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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 ...
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Switch between sound output devices without changing standard output device

I've got the following setup (Win 8.1): My laptop is connected via HDMI with an external monitor which has an external speaker connected via jack plug. This is my usual standard sound output device. ...
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Playing opus files under ubuntu

Opus is a new audio codec standard for audio on the web. Features include: Better compression than mp3/ogg/aac. Good for both music and spoken word. Dynamically adjustable bitrate, audio bandwidth, ...
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Static coming through speakers

I'm having issues with a static noise coming through my speakers. The noise is in general quite quiet, and most of the time cannot be heard unless no other sound is playing through the speakers. It ...