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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How to hide the Windows 8 Sound Volume Indicator

How to hide the Windows 8 Sound Volume Indicator permanently? Image:
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windows - chrome/firefox can play sound but media players cannot

On my Windows 7 Laptop, sound recently stopped working in WMP/VLC/MPC/iTunes/QuicMPCkTime, however, sound continues to work in chrome, firefox and IE. dxdiag reports no errors. My sound card is a ...
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Headphone not working on Dell Laptop with Windows 7

My headphone has suddenly stopped working. I am not getting any sound from the headphone. I tried 3 different working headphones. I have dual boot option with Ubuntu & Windows 7. The headphone ...
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Record the sound of a program to the microphone

I want to record the sound of a program and to direct it as an microphone entry on linux. For instance, I'm listening a music on youtube, and I want that music to be send to my skype's conversation ...
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No sound on boot w/ speakers & headphones plugged in

When I boot my pc with speakers + headphones plugged in, they're detected but don't play sound. When I test them, they show that they're playing sound, but I don't hear anything. The strange thing ...
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FFmpeg x264 Encode Settings

My new Canon Vixia HF G30 video camera has an option to encode directly to 35 Mbit/sec Mp4 at 1080p60 and it does a nice job. I primarily use it to record my daughter's high school basketball games. ...
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Very sure of a virus on my computer, but Defender doesn't seem to pick it up

Okay, so, my own rig running on Windows 8, built in October last year. Specs: Intel Core i5 3790k 16GB RAM AMD Raedeon HD 7700 250GB SSD 1TB HDD The list of issues: Chrome's search engine ...
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Fix audio codec error with ffmpeg

I had an AVI (XVid) file with 2 audio channels. I removed the FIRST audio channel using ffmpeg as: ffmpeg -i <input.avi> -acodec copy -vcodec copy -map 0:0 -map 0:2 <output.avi> Now, ...
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Why mpd server does not output any sound?

I am trying to run MPD server on Ubuntu 12.04.3. All worked with Ubuntu 11.10 and even with earlier 12.04. I am using Sonata as frontend and i get connected, playlists are available, i can choose a ...
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MBRs, VBRs, and partitioning of storage devices: how and why they vary across device-types?

The wikipedia entry for Boot Sector says this, CD- ROMs usually have their own structure of boot sectors, for IBM PC compatible systems this is subject to El Torito specifications. ...
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The sound of any video, from youtube or from any media player, stops randomly after seconds or minutes

The sound of any video from YouTube or from any media player stops randomly after seconds or minutes. I searched the Internet and saw similar problem blaming Flash Player for the problem. I tried ...
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Removing/changing default sound card number

I'm guessing my current sound card setup is cause conflicts with other software (particularly Rakarrack) and i ran the aplay -l command: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA ...
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FFmpeg amerge with itsoffset on only one audio stream

I'm facing a situation which I spent the whole day trying to get this working but unfortunately I'm running out of ideas and I thought you gyus might help me out. I have two streams, one audio stream ...
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Alsamixer 200% without VLC

When I change VLC Player's volume to 200%, it appears to make everything else 200% volume after closing it. Once I open Alsamixer it still says 200%. However, if I try changing the volume at all, ...
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No sound from the subwoofer

I'm running windows 7 Ultimate x 64, have a brand new soundblaster Z 5.1 surround sound audio card. Computer is a Gigabyte Z86 based mobo, Core i7 CPU, 16 Gb RAM. When I run the speaker test ...
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How to force an application to play through a selected audio output? Win8

There are multiple programs and games that don't give me the option to choose which device I want it to playback through. I can change my default device and the program will change with it in realtime ...
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Troubles connecting Bluetooth headset

I've installed drivers and paired a headset, and everything works fine at this moment, I can make a call via Skype, etc. However when headset is turned off and than on again, everything stops working. ...
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Adding audio to video being created with image2pipe option

I am creating a video in mp4 format from a sequence of images and an MP3 audio file. For performance reasons I switched from image2 option to image2pipe option and now video is creating OK but without ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut for “Listen to this device”?

In windows, there is a way to make audio from your input go to your output, by checking "Listen to this device". Is there a way to make a desktop shortcut or start menu shortcut that enables/disables ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter and Motorola HX550 Headset Popping Noise

I have the Medialink Bluetooth 4.0 adapter and a Motorala HX550 headset. I'm on Windows 8 x64. When using my bluetooth adapter paired with a headset, I get a random clicking/popping sound every so ...
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How to tell what is using an audio stream?

I've noticed that my computer doesn't want to stay in standby or go to standby after x minutes (as set in my Power Options). Running powercfg -requests tells me that my audio driver is keeping my ...
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Soundflower with FireWire soundcard transmits on all output channels

when I try to use Soundflower together with my external 12ch FireWire sound card on a MacBook Pro, I get the same signal (left and right channel combined) on all of the output channels. If you know ...
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Recording game footage with ffmpeg - issues

I'm trying to create a script to record windowed games with ffmpeg. This is what I have so far: #!/bin/sh INFO=$(xwininfo -frame) WIN_GEO=$(echo $INFO | grep -oEe 'geometry [0-9]+x[0-9]+' | grep ...
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No surround sound in windows 8

