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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Getting VLC to output 5.1 audio

I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card in my computer, with a high end 5.1 speaker system. I would like to be able to play movies on this computer, and if they have 5.1 audio, play them using my surround ...
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Cannot get audio input of Soundblaster HD working

I have a Creative Soundblaster HD which has a RCA output and a RCA/Phono input. I have connected my smartphone with the audio input of the USB soundcard and the RCA output of it is connected with my ...
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How to configure qjackctl to combine output from mplayer and rakarrack? (“Audio device got stuck!”)

If I launch rakarrack (without jack qjackctl), I do get sound output to my speakers from the guitar input. However, if I try to launch mplayer, to be able to play along a song, it gives "Audio device ...
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OnBoard Microphone (P8Z77-V LK) has a lot of static

Recently my SoundBlaster has been acting up and my PC would occasionally BSOD with a STOP 124 message. I am trying to rule out or confirm it is my SB by removing it from my PC and using onboard audio ...
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How to get Foobar to be as WinAmp'y as possible?

I want to switch away from the terrible memory-eating monster that is WinAmp, and foobar2000 keeps coming up as an alternative. However, it's myriad plug-ins and weird UI are kind of daunting to me. ...
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how do I prevent websites from automatically playing mp3 audio without turning javascript off?

Some websites like http://www.publika.ro/ use javascript to automatically load and play mp3 audio. How do I prevent any site from automatically starting playback, without losing the ability to run ...
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lossless concatenation of ogg vorbis files

I have a couple of ogg vorbis files, all encoded with the exact same properties that I want to concatenate into a single file. I know that the ogg vorbis format supports plain concatenation of ...
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Can not get 5.1 sound over S/PDIF to my Onkyo anymore

I was reading for days now to find a solution for my problem but i didnt found one. I set up my computer new and installed windows 7 64bit again. Before that everything went fine. But right now I am ...
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Windows 7 - Applications don't show up in volume mixer

Recently, I had a problem with NTFS partition with Windows 7, but after running 'chkdsk /f C:', it did some fixes and everything went back to normal - except now apps playing sounds don't show up in ...
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Headphone jack works in Ubuntu but not Windows?

I have an ASUS mobo (an M5A97 if that's relevant). The disk that came with it had RealTek audio drivers on it. When I first built my pc all was well, and the headphone jack worked as it should. After ...
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Properly downmix 5.1 to stereo using ffmpeg

I have a 5.1 audio track from a film where front left and front right contains music, and center contains dialogue. Playing the 5.1 track in VLC blends everything together nicely. I'm trying to ...
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run spotify in background on windows 8.1 with screen off (tablet)

I run windows 8.1 on Linx7 tablet, installed Spotify on it and it runs great. However when the screen goes dark the music stops. Can it be changed so spotify runs in background with audio output on?
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Recover Corrupt Audio Data (files visible but not accessible)

I'm was doing PA and recording at a medical conference this weekend but have hit distaster with corrupt data. Was recording a .WAV file using a line into a Tascam DR-40 audio recorder. Recorded about ...
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Bluetooth headset is paired but cant stream music

I want to play music with bluetooth with my headset. - My headset is working on my Android devices. - No driver error on windows. - The headset seems to be connected. The operation "List To Music" ...
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tidal-hifi playback with alsa stops after every song

I am using tidal hifi for music streaming under linux (Mint 17, 64bit) with Chrome. To achieve bit perfect playback I turn off pulseaudio ($killall pulseaudio) to purely use alsa for audio processing ...
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How to remove section of audio from video file?

I have a short video clip with audio. Towards the end is a voiceover that I want to remove. I'm trying to use avidemux to edit this, but I don't see any way to remove just a portion of the audio. ...
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Arch linux - sound disappeared after the installation of pulseaudio

I'm using Arch linux with the above onboard sound card : 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 0220 Flags: ...
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Making system wide equalizer in OSX with AU Lab, but I'm getting an annoying noise. How do I get rid of it?

Using this guide I'm trying to make a system wide equalizer in Mavericks. But unfortunately when I set up the new document in AU Lab and run the audio engine. I get this annoying constant noise unless ...
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Change playback device “default format” in Windows 7 from command line

How can I change the speaker's default audio format from the command line? I have an intermittent audio problem (probably from driver/sound card/motherboard incompatibility) that I can temporarily ...
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Youtube videos become out of sync with chrome

While watching youtube videos, slowly but surely they become out of sync. By pressing progress bar ticker and dragging it to, for example, same position - audio sync issue is fixed, but, after a while ...
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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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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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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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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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My volume is low even though all settings are at max

I'm having issues with my volume and I can't find the error. No sound will ever get the green bar to the top. Some days it does though but now the volume is very noticably lower in my speakers. I ...
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Why doesn't my audio work in Quicktime (but does in other players) when combining an mp3 and video file using FFmpeg?

I'm trying to denoise the audio in a video. I've determined that this isn't really possible in ffmpeg, so I've extracted the audio from the video this way. $ ffmpeg -i found1-1.mp4 audio.mp3 $ ffmpeg ...
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waveform of a closed switch recorded from usb soundcard line input

This is kind of hard to describe, but I would like to know what kind of waveform pattern would be generated if I close a switch that is plugged into my USB sound card line input. I am specifically ...
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Why do my earbuds not play voices and muffle the music?

