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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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save alsamixer input source centos 6

I am not able to save the input source of my alsamixer. Every time I reboot the system the input source is set back to front mic. I want it to stay as rear mic. I tried alsactl store I disabled ...
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Simultaneous Multipoint Bluetooth Receiver/Transmitter

I'm looking for a device/hack/anything that would be reasonably capable of the following: receive Bluetooth audio input stream and output it via RCA/3.5mm/whatever receive analog mic input (again, ...
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How to troubleshoot media buttons on wireless headphones?

I have Plantronics Audio 995 wireless headset (for couple years) and use it to listen to music. I use Windows Media Player with it, since after some poking at start it worked best with media buttons ...
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Low sound on MSI GS60 on Windows 8.1

I have an MSI GS60 laptop which I dual boot to either LinuxMint 17 or Windows 8.1. When I boot to Linux the sound is loud and works well. When I boot to Windows the sound is soft even at the maximum ...
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Turn off ad sound on Mac Firefox

I want to turn off the sounds from Flash ads. I can't use AdBlock Plus because the site won't let me use it, and Muter is for Windows only. I want to be able to play sound from other programs, and Mac ...
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Why are my MP3 files the same size, even when I change the bitrate with ffmpeg?

I converted an audio stream into 3 different settings using essentially the same format. They ended up being exactly the same size. Why is this? ffmpeg -i "Likoonl-Q1-All.mp4" -c:v copy -c:a ...
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Audio jacks disconnects and reconnects occasionally?(Windows 8.1)

I will start with saying that I built my computer myself. My motherboard is a Asus H97-Pro Occasionally, my Windows tell me that an audio jack is disconnected, and then it notifies me that a audio ...
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Microsoft Speech on low volume

I'm running Windows 7 Home, and Microsft Speech (voice: Anna) has very low volume compared to all other applications. The settings in the control panel only lets me pick voice and read speed. Is there ...
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windows 7 - set system volume for application without it running

I have a game executing via steam that is a port from an old Windows 95/98 game. For some reason, alt-tab does not work in this game, so I cannot move to the Desktop while it's running. Unfortunately ...
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How to switch off my internal mic?

I have bought a Sonicgear microphone. It gets recognized by my computer, but when I try to record using OneNote, sounds from my internal mic are only recorded. I have an HP Pavilion Laptop and it ...
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Ethernet audio transmitter for long ranges?

I need to make up a solution for transferring audio file from server to speakers (preferred option via Ethernet). The problem is that in worst case the server may be ~300 km away. Is there any ...
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Re-routing audio into skype with a separate program on windows

Recently skype stopped working with my microphone (what I hear is sent, not what I say). It works fine in everything else, but skype doesn't work well with it and I use skype to communicate with a lot ...
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OS X: multiple output device clicking noise

I'm trying to watch a movie with my wife, and we are both using headphones — she is using Bluetooth, and mine are plugged into standard 3.5mm headphone jack. I've created "multi-output device" in ...
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Play sound *on* remote machine via ssh on Ubuntu / Linux

I want to play sound on a remote machine via SSH, without X11 involvement. Basically, after logging in via ssh, a command line like mpg123 test.mp3 should play the test.mp3 on this remote ...
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Sound in Windows 8.1 randomly turns off

I am encountering a weird behaviour of my Windows 8.1 notebook. Sound randomly turns off when I'm doing… well, basically anything. It doesn't happen after a set period of time. If any sounds are ...
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streaming audio to another machine on demand (linux)

tl;dr how to reliably stream audio on demand between 2 linux machines over the network on demand? Hello, sometimes I want to play something from my laptop through the bigger speakers of home sound ...
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Change the audio balance (L+R)

My pair of (expensive) earphones somehow broke yesterday; the sound coming out of the left earbud is tinny! A few issues mainly involving the fact that the offices of the manufacturer are located on ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Windows Server 2008 - “No audio devices are installed”

I am trying to make a music bot for TeamSpeak on Windows Server 2008 using Virtual Audio Cable. All of my audio devices are listed as 'Working' in Device Manager, yet in the Sound Control Panel it ...
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ffmpeg add multimple audio files to one video file

What I want to achieve is to put multiple mp3's to the video. I use the latest windows build of ffmpeg and tried a lot of options. This one comes close but doesn't add multiple and doesn't take the ...
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Sony Vaio: Windows 7 BSOD after installing sound drivers

I have a Sony Laptop with Windows 7 installed. There is no sound working on it at the moment. I've tried to install Realtek HD drivers. After they install, laptop reboots and I get BSOD and a message ...
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AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) does not work on ubuntu 14.04

i have intalled ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 1690 wich has sound driver Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04) ...
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Use ffmpeg on linux, without administrative rights

I'm a beginner linux user, and I don't have administrative rights on a linux system, but I would like to run ffmpeg somehow. I know, I can't install it, so I'm looking for some installed binaries to ...
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[Linux]Chromium doesn't play sound when hearthstone is open and vice-versa

So I'm running Arch linux on my laptop and for some reason I can't seem to have sound in Hearthstone and Chromium at the same time. Depending on what I open first only this program plays sound the ...
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Mixing two sounds in ffmpeg going wrong

I've come across a certain problem and couldn't find a solution anywhere, so: I have two files, f1.mp3 which is a common mp3 file, some sounds that's all, and f2.mp3 which is mostly silence but has ...
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No sound on my dell inspiron N5050

