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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Windows 7 Weird Sound Issue

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5390 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I have encountered a weird issue with the sound on my system. When I plug in my speakers, or anything for that matter, into the ...
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How to track some periodic system activity which hinders realtime performance

I'm running Jack2 with Pianoteq-5 on two core laptop running 64bit ubuntu-14.04. Such configurations are very sensitive to realtime performance because of low-latency requirements. At first I heard ...
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How to change which output device audio is coming from in Windows 7?

I've got a Realtek onboard sound card on my computer with no speakers hooked up to it. Sound comes out of my monitor for almost all software, except for some games (FTL seems to be the current ...
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ALSA upmixing/processing conditionally from different numbers of input channels

After a lot of research and experimentation, I was able to get ALSA to upmix stereo to 5.1 surround sound the way I want it. However, my problem is now that I can't properly play mono sources (the ...
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how can I Interchange the function of headphone and microphone jack with software [closed]

I have Toshiba satellite C850-f04y PC and the headphone jack is not functioning but the microphone works fine, currently i am unable to replace the hardware(non-functioning jack) so I want ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Digital Audio stops working

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 HTPC for quite some time. It's connected by toslink to a logitech z5500. Sound was working, but suddenly stopped... I've followed almost every guide and how-to to fix my sound, ...
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Unrecognized option 'b:v' when trying to convert a video

I get "Unrecognized option b:v" when I tried to convert a video. I'm using FFmpeg version SVN-r26402. Here is my error log: Raw Conversion Log Started on 2014-06-29 00:02:02 - 2014 Jun 29 Checking ...
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How to create fake sound card on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I want to run 'blender --background --python script.py' on my Ubuntu Server which does not physically have any sound equipment. It turns out that blender requires sound card. I see following error ...
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Archlinux - Sound card detected only on status change

I use Archlinux. The sound is enabled only when I plug (or unplug) a jack wire. EDIT: I forgot to say that I am on a new DELL Inspiron 14 So I think it's when the sound card detects a state change ...
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Why is Google Chrome sound lower than other apps on my Mac?

When I watch Hulu or YouTube, the sound is lower than what other apps, like Spotify, make. Why is that? How can I get Google Chrome to be louder? I'm using the latest Google Chrome on OS X Mavericks. ...
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Using a screen capture program (ffmpeg with uscreencapture in my case) to record a Flash video playing on screen

I'm trying to capture my desktop, precisely a full screen video - think "YouTube video on full screen situation", or if you'd record a programme on iPlayer (or any other content deliverer) - what ...
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Combine two headphone-microphone splitters?

I want to connect a game console's audio output to my computer's audio input using a 3.5-mm headphone-microphone splitter. The output will be connected to the input (microphone) on the splitter. I'm ...
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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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Fast-Play 1 Hr. Video (with Audio stream) in 2 min

For a Research Project in brain and cognition we need to show the subjects 1Hr. videos in 2 mins. I understand there is a function in most media players out there to speed up the video. But I'm not ...
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BSPlayer not detecting secondary audio track

I have BSPlayer version 2.67. With some movies including dual audio (found for .mkv files until now), it only plays the local language audio (spanish in my case) and shows no option to play more ...
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Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
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Can't get audio, can't isolate cause

I'm running a computer with the following specs: OS Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 HDD0 256GB SAMSUNG 840 EVO HDD1 300GB SEAGATE HDD2 2TB WEST DIG BLUE HDD3 750GB DELL ENTERPRISE HDD4 750GB ...
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Headphone playback not working

I am using an Acer S7-191 with Windows 8.1, I had the system reinstalled with the same Windows version after an windows update crashed the system. The problem is I cannot plug headphone to playback. ...
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Volume control not functioning

I noticed a few weeks ago that my system volume control doesn't affect my volume. It's stuck at max which isn't terrible but it does get irritating when I run multiple applications and have to change ...
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FFplay : How to play multi audio track at the same time?

I'm trying to play a video with multi audio track in it. It's a conversation on three different tracks. At the moment, I'm only able to play one track at a time. I can't find a player that work this ...
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Handbrake Not Recognizing Audio Track

I'm working on re-encoding some MKVs into Ipod format so my brother can watch movies on vacation, and I'm running into a problem with Handbrake I've never seen before. I have a MKV of a Blu-Ray I ...
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How to add subtitles and an additional audio track to a DVD without having to re-encode the original audio/video data?

So I have this DVD with medium-quality video recordings. I'd like to augment it by subtitles (in two languages) and add a second audio track (a translation). So far I only found tools that require ...
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Opening my laptop makes a horrible screeching sound, how do I remove it?

When I open (the lid) of my laptop, a horrible high pitched screeching sound comes on. How do I remove it? It only happens when I open the laptop, but not closing it. I have disabled sounds in ...
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Surround Field setting/plugin for Foobar2000 or Winamp?

I am currently trying JRiver Media Center 19 for playing music. There is a "Surround Field" setting in JRiver that I really like a lot, it makes the sound quality much better. I was wondering if ...
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How to replace part of audio in a video using the command line?

