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Laptop sound no longer functioning

My ASUS ux31 just stopped playing sound. The Device Manager says it's working properly, the drivers are up to date, I've tried disabling and reenabling the sound card drivers, I've tried restarting. ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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Songs/Movies are not being played

The problem I am facing is very odd. None of my songs (.mp3/.avi etc) are not able to run in any of the media players: Windows media player, Windows media center, VLC, DIV etc. What I have done ...
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Why isn't my audio working?

My audio randomly stopped working a few days ago. I use a Windows 7 laptop. Neither the headphones nor the internal speakers will play any sound from videos or any other audio I've found. ALTHOUGH ...
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How can I limit the volume of audio on Windows by decibel level?

I enjoy listening to music at high volumes, but I'm concerned about possible long-term hearing loss. Articles covering this question suggest limiting audio volume to under 85 decibels. Is there: A ...
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Are there any known ways to combat involuntary volume fluctuations in speaker hardware?

My logitech X540 system is occasionally having its volume fluctuated - at random without my doing and this happens regardless of what device is streaming music through it. In a Logitech forum, one ...
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How to split audio from different instances of Firefox (or another) browser to separate sound cards

I would like to be able to separate the audio being played by Flash Media Player when there are two tabs playing different streams in Firefox (or another browser). Frustratingly, Adobe Flash Player ...
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Can't load or repair Windows

I can't run my Windows 7 64bit. I tried: System repair – hangs at the repair screen Start normally – hangs at the Starting Windows screen Start in safe mode – hangs at the classpnp.sys file Start ...
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Cannot install sound and display driver without Windows xp service pack 3

I have already installed Windows XP Service Pack 3 and downloaded the sound and display driver from the manufacturer website but when I try and install it, I get an error message that it was not ...
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Cannot hear audio when connecting HP 8740w to Sony Bravia K46S4100 via displayport

I have an HP 8740w with Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M video card. I connect SIIG displayport to HDMI adapter to the displayport. I connect a standard HDMI cable to the adapter with other end going to the ...
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Strange sound from Laptop, Microphone, Speakers or Soundcard?

I have recently purchased a second hand computer. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with it on purchasing, however recently I have noticed a small issue. Any time I play sound or listen through ...
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“HDA audio bus driver is required and not found” on Dell Optiplex

I have Dell Optiplex 745 with Windows 7 installed on it. I'm trying to use the Windows XP audio driver as Windows 7 drivers aren't available for Optiplex 745 and Windows Vista driver is displaying ...
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Playing sound remotely through ssh connection

Scenario. I am sitting on a laptop at my work station (windows with putty). My target is sitting in another room with his own ubuntu laptop with his own user. I want to use the mpg321 program to play ...
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Why doesn't my audio work everywhere?

System: HP A642N Audio: Integrated Realtek AC '97 Operating System: Windows XP x64 Network: Linksys wireless network Antivirus: McAfee Suite This setup has been running fine for years. The day ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers with Lenovo ThinkPad L512 + Ubuntu 10

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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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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Sound problem in my Desktop

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop, I am not able to hear any sound when any audio file is playing, I have checked the audio drivers and have downloaded the drivers from the dell site, Is this a ...
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Realtek Audio Drivers broken (no audio configuration possible) after updating

I updated my Realtek Audio drivers to version 2.73, hoping that it would fix the audio stuttering that starts to appear after ~16 hours runtime. That plan backfired and now i'm stuck with no audio ...
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ffmpeg export multichannel audio Stereo won't play

I am trying to export all audio channels from a multichannel quicktime file with ffmpeg which has the following audio configuration, but am unsure if the command below is correct. All the files look ...
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Why do i get high pitched sounds from my computer?

When I listen from my laptop, the same song is normal. but from my PC, its just high pitched and painful. please tell me what driver I should install! When i got to properties and update its driver, ...
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How can I find the mp3/aac files of net radio stations so I can play them in other programs such as alarm clocks or calendars?

For instance, if I went to shoutcast, how could I get the .mp3 or .aac or .whatever so I can paste it into an alarm program for playback as an alarm clock radio? In other words, how can I find the ...
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Is it possible to increase the audio volume on a streamed video?

Is it possible to increase the audio volume on a streamed video? Playback from files is fine, I am always able to increase past 100% using VLC but playback from streamed source, such as iPlayer, is ...
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Skype mutes all other sounds [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS]

When I start up Skype, my audio is fine. But once a sound comes out of skype, all other sounds get muted. Skype isn't playing a sound or anything. It just mutes all other sounds until I restart. HP ...
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youtube video playing without sound when downloaded?

I have been looking for this since a long long time. I have downloaded a few videos from you-tube using IDM(all mp4). When I opened the video in VLC media player,a black screen appeared and started ...
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Automatically split a wav file at silences and name them automatically

I would like to cut my recording of old audiotapes, etc. automatically at parts of silence. The perfect tool would do this: a batch script, that splits the recording automatically at silence save ...
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Looking for audio device driver for a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC

I've looked all over the internet for a legacy device driver that will work with a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC and I haven't found anything that works yet. The ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Alsa/PulseAudio mixing output from multiple processes

I wonder is it possible to rig alsa or/and pulseaudio so that audio output to left stereo channel will come form one process and to the right channel from another process?
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Gateway NV59C (Windows 7) Connecting to a tv via HDMI

I have connected my laptop to my tv via HDMI cable, and I get a picture on my tv, however, my tv does not put audio out; instead the laptop plays the audio. How do I switch it, so my tv plays the ...
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Any way to enable headphone stereo in games that don't have an explicit switch?

