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I can play “test” sounds, but no other audio works

I'm running Windows XP, and last night my PC was infected by a frustrating virus (one of those viruses that won't let you open virus checkers, etc). I finally killed it 2 hours later, but it involved ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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Asus Gaming Laptop Speakers buzzing/humming

I have had my laptop close to 2 years now. I never had a problem with my speakers before. I recently started playing Grand Theft Auto V and had no issues, but now today when I get on the speaker buzz ...
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How to redirect sound to USB headset when plugged in?

I often have to switch between audio output from my speakers and my headset (P5Q mobo with integrated sound and Microsoft headset). I've already got it so that when my headset is plugged in, sound ...
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On Windows 7, how to fix VLC Media volume capped when Firefox plays sound?

Using Mixer, I have set the volume of VLC Media player to be even with the master volume, also, this is even with other applications such as Firefox. But when Firefox plays a sound, I can hear the ...
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How to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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setting audio balance from command line

I'd like to set audio balance from command line (linux), I'v looked at 'aumix' (and googled around) but it seems it does not have an option... can you suggest any method?
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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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Do filtergraphs copy audio streams by default in FFMpeg?

I 've got the following command in FFMpeg: ffmpeg -i file_input.mp4 -filter_complex split=2[i1][i2];[i1]scale=trunc(oh*a/2)*2:480[o1];[i2]scale=trunc(oh*a/2)*2:640[o2] -map [o1] -map 0:a -pix_fmt ...
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LAV filters and Audio Processor Replacement?

I want to watch videos but I don't care about video quality, only audio. But for certain reasons (please don't ask), I don't want to install or register filters onto windows (for example an .ax file) ...
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Speakers go dead on windows 8.1 - when using google hangouts

A problem I get only since getting windows 8.1 - The speakers stop working a few hours into a session. The work again after a reboot. The headphones work when the speakers stop working. In the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2: sound behaves strangely

I just installed an Ubuntu-Mate 14.04.2 partition and my sound is behaving strangely. The first thing is that the audio jack in the back (connected directly to the motherboard) doesn't work. it ...
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Routing Applications sound to different sound device? (Windows)

Anyone know how I can set for an application to output its audio to a specific device in Windows? I'm dealing with applications where it's not possible to go into their settings and choose which ...
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How To Enable Windows Microphone Amplifier

I just bought a new microphone for my Windows PC which I plugged into my external USB SoundBlaster X-Fi Pro. It works, but if I'm away for more than 30cm the recorded voice is almost silent. ...
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Weird sound problems cropped up on Ubuntu 14.04

Please help! Today I was trying to edit some home video with KDENLive and when I'd try to preview my videos, they'd play for about a second then lock up the program. In troubleshooting, I ...
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How to downmix stereo output to mono on Mac OS X

Let's just open and close this: Is there a built in way to downmix all stereo output to mono on Mac OS X?
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Mac OS X: Shell command for Accessibility -> Sound -> Play stereo as mono? [duplicate]

The question is in the title. I need a quick way to turn the feature on and off every now and then. Is there a bash command for it?
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USB headset doesn't work unless I restart. Why?

I have a Plantronics USB headset plugged into a ThinkPad running Windows 7. Every once in a while - in particular after my computer awakes from Sleep Mode - my USB headset stops working. In fact, all ...
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How can I disable the beep associated with saying “OK, Google” in Chrome?

With the microphone enabled, how can I disable the beep associated with saying "OK, Google" on a google search webpage within Chrome?
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How to separate volume level for front and rear panels and yet keep single sound device?

I have realtek HD Audio, and I'm pretty satisfied with its settings — my main speakers are connected to the rear panel and whenever I turn headphones in on the front panel, the former go silent and I ...
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Stream low-latency audio over LAN with Windows 7?

I have 2 Windows 7 PCs. My game system and blu-ray are hooked into the line-in of PC A, while the good speakers are hooked into PC B. I installed Jack on both computers. What commands must I run to PC ...
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Bad sound through bluetooth headphones

I have some problems with sound quality on bluetooth headphones. I bought a pair of Acoustic CHP600BT Solutions Bluetooth Headphones - Black headphones a couple days ago, and now then I have those I ...
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1answer
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How to set bluetooth headphones as default audio output?

