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Is it possible that a program altered all of my music?

Several songs in my WinAmp were "altered" in such an odd way. I was working with meta tags of the songs and playing them through WinAmp. One day I noticed that some albums and folders were a ...
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How to prevent volume hijack on win 7

I sometimes play Prince of persia in my spare time. And recently the volume nob on my speaker has worn out making the volume control a mess. If I touch it to adjust the volume it won't follow. Now my ...
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Boosting a microphone on Windows 7 beyond the limit that which windows provides

I'm looking for a software / hack to boost a microphone in Windows 7 64bit, beyond the limit that which windows gives. In Ventrilo for example, I can boost my microphone even more than it's current ...
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Sound stops working until full shutdown and startup, hardware or software?

I have a Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 motherboard with built-in Sound Blaster Recon3Di. I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. A few times under Windows 7 the sound has stopped and doesn't come back on ...
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Microphone on Sennheiser PC360 not recording input

I've recently built a new system with an Asus Z87-pro motherboard and gone through a large system install. I have installed Realtek HD Audio Manager and everything but my microphone works fine. Some ...
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usb audio interface 'disappears' on windows 7 wakeup

Most nights I fall asleep listening to music - sometime during the night, my computer goes to sleep. When I wake it up the next morning, my external audio device (M-Audio Fast Track Pro) get 'lost' ...
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Batch editing audio files

I have about 85 ogg files that I need to edit. What I need to do is clip off the beginning of each one, as there is some silence at the beginning. This is not uniform across the files. Audacity seems ...
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Getting an audio file from a streaming PHP script in an HTML5 video tag

I'm trying to download the raw audio file from a specific site. The page contains the following HTML: <html> <body> <video controls="" autoplay="" name="media"> ...
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Is there way to tweak the headphones/mic combo jack to accept only input?

I have a laptop with 2 jacks: 1 is a headphones jack, and the other is a headphones/mic combo jack. Both 3.5mm. However, I have a headset that comes with 2 plugs, a mic and a headphones plug. So, I ...
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Sound forge changes bit rate when overwritting

In Sound Forge 10.0 I cannot keep the same bitrate whenever i overwrite a file. Any solution? My Template box at the "Save as" dialog box is set up for 128 Kbps. If If I rename the file it will be ...
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Headset volume control messed up

My headset has Volume Up / Volume Down buttons used to work fine. However, recently, they affect the external speaker volume instead of the headset volume, meaning they don't help at all when I am on ...
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Google Chrome makes bird chirping noises

I've been hearing the same bird chirping noises for quite a while. At first, I wasn't sure where it was coming from. However, I am having the same sounds come from my Imac and my work laptop. The only ...
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Unexplained changes to classic look in Windows 7 Professional

At work, there's an Acer Veriton desktop running Windows 7 32-bit Professional on 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD with an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor. Last Saturday, after a reboot the network and audio ...
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LIVE Visual feedback for audio output on OSX

I am coding with basic HTML5 web audio. I sometimes however, have to code in class, or a place where sound can't be played. Is there an application that shows the output signal of the speakers on ...
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Why does lag occur at these conditions?

I was about to post something on tumblr. There was an online video playing on a second monitor. When the tumblr form for uploading a picture appeared, the sound of the video started lagging and sort ...
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Sound “trying” to go to speakers while headphones plugged in

I know there are an awful lot of similar questions to this one, although either none of the suggestions have worked or the issue I have is slightly different to what I've found. The Problem: When I ...
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QuickTime Player sounds much better than iTunes

I am playing a 320 kpbs encoded music MP3 in iTunes and the sound is substantially worse than the exact same file played back in QuickTime Player (Max OS X 10.8.5). I have maxed out system volume and ...
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Staticy Turtle Beach Mic

I've views tens of threads and links online about hissing Turtle Beaches and such. Easy solution was that I plugged the USB part into the wall and the mic / audio in my PC. Now that was the solution ...
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svchost.exe runs wild when watching movies online

One of my svchost.exe runs wild when I watch movies online, 5 or so minutes after the movie starts running. Then, in Task Manager, the CPU use percentage indicator shoots up to 100% and stays there. ...
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No sounds in Money Plus after sound changes in controlpanel. Windows 8

I changed the sound in control panel and now I get no sounds from Money Plus. Can this be restored? I am using windows8 and cannot get the sound back on my Money Plus Program. System: Windows 8 All ...
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something is using my sound interface?

I am using an M-Audio Fast Track MkII All of a sudden, it is being used by something. As soon as I boot up, the mic is on, and I can't change settings or access the interface in Live. The change was ...
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I'm using Touchpad laptop with windows 7

We are broadcasting a live football game this Friday night on Internet radio using shoutcast and winamp. There are two broadcasters (play by play and color commentary). We have two headsets with ...
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Game freezes and sound turns off for 2 seconds after light switch is turned off, can be reproduced

I have similar issue as this Question Weird things happen to my PC when light switch is turned off Each time the light switch is turn off in the kitchen while I am playing DOTA 2 the sound turns off, ...
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Audio Output Through Both Headphones and Laptop Speakers - Dell Inspiron Windows 8

A bit of background - I was watching video online through my headphones a few days ago when a pop-up notification appeared to let me know "Windows can now play sound through this device" (headphones ...
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How to talk into a microphone on one computer and have it output the audio on a remote computer over the internet?

