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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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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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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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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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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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Quick way to find out how much silence is at the start of an MP3?

What's a quick and easy way to find out how much silence is at the start of an MP3? I know there's a lot that goes into that... I don't need anything too precise. Within 50 or so milliseconds is ...
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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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How to fix video and audio out-of-sync (sometimes)?

I have a avi video file which plays perfectly on Linux (using e.g. mplayer) and on one TV, but when using another TV the audio happens to be out-of-sync with the video by about 5 seconds! This does ...
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Quickly change audio device in KDE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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What techniques can I use for audio and/or video chat that don't use SIP and complex layered architectures?

Point A few years ago a friend and I were messing around and we created a super-simple video chat link by running VLC twice on both our computers: one "watched" the local webcam and cloned the video ...
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Sound cuts out, PC says it's still playing. Randomly works if I unplug and replug usb mouse.

This is just weird and I cannot find any similar issue online. Normally while playing a game, the laptop's sound cuts out completely. Unplugging the mouse and replugging it in sometimes works. The ...
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Enable Audio when connecting to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 and have two Virtual Machines with on my Hyper-V. One is of Windows 10 and the other is Linux Mint. In both cases I can't get the audio to work because the VMs arent ...
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Speakers are playing music, but voices are muffled

I was messing around on a game and I fiddled with the RealTek Audio Manager and with the actual speakers themselves (I moved them forward a bit, I thought I felt a yank but nothing came out). After I ...
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Can't set sample rate to 44100 Hz when using loopback in ALSA

I have set up ALSA like this to play to and record from loopback devices: # output device pcm.loopout { type dmix ipc_key 328211 slave { pcm "hw:Loopback,0,0" period_size 1024 ...
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Browser only audio clipping

I have a strange sound clipping problem that seems to be isolated to browser/html5/flash audio. It seems to be isolated only to videos played through my browser and happens the same whether I use the ...
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OSX Sleep mode messes with sound and window sizes

Here is my work environment: 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2015 (The Force Touch thing) Latest OSX External DELL Screen connected with HDMI (set as the main screen) Apple Earbuds connected to the rMBPs ...
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How to play android phone audio on a windows 8.1 PC's speakers using bluetooth, when “just connecting” doesn't work?

This question has been answered before here, here, and here. All answers say that it basically just works when you pair the android phone with the windows PC and hit play on the phone. I have tried ...
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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 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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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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Monitor blinking when I plug an audio jack

My Dell Latitude E7440 laptop is connected to a Dell U2312HM monitor like so: laptop -> HDMI cable -> HDMI-DVI adaptor -> monitor. Sometimes when I plug or unplug the audio jack from my ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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How to enable audio output via HDMI from HD 6850?

I have an HD 6850 connected to 32" LCD TV via HDMI. The video is ok, but there's no sound. AMD HDMI OUTPUT is set as default but doesn't do anything. When I right-click and click on Test Windows shows ...
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Is there a way to limit the sound max volume?

I am wondering if there is a program that does that thing, I am not talking about lowering the volume, for example at night before I go to sleep I like putting a video on and listening to it, but I ...
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Static headset USB connection

%Windows 7, X99-Deluxe, Corsair H1500 I replaced a headset who had static issues (along with bad cables that broke for a 2nd time) and replaced it with a H1500 corsair headset. The sound was REALLY ...
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Can I connect to a remote desktop computer to make a call using a home telephone landline number?

I am living in country B, I own a residence in country A where my family lives. There is a desktop computer that I remotely access and use through TeamViewer. Can I use that computer to make calls ...
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Windows 8 lowers volume on using any software that involves the microphone

This is not affected by Do nothing in Sound > Communication tab. So everytime I open a software that may involve microphone usage, my playback volume is automatically lowered. Easily reproducible by ...
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Getting VLC to output 5.1 audio

I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card in my computer, with a high end 5.1 speaker system. I would like to be able to play movies on this computer, and if they have 5.1 audio, play them using my surround ...
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Cannot get audio input of Soundblaster HD working

I have a Creative Soundblaster HD which has a RCA output and a RCA/Phono input. I have connected my smartphone with the audio input of the USB soundcard and the RCA output of it is connected with my ...
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How to configure qjackctl to combine output from mplayer and rakarrack? (“Audio device got stuck!”)

If I launch rakarrack (without jack qjackctl), I do get sound output to my speakers from the guitar input. However, if I try to launch mplayer, to be able to play along a song, it gives "Audio device ...