variable?
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How can I play some audio through speakers, and some through headset?

Is there a setting so that I can choose to have one program play sound through the speakers, and one program play sound through a headset? This question is related to How do you enable speaker ...
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Convert m4a to aac without quality loss?

I wanna use a program on an .m4a file, but the program can't handle .m4a. It can handle .aac, however, and the codec of the file is MPEG-4 AAC. Is there a way to convert to .aac (and preferably ...
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Why do my car speakers only play background music when the Aux cord is only partially plugged in [closed]

I've looked it up and the only answers I could find didn't seem right. The background stuff always seems pretty good and voices seem to be canceled out. I know it's not a left/right channel thing ...
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How to embed/merge a cue file and an audio file(preferably MP3)?

I recently downloaded a song mix (approx. 2 hrs) from youtube which is in MP3 format. Now, this mix contains various songs (approx 40) from different artists. In video files you are able to see which ...
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Is there a way to delay video?

I bought a harman kardon speaker and I uses hdmi projector. Everything is awesome. I can even play game. However, if I watch movie there is a delay on sound. Which is strange. I don't see that sound ...
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HDMI auto switching feature

Is there any option to auto switch to the monitor after connecting to it via HDMI cable in Gnome desktop environment. I know that it's available in Windows and the audio switches to the monitor's ...
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How to record 10 seconds of audio with SoX?

I want to record 10 seconds of audio from my microphone input with SoX. I haven’t found any example in the documentation or elsewhere that would show how to do it. Here’s my current command using ...
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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 ...
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Input Audio from TV to GPU via HDMI's ARC Technology then Output to Speakers Connected to a STX

Reason: I noticed 4 devices on the "recording" section of program I am using. Screenshot of NVidia AUX input connectors. I want to be able to access these hopefully to pass audio back from my TV to ...
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Win10 sound devices pop up on startup and device change

My windows 10 x64 pro installation has a rather annoying behavior on every startup or audio device change like connecting a HDMI cable with sound capability or connecting a usb sound card. It always ...
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Skype audio becomes distorted after other programs make sounds

I have an HP laptop, HP 250 G4. It came with Windows 8.1 and Skype but I've now upgraded it to Windows 10. The version of Skype that came with the laptop was so old that it didn't work at all with ...
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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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Sound on 2 month old hp 15-1233 with a realtek radio model RTL8188EE

I bough this computer as a replacement for DV4-1225 . but right out of the box no HDMI. A few days later it was fixed then the sound has gone out 22 times HP and Microsoft have been working on it ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Routing sound in Windows 7 to separate devices [duplicate]

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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Logitech G930 Multimedia (G-key) functionality in Ubuntu Gnome

I have a Logitech G930 Headset with 3 Multimedia Keys(G-Keys), a surround sound/stereo switch, mute mic button, volume control scroller. Problem(s): Main 1. Google Chrome does not detect any key G ...
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Skype blocks the audio of other applications during call with headphones

I am trying to play a sound and talk on Skype at the same time. The problem is that Skype seems to be blocking the line, so when I am on Skype talking to someone and playing a game, the sounds from ...
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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 ...