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Where did the volume control options go in Windows 7?

XP's sndvol32 sound mixer used to feature individual volume controls such as Wave, SW Synth and CD Player, PC Speaker or PCM SPDIF among others. These could be set hidden or visible under it's menu ...
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Which Bluetooth Stack supports APT-X on Windows 7

I'm thinking about buying wireless desktop speakers for ease of use with different audio sources (Notebooks, Mobile Phone etc.). For higher audio quality over the standard A2DP protocol there are ...
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Why does audio dictation software like Dragon work only from the speaker's side?

I don't want my laptop or mobile to just dictate/type down what I say, but instead write what the caller on the other end of the line says. Why doesn't Google or Nuance enable that functionality? Is ...
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Realtek “Microphone Effects” no longer working

I have a mic plugged into my computer, and I was able to use the "microphone effects" tab here to enable/disable noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation. Noise suppression off and acoustic ...
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Splitting individual sound to play in individual speakers

I just want to point out that I'm a complete novice and have no prior experience with audio so please be patient with me. Ok, so here goes. I'm a uni student working on a project with sound and ...
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Very low latency streaming

I'm looking to stream a live lecture into an overflow lecture theater. I'm planning to stream HD content along with audio from a powerful server with nVidia GeForce GPUs connected to the client via a ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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GNU/Linux beep from the PC speaker

How to use (internal) PC speaker instead of external speakers for the "tput bel" sound? Which parameters should I change?
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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Is it possible for a faulty processor to cause audio static/noise?

I have a Core 2 Extreme processor I received from a friend and have set up an XBMC box using it. However, I constantly get audio static whenever playing any music or videos. Here is a video of the ...
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Can you use HDMI output from a PC to TV and then RCA output from TV to a stereo receiver?

I have my PC hooked up to my LCD TV using HDMI output, but I am trying to hook it up to my old stereo receiver which only has RCA inputs. I have attempted to use the RCA Audio Out from the TV to the ...
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Voice analyzer that gives you a visual response of the pitch or frequency

Do you know any good software that analyses voice and woudld return a visual representation of your pitch? I need this software to help me in teaching students to sing, The software can at least give ...
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Skype cutting out and skipping my voice

In Skype calls, sooner or later my voice starts cutting in and out; mid sentence my voice will go silent for several seconds, with no quality loss outside of the cut out. Sometimes instead my voice ...
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Sound Stopped working on Windows 7

All of a sudden, sound stopped working on Windows 7. The sound mixer shows sound output, but I can't hear anything on my Creative SB Audigy. I booted into Ubuntu, and sound worked perfectly, so it's ...
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536 views

Make an M-Audio ProFire 610 show up as a 5.1 device

I'm trying to get Windows XP to recognize my ProFire 610 as a 5.1 device, but I'm not having much luck. Some individual applications will treat it as 5.1 (for instance, WinAmp), but the system as a ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...
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613 views

Sound doesn't work on ASUS VH242H Monitor

Hi I recently bought this monitor but the sound doesn't seem to be working. I'm using it with my Macbook Pro. The sound works fine in OS X but doesn't work in Windows 7. Any ideas?
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Record line in from iMic System on Mac OS X 10.6 using the Command line

I have audio being feed to the line in jack for my iMic USB Audio device. I have LAME & Vorbis OGG Tools installed using MacPorts. How do I directly record the line in jack using command line ...
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Skype can't access sound card in Windows XP connected via RDP

I'm on Windows XP Professional. From this machine, I'm connecting via RDP to another Windows XP Professional machine. Now when I go to Skype to place a voice call on the remote machine, it says that ...
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Mic on Macbook Pro not working properly

I don't often use my built in microphone (or any audio input) but today i need to use and it doesn't show any input. That is unless I tap the left speaker, then it does record the taps. But nothing ...
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349 views

Streaming sound to a server and then to a hifi over wi-fi - possible?

I don't know if what I want is possible/feasible but I thought I'd ask it anyways! At the moment, I have a laptop (running MacOS X - it's a MacBook Pro) and I connect it to a Hi-fi via a standard ...
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Which player can play AC3 tracks in a video?

I have a movie in avi format and its sound part in ac3 format. Which player can play my 'custom' sound with a movie?
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763 views

Stereo Mix does not work

Stereo Mix no longer seems to work on my computer -- it did once, but now I am unable to receive any sort of audio from it. When trying to record it with programs such as Audacity, it reports that ...
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129 views

Sound card and integrated sound

I'm using winXP, and I have sound card 5.1(, also integrated sound on motherboard).. Is it possible, with some software to be able to switch between sound card and integrated sound ? I have 5.1 ...
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246 views

Is there a program to rip multiple CDs to mp3 and then burn them onto a single CD?

What free software will allow me to rip a song or two off of a CD, then insert another CD to rip another song or two, until I have enough to fill a blank CD. I would also like it to burn the blank ...
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Software audio problem

How I can turn the sound on my ViewSonic 19 LCD screen. I know the volume control on the task bar, is all the way up. But the sound coming from the speakers is very low
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416 views

What is the optimal volume when using external speakers with my Mac?