It appears that pretty much every game out there implements stereo for speakers: that is, if a sound comes from the left, only the left speaker plays it. There is none of the sound coming from the ...
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Buzzing noise on headset when moving mouse

I have a computer with these specifications. I use Turtle Beach X12 Headphones. When I move my USB mouse (Logitech G400) I hear a buzzing sound. This is not a software problem as this happens when I ...
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Play local audio on remote computer (Linux)

Is it possible to transfer audio from my local computer to a remote one, eg through SSH? I know this transfers mic to other computer dd if=/dev/dsp | ssh -c arcfour -C username@host dd of=/dev/dsp ...
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Audio/Video muxer which works in command line or API?

I am looking for a audio/video muxer which can work without user intervention like in a command line or API. I tried Avidemux but it seems to be finicky. Sometimes it works and many times not. Is ...
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Record the speakers output, as in capturing streaming audio

I want to capture the audio streaming from the speakers. Is there a freeware program that will do this in MacBook Pro with 10.7 Lion
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How can I redirect audio over network?

I'm using an Ubuntu box, I need to redirect all audio stream from my local sound card over my network. This audio stream has to be played on a remote computer. How can I do it?
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Kubuntu 11.04 music player doesn't have any sound

I just installed Kubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and im playing mp3 files but hearing no sound at all. I've downloaded the missing plugins but still got nothing, the song is being played while the system ...
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Utility or command line function for advanced volume control in Windows 7?

I'm looking for a way to take control of my sound output in Windows 7. If I have my headphones and speakers set up with one plugged into the back and one in the front, is there an easy way to assign ...
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tput bel on linux ssh server

Suppose I'm connected to a computer A (ssh-server), via ssh through a computer B (ssh-client). When I run the command "tput bel", how to make the noise on the computer A instead of making it, as ...
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Soundcard stopped working after USB-speakers were used a couple of times, how to trouble shoot?

I have a Laptop with an internal audio digital stereo (IEC958) soundcard which used to work fine. After plugging in a pair of USB notebook-speakers, something got mixed up and the internal soundcard ...
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Sound does not play when locking WinXP

If I press the Windows-L combination to lock my PC the "Windows Logoff" sound does not play. It used to but at some point it stopped. I installed only trustworthy apps on my system and it is pretty ...
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Mac OSX audio output effect

It seems that almost every Windows audio driver has this feature: echo effects on the system output. What is there on Mac OS X?
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sound recorder problem ubuntu 10.10 Intel D945GCL

I've installed ubuntu 10.10 on my Intel D945GCL Mother board, I'm not able to use my microphone - I've tested with front and back mike JACKs.. My Hardware selection is: Analog Stereo Duplex Sound ...
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Determining decibel level of line-in audio

Is there a way (via the command line) to output the decibel level of the audio coming into the soundcard's line-in jack? I want to run a script if the volume/intensity of the audio coming into line-in ...
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Audio driver on Mac OS X sounded like it had a bit crusher on it… reset SaffireMix parameters and it went away. What happened?

Does anyone else use a Saffire Pro 24 audio device, or similar Focusrite/Saffire device for an audio I/O? Gradually over the last week it has sounded like my Mac's audio system has descended deeper ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 problems - GVIM and Sound

Well, i have 2 problems .. not exactly problems, but one is a question, and the other is a problem . QUESTION I have installed gVim on my laptop and now i want to install plugins and customize my ...
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Windows Media Player - Can't find video codec for the file, will it still play the audio part?

If I try to play a movie file, whose video codec WMP doesn't recognize, and assuming it does know the audio type, will it play just the audio ? or will it flash an error message and stop? How do I ...
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Audio doesn't work on Windows XP guest (WS 7.0)

I can't get audio to work with on a Windows XP guest running on VMware Workstation 7.0 and Ubuntu 9.10 host. Windows fails to produce any audio output and the Windows device manager says the ...
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Using Sigmatel STAC 92XX on Windows 7 RTM x64, cannot get 5.1 surround sound to work

I have a Dell XPS 420. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x64) I have this audio device: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio I have tried using the windows 7 basic driver, and also the Vista 64-bit ...
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Computer sound/audio not working since switched to Vista

I got Vista for my HP laptop Pavilion DV1000. Before it had Windows XP and Linux but the laptop says "Vista Capable". My computer's sound worked before. Since getting Windows Vista roughly a year ...
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I want to use my mobile phone to play audio from my computer using Bluetooth

How can I connect my mobile phone to a computer over Bluetooth, so I can play sound using the phone's speaker? I would like to do two things using Bluetooth: Play computer audio over the mobile ...