I'm on an Asus q550lf-bsi7t21 with Windows 8.1 installed. I have Realtek HD Audio drivers installed. While listening to music/watching videos voices are muffled/nonexistent and some of the music part ...
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Is there a KVM switch that plays audio from all connections?

My PC is set up with Xen. It is running two DomU's, both with a VGA card exposed. One domain is going to get the sound card on the motherboard and the other is going to get a USB audio card. I ...
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connected laptop with TV- sound from tv not working

I have connected a tv via HDMI to a laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the video on the televsion but the sound plays from the laptop and not from the television. Any ideas on what I need to change ...
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USB 2.0 Port Causing Weird Audio Artifacts on MP3 Player

I have a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 8 gb. A little while ago, I built a new computer, and so far everything has been working fine, besides the USB 2.0 ports on the front. The ports seem to work fine ...
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Merging audio and video files of different length using mp4box

I have to merge video and audio file together. Currently I am using this command mp4box -flat -add <video> -add <audio> <outputfile>.mp4 But the problem is, if the video is of say ...
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How to save udp stream to .ts files whith ffmpeg while keeping timestamp?

I need to record a live udp stream containing multiple TV programs ( up to 30 ) to .ts files .To do so i'm using FFMPEG . I have a muxer at work , but i dont go there everyday so im using a sample ...
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Stopping laptop speakers from playing alongside headphones

I recently bought a new Acer Aspire V 13. Having problems listening to headphones because the inbuilt laptop speakers keep playing when I plug in headphones, and I want to be quiet. I have Realtek HD ...
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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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silence in front of generated audio mpegts

./ffmpeg/ffmpeg -i a.ts -acodec aac -strict -2 -loglevel debug audio.ts Input #0, aac, from 'a.ts': Duration: 00:00:05.06, bitrate: 126 kb/s Stream #0:0: Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp, ...
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Windows 8 lowering down volume of applications when it detects communications - yet setting is set to “Do nothing.”

Title pretty much explains everything. In my sound settings under the "Communications" tab, I have Windows set to "Do nothing" when communications are detected, yet it still lowers other applications. ...
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MPC-HC + AC3filter playing too fast with DTS-HD MA

Video plays too fast, as if fast forward was enabled. It used to happen with VFR MKV video, and was fixed with View > Render Settings > Presentation > Enable Frame Time Correction. This week this ...
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Playbak device not recognized when using HDMI

I recently purchased a new laptop that came with windows 8.1 . When I first got the computer I tested that when I plug in my HDMI cable into the computer and connect it with the TV, the TV is ...
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Speakers has a lower volume than actual volume output from system

This started happening a while ago. I realized the volume I hear is very low. I opened up the volume control panel and I see the speakers are outputting a lower volume than "System" (it is only ...
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Concatenate wav audio files leaving a small gap using SoX or other command line tool

I've been looking at using Sox to concatenate multiple raw audio files together. With SoX this is as simple as sox file1.wav file2.wav file3.wav out.wav However I want to join the files with a ...
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Can't play audio files on Windows 8

I am trying to play mp3 files on my windows 8 laptop. For some reason they are not being played on any player. I can see the following error in Windows media player: Windows Media Player ...
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Send audio to all outputs with individual level control

I have some head phones hooked up to the front jack and some speakers hooked to the rear. In the Realtek Audio Manager I disabled front panel jack detection so I get sound out of both. However I would ...
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sound crackling/popping after wake from suspend

I have a windows 7 PC, with built-in sound card in the motherboard and a USB headphone. After waking from sleep, the sound very often (though not every time) crackles/pops (say, when playing a flash ...
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Play sound when Windows 8 unlocks

I have the opposite problem of this user – I want to get Windows to make a sound when I unlock it, but I can't figure out how to. I followed the instructions that are linked there to modify my ...
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Mix arbitrary number of audio files into single stereo audio file using ffmpeg

I'm currently working on a karaoke application and need to merge arbitrary number (from 1 up to 12) input tracks together with a song track into single output audio file that should be stereo. I ...
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When switching my default playback device on Windows 7, the programs all change to the newly set device

I had it set up so that if I had my default playback device set to HDMI and then I opened Firefox to play Netflix, I could change the default playback device to Speakers and play a game. Once I did ...
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ffmpeg - complex filter putting 2 videos side by side results in audio out of sync

We have 2 videos. One is a professionally produced video by an artist that performs a song stopping in certain parts to let the user sing. The second video is a stream that is recorded while the user ...
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How can I download an embedded .swf file that involves the video.limelight.com site?

I would like to extract the audio streams from www.springforesthealingfestevent.com - I can't figure out how to go about doing this. I usually can grab just about anything through Chrome using IDM - ...
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Play two files in VLC dummy and give sout parameters to both of them

I want to add multiple files to VLC's web interface. And the commands below do exactly that. Two files are added to the VLC's web interface's playlist. But as you can see, that's not all I wanted - ...