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Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
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Can you move applications to arbitrary sound output devices on Windows 7?

I have 2 apps that make sound and my PC is connected to a TV via HDMI. I want one of the apps to output sound to the PC speakers and the other to the TV speakers. How can I do that please?
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Windows 8.1 unable to play Music or the Audio from videos through Optical Out

I am having an issue with my audio output, where any music file, and the audio side of videos are not being played through my optical audio output. I am running a Realtek HD Audio device built on ...
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No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
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Alsamixer 200% without VLC

When I change VLC Player's volume to 200%, it appears to make everything else 200% volume after closing it. Once I open Alsamixer it still says 200%. However, if I try changing the volume at all, ...
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Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
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Where are the default audio settings located?

In the audio devices Control Panel in Windows 7, there's a button titled "Restore Defaults" for any given audio device -- Where are these defaults coming from? Where are they stored (i.e., on-device, ...
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Linux noob trying to get headset to work

I am trying to get my headset (Logitech H390) to work on a new linux installation (centos 6.4). Unfortunately I am unable to hear anything from the headset. I have tried several options from the sound ...
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Why do my Stereo Mix levels keep reverting to 50%?

I'm kind of obsessed with music visualization. On my new Windows 8 laptop I have it all set up to use Stereo Mix, but every once in a while my vis doesn't seem to be reacting well. Whenever I notice ...
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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sox error on white macbook 1.1 no default audio device

I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal sox -d ada.mp3 I got the following error ...
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Debian Wheezy crackling sound on shutdown

Crackling sound is coming out of my internal and external speakers as well when I shutdown or reboot my HP 8540w notebook. lspci | grep Aud 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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No video is written in for some part of video as the segmentation from FFmpeg

I am segmenting a 20 minutes long video to hundreds of small clips . The command is like ffmpeg\\ffmpeg -i nx_1.avi -ss 399.37 -t 1 ka1_2.avi The ffmpeg is in a subfolder. It works very well for ...
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Can I play audio on my speakers and headset at the same time?

I was wondering if it is possible to use both my speakers and headset at the same time, but for different programs. For example, I would like my headset to be on skype, but i'd also like my speakers ...
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How can I synchronize two audio files?

I've got many audio files of the same scene, but recorded with different devices. I would like to automaticaly synchronize the sources. I searched the web for a solution an I understood that I should ...
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How Do I Detect Audio Delay With ffmpeg?

I'm used to record non-HD TV-shows, use DGIndex to convert the resulting ts-file and continue to remove commercials, transcode to mp4, ... Now I recorded a TV-show in 1080p. Since DGIndex doesn't ...
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Problems with headphones in linux

I can't get sound through headphone port on laptop. I use HP Compaq 6730b with Linux Debian Squeeze on board. On Windows 7 (another PC) headphones work normally. Internal laptop speakers also work ...
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Headset microphone far too quiet while at max

I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 using an official Microsoft Xbox 360 wired headset which is plugged into an Afterglow Xbox 360 controller, connected to my computer via USB. The computer recognizes that ...
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Running JACK with Traktor Audio 2 soundcard (WIN8)

I want to send audio from the Dj-Software Traktor 2.6 to the DAW Ableton Live 8.2.2 and output it's master through my soundcard . As an audio interface I'm using Native Instrument Traktor Audio 2. For ...
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Merge two mono MP3 to one stereo without reencoding

i got 2 mp3 files, one for left and one for right audio channel and would like to merge them to one single stereo mp3, preferably without the need to re-encode them . From what i read joint-stereo ...
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How to find wireless headphones in a given broadcast frequency

I have a wireless microphone system connected to an amp, speakers, recording equipment, etc, in a lecture hall. A couple of the students have difficulty hearing (even sitting close to the speakers) ...
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Convert Bluetooth Headset to 3.5mm Stereo Out And Mic In (Duplex)

I know stereo 3.5mm jack to Bluetooth dongles exist for Bluetooth headphones. But what if this is for a Bluetooth headset with a Mic? Are there Bluetooth dongles for line-in also? For example, my ...
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How can I add effects to sound going into my mic live on Mac OSX?

I'm wondering if there is software out there that I can use to edit the sounds going into my mic that will change the way my voice sounds. Preferably live since I want to stream to Skype and Google ...
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Can I set the default application sound level in Windows 7?

I've got a set of Logitech S150 USB speakers which have a problem with sound levels. Basically there seems to be only two levels (completely silent or ear-splittingly loud) and no middle ground. Some ...
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How do I “force” surround sound in audio properties of Windows 7?

