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Loud noises through 3.5 mm headphone jack when fridge is turning on

I have a MacBook Pro and last time I observed a strange behavior. When the fridge is turning on (to start cooling down again) I get a loud noise through the headphone jack on the external sound ...
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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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Change volume on laptop with earphones

I'm unable to set the volume with my earphone (apple) on my laptop (dell), is there any way to synchronize the two? If I plug the earphone in the laptop, I want to use the buttons on it to set the ...
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ffmpeg concat mp4 loosing the audio synch

i have multiple mp4 file (i already converted it into .ts) and while concat i am missing the audio synch. I mean it just push the audio track together. say i have four .mp4 file where 2 of them ...
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ALSA: How to configure an (virtual) audio device for each channel?

I would like to play different sound/music of the left and right speaker/headphone. I understand that left and right speaker are called channel 1 and 2 in ALSA. The DJ software I'm using (mixxx) does ...
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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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Can I reduce the maximum volume in Windows 8.1 so the slider still works?

So I have a set of USB headphones. I use them for voice chat programs and little else. The problem is they only have two usable volume settings: mute and 2. The next tick on the volume wheel (4) is ...
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Errors with FFMPEG on Ubuntu 16.04 While Using AMERGE: Segmentation Fault, et al

[ffmpeg version info below, as well as OS version info.] I am trying to use the sidechaincompression filter along with the amerge filter in ffmpeg for ducking voiceover audio over an audio bed. ...
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How to configure heavy load wifi network while streaming internet radio

Very unknowledgeable about networking issues: we are setting up an online radio station and need to reconfigure the internet network setup to optimize for stability. The music studio we have been ...
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Macbook headphones disabled after inactivity in Windows 10

Setup: Macbook Pro retina 2015 (force touch) Windows 10 installed through Boot Camp 6 Cirrus Logic CS4208 (AB123) sound card, driver correctly installed When I plug in my headphones, they are ...
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Convert mp4 file to tta audio through ffmpeg

I am using the following command: C:/ffmpeg/bin\ffmpeg.EXE "-i" "F:\laragon\www\sample\uploads\video\ba4ca90a71e0a05f67b9274827cc4f020c6ba95d.mp4" "-q" "4" "-strict" "experimental" "-threads" "1" ...
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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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Music playing on my computer speakers at a very low volume when my PC has no apps running

Ok I am not crazy (debatable) but when my PC has no apps running I can hear hip-hop/40's dance music playing through the speakers. When I launch Task Manager it shows me no apps are running. Is this ...
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Utilize ALL playback devices on windows 10

I have 6 playback devices hooked up in various configs. Usually I only use one at a time, the current selected one goes to wireless headphones. However if I wanted to utilize all my playback ...
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Win 10 Realtek sound disappears in seconds after PC reboot

I have a Win 10 workstation with Realtek sound card along with Nvidia 980M - they both recognized as sound devices in my Device Manager. I'm not getting sound out of the headphones. If I reinstall ...
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AssaultCube causes sound to stop working?

When I opened AssaultCube for the first time on my win7 machine, there was a loud clicking sound. After that, my sound stopped working. From that day forward, my sound has only worked in every other ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset connected but not working

Since I have upgraded my ubuntu gnome 15.04 to 15.10 (clean install) I have an issue with my bluetooth headset. The device is paired and connected but it is neither listed as output device in sound ...
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Bluetooth speaker playback in Ubuntu but not Windows 8.1

The problem happens after I have installed Ubuntu, so although it may seems not directly related I think it will be best to post on this thread as well. I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS on an USB, which ...
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No sound in external speakers

I've connected recently my TV to my PC using HDMI cable. Once it happened, i can't get sound output from my speakers (From the tv everything is fine). I checked the AUX Cable connected to my PC by ...
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Is there a way to continue playback when the screen is turned off?

I seem to have kind of the opposite problem as the one described in this question. I am running foobar2000 (1.3.9) on my Windows 10 convertible laptop. When the screen turns off, either because the ...
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize dual headphone/microphone jack

So I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 on a late 2014 Retina iMac, and I'm trying to move my mic input from the inbuilt mic to a headphone-mounted mic to reduce background noise. I've got a pair of Bose ...
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How to change the sink priority in PulseAudio?

I have multiple output sound devices at home and at work. Especially, I want to automatically play sound via external soundcard when it is connected. So, I need some kind of the sink priorities. ...
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VLC media player select audio track for conversion

When using VLC media player to convert a video with multiple audio tracks into another format (that may support only one audio track) using only one audio track, how do I select the audio track that ...
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FFMPEG extract audio from video with an annoying sound at the end

I'm using FFMPEG to Extract audio from an *.avi video file This is the avi file format printed with ffprobe ffprobe 0.avi ffprobe version 2.8.4 Copyright (c) 2007-2015 the FFmpeg developers ...
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Every 10 mins: YouTube sound goes down and Windows Media Player stops

This is really weird, every 10 minutes, YouTube sound goes down, but not showing it. With this last I mean that the volume controller is max, as is the windows volume controller. When this happen I ...
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Some doubts about how computers turn binary into audio

I am not sure whether if I posted this to the right place or if this should be in StackOverflow, since I want to use this knowledge for programming. Ok so I don't know much about acoustics... I know ...
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How to redirect text-to-speech output to microphone input in Windows?

