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Computer wakes up after turning off speakers

Windows 8, PC. I found solutions for when computer wakes up itself because of special network packets. This can be turned off in the device manager -> network devices -> power managment. The same ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Chrome Audio Muted

Updated from Ubuntu 12.04->12.10->13.04. Everything went smooth except for Chrome. Chrome has no audio, period, from Youtube or anything. If I open up Pulse Audio volume controller I can see ...
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Possible issue with Anti Mosquito apps emitting high frequency noise

I downloaded(out of curiosity) an Anti-Mosquito application from Windows store a couple of weeks ago for my laptop(Lenovo Y560) which emits what they call a "very unique and high frequency sound" or ...
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No sound in headphones in windows 7

My headphones with built-in microphone don't work. System doesn't recognize my headphones for listening to audio, but it recognizes my headphones' microphone for speech. My sound settings ...
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Audio playback device already in use

I have a headset: Creative SB Recon3D. Since today (after power went out) sound doesn't work through my headset on the PC, it works fine on a Playstation 3. I have Windows 7 64x. When I go to ...
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Foobar - How to exclude non-music files?

I drop my "Music" folder to foobar2000, all songs are included in the playlist, but also the other files (like album-art.jpg) are also included. When I'm shuffling, those files appear on the list and ...
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How can I forward sound output of some Ubuntu virtual machine to my Windows computer?

Is there a way to forward sound output from some virtual machine running Ubuntu to my Windows laptop for example using some sound server (pulse) on Ubuntu and connect to it in Windows?
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How to modify the voice to Starcraft 1 Terran adjutant's one

I really like the SC1 Terran Advisors (adjutants) voice! The idea is to modify an audio file of one's speech so that it sounded like adjutant's one. Or, if it is easier, to adjust some automatic ...
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Really Low sound Windows 8

I have my volume all the way up on my laptop and when I go to listen to music or watch shows on my laptop the volume is way below what it should be. I don't know what to do. I went into the sound ...
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Automatic audio device switch turned off accidentally

My computer used to switch from the monitor speaker to my headset whenever I plugged the last one. Yesterday, I may have changed accidentally some options in the RealTek HD Audio manager and now it ...
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Stream music from XBMC to iTunes over local network

I'm looking for a simple way to get iTunes to either: See a remote directory as part of its library. I store my music on my server (locally), but would want to listen to it from my mac through ...
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Why is sound not working in XP when playing music?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit. When I test the speakers in the audio control panel, everything works fine. But when I play some music, I can't hear any sound from my speakers. What could be the ...
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Plantronics .Audio 995 Wireless USB: Hiss?

I've just bought a Plantronics .Audio 995 Wireless USB, as a replacement for the Audio 400 DSP Foldable PC Headset I usually use for dictation. (The 400 is great, but I've had 3 break in 3 years.) ...
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Skype effect injection?

Let's say I'm in a conversation with a friend, and I wanna show him a music but I don't have a link that directs to it but I do have the file. I want skype to transfer specific sound effects to the ...
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Hitting the ctrl button lowers my volume

I have tried googling this and no one else seems to either have this problem, or find it to be a problem, but it is very annoying to me. Everytime I accidentally hit my ctrl key by itself on my ...
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Piping/Streaming all audio cross-platform to Android app

I wonder if there is really a way to create a cross-platform server/client program where you could simply send all audio output from a desktop PC to a homemade Android application which receives the ...
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Cannot get HDMI audio output to work

I've searched Google for the solution as this seems to be common issue and resolution seems to be simple as described in this answer: Cannot Get Sound Over HDMI in Windows 7 However I don't have ...
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Windows 7 sound decreasing automatically

I have a weird issue on my Windows 7 32 bit. Suddenly my volume decreases automatically to 0. I've made a video about this: http://youtu.be/weud4zvlry8 I've searched the internet before I asked this ...
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How to write script/program to duplicate a monitor (to fix HDMI audio issues)

Cliff's notes: Question: Is there a way to write a script to clone a monitor to another monitor (rather than do so manually in Control Panel or ATI driver)? I would like something similar to How can ...
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Computer not acknowledging sound card after move

We just got our computer back from having moved and when I tried to hook our speaker system, the computer keeps telling me that I don't have a sound system installed. It's a Dell computer with the ...
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windows live playback left and right audio channel

I have a multichannel (4x stereo) audiocard (m-audio delta1010lt) and want to playback /playthru some of the channels live. But I am only able to playback/playthru the left channel on each ...
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Windows-7 audio: controlling volume of applications on different user session

My usecase is as this. The PC is shared and there are two users logged in at the same time. The first user puts internet radio on speaker, has got browser running with some rogue tab opened that ...
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HP 4515s, XP SP 3, how can I fix not working audio?