I am running Windows 7 Professional on the 15" MacBook Pro Retina. I have the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro, which is a USB sound card, and I enabled THX TruStudio Pro to enable virtual ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Cannot get RECON3D Fatal1ty Card to be recognized by the system

I just bought a Recon3D Fatal1ty sound card (Pro) by creative for my computer. I have removed onboard sound and disabled the sound chip in my video card. From what I have read, once you plug it in to ...
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Problems with bluetooth headset on fedora 17

I tried bluetooth-wizard and bluedevil. It didn't work. I'm trying to use my bluetooth headset on my Dell Inspiron 1525, running Fedora 17, using a dongle. lsusb lists the dongle as follows: ...
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How do I use wine's new multi-channel audio support?

Wine supposedly added Multi-channel support to the ALSA driver in a recent release. However, I haven't found any documentation about it or any reports of anyone successfully using it. I have 5.1 ...
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mic controlling all sound | can't use audio without mic on (feedback)

Internal mic on thinkpad x201 (XP) has screeching feedback. When the mic is turned mute (no way to totally disable), the result: nothing at all can be heard even though other features are not ...
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HDMI with ATI graphics and MB sound. Discrete sound card have any value?

Two questions: With ATI video cards and HDMI, how much sound processing is handled my the video card itself? Would a discrete sound card using the same HDMI setup have any noticeable effect on ...
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Multiple HDMI Audio Devices in Windows 7

Question: How do I determine which audio capable display gets sound when I chose "HDMI Audio Device" from Playback Devices? Desired End Result: A three monitor setup with a TV being a clone of one of ...
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How can I stream audio signals from various devices/computers to my home server?

I currently have a headless home server set up (running Ubuntu 12.04 server edition) running a simple Apache HTTP server. The server is near an audio receiver, which controls a set of indoor and ...
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Checking audio output levels per channel in Windows 7

I've got a new 5.1 channel headset, and am in the process of testing and adjusting it. How can I check the output levels per channel? I'd also be interested in seeing a breakdown of the output by ...
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How to downmix 6-channel DTS to stereo from the command line?

I tried command eac3to.exe src.dst dst.wav -down16 -down2 (v.3.24) but it just re-produces the same 6ch audio without any warning. Operating system: both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Update: See a solution ...
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How can I send audio from a Linux box to a Mac?

I have a Mac mini connected to my TV and sound system. I would like to use it as an audio 'server' in the sense that it will receive network audio and play it to the speakers. My client is a Linux ...
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Change the Mac notification sound on a per-application basis

By default on Mac OS X there is a system-wide notification sound that you can choose. This sound is applied to every application and played whenever the application outputs a beep (for instance, when ...
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Audio Video mixing out of sync with ffmpeg

I am trying to mix a wav file and video file using ffmpeg to get a mpg file. The files are getting mixed but the issue is that the audio runs ahead of video. Please suggest a way to get them in sync. ...
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How to get Quadraphonic audio channel option in Speaker Setup?

I recently installed Windows 7 as the OS for a PC that I'm using as a media center running XBMC. Initially I only put in 2 speakers. Now I've added rear speakers. The soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live ...
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Audio delay problem with ffmpeg and parec

I need to record desktop audio and video in an automated way. So I wrote a small multithreaded python script which basically does the following steps: # 1.) Grab desktop audio AUDIO_SRC=`LANG=c ...
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Default Audio Output Device Selector

I have a laptop with a HDMI port that I am using at home to connect to a big monitor with speakers. When at home, I want my default audio out to be HDMI. However I also take my laptop to work with ...
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What program to use to save audio CDs to a shared drive?

We are converting old audio cassettes and saving them on CDs but for preservation purposes. We would like to save them to a shared drive and then link to a MARC format library record. Does anyone ...
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Alternatives for Mac OS X Aggregate Device on Linux and Windows

In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output. The utility to do this is ...
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Windows program start with specified audio level

Is there a way for a windows program to start up such that its audio level (as seen in the volume mixer) is at a specified level? Simply being able to remember its previous level from when last run ...
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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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Remote Desktop: Streaming audio on both computer

When I connect to my other computer using rdp, I have three choices: listen audio from my remote desktop, listen audio to my client computer, or don't listen to audio at all. But I'd like the audio ...
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Recording microphone jack in Ubuntu

Greetings, I'm attempting to record Live TV from a TV capture card to FLV files with FFmpeg. When I first started on this project 2 weeks ago I was expecting something quit simple. Yet, so far I've ...
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No Audio Output Device is installed

this is an intermitent problem in my Sony Vaio model PCG-5K1L. I keep on getting a "No Audio Output Device is installed" when hovering my loudspeaker icon in Windows Vista. I have tried System >> ...
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Can not get sound over HDMI in Kubuntu 9.10

I have used a HDMI cable to connect my LCD (which is connected with my speakers) with my Nvidia 275 GTX graphics card. I can not get the sound output to work. The hardware itself is working probably - ...