Sometimes, my laptop's sound works fine but for the most part it doesn't work, not the speakers or headphones. I've gone through my sound setting, seems fine. And if I have audio playing (and can't ...
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Audio is suddenly glitchy or mono-only and right ear bud giving me tiny shocks

I've had this desktop PC for years. The mobo is a Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 (rev 1.0). Last week, suddenly, while I was listening to music, I noticed the sound was glitchy, as if only part of the signal was ...
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Front Audio/Mic Jack Panel Not working in Windows 8

My brother recently bought a locally assembled desktop PC. But since he bought the PC the audio and mic jacks in the front panel doesn't seem to work while the ones at the back works fine. Also the ...
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Sound stops in Windows 8.1

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I could not find anything similar with a quick search at the forum. I have a strange sound problem. The audio may mute for apparent no reason while playing a ...
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How to fool Google Chrome to stereo speaker configuration?

I'm using Windows 7 and my speaker configuration is surround (5.1). I don't have any problem with games or my MP3 player. Games have surround output and it works perfect. MP3 player's output is stereo ...
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Loop audio file to a given length

I'm currently facing an issue where I need to take some mp3 file and make another mp3 file where the first one is playing for a given amount of time, looped if needed. Preferably I'm looking for a ...
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Streaming Music from Android to Android via Bluetooth

I am trying to stream audio from my Nexus 5 to my Nexus 7 and have it play through the speakers on the Nexus 7. Long story short, I have installed my Nexus 7 as a head unit in my car and I want to ...
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Voxal Voice Changer Lag/Slow mo

I bought Voxal Voice Changer few mounts ago.It works great, but now when i use an effect with pitch it's kinda lag, i hear my voice (on preview mode) and anyone else on skype in Slow Motion. But only ...
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Windows 8 Changing the logon sound. Puzzled

I am attempting to load a file of my choosing to be run as the logon sound in windows 8.1. I have gone into the registry editor as per I found on google and edited the ...
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How can I repair a broken 3GP/MP4 file without a moov header?

I was recording audio two days ago and my phone suddenly died while doing so. I used MP4repair and a short clip of sound could be heard and they would be charging $80 to recover it. I thought it was ...
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Boot Failure. Recovering Native VHDX Boot in Hyper-V on Windows 8

I am trying to restore my old VHDX with a Windows 8 RTM setup on it. The problem: I get the Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot devices or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device message ...
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ffmpeg consolidating multiple mp3 files into 1 m4b file

I chose ffmpeg as the tool by recommendation from How to convert series of MP3 to a M4B in a batch . I downloaded the static build for windows from http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/ . When I try to ...
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I would like to record both music and a pdf on a cd (music as .cda)

I as involved in the production of a cantata in the 1960s and have at last found a vinyl copy of the rehersal and presentation tracks. Having converted the vinyl to mp3 and created a pdf from the ...
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My PC blacks out randomly. Screen says “No Signal”, fans and LEDs are running

My PC blacks out randomly. After running for maybe 1hr or so the monitor blacks out and displays "No Signal". Audio also stops and I am unable to turn off the PC with keyboard shortcuts. The green LED ...
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Many microphones in windows

I need to record from as many as 40 microphones simultaneously on a single Windows 7 PC. These microphones will be present as USB audio adapters connected to powered USB hubs (so limited power isn't ...
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ALSA stopped working with default device

I had working sound on my Linux with 3 sound cards. I had some old Sound Blaster which was working, an on-board sound card which a few months ago was not supported (so I turned it off in BIOS) and ...
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How to force rear speakers play the same as front ones under Windows?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard with embedded audio. I have connected simple desktop speakers to "front" socket and my big stereo system to "rear" socket. On my previous motherboard ASUS ...
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How to change the audio volume while speakers remain disabled/muted?

By default, when you change music volume when muted, Windows will automatically unmute the speakers. Is there a way to stop Windows from unmuting the speakers? In other words, is there a way to change ...
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How to fix missing Media Foundation Microsoft AAC Audio Decoder Transform MFT Windows Server 2k8r2 sp1

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 VM that has somehow lost its Media Foundation AAC Transform. I discovered this when certain .MOVs with AAC streams were not behaving as expected. I opened TopoEdit ...
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Windows 7 Laptop Sound: Mixer has green bar but no sound from speakers of headphone jack [duplicate]

Have a Sony Vaio laptop. Sound bar on sound mixer is green but no sound from speakers or headphones. Wondering what should I check?
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How to see hidden audio files in audio CDs

I bought a audio CD yesterday. when I open it I see just some shortcuts and when I do a double-click on them they work fine and the music starts to play! Note: My computer settings configured in a ...
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Windows 7 sound output through HDMI and Speaker at the same time

I would like to output the audio of a game through HDMI and through speakers at the same time. I can only setup one default device. A solution I often find on the internet is using Wave Stereo Mix or ...
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Windows 7 dialog event sounds are not triggered

I recently found this issue in two of my home PCs. All sounds, including system sounds, play normally with the exception of system sounds related to dialog windows, i.e. Asterisk, Critical Stop, ...
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ffmpeg - silencing a section of video with multiple audio streams

I have been trying to silence a section of a video with multiple audio streams. I'm not getting it to work correctly. Trying with afade option gives me a silent video. Test video just has one audio ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...