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how do i use Virtual Audio Cable to assign programs to specific audio outputs in win 7?

I have to same problem in http://superuser.com/questions/73921/assigning-programs-to-specific-audio-outputs-in-windows-7 . one of the answer suggested to use virtual audio cable. I have downloaded ...
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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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Sending output to both bluetooth headset and normal speakers - Windows 7

Hey, I have a bluetooth "headset" (it's more like a speaker with a microphone on it, but it registers as a headset) and I want to play music through it. I also want to play the same music through the ...
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Windows Server not installing audio drivers properly

I am trying to install a dummy sound card on a Windows Server machine (in Amazon EC2 cloud) in order for one of my application to work. I'm trying to accomplish that with Virtual Audio Cable and ...
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converting huge MPEG audio files to something smaller

I've got some large MPEG audio files (144 MB each) that I'm looking to convert to something smaller so I can send them out as attachments to an email. Any suggestions on the software to use? I'm ...
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Why does my laptop audio stop working when I'm on battery power?

I've got a HP laptop running vista and recently the audio will cut out as soon as I remove the mains power. I've looked at the control panel power options and can't find anything that turns off the ...
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No sound (VIA ac97)

One day I switched off my computer and the next day the sound was gone. Speakers worked on another device, sound hardware is detected, software and speakers volume is on and the mixer bar shows the ...
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Troubleshooting Bluetooth device did not accept stereo audio connection

I just bought Skullcandy "Hesh 2 Wireless" Bluetooth enabled headphones. I connected them to my Windows computer by adding a bluetooth device and everything worked well. After disconnecting and ...
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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...
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Something is making pops and clicks in the background of my computer

I have a dedicated music computer. I am running sonar as the DAW. I do not usually use a microphone in, but, every time I do, I get pops and clicks. I have done all of the Windows adjustment, so that ...
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I would like to have all the sound go through my left headphone

I would like for all the sound to be channeled through just my left headphone. The reason for this is a little odd, but I am completely deaf in just my right ear. It is incredibly annoying to hear ...
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Is there a way to have all sound output be converted to 5.1 channel?

So, here is my setup. I am running a Dell XPS 720 desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card. Model Number: SB0770 I recently purchased a Logitech ...
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Create a M3U Playlist With MP3 Music Files

I would like to create an m3u playlist for my website which will be at domain/music/Playlist.m3u (example). I need to put the mp3 files in the directory domain/music/ in the playlist so that it will ...
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Windows 7 increases volume randomly

when listening to music or watching videos, the volume increases as if it'd account for music that has almost mute parts. This means that it shoves to volume to up to 60+ from 18 which is not too ...
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Audio performance issues after resuming from sleep/hibernate in Windows 10 build 10162

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 build 10162 from the official ISO provided to insiders, and I have discovered something with my audio performance that may or may not have been present ...
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What encoding parameters are used for the /Windows/Media sound files?

Specifically, what's the: Encoding (e.g. signed 16-bit PCM, 32-bit float, A-Law, 24-bit AWVW, VOX ADPCM, etc.) Byte order (e.g. little-endian or big-endian) Channel count (e.g. 1/mono, 2/stereo) ...
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Apple Remote for Mid 2011 iMac 27"

Can the Apple TV remote A1294 or the Apple Infrared Remote A1156 control the sound volume on an iMac Mid-2011 27" while watching an in-browser video (e.g. YouTube/Netflix) or does it work only with ...
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How do I access headphones mode using Realtek drivers without the device popup?

My laptop's realtek audio was able to simulate a speaker set with my headphones. By this I mean that it knew that in a real surround speaker set, both ears would actually hear a sound playing from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Skype Microphone voice too quiet

Firstly, I would like to specify that my problem only exists in Skype, I have tried Audio Recorder, Teamspeak, RaidCall and in those applications my microphone works very fine. However in Skype, the ...
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Sound from external DAC not detected; can't unmute devices in pavucontrol

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.1 KDE on a brand new computer. So far, only this problem. Using Audacity, I'm trying to capture audio streams from an external DAC-tuner connected by optical cable ...
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Windows 7, Volume icon, does not function when clicked

The Volume icon is visible, but every time i click it, nothing happens.I have tried to remove the icon and put it back, turn off all icons and restarted my computer multiple times. How do i fix it?
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Windows 8 sound randomly changes

I've got a really strange problem. If I listen to a song, or anything on my computer, be it on iTunes or YouTube etc. at say at a volume of 20, it'll actually play at a volume of 20. As you can see: ...
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How to preselect audio tracks in VLC when the language name is not in the track name?

