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Why is audio high pitched over HDMI?

When I connect my Windows 8 notebook to my television via HDMI the audio is higher pitched than it should be. If I use a different audio output this does not occur, and note the audio is not sped up ...
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Intel NUC6i3 Skylake with Windows 10 - Intel HD 520 Audio over HDMI Fails

I recently got my Intel NUC6i3SYH. I already tested some other NUC like PCs and the NUC5i3RYH without any issues. The system runs fine except one bug which somehow is connected to the Intel HD 520 ...
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-ss and -itsoffset negative doesn' work FFMPEG

This is my command line: ffmpeg -r 30 -framerate 30 -f gdigrab -draw_mouse 0 -i title="Output" -f dshow -i audio="CABLE Output (VB-Audio Virtual Cable)" -ss 1 -vcodec h264 -preset superfast -pix_fmt ...
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USB Mic - LOUD beeping noise (with sample)

When i unboxed my Samson Meteor USB Mic, it was incredibly good, no background noise what so ever, after making around 4-5 videos with it, this started happening. When trying to do noise removal with ...
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Windows 10 sound and video stuttering

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 I started to observe random sound stuttering while playing any audio (YouTube, music player, etc.) and even video stuttering while I play games. The ...
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Streaming audio and video to VLC with ffmpeg and ffserver

I'm trying to set up a webcam with a raspberry pi 2 that I can view from VLC media player on another computer. I followed the tutorial here to get video only working, but his other tutorial that ...
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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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How to increase volume above the system's maximum volume?

Sometimes I feel watching some youtube in Chrome has very low volume even if I turn everything to 100%. Is there any tools can increase volume above the system's maximum? I know IndieVolume does, but ...
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Headphones not recognized Windows 10

I just upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1 and now my headphones are not working. I have an alienware m14x with three jacks (mic / headset / headphones) and have tried all of them. The built in ...
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How can I split .ape files?

When I try to use Medieval Cue Splitter for an .ape file I get this: Could not find MACDII.dll (version 4.0 or better) on your system. APE file engine was disabled. Is there a way to do this in Cue ...
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Can Apple Lossless audio be converted to FLAC with no loss of fidelity?

Can Apple Lossless audio files (ALAC) be converted to FLAC audio files with no loss of fidelity?
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How would I get a GeForce 9500 GT to pass audio via DVI to an HDMI display?

I have a GeForce 9500 GT and the latest Nvidia drivers. It has 2 DVI ports. One is connected to a normal monitor, the other is connected to a HDTV, connected via a really long DVI-to-HDMI cable The ...
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Disabling Microphone playback

I'm having a strange problem with my headset, whenever I plug in my headset I get microphone playback. When I go to Recording Devices -> Properties -> Listen -> Listen to this device, it's turned off. ...
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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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Allow volume control to set volume above 100%

My laptop doesn't have the loudest speakers, and thus audio is often pretty quiet even at 100% volume. I am able to boost the volume up to 153% in pavucontrol (the graphical frontend for Pulse Audio) ...
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How do I disable volume changes from active windows on Windows 10?

First of all, I'm not exactly sure what it is. But it isn't related to: Having sound effects enabled (Realtek) Running specific browsers The sound setting about lowering volume when it detects ...
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No sound - “This device is being used by another application…”

From time to time i keep losing audio, sometimes pulling connectors out from motherboard sockets and back in does help, sometimes even system's restart does not until it's been done twice. Disabling ...
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How can I make Adobe audio reader ignore certain symbol patterns?

Example: ===== Some question ====== Answer... I am using the read out loud option in adobe reader and in the long run these signs here tend to get super annoying when being read out loud. Is there ...
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Why am I hearing very strange background noise when recording anything on my laptop?

It's the strangest thing and I have no idea what's causing it.. It happens with my headset and with my laptop mic. I have upped the mic boost and mic levels to amplify it but it is always there, ...
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Adobe Flash Professional not playing sound from the timeline

Not sure if this is the right site for this question, but here it goes. I created a .fla file way back in 2013. When I import this file in Adobe Flash Professional (2015 release) everything works ...
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How to pad all audio in Windows 10?

I am using Windows 10. When using headphones I have to keep the volume at 2-3% to prevent my ears from being blown out. I would like more control than this, however. Is it possible to pad all sounds ...
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Can I enable my Realtek sound card without speakers plugged in?

I have a computer (one of the Gigabyte Brix) running Windows 7. I don't actually need to hear any audio out of it, but some of the software I need to run doesn't work if it can't open an audio output ...
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Disable DTS audio enhancements permanently

I have an HP Spectre x360 with DTS audio. I'd like to permanently disable the "audio enhancements" in the DTS control panel. Even if I disable them by unchecking the box, the next time a plug my ...
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Headphones not working in windows 10 in HP ProBook 4530s

Recently my headphones stopped working. My pc is an HP ProBook 4530s, with Windows 10 Pro 64bit installed. I'ts not a hardware problem since I have it dual boot with ubuntu, and in ubuntu everything ...
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Delay before audio playback starts with digital speakers (Windows 7/8/10)

Windows seems to have a problem with digital audio output (using coaxial/optical outputs) where the audio output goes to "sleep" when not in use and takes a moment to cut back in. I have experienced ...
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Computer freezes with buzzing noise

I've recently build a new computer (few weeks back), for virtualization aswell for gaming. But the past 2 nights while gaming the computer freezes with a loud noise coming through my speakers. It ...
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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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pulseaudio/bluetooth - systemwide mode issues

The target is to use a RaspberryPi B+ with a bluetooth dongle as a bluetooth a2dp audio sink. Since this system is old and has only one purpose of being the sound sink, I run pulseaudio in system ...
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can i connect my phone audio(headphones/mic) to computer's (mic/headphones) jack?