I have a lot of social anxiety involving my voice and would like to reply back to people in Skype/TeamSpeak/Discord. Using text chat isn't always an option because the people I talk to don't often ...
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Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?

I see that many audio players (I mean multimedia software like Winamp or Foobar2000) have the ability of searching music information on databases like CDDB. Shouldn't such info already be available on ...
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own streaming source within home network

I'm looking for a way to create a streaming environment within my home network. I figured out DLNA or Airplay are probably the way to go but now I have a problem figuring out with which device I'm ...
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How to map keyboard key to computer on network

I have a unique use case, I work on two computers (both windows 7 64 bit) on the network. One of them is a laptop with a dock and the other is a standard tower. I have bluetooth headphones that I use ...
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Combining .wav files from the command line

I am currently in a directory with command prompt open, and combining wav files using the command copy /b *.wav allAudio.wav There are 29 wav files in this directory, each of them exactly 00:00:59 ...
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Is there a Windows equivalent to the Linux “aplay” that will accept a bitstream and output audio?

I was watching a Computerphile video about code golf and chiptunes and was interested in running the example code provided, but it relies on aplay, a Linux utility for the ALSA sound card driver, and ...
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Unable to play mp3 file on some devices?

I have noticed a certain phenomenon over the last few years... Some mp3 files do not work with certain devices: Example: If I download a file file from the internet, I will be able to listen to it ...
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Cannot Change Sound Input, Runtime Error rundll.exe

After trying to pip my audio into skype so people can hear my sound, (Using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDQxqD2N8yQ) I now cannot set my default recording device. When I try to I ...
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ffmpeg ALSA audio capture not working

I use the static binaries of ffmpeg (http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/) on linux mint 17.2. When I try to capture audio with the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i hw:0 output.wav I end up with the ...
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ffmpeg add silent audio channel

I'm creating seperate mp4s from jpg & png files, then concatenating them. This process is working well. What I want to do now though is concatenate files with an audio contents to them. This isn't ...
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Safe mode networking:enabling audio

Need to enable sound in windows 7 professional SP1 safe mode(networking). I've followed all the steps, but audio is still disabled. All of these Services including their dependencies are also ...
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Pulseaudio Error X220 Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo X220 and it worked fine for two weeks without any issues. Now the Sound Devices are gone! They are not broken cause I can control them in the terminal with ...
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Cannot switch between speaker and headphones

My laptop has just been acting up and I am not sure what caused it. It used to be a normal laptop for the longest time but lately it is showing some weird signs: When laptop restarts, if headphones ...
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mpd can only use alsa sound device if run as root - how can I run it als non-root

I try to run mpd on fedora 23 using alsa (pulseaudio removed). However, when running mpd as user "mpd", I get alsa_output: Error opening default ALSA device: Permission denied So I ran it as user ...
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What may possibly cause such audio-related weirdness?

I have a Gigabyte P35K Notebook with Windows 7 Pro 64bit installed. I have this weird problem which I cannot think of the cause: When I turn on the notebook, there is no sound; if I restart it (or ...
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Which audio tracks should a mp4 file have?

I am converting some of my DVDs to mp4 files with handbrake for watching them on my computer and am a newbie to video conversion. I read a bit about the topic on the internet, but am confused about ...
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Audio icon fix when Upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, experiencing extremely bad sound quality.

I tired others suggestions to no avail. However, when I right click on the audio icon on the task bar and select the recording tab, the sound is better. The problem now is how to get it stay. When I ...
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HDMI to monitor with no speakers - How to get audio?

I have this spare monitor lying around: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00F6390EI?redirect=true&ref_=s9_im_co_g147_i4 I was thinking of using it to stream videos on. It has no 3.5mm jack or ...
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How to reconnect Bluetooth Headphones automatically, and enable voicemeter re-enable?

I purchased the Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Headphones lasst year (2015), and have been listening to audio via both laptop (windows 10) and iphone (ios9). Recently I had asked about how to How to connect ...
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How many audio channels does a macbook pro(2015) jack have?

I have a 7.1 sound system in my house! Does my Macbook Pro support 7.1 channels? Thanks
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How do I make Media Player Classic play audio files seamlessly?

If you've used Winamp, you know it can play files in a playlist without a noticeable delay. Other players, however, don't do that for various reasons. I'd like to know if it's possible to enable ...
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Bluetooth audio choppy playback

I got a new laptop recently (HP Envy 17t). I'm using a bluetooth audio device (LG Soundbar) as playback device. Radio is Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265. During playback, the stream gets choppy on ...
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Old PC case, new motherboard, connector incompatibility

I have an old PC desktop case, about from the ddr1 / single core k7 era. I've modernized it into a much newer desktop machine (centralized around an MSI 970A motherboard, if it matters). Everything ...
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How to keep audio when converting to MPG with FFMPEG

I'm converting a video to MPG and the output has NO audio. I know I should specify the audio stream but can't find how in the documentation. I need MPEG as output container because I stream my videos ...