I've installed all drivers from HP site but SoundMAX drivers throws exception like "ADI SoundMAX XP Audio Driver no device" and one driver just unpack itself to my drivers folder and don't run setup ...
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Installing another audio card for system sound recording

I need to record my screen. Everything works fine except I am getting bad quality sound (onboard sound card) in any screen recorder software. Installed newest drivers. I have tried everything. ...
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No sound on Windows 7 Professional x64

I have an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 with the latest drivers installed. Every once in a while, unpredictably, audio stops working. I usually work around this by rebooting and everything goes back to ...
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Measure sound input loudness on Linux

Is there a way to measure sound input loudness, specifically from a mike, in dB, on Linux?
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Sputtering/Static noise from audio speakers

I am using the onboard audio port for my desktop speakers. The speakers I have just been using for the past month are Antec Soundscience Rockus 2.1. A couple of days ago the speakers starting making ...
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ffmpeg kills my audio stream

i am converting a bunch of avi videos to mkv, using simply ffmpeg -i "foo.avi" "foo.mkv". Now i have the problem, that in my output-mkv-file exists one video stream (fine) but only the first audio ...
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arch linux - Pulse audio plays too fast

i have a problem that all my audio playback is too fast. I have found this: bbs.archlinux.org but i dont know where to disable the multirate locking and decreas the multitrack internal clock ...
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Script to disable audio devices

Is there any way to quickly enable/disable my headphones using a script? Basically, it should 'emulate' this functionality. If you disable the speakers then the users will not be able to hear any ...
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Switch audio output device in Debian Squeeze

If there are multiple audio card in the system (i.e. internal audio and USB), how to switch the output device easily? The volume applet in Ubuntu (10.04 or 10.10) provide this feature directly, while ...
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How do I get my audible books in my iTunes library as .aa files to be .m4p files?

How do I get my audible books in my iTunes library as .aa files to be .m4p files? My new iPad 2 won't recognize the .aa.
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How can I play multiple audio files in Excel?

I get an Excel report that contains a column of links to audio files that I need to listen to. I have to click on the link in the cell, it links to and downloads the file, I click open and I hear the ...
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Cannot re-enable sound notifications for Skype on Windows 7 SP1

I've tried to reset everything related to sounds/notifications to default configuration. My Skype on Windows 7 seems to be muted since the last time I set it to be so - i.e. when it keeps popping up ...
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Using earphones with speakers also connected

On my new computer, I have speakers plugged into the back of the computer. However when I plug in my earphones into the slot on the side of the base tower, there is no sound!! A few weeks ago they ...
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Chrome OS (CR-48) mic boost?

The built in mic is way too quiet. It seems to be line level and needs boosted. Is there a way to do this?
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How do I always stream my music using the VLC gui?

I stream my music to a networked computer that is connected to my stereo. The desktop computer I am using has VLC and I prefer to use the GUI. Unfortunately, every time I add something, I have to go ...
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Sound Error in Dell d420

My Dell D420 ... when i connect with headphone... it's working... i hear all of the sound (system sound etc) but i plug out the headphone i can't hear from my laptop speaker... i made just one time ...
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Real time audio streaming

I have a remote computer running OS X. I would like to stream the audio from the microphone input over the network so I can listen to it. Primarily I want to do this because I'm out of the office but ...
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Use equalizer or tool to hear better?

I have a video made from a webcam. Its has three people talking. The problems with audio are Most of the speech are lower so i need to boost the volume up Some of the speech by one person is very ...
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How to disable/remove dolby from WMP?

Ok, I'm loving WMP, and all (or most) of its features, except one: Dolby digital support. It makes my music sound like volume goes up and down, its totally annoying. Maybe the problem is not Dolby, ...
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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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Volume too loud

I am on volume 2 on my computer, rarely do I have to go above 10. This is too loud, going from 2 to 4 is too drastic of a change. Can I lower the volume by a factor of 10 or such?
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YouTube fails to play or have sound in Chrome, but works in IE

YouTube stopped playing in Chrome. If a video does start, if you pause it, you can't restart it. Sound doesn't work. I disabled extensions. I've restarted Chrome. However, videos play with sound in ...
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Bluetooth speakers not working

I am trying to get audio to play through my Bluetooth speakers on a Windows 10 machine. I am using a USB Bluetooth adapter. I have downloaded the adapter software, I get the units to pair and ...
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Sound only coming from 2 speakers (5.1 set up)

I have 5.1 surround sound speakers set up. When I use the 'test' in the sound configuration (Windows 10) all speakers make sounds at the correct time. However, when playing music, watching a film ...