So let's say I decided to dress up as a ghost for Halloween. I hook up a speaker to my work machine, and then don't come in to work at all that day. Then while I am actually working remote I can talk ...
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FFmpeg: video and audio muxed, but delay in video player when skipping with slider

I'm using FFmpeg to mux video (from .png stills) and audio (from .aiff). This is happening successfully, and my settings are as follows: ffmpeg -r 24 -i /input/%04d.png -i /input/audio.aiff -c:v ...
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Windows 7 Turtle Beach X12 Microphone Problems

I have my turtle beaches plugged in and I can hear everything fine, it has worked before but for some reason when I view my recording devices it tells me nothing is there. IDK what drives to look for ...
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ClipBucket file for preset 'normal' not found, failed to stat file in ffmpeg

I am trying to fix my ffmpeg problems. When I upload any video it gives me an error that the file for preset 'normal' was not found, and it failed to stat the file. Any idea? Started on 2013-09-10 20:...
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Audio output automatically changes to HDMI Audio Output when starting a game

I am not sure what causing it. I tried to change some settings for the graphic card, but it didn't work. Graphic card: Sapphire 7870 XT. Motherboard: GA-H77-D3H. At first, I thought it's ATI ...
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T400 Lenovo Laptop Windows 7

I am trying to get video AND SOUND on my TV from the Laptop. I have the HDMI/DVI connection running from laptop to TV. I also have the audio cable running from the laptop headphones port to the TV Red/...
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Knowing which codecs to install to play a video properly

I donwloaded a video in mp4 format from YouTube using downloadhelper firefox plugin. When I play the video with Wondershare, it plays but there is no audio. How do I know which audio codec I need to ...
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How can I have 2 audio inputs to my computer and use both at the same time?

I record videos of my computer screen and put them on YouTube, I usually only record my voice and then have my friend on Skype. Soon my friend and I will be making a new video and this time we will ...
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Skype video turns off

I've been having a problem with Skype on a Mac System running 10.8. Whenever I start a video call with a contact, my video feed turns itself off after various amounts of time. The option to turn the ...
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Volume Mixer automatically mutes game

I am running a game (3d movie maker) and the Volume mixer has set the sound right down to 0. So I put the volume back up, but as soon as I click back to the game, the volume goes right back down ...
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Is it possible to use mic port as audio (out) port?

I mean programmatically change the ports. -> set mic-port as audio or line-in as audio?
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Recording “Stereo Mix” in Adobe Audition

I am trying to record my Stereo Mix into Adobe Audition and I cannot get it to work. All I hear is a hiss from the Stereo Mix. When I choose Listen to device in the settings, all I hear is a hiss and ...
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Microphone not working on a Dell (Windows 8) not even with an external sound-card

My microphone doesn't work on my Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. The microphone is a beyerdynamic (dynamic singing) microphone. I've tried the following things: - Bought an external sound card (Terretec ...
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ACS5 computer speakers not working correctly

I have a Dell Latitude D531 laptop with Windows 7 and I tried to connect ACS5 computer speakers to it, but no sound is coming out. I cannot seem to find the problem. I tried to: plug speakers into ...
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Windows 8 resets volume on shutdown but not on reboot

I've just installed Windows 8 64bit and have picked up a problem. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E sound card installed and have the latest drivers from their website (2.17.0009). Windows seems ...
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Play Model M key sound on keypress

I love my dad's IBM model M keyboard. But I cannot use it as I use a laptop. I want the custom click click sound to be played when I press chiclet keys of lenovo laptop. Can we add sound to key press ...
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Audio working on linux but not working on WIndows 7

I'm using a USB powered speaker on my desktop computer running on an ASUS PG5C MX/1333 motherboard. Initially I was using Windows XP during which time the speaker was working fine. Recently I upgraded ...
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Nokia/Sony Ericsson 3.5 headphone on Toshiba PC

I've a Sony Ericsson headphone, when I put it on a acer PC, it work nice, the stereo and all. But when I put it on a Toshiba PC (I've test this in 4 different model), If you half plug it, you get a ...
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Software emulating audio out

Is there any software that can work in the following scenario. Install a "playback" device that grabs audio from a program producing audio For example: I am streaming to Twitch.tv using OBS and I ...
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copied video file to memory stick makes sound go strange

I am trying to copy an avi file from my laptop to a memory stick (formatted with FAT32). The memory stick has 16GB & the file I am trying to copy is only 2.5GB. The avi file is a homevideo which ...
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Random two-tone notification

Three days ago I started getting this random two-tone notification on my PC. I have scanned for malware several times, and restored the computer to a point several weeks ago, and it has not desisted. ...
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Laptop Failing to Record System Audio

I have been recording videos for a while now using my Lenovo T430 Laptop (Windows 7 64-bit) with no errors; but now I cannot record audio. I usually used Camtasia Studio 8 to record my videos due to ...
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How to share live audio output from PC-1 to PC-2 over local area network?

I have PC-1 and PC-2 quite a distance away from each other, Both are running Windows XP. I want to be able to watch videos through PC-1 and hear audio from PC-1 and PC-2 at the same time without any ...
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re-assign audio jacks just like in Realtek Control Panel

I'm trying to connect another speaker to use simultaneously with my headphones. I have VIA on-board audio and I'm disappointed I wasn't given tools just like in Realtek in which I can click on audio ...
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How can I use Movie Maker in Windows 7 to edit .mp3 audio file?

As mentioned here, the Movie Maker program can use .mp3 audio file but I'm not sure how to do it. It seems like this tool always require a video content.
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Solution for new Mac where my old Windows fonts, programs & products don't work

I've recently switched to using a Mac from Windows. I've been using a TrueType font on Windows that is privately engineered in order to work with transliteration (for the Sanskrit language). On many ...