My computer is a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 with built-in Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 3.0 + High Speed Adapter. I want to use my new Bluetooth headphones Sennheiser MM 500-X as default ...
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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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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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Force downmix to mono on Linux

For personal reasons (I'm hearing impaired) I need my linux machine to produce mono downmixed sound. Downmixed, not just single channel. Is there any possibility to force such behavior in ALSA / ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth headset does not switch to VoIP

I ran into a problem when using my Bluetooth headphones on Windows 7. They support both the A2DP and the Hands-free profile, however it seems that only one of them can be active at a time. On my ...
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How do I rip an audio CD to a single file?

Many programs rip audio as one file per track. I'm looking for a program or method that can rip the whole audio CD to a single file. Which program or method can do this in Ubuntu?
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How to balance volume on Windows

I can't figure out how to get a good balance on the applications within windows so I can stop modifying volume settings every time I get on a Google Hangout, watch Netflix, Hulu, instant message, play ...
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No audio from the standard Jack ports

I've recently had network issues with desktop PC so I had to open it up to do some troubleshooting (then I found out that the WiFi card was dead). Since I put everything back together, I haven't been ...
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controlling headphones jack

I have problem with my laptop which is it doest recognize my headphones whenever i plug them in , but sound as in music or games go through both speakers and headphones at the same time . is there any ...
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How can two applications read from the same (digital) sound input in Linux/ALSA?

I have a sound card with an AES/EBU input port that I want to access with two applications simultaneously. I want to record the input to a linear WAV file in real-time while also streaming it through ...
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Is there a program that visualize the volume of an audio file by time? [closed]

I have some recorded audio files of several nights of sleeping. I need to find out when there is snore sound. It will be much easy to visualize the audio by volume/time. Is there such a software?
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How do I troubleshoot static noise in headphones connected to a computer that persists even after replacing the sound card?

I have an Asus P6T based system. I was using the on-board sound (plugging in Logitech X-230 2.1 analog speakers in the green "front speakers" 3.5mm analog output, then plugging in my headphones in ...
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How to identify a song from an audio file? [closed]

I heard part of a song in a video on Youtube. I can get that portion of the song in an audio file. I want to identify the song. I did some research, there are some mobile applications that supposedly ...
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How to turn off a bluetooth speaker on windows shutdown?

I bought these bluetooth speakers and have been listening to music via these from my Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop on Winamp. I presently turn on the speaker and it connects to my laptop and streams music ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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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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TeamSpeak 3 Music Bot, with Google Play Music?

I'm trying to get a Music Bot up for a TeamSpeak 3 Server; however I'm struggling to try and line my music from Google Play (or Chrome) while keeping my normal audio separated (aka, TS audio, game ...
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Optical Audio out stuck on on a MacBook

Apple have made an interesting headphone port for the MacBook (and some other Intel Mac models). It works like a standard jack: nothing plugged in -> audio comes out of built-in speakers ...
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How to add tracks to a specific playlist by a keyboard shortcut in MediaMonkey?

I can right click a track and add it to a playlist. Yet I find the nested context menu bothersome. Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut for this action? (I know that there is a right click ...
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Laptop not playing sound through headphones

Realtek is recognising when the headphones are being plugged in, and the sound is being muted from the main speakers, but the sound isn't being pushed through the headphones. I've verified that the ...
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1answer
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Possible to call a specific audio channel within a filter graph?

I know that the -map_channel argument can specify a specific audio channel within a file, but is there a way to do a similar argument within a filter graph? I'm hoping something like this would be ...
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Connecting to two identical bluetooth speakers at the same time

I own two JBL Flip Speakers. They both are able to pair individually via Bluetooth and perform well. When I attempt to make them perform at the same time via the Audio/Midi Setup tool on my Mac ...
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How can I shift the frequency of everything that comes out of my speakers?

Let's say I'm jamming on my guitar with a song I'm listening to on YouTube. It's a song that is tuned a half step down. I would like to play that song half a step higher so I don't have to keep ...
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Lenovo T400S microphone mute button doesn't work in Windows 7 RTM

The microphone mute button is not working on my T400s running Windows 7 RTM. The speaker mute button works (when I press it the light comes on and sounds goes off). When I click on the microphone ...
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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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Audio on headphones not playing when plugged in

I just wanted to leave this for future reference so other people that may end up with this problem can fix it. I upgraded to the MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming motherboard and when I plugged in my headphones to ...