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Sound fluctuation on Windows 8.1 while dual screening + Windows Apps

I want to keep this as detailed as possible because I am unable to resolve this really annoying issue. Before I get into the issue, let me run down what my setup is: Alienware 14 with Microsoft ...
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My Laptop sound suddenly went off

My Laptop's sound suddenly died on me. I had some issues with Viruses & anti-viruses recently :/ I'd uninstalled my previous anti-virus AVG... but apparently it hadn't completely uninstalled.. ...
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Random Sound Fuzz

When I am trying to play anything out through my speakers, I will get random little bits of fuzz, with the rest being fine. I am using windows 7, fully updated, on a dell inspiron laptop. All ...
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Windows 8 sound dissapearing

I have a problem with playing audio on windows 8. After some time when I turn on my pc and listen to a music and set playback on pause and turn it on after ~5 min then sound stops playing. It can be ...
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MP3's lag and jitter regardless of the player I use

I am having a great deal of difficulty in finding a solution to my problem. When I play music on my PC it seems to lag and stutter or jitter every few minutes... it's as if I am using a turntable and ...
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Does a dedicated sound card have any advantages over onboard sound? [duplicate]

I was wondering about this today, there was a point when building a new computer meant having to buy a sound card to hook into the motherboard. But with most modern boards sound cards are built into ...
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Can't 'hear' Garage Band's software keyboard

I'm trying to use the built in software keyboard in Garage Band to record some tracks. I create a new software instrument, activate the keyboard, press record, and then use the keyboard. The keys ...
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Microphone is too quiet on pc but fine on capture card

I recently got a new microphone for my capture card because my current one is not compatible. Before using it with the capture card I tested it out on my pc, and I noticed that when I record, even ...
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Use laptop headphone output as microphone input

I have an Acer Aspire 5560G, and I successfully broken the microphone input port. Now I would like to use the audio output(headphone) port as microphone input. I've tried downloading the latest ...
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Low sound output with Windows 8

I just bought a new Gateway tower with Windows 8 and the sound output is extremely low, despite all volume settings being at max. I've done a system update but nothing changed. When I put headphones ...
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Disabling Microphone playback

I'm having a strange problem with my headset, whenever I plug in my headset I get microphone playback. When I go to Recording Devices -> Properties -> Listen -> Listen to this device, it's turned off. ...
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Can I have my sound muted when head phones are not plugged in? [duplicate]

On my Macbook, I could have different "audio profiles" depending on whether or not headphones were plugged in. I'd have my speakers on mute, and when I plugged in my headphones it would unmute. This ...
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Soundcard setup

I can't set up my soundcard not to reshare voice between the channels. I want to use VirtualDJ with different deck on diffecent channels. So I have output 1&2 (Front) for deck 1, 3&4 for desk ...
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Add audio at specific time in video using ffmpeg

I want to add an M4A audio of 5s duration to an MP4 video file. I have already tried the -itsoffset command of ffmpeg. ffmpeg -i a.mp4 -itsoffset 00:00:10 -i b.m4a -map 0:0 -map 1:0 -preset ultrafast ...
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How do you switch between HDMI sound and analogue sound in XP?

I have dual monitors on an XP SP2 system: one connected to the VGA port, the other on the HDMI port. Normally analogue sound is chosen but I can fiddle with the device drivers to get sound on the HDMI ...
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Can't hear sound on vine/instgram videos with chrome/explorer

I can see Vine and Instagram videos, but there is no sound. Even if I click the speaker on a vine to unmute it I don't get sound. I have the newest version of chrome, and I don't have any problems ...
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How to tell software which output to use?

Anyone know of some software that'll let me set the default sound device for individual software? When I'm on Ventrilo playing games with friends I have voice chat play through my headphones and all ...
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Windows Speech Recognition

Why is Windows Speech Recognition (the app) in Windows 8 and 8.1 so pathetic? I've been using it since they first put it on their OS years ago and it has hardly improved in the slightest. It still ...
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Audio is distorted after playing game, “System interrupts” at 15% of CPU Usage

It doesn't happen before. Just yesterday, I played a game and I quit it. I was bored and listened to some music and then the audio is so bad that the quality had distortion. Not just the song, but all ...
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Stream Windows 8 audio to Apple TV