I would like to connect my Motorola phone, which is having common USB plug to charge and connect headset, to connect to laptop's mic and headphone. So what I want is to connect mobile's audio ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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Why are my headphones disappearing from Playback devices

When I start my computer, my headphones are set as the default playback device. About 15 seconds after I log into my profile, the headphones make a quick static type sound, and no longer exist in the ...
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Audio output comes through my input device

Whilst using Skype/TS all of my computers outputs are being sent as my input. What I've tried so far: Turning it on and off again Disabling sound mixer Uninstalling realtek Made sure my ...
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Using Sigmatel STAC 92XX on Windows 7 RTM x64, cannot get 5.1 surround sound to work

I have a Dell XPS 420. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x64) I have this audio device: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio I have tried using the windows 7 basic driver, and also the Vista 64-bit ...
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MX-552 microphone acting as speaker,

After going through the house looking for a decent microphone, I found a MX-552, and after going and buying a audio jack (because it was a 6.35mm connector) to get it to fit into my computer, it began ...
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Use ffmpeg to add audio in the middle of the video

I have a 9s no-audio mp4 video and a 5s mp3 audio. And now I want to add the mp3 in the middle in the video. I totally have no idea how I can do that. I tried ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -i input.mp3 -f ...
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How to redirect line-out to line-in on mac?

I want to route the output of my audio-interface (Native Instruments Z1) to a virtual input, so I can record / broadcast it using the broadcast tool butt (which only accepts inputs to stream from). ...
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Wrap ffmpeg for extracting audio from video in a python function

I'd like to wrap ffmpeg in a python function for extracting audio from video. I can successfully extract audio from mp4 videos on the command line. ffmpeg -i sourcevideo.mp4 -vn -acodec copy ...
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Using a bluetooth audio device in another computer

Because my PC doesn't have bluetooth. I want to use my laptop as some sort of a station for my audio device. So that if say I have compuer A and I want to hear from some device A the audio that should ...
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Strange Intermittent Background Sound in Windows 7

Ok, this is very strange. Recently, i noticed that every 10-15 seconds, there would be this faint, annoying duh-dum sound coming out of my speakers. (hard to describe. sounds somewhat like the ...
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Mysterious sound problems with CS:GO and Realtek

Background: In 2014 I purchased an ASUS PC (ASUS G10AC-NR019S) and began playing CS:GO. The sound ingame was perfect, a nice balance between footsteps, ambient sound, guns and voice ingame. I could ...
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What is the correct command line to convert a MKV 10b to MKV 8b with identical quality?

I want to convert a MKV 10b to MKV 8b, with identical quality of sound and video. I uses the following command line: ffmpeg -i -c my_file.mkv: libx264 v -profile -crf 18 -PRESET medium high -level ...
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Audio Technica headphones (ATH-M40x) music quality has differing quality when plugged in to computer jack

When I plug my headphones into my Toshiba Satellite PC audio jack they immediatly have the perfect studio that I've come to expect. But after a few seconds, the quality drops by half, and then half ...
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Windows 10 volume jumps to 100% on random

So today I installed windows 10, and I love it except one thing: The volume is bugged. I'll be sitting watching youtube videos on Microsoft Edge, click next video and my ears will be blown off ...
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Windows Sound Service Lenovo 20A7 X1 Carbon

So I have an issue with several users who's Windows Sound service cuts out. I can restart the service and sound will resume. The issue was initially resolved by updating the BIOS on one of the ...
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ALSA does not detect all USB cards properly

I want to run four identical USB audio devices, but ALSA shows only two of them on one machine (all four operate properly when plugged in alone). It seems they are detected (and initialised) ...
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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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Is there a program that allows me to send audio output to a microphone input (either real or virtual microphone)?

I've tried using VAC virtual audio cable, as well as virtual audio streaming. Unfortunately, none of these solutions provide a way to send audio output to a microphone input. None of the virtual audio ...
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ffmpeg merging mp3, mp4, no sound with copy codec

I am using ffmpeg to create a video. The source is a set of png images (one per frame) and an mp3 file. I want to create an mp4 with sound. I am doing it in two stages for now. Step one converts the ...
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Mystery radio station playing through headphones. How to find all sources of sound?

There is a radio station that intermittently plays through my headphones when they are plugged in. It does not play through the stereo speakers of my laptop. When I open the volume mixer, it does ...
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Windows 7/10 Volume control bug

i dont know if there is question like this but i want to ask. Why when i lower the volume on Media Player, it lowers even on the Media Player volume. If i lower the volume on the Volume control its ...