I have a number of videos that have been provided to me in multiple languages. Unfortunately the first track is in Spanish and the second track is in English. These audio tracks simply named Track 1 ...
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YouTube sound delayed through Bluetooth headphones?

I have a pair of Turtle Beach Bluetooth headphones. They work perfectly on my S3 and old iPod Touch. The only problem that I have with them is when I try to watch YouTube on my laptop, as the sound is ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - No sound - Dummy Output - integrated soundcard

I have been running Linux Mint Rebecca for a little while now and everything has been working fine, but yesterday I lost sound and now it only says Dummy Output. Its an integrated soundcard. pactl ...
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Log amout of times sound is detected

I would like to log the amount of times a specific sound (in my case 4 seconds) is detected by the microphone from the real world enviroment. It could be either realtime or from a pre-recorded file. ...
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Audio on headphones not playing when plugged in

I just wanted to leave this for future reference so other people that may end up with this problem can fix it. I upgraded to the MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming motherboard and when I plugged in my headphones to ...
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Program to force Windows Vista+ to stay awake if there's audio i/o

I'm currently using a program called Shutter by den4b. Windows likes to sleep even when there's a cpu intensive task running in the background, so I use Shutter to control when the computer sleeps. I ...
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Noise in sound after using RDP

I don't know why but after using my Office PC remotely (RDP) from any place, its sound is being "bugged": a skratchy noise appears at some interval ~ 20-40 seconds. Rebooting the PC helps, but I'd ...
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How to correct tempo of MP3s converted from WMA?

I recently converted a load of WMAs to MP3 320bps. However, some of these files player alot slower now. The tempo needs speeding up. I imagine this went wrong during the conversion process. Can any ...
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How to switch audio from computer to TV (hdmi)?

At the moment my laptop is connected to the TV via hdmi. Both devices are active and can play sounds. Although I'm quite tech savvy, audio has never been my forte. My conundrum is this: While ...
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Realtek HD Audio and continuous “You just unplugged a device” message woes

I'm running a Gigabyte X58 board with integrated Realtek HD Audio under Windows 7 64bit and I'm wanting to pass surround audio to my AV receiver via the onboard coaxial S/PDIF output. When using ...
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How to use losetup to emulate an optical drive that can be a recording target?

On a Linux system, I am intending to convert some audio files (mp3) and write them to an audio CD. Instead of directly writing to an optical disk, I would prefer to somehow redirect the output to an ...
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Automatically limit playback volume only over headphones

There is a closely related question for windows 7, though 8 has a lot of changes, so I am hoping things may have changed. My laptop speakers need to be at 100% and still it would be nice if the sound ...
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Strange Errors with Headset

My new headset (a logitech h340) is failing to work in an extremely bizarre way. My old one (a logitech h540) broke. I'm assuming faulty wiring, as it connects and disconnects when I move it certain ...
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change audio output ports from mic to front

Lately my front audio jack has died. The microphone jacks still works seamlessly and I would like to remap the front speakers output to the microphone if it is possible. I use Ubuntu and I have Aspire ...
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Headphone no sound in Windows 7

It worked fine for two years, but the Windows 7 on my laptop no longer plays sound through headphones. When plugged in, the speakers stop (I've read that some people's speakers play instead of ...
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How to add tracks to a specific playlist by a keyboard shortcut in MediaMonkey?

I can right click a track and add it to a playlist. Yet I find the nested context menu bothersome. Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut for this action? (I know that there is a right click ...
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Asus N550JK Multimedia Keys not functioning

I've got a (relatively) new Asus N550JK laptop - I've been using it for a few months but had no music on it - I just transferred all my music over from my PC and ran iTunes, then tried to pause the ...
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ffmpeg filter_complex concat does not include audio

I've managed to put together an ffmpeg filter complex which: Scales an FBI warning (fbi.mp4) to the size ($w:$h) of a training video (train.mp4). Pads the FBI warning so it's centered. Concats the ...
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How to Use Mic On Computer (PC) With 4-Contact TRRS?

I have a Dell PC that have a single input for Microphone and Audio. I connected a Mobile Phone Headset to it. Speakers Work well but Microphone is not working...! What should I do. (When I connect ...