Part of a recorded audio contains sensitive information. I want to remove that information while keeping the video and rest of the audio intact. Ideally using command line and being able to exactly ...
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Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 - Driver Not Found

I have the latest driver (Version 1.4) downloaded from Microsoft's website. The driver installs fine, but the headset still has a yellow icon in device manager. Just to confirm that the headset ...
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WMC recording sporadically loses sound

I am running Win 7 64 bit and use a Hauppage TV tuner card. I can record programs with no problem, except sporadically, the sound disappears half way through the recording. If I play the file back ...
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Speakers sound low (lost external controller), any way to make it loud?

I got Philips 2.1 SPA 9300 speakers. Unfortunately, I've lost the external controller which connects the bass and the speakers into one system and then plugs into the PC/Laptop. Having no controller ...
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5.1 3.5mm speakers into motherboard with stereo 3.5mm input

I have an Intel DQ670W motherboard, with 1 x Stereo Out 1 x Microphone In 1 x Line In 3.5mm on the rear panel, with Stereo and Microphone repeated on the front panel. I have some Logitech 5.1 ...
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My PC causes Google Music to stutter

I recently got intereseted in Google Music, but I have a problem (it seems that only me, since my friends aren't experiencng anything like this). When I play songs on one tab, and browse others, ...
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I cannot get Audio to work on Windows Server 2008

If I remote in Audio is transferred and plays. But if I hook up to the motherboard and log in it does not play. I have all indication it is playing, but neither front or back port is working. I have ...
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Duplicate sound playback device

I was going to play a game with friends using TeamSpeak. I wanted to seperate our voices from the actual game, yet still hear both in my headphones. I suppose it would be possible to somehow ...
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ALSA from output to input

I need to translate sound from my VLC player right into my microphone input. Maybe I should create some virtual device and.. I don't know what to do.. and my english is not good so it's a real problem ...
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Voice Activation Microphone

I wondered if any of you knew any ways to activate your microphone on a specific level of volume, so that it will disable if the volume is lower than X. If any of you have TeamSpeak, it's built in ...
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How do I stop Windows from muting background applications?

When an application is not focused I believe it's considered "in the background" by windows. My specific frustration is with games. I tend to play games in a windows so I can quickly switch to chat ...
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Audio rapidly fades out every time a sound is played

I recently installed a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx sound card in a computer running audiovisual experiments that involve the repetition of short (on the order of 100 milliseconds in duration) ...
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Window 8.1 Volume keeps changing after releasing keyboard volume keys

I recently upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to 8.1. My problem is that when I press the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite once windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume ...
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How to record both input and output audio simultaneously?

I'm trying to record a phone call made with Google Voice Chat using Audacity. I'm running Linux Mint 17. In this example, I'm making an outbound phone call from my computer to a person on a normal ...
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Certain programs play through headphones, others play through speakers

(Windows 7 home edition 64 bit) I recently downloaded a new audio driver (it was the correct one), and after updating, there is a new option to individually adjust the volume for my computer speakers ...
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Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Audio Devices Disabled on Startup

I have a fresh install of Windows Multipoint Server 2012. When I first boot, and look at the device manager, the audio output devices are there, proper drivers and everything, just disabled. I can ...
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FFmpeg : mixing and setting each volume of a multi audio track file

I'm trying to mix all audio tracks from a multi audio track video file. I did it successfully but I noticed that the first is loud, the second is normal and the third is low. I would like to normalise ...
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Audio issue - No audio output device is installed

ISSUE IS RESOLVED - AS OF 22 JUNE 2014 The fix was that Windows was suddenly able to install the correct driver for Nvidia High Definition Sound. I'm not sure what is causing this issue, but I ...
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Sound does not work on X-server, works in TTY, Arch Linux w/ALSA

My sound system isn't working when I use the X server. When I use it in a TTY, it works fine. In a TTY, the output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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How to include a short digital message in a sound recording

I wish to superimpose a short digital message, less than a kB, at an above audible frequency, but still low enough to be transmitted over FM radio stations, and then detect and decode that signal. ...
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Suggestions for cutting/clipping videos on Mac OS X (iMovie produces very large files)?

I need to cut out parts of a video (+ the associated audio, of course) to make a short clip. For example, take 2 minutes from one location, 3 minutes from another part of the video, 30 seconds from ...
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Make VLC stream by default

I have a media center that is connected to my stereo and I've successfully set up VLC so that I can stream video files via rtp but play the audio locally. I've also set up a remote control in my ...
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media player volume gets low when game is started

system spec Win 8.1 64bit hyper x fury 16gb ram Asus Maximus Hero VI motherboard Evga GTX 780 nvidia GPU intel core i7 4770k lGA1150 headset Logitech G35 When i open game or if ingame sound is on ...
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ffmpeg: combine two mono live audio stream to single stereo stream

I have two live audio streams, they both are MONO streams. Now I want these two streams to merge in one stream and output to single new stream. I am merging two input streams with following command: ...
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Automated conversion of .dvdmedia(VOBs) to format Plex can handle on a Mac?

I'm super impressed by Plex, and I'd like to convert all my old dvdmedia files into a format that it can understand. I have quite a few of them (the product of a dvd library being ripped to work with ...
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Why does 3.5 mm audio out work through headphones but not through external speakers?

I have a computer that has a 3.5 mm audio jack on the front of it. The computer itself has no speakers, so this is the only way to hear sound. If I plug headphones into it, the audio properly plays ...