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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 ...
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Are there really audio-video sync issues when playing Blu-ray movies on a pc?

I would like to buy a Blu-ray player for my next PC; it would be an internal one that I would then use with a software like PowerDVD. My monitor will be a Dell U2415, with a 16:10 aspect ratio and ...
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windows7, the headphone device in playback option is gone after I chose don't use this device (don't enable), can't find how to get it back

I just curious and click on disable and now the icon is gone, I don't know how to bring it back
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VLC: how to autostart streaming of audio from linein or mic in?

I'm able to configure VLC manually to stream my microphone or my line-in input via http as an mp3 streaming. It works Now I need to autostart this when windows starts, because my pc is here just for ...
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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI for audio and VGA for video on one computer?

I have a professional Yamaha home theater system that I plug up to my windows 7 pc (via HDMI) for playing audio. My tv is broken and I can only use my monitor to display video. This monitor does not ...
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ffmpeg atempo filter not working

When I run the following: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -filter:a "atempo=2.0" -vn output.mp3 I expect output.mp3 to be twice as fast (and half the length) of input.mp3, but it is exactly the same speed and ...
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Use Thinkpad T440p combined mic/headset jack

My Thinkpad T440p comes with a combined 3.5mm jack for input and output. When I plug in my mobile headset I only get very very low volume, almost inaudible even though I have ramped up all the ...
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weird sound on windows

About every 3-4 minutes my Windows 7 will make this sound (Windows Exclamation)and coursor is working slow for 1 second but show no message. Is there anyway to fix this or at least find out what ...
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Windows volume mix low, even though source application is maxed

On some, but not all, sites in Firefox, the sound output is quite low. Upon investigating, the VU meter built into the sound mixer shows that all channels are maxed (sound output and Firefox sliders ...
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Replacement motherboard, no audio in Windows 7 or Ubuntu - Hardware or software fault?

I recently got a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P motherboard. It appeared to be working fine, but blew a week or two ago. I got a replacement sent out (and changed my power supply, to be safe) that arrived this ...
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Laptop speakers stop working after a time, work again after inserting and removing headset

I have a very weird problem. Toshiba laptop, running windows 7. So I can put on a youtube video and it works for a while, after a few minutes, the audio stops playing through the speakers...its ...
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How to make a skype settings file?

Is there a way to make a settings file for skype on a windows 7 (home) laptop which will select the default audio input device, default audio output device and always answer using video mode ? For ...
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How to join two videos with a cross-fade effect using FFmpeg?

I want to merge two video files with a cross-fade effect between them (just about a second long), but without fading to black or white or any colour at all - it has to be a smooth transition from one ...
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Bluetooth speaker cuts out when no audio is being played

Windows 8.1 Bose Soundlink Mini I have a Bose soundlink Mini paired with my Windows 8.1 computer. It works great for music, but if no sound is played for a few seconds then the speaker turns off ...
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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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Link to download Windows 8.1 Microsoft Native High Definition Audio Device?

I recently purchased a laptop with RealTek Audio Drivers. However, I'm experiencing a static noise/hiss sound whenever the sound card is enabled. I read here that to resolve the problem, simply ...
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Highpitch buzzing sound and audio record out put being low

I set my laptop window8 microphone to 2 High Definition Audio Device on a max 100 it gives a very annoying high pith buzzing sound But reduce to 80 its gone.Also when the boost slide on, on any level ...
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Audio Input and Output problems

There's a problem with my audio that I searched all over Google but never found an answer. So what happens is that when I plug earphones in, the sound would come out from the speaker instead. In order ...
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Three pins, six channels

I hqve a set of Logitech X530 speakers which have 5 speakers and a sub. After moving apartment, I no longer have the two rear speakers, just front left, front right, center and the sub (they were ...
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how to map and mute channels in stereo stream? [ffmpeg]

from ffmpeg man page, I should be able to use -map_channel to split/mute channels however, unless the stream contain 2 channels literately, the map does not work. 01.mp3: Stream #0:0: Audio: mp3, ...
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Windows Audio not enabled on windows 8

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2, and the Windows Audio is not enabled. I have tried enabling it, but it gives me an error code 0x800706cc. I don't think it has anything to do with AVG. I don't know what else ...
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Two audio outputs for two different applications

I need some help. Everytime I try to record sessions with people I can never play Youtube videos like they want because my Windows sound decides not to use communications device properly. I have two ...
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TV connected via HDMI for audio only?

Samsung TV has better speakers than my laptop. I want to have audio going through the TV without extra load on my video card. Is such a thing possible?
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ThinkPad X230 X230T X220 X220T reach over 100% volume with keyboard shortcut in GNOME?

My ThinkPad speakers aren't that loud and gnome on ubuntu 14.04 doesn't let me go over 100% volume using volume keys. I can go over 100 percent by going to settings > sound. is there any way go over ...
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How do I play audio through my computer to my LG HBS750 (win 7)

I have a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 and a LGHSB750 bluetooth headset. I added the headset no problem however the headset never says connected. It does report connected when paired to my phone but ...
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Internal and Bluetooth speaker 'virtual' wiring

I'm trying to run internal speakers and bluetooth speakers at the same time. I have a Samsung ATIV 5 with Win 8.1, and a Bose Soundlink Mini. My Samsung has built in Bluetooth capacity, and JBL sound ...
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Is it possible have speakers pluged in side speaker out?

I own Asus maximus VI Formula and I want to have speakers and headphones pluged in to motherboard. I don't wanna them work at the same time I want a possibility how to switch between them. And I don't ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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Are earphones and headphones regional?

I have an MSi laptop that I purchased from Newegg in the USA and I have since moved to China. I bought a pair of Chinese earphones that work with my desktop, however it does not work with my laptop. ...
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midi timeout unpack folders

While running Logic Pro X, my computer suddenly pops up with: "Deep Architecture! Please unpack some folders!" and "MIDI timeout Logic Pro has detected a MIDI timeout. Please restart your ...
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How to echo microphone with certain delay on macbook

I want to play the input to my macbook pro's microphone through headphones/speakers after certain delay(5 seconds). I have been doing this on ubuntu for years, using a variation to the answers of this ...