I was wondering whether there is an optimum volume I should set on my Mac when using an external pair of speakers. Should I set the Mac's volume to the max and then control volume with the knob on my ...
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Audigy 2 Coaxial to Coaxial/Optical connection possible?

The original question is deleted, and asked again below with accurate information. Edit: Excuse me for my ignorance, my friend has a Logitech Z-5500 set. I thought after comparing those systems on ...
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How to convert an WAV audio file into Core Audio File Format (CAFF), mono, 16-bit @ 44,1 kHz?

How to convert an WAV audio file into Core Audio File Format (CAFF), mono, 16-bit @ 44,1 kHz ? The files I need have a *.caf ending. I need this exact file format to play them on in my iPhone app. I ...
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Audio Probems Realtek HD Audio Manager

I was messing around in my Audio managaer EQing and such and clicked Set as default device??. Anyways all of a sudden my sound stopped!! I can see the song playing and everything but nothing comes ...
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Problem with Powerpoint: Embedded Audio

I have two powerpoint presentations, both including audio, that both automatically sync the audio with the page being displayed. One works on all the required computers; the other only on some. I ...
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Sound in Virtual Box cuts out

I'm running Windows XP inside Virtual Box in Linux. In the beginning the sound works but after a while there's no more sound.
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709 views

Driver to split audio to 2 different devices?

I recently bought one of these USB headsets against my own better judgement, and it's really costing my sanity at this point. Previously when using a standard jack, I just used a splitter so I could ...
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My audio does not work

My PC is Lenovo M6900.Audio Card 82801G(ICH7 Family).And I have set 2 OS on the machine. windows xp (sp2) and linux (openSUSE 10.3).When I'm doing under windows,audio is pretty ok. but when i switched ...
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Dell Studio 17 with two headphone outs

Got a Studio 17 with two headphone out jacks. It also has Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio Software enabled. Would it be possible to use one of the headphone outs as a monitor and the other as a ...
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unstable / variating sound level (volume) within same song / clip

I have a pretty standard Acer desktop (I guess a predecessor of the X5900 model). when playing mp3 / radio / youtube clips, the sound level is changing WITHIN the clip, highly annoying. in the case ...
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Kubuntu solution for analysing/recording streamed flash audio?

I have a Kubuntu system which I stream amateur radio sound to via a flash interface. I want to be able to record the sound that the flash player is making at the press of a button. I also need the ...
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Soft sound problem on Sony Viao NetBook in GTalk and GMail Chat

I have a new Sony Viao netbook and have a problem with the sound - or lack of loudness thereof. When using GTalk or chat in GMail with earphones all is OK but when using the netbooks' built in ...
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mplayer audio desync

I have and avi file and an ac3 file that contains an alternate audio stream. I run mplayer like: mplayer -audiofile foo.ac3 bar.avi mplayer takes the audio stream from the ac3 file as expected, but ...
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How can I convince OSX to switch audio devices when I insert or remove a USB headset?

I would like for OSX to switch audio output devices when I insert a USB headset. It should switch to the headset on insertion, and switch back to Speakers when I remove the headset. I can't seem to ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Sound stops until restart sporatically

Strange issue has been occurring. The sound (including system sounds) stop working until restart. The mute button doesnt work when the volume stops, no muted items on the sound mixer. I find it to ...
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how to keep the volume at a specific level in Win7

So there are office pranks going on. I've been re-mapping windows sounds on my co-worker for hilarity, but now, a week later he decided he can just mute the computer. Is there a way to keep the volume ...
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Quick, intermittent buzzing sound and freezing

I've recently been having this issue with my desktop PC. When I'm playing games, or watching videos, every now and then I hear a buzzing noise from my headphones and the video/game freezes for a split ...
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How to enable/disable audio device with hotkey?

How would I add a hotkey to toggle on/off an audio device of choice in Windows 7 x64? Here is an image of Windows 7 sound dialog window > playback tab to audio devices.
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trouble with sound on my steam

every time I am in Game on steam the sound keep lowering and then every sound disappears and the sound will only come back when i close the game from steam itself i have been having this problem in 4 ...
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Stream video from PC camera to the internet

I want to stream securely (with password) video and sound from my computer to several clients (browser and/or phone apps). What are my options? Currently I am doing this with Dropcam from one ...
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OSX: app, script, or library for configuring bluetooth audio in unusual ways

What are some ways of configuring an OSX box to use wideband bluetooth audio from a bluetooth headset for mono input at the same time as using the headset for mono output of system audio, and how ...
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audio volume low after installing new motherboard

I installed a new motherboard very recently. Everything is working fine, but the sound volume has become very low. the volume is not very high even after setting full volume. what should i do?
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Screenflick Audio option in MacBook Pro

When after I shut down my MacBook Pro by holding the power button for a few sec, (which I found is bad for the computer, so I will not do anymore) I found that my speaker doesn't play until I plug in ...