The tag is for questions about the recording and playback of speech and music on your computer, but also for problems about the sound component of videos.

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Speakers go dead on windows 8.1 - when using google hangouts

A problem I get only since getting windows 8.1 - The speakers stop working a few hours into a session. The work again after a reboot. The headphones work when the speakers stop working. In the ...
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Sound is not working in windows xp after reboot

I have two operating systems:Ubuntu 9.10 and windows xp. When I switch from ubuntu to windows there's no sound.(Soundcard creative sound blaster audigy 24 bit). Any idea how to repare it?
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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How to adjust .mkv files audio volume level?

I have a bunch of .mkv video files which audio is REALLY low volume. How can i adjust the volume higher permanently in the .mkv file? preferrably with lossless methods (if even possible?). Yes, i ...
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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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How do I get a volume OSD just like the one in OSX?

I'm using a Dell Studio laptop which has volume up/down hotkeys. On pressing these, I want a volume OSD to popup to show my current volume status just like in OSX; that is, just like: Anybody know ...
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ALSA - no surround playback with mplayer

When I run: speaker-test -c6 ...everything is fine. I get 5.1 playback. However, when I run: mplayer -channels 6 "some video with 5.1 audio" no audio plays. Here is what appears in the ...
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Constant hissing from PC speakers after bumping front panel

I have a desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with externally-powered speakers connected to the "front" and "rear" speaker jacks on the rear panel of the motherboard. Over the weekend, the front panel of ...
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Video sound comes on internal phones while conversation on skype

When i make conversation with my headphones by Skype, i hear all windows sounds on notebook phones. How can i listen all sound just by headphones?
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Linux: grab audio from a video clip

I'd like to take audio track from a video clip in FLV container and save it to something playable by portable music players. Are there any easy to use tools for that? I know how to do that using ...
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laptop freezing and rebooting unexpectedly

I'm using hp pavilion g 7 notebook PC.product number: (D 0 M 2 5 U A#BA) it freezes when am playing anything with sound like movie or music.sometimes it freezes when there's no sound playing too.i ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
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Can't find Intel Audio drivers

Vendor Name: Intel Corporation Chip Number: 82801H Chip Description: Intel audio controller embedded with the 82801H chipset ( ICH8 chipset )
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Sound card problem, no audio device detected

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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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 ...