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FFmpeg - Concenating audio files with spacing

edit3: please look image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/XdZ9G.png Each audio clip has same codec/sample_rate, but has different duration and each space is also different. There is always space between ...
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FFmpeg - adding offset to an audio channel without reencoding

I have a stereo audio in opus format. How do i add offset to only left channel? Is there a way to do this without adding silence(reencoding) to left channel? input: [right ...
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Is there a way to get the current volume output from command-line on Windows?

I'm looking for the current actual output levels, not what the volume is set to. Ideally this would be a command-line tool, but if there's so way I could generate one myself with APIs, that would ...
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Windows: Toggle front or back audio jack using software?

I have a Lenovo desktop PC running Windows 8.1. I have two speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back and a pair of headphones plugged into the audio jack on the front panel. Is there a way to ...
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How can I add a tracklist to a .mp3 file

Recently I downloaded some music mixes from youtube to listen when I'm offline but often I want to know the music name and I can't put all of them on the file name. But recently when I was playing the ...
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Windows 8: Audio setting its volume to either 100 or 0

I've had a problem for quite a long time now where my audio changes itself randomly, either going to 100 or 0. I don't know why this is happening and I've tried to google it, but it seems no one has ...
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mediainfo - different channels depending on source

What are the differences between "side" channels and "back" channels in multichannel audio? I'm converting .mlp files (from a DVD-A) to FLAC and I'm slightly confused by how the channels are ...
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MacBook Ubuntu - Left Speaker not working properly

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 onto my Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) by using rEFIt. As the GRUB-install failed the first time, the second time, everything was fine. I later recognized, that the audio ...
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VirtualBox sound drivers issues

I run DOS with old games under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 Home SP1 32bit machine through my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU installed. Windows uses default sound drivers provided by Microsoft (High Definition ...
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Wireless headset won't work when plugged in and charging.

I have a Plantronics headset with a mic. The bluetooth works fine and I set it as my default device, all that. But when the headset dies and I have to plug it into the USB port, no matter what ...
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Volume delay in coming on after pausing an audio

My sound issue is this. When I pause something I'm listening to like a youtube video or a movie or pretty much any audio and if I don't hit play to restart it right a way, my volume will not come on ...
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How to trim and join several parts of an audio file using crossfades?

I want to keep several sections of an audio file, merged together, but without any discontinuities ("clicks") at the join points. There's a SoX command that does this (http://superuser.com/a/677351), ...
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Windows machine sounds not playing (Beep() etc)

So this has been an issue for a while now, and it's starting to piss me off. Some sounds just does not work, and I have no idea why. Sound overall works. I can listen to music etu (youtube, spotify ...
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Concatenate videos with/without audio stream

I have multiple videos in folder, but when first of all hasn't audio stream, audio disappear in concatenated video. Concatenated video is correct if first video has audio stream. How can I concatenate ...
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Video and audio playback problems

since I started my computer yesterday, I experience the following problems: in Chrome and Firefox, videos stop playing, lose sound or reset at random times (could be after a few seconds or several ...
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ffmpeg: significant lag and poor audio sync when combining audio and video

I am trying to combining audio and video for streaming from a Raspberry Pi. The audio leads the video by a few seconds, whether I stream the output or write it to a file. Command line: raspivid -o - ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to change specific program's volume in Windows

I was looking for a way to quickly change the volume to only one program, probably the active window, using a keyboard shortcut. I can do this manually with the Windows Volume Mixer, but I'm looked ...
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How to play sounds from phone over PC mic with hardware

I am trying to figure out how to play sounds over my mic in games from my iPhone. My plan is to get a male/male audio cord, plug one end into my phone and the other into my computers mic input. And ...
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MPD - Hosting a server then playing music from a web client

I have a computer at home which runs mpd, and I have a client on that computer (locally) that can play music to my headphones. I want to be able to use a web client to access my mpd server, and then ...
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Make different programs output to different soundcards

I want to upgrade my "computer room" a bit by buying an amplifier and a pair of speakers so everybody in the room can listen on music from my computer. But at the same time I want to play some games ...
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Audio related programs inexplicably segfaulting after reading from urandom

I've been running debian as my main driver os for a few months now, and I've just started having a strange bug with some audio related applications. A system call trace revealed this. ... ...
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Cannot use my brand new Realtek headset.

I've used a pair of afterglow headsets for about a couple years now and they've finally broken and I decided to get a brand new pair of headsets. I've purchased an afterglow universal wired headset. ...
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Creative sound card Bass Redirection dB levels

When I enable the Bass Redirection setting on my Sound Blaster Zx, I need to know: By how many dB the crossed over frequencies are reduced. By how many dB the LFE channel is reduced. During ...
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No audio playing through headphone jack

Today, my set of external speakers for my laptop (HP ENVY m6) stopped working suddenly after I unplugged them to move the laptop and then plugged them back in. The speakers will play audio from ...
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ffmpeg stops streaming if one input stops

I am trying to create a mpeg-ts stream where video is a screengrab from Xvfb and audio is from internet radio (mp3 or aac stream). It works reasonably well, but if there is a problem with the internet ...
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Can I set windows audio to Stereo while VIA driver is 5.1?