I have been looking everywhere for a while now, trying to set up my laptop to transmit complete surround sound. However, it never works. Here is what I am trying to do: I want to play music from my ...
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Keep hearing usb disconnect and reconnect sounds

I seem to be having a problem, for a few weeks I have been hearing the random sound of connecting and disconnecting of a USB device. nothing is shown in my tool bar and in device manager I can not see ...
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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Using internet causes glitches in playing music

When I'm playing music on my laptop, using internet causes glitches (slight pauses and some noise) in the sound. It's not because of high CPU usage, I tried playing music when converting 8 music ...
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sox error on white macbook 1.1 no default audio device

I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal sox -d ada.mp3 I got the following error ...
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Record line-in audio from two applications using Alsa

Im currently working on an small application which runs on a cubieboard (ARMv7, rasp-pi-like). What I really need to do is, accessing and recording the line-in audio-signal from two different ...
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Windows 8 sound volume randomly amplifies

I have this issue that has been troubling and I cannot fix it. While playing video, or MP3, or on the Internet, the sound volume randomly amplifies to max and then lowers to almost mute level. I've ...
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How to determine whether audio is music or not

I would like to listen to talkshows and newsreports from a certain radio station but not to their music. How do I automate the process of detecting the music, and silencing the stream? Currently ...
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How to get my speakers and headphones to play audio at the same time?

My speakers have a port to plug my headphones into. Whenever I plug them in, I only hear sound through my headphones, and not through my speakers anymore. I would want to hear sound through both of ...
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Audio playback device already in use

I have a headset: Creative SB Recon3D. Since today (after power went out) sound doesn't work through my headset on the PC, it works fine on a Playstation 3. I have Windows 7 64x. When I go to ...
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How can I blacklist a program from accessing a mic or volume controls?

In this particular case, I have a program that ignores settings for mic usage (eg, it always-transmits even when its own push-to-talk and such is set, and causes all other program's volume to be ...
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How to encode a video with timestamps in order to have audio/video sync

DISCLAIMER: I am unfortunately very new to codecs and using FFMPEG, so I apologize for any incorrect terminology or if this is in actuality a very easily resolved question. I have a sequence of jpeg ...
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Control game audio and chat audio separately with keyboard shortcuts

I have Logitech G510 Keyboard with all of these extra "G-Buttons" on the side, is there a way I can put these buttons to use by controlling game/chat volume separately when pressing the buttons? ...
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Foobar - How to exclude non-music files?

I drop my "Music" folder to foobar2000, all songs are included in the playlist, but also the other files (like album-art.jpg) are also included. When I'm shuffling, those files appear on the list and ...
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Automatically drop down volume when earphones plugged in?

In my old Dell laptop, running Windows 7, whenever I would plug an earphone in, the volume automatically drops down to what I have set in the past when the earphones were plugged in. The volume again ...
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need to clean up audio noise using sox

What I am doing right now is recording audio from my mic using arecord and piping the raw output to VLC like so: arecord -r 8000 - | vlc -vvv - It works great, except the audio that is coming out ...
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Problems maintaining connection to bluetooth headset in Windows 8

Until a few days ago I was using a bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager PLT510) regularly and without issue in Windows 7, primarily for making calls in Google Talk. I then upgraded to Windows 8 and ...
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Windows 8 bluetooth audio choppy when there is network activity

I brought a generic bluetooth dongle for my pc and a Rapoo H6060 Bluetooth headset. After pairing I connected the headset to PC and that's fine. The issue is when I'm listen to music on the ...
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Headphone jack issue on windows 8

Just this morning I was using my computer normally. Then I started having a problem on my laptop, and I am not getting any audio on my headphones or external speakers. Yet, they are detected: when I ...
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YouTube web no sound but VLC has sound

On Windows 7, in YouTube web client (in latest Chrome) - videos play, but without sound. IIRC, they used to play with sound some days earlier on the same machine. Pretty sure I did not change any ...
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Front Pannel Audio Cracking and malfunctioning in general

I just finished my first desktop build and I am experiencing some problems with the front audio jack that I can't seem to be able toresolve. The audio seems to be there, but it sounds distorted with ...
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How Do I Detect Audio Delay With ffmpeg?

I'm used to record non-HD TV-shows, use DGIndex to convert the resulting ts-file and continue to remove commercials, transcode to mp4, ... Now I recorded a TV-show in 1080p. Since DGIndex doesn't ...
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Two music streams in one session

I have been trying to see if I can make the following work in linux (technically, Redhat/Centos or even Fedora): I want my system sounds to be sent to my speakers. I want my music to be sent to my ...
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Problems with headphones in linux

I can't get sound through headphone port on laptop. I use HP Compaq 6730b with Linux Debian Squeeze on board. On Windows 7 (another PC) headphones work normally. Internal laptop speakers also work ...
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Reinstalled Windows 7, sound won't play through headphone jack

So I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, and though my computer plays sound through the speakers, when I plug any earbuds or headphones into the headphone jack I can't hear ...
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Windows microphone has some weird distortion over it

I'm a Windows 7 user, I have a USB headset that has been working perfectly fine for some time until recently. Now the microphone adds some kind of distortion to the sound. And another weird thing is, ...
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FFmpeg audio disappears in the middle of the video

I've been trying to convert a sequence of PNG files to a video with some sound (mp3 or wav). It pretty much works with different codecs and quality settings for both video and audio.But the audio ...