I have a 3.1 audio setup (2 front, 1 center, 1 subwoofer) and I want to use only these in games - but what happens is the games are sending audio to the Rear channels which are disconnected, therefore ...
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Ping Sound for MS Office Communicator 2007

Is there a way to receive a ping sound within one conversation, each time one of the parties sends a response? For instance, hello - ping sound, hello - ping sound, how are you ping sound, i'm fine ...
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HAMA uRAGE XPLODE Microphone all of a sudden too silent

I've been using this Microphone for maybe a Month now, it was working great and all of a sudden my Microphone just won't work anymore. I've tried a few things already, mainly turning up the Voice ...
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Why do all sounds work except DVD playback?

I've come across a strange issue and can't seem to fix it myself or find an answer online. I have an HP tower running Windows 7. Absolutely every sound works on it except for when a DVD is inserted ...
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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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Windows 7, why do sounds gone sometimes? [closed]

If I'm listening music via headphone, everything plays back OK But with the speakers of laptop the sounds sometimes stops. If I stop and restart playing in my media player, the sound returns. I ...
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Disable audio output of a program

To disable text output we use > dev/null, for example, make > /dev/null But how to similarly disable audio output? For example, skype A>&1 /dev/null or whatever. EDIT: If it's ...
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Bizarre behavior of headphones minijack

I was listening to music, sitting very still, when my headphones suddenly stopped playing on the right channel. I thought to myself: "no, not again" and searched the web for possible software ...
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Computer beeps on bluetooth file transfers - can't stop

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer which is configured to receive a file from another computer (Windows XP) every 30-60 seconds. This file is a screenshot of the second computer. We're not allowed to ...
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Mixing multiple sources on Windows to different devices

I've been looking out there and think there are a couple of solutions to this problem but I'm not sure exactly the best way to go about it. On a Windows Vista PC I am trying to stream the output from ...
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How do I access pulseaudio/other services running on a remote server through ssh?

I'm trying to control the volume on a remote computer connected to my stereo. I would also like to be able to start an xorg server on that remote computer that displays on a monitor connected to that ...
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Jack audio not working properly with cadence

I have tried to set up the audio on my Debian linux computer in order that I can use ardour and get sound from/to that, and still be able to watch youtube videos etc. on Firefox. I have installed ...
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AMD R9 270x HDMI audio not working correctly with ALSA. Works with PulseAudio. Is it possible to fix?

Some days ago I installed Fedora 22 on my media center pc. Previously I had Windows 8 installed because I wanted to play some games and watch some blurays, and everything worked as wanted. The HDMI ...
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Merging two audio streams from within a Transport Stream in ffmpeg

I have an M2TS file which consists of the following: Stream #0:0[0xc9]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420p(tv), 704x576 [SAR 16:11 DAR 16:9], max. 15000 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, ...
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stream to upnp renderer with vlc

In my local network, I have a device that support upnp av and act as an upnp renderer. When I do a right click over some mp3 files I can stream them to this upnp renderer, but it use Windows Media, ...
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Choose Firefox output audio device [duplicate]

HDMI monitor adds audio and video devices. But, voice is send to my speakers by default. That is fine, but I want to playback something on the other monitor? There is a screen manager and desktop ...
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Sound sometimes goes away

I'm using 64 bit Windows 7, Toshiba laptop. It's been working for years, nowadays the sound just suddenly goes silent. If I change the volume, nothing happens. As soon as I plug in and out a ...
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What volume strategy delivers the highest quality audio for a Bluetooth adapter?

I have the following audio path on my system: Application -> WASAPI -> Windows Audio Device Graph -> Windows 7 Kernel -> Soundcard (on-board Intel HD Audio @ 24-bit 48000 kHz) -> ...
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How to set USB Audio as default at boot Linux Mint17

Lenovo G580 running Linux Mint 17 and using ALSA for sound. Using config files I can play sound through USB port from VLC and other apps. but cannot get sound from Firefox, Chrome or any other browser ...
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Why are h264/ac3/mkv videos showing up as “motion jpeg” with ffmpeg?

I use xmedia recode, which uses ffmpeg, to convert these videos using "copy" video and "convert" ac3 -> aac, with an mp4 container. For most videos this works fine, and is really fast. However some ...
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Splitting audio out with ffmpeg, recombining with video, inserts black frames at beginning

I am using ffmpeg to split out the audio from a video file, converting it to a wav, and then recombining it with the video. When I do this, the new video has black frames at the very beginning. Here ...
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USB Dongle causes static RF interference noise when listening to headphone

There is a strange issue on my Dell Inspiron laptop. When I access the internet through a connected USB dongle, I hear static noise in my headphones (RF kind of noise that usually comes when you bring ...
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Chrome Slider consistently low in volume mixer

I'm running Windows 8.1 and have been for almost two years. I know this problem has happened in at least the past 6 months, although I'm not sure how consistently. The sound mixer sets Chrome really ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce background noise in skype (such as through a voice activation detection meter)?

Is such a thing built in to skype or has a program been made so that your mic only activates once the sensor detects past a certain threshold? I know it is common in almost every other VOIP service ...
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Windows: Command-line method to know the name of my audio recording device(s)?

I don't know if this could be a rather programming question, so I have opened a corresponding (and a bit different) question at StackOverflow. I will post the answer here if I obtain it, by the ...