I want to stream music from my Windows 8.1 laptop to my Apple TV device (which is connected to my home stereo). The only program i can find is AirParrot, which should be able to stream both audio and ...
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Google Music, upload higher quality of existing song

Is there a way to upload a higher quality of a song that is already in my library, essentially replacing the existing song with the higher quality one? I tried uploading a song with identical ...
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Firefox supports mp3

I'm working on a web site with an audio player. As it is known, Firefox supports ogg format and Chrome mp3. However, after a Firefox upgrade, now Firefox is supporting mp3, as it is playing the songs ...
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Graphics card probably shorted out

My motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LX I plugged in my speakers to the audio jack same connection as a earphone. When I plugged it in there was a buzzing noise coming out of the speakers. When I put the ...
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After working some time sound does not work

This problem never appeared before. After I started using this youtube plugin for ubuntu and a android emulator with kvm, sound stops working after a few minutes. Why does my ubuntu shows this strange ...
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sound is not coming out from speakers

Why isn't any sound coming from my pc speakers after i installed windows 7 ultimate from windows xp. I have check everything and did troubleshooting in the hardware and sound option in the control ...
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Arranging PCI-e cards to maximize performance in machine

I just put a new machine together using an ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage 4 Extreme motherboard. The machine has 2 nVidia GTX 660s, an Adaptec SAS/SATA 6G controller and a Creative Sound Blaster Z ...
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How can I disable the feature where OSX launches iTunes when external speakers are connected?

There is that feature where iTunes gets automatically launched on OSX when an external speakers are connected (Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack headphones). I happen to prefer another application to listen to ...
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Soundboard for games

I wanted to bind soundfiles to hotkeys like a soundboard so i can broadcast those ingame via the microphone feature. Is there software which can archive this? Important: i want to use custom files. ...
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PI945GZD audio not working

I have an old Mercury MOBO PI945GZD. The problem is that windows XP does not detect the built-in audio device though linux detects it well and has no problems. Any help would be appreciated.
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Windows 8 not picking up mic sound

I have been using an older logitech headset and both the sound and mic had been working perfectly. I purchased a new turtle beach headset and somewhere around this time the mic stopped picking up ...
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Rear audiojack not working with any audio device (need for headphones)

I'm having some trouble with my audio here. My old headphone jack broke inside the front audio input (I've long since given up on fixing that) so I'm merely trying to use another set of headphones in ...
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Volume normalization

I'm having a a problem with my audio setup. I've used to connect my external speakers (stereo setup consisting of two speakers) to a USB DAC which was connected to the onboard soundcard (Realtek) of ...
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Windows 8.1 bizarre audio issues

I have an Asus K52JT laptop running Windows 8.1 since three months ago. Audio speakers have worked fine since this week. At startup it is working, but after a while (15-60 minutes) it eventually stops ...
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FFMPEG: Convert m4a files to mp3 without significant loss of information / quality. Automated bitrate

I have a load of audio files (about 1000) which I want to convert from m4a to mp3 so I can use play them on a CD player which has a USB port. I tried doing something simple like: ffmpeg -i FILE.m4a ...
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Fraps own microphone is recording faster than the sound and screen of the pc itself

I am recording with fraps and I recorded a game of 40 minutes and watched it back. I noticed the sound of my microphone is being played earlier then the actual gameplay sound. Like I got a jumpscare ...
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One speaker set for two computers

In my case, i have a setup of a linux host machine and a windows virtual machine, i have a soundblaster dedicated sound card and an intergrated intel hd soundcard. I was thinking i want to use the ...
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Weechat with the beep script is not making sounds

I had a friend help me configure weechat-curses, version 0.4.2 in Cygwin. Got to where I wanted to set a custom sound for highlights with beep.pl. I set the command to run on highlight to cat ...
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Windows 7 Volume Control no longer beeps

The standard Windows 7 Volume Control slider normally beeps when you move it with the mouse or click it. Mine has stopped doing this. All other system beeps however, are working normally. The ...
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Sound is disabled in Video Game Dialog Voice Acting

Everything is working as it should, except in various Video Games during conversation of characters there is either no voice or only very little which can only be heard if turning up the volume to ...
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Is it possible to increase the audio volume on a streamed video?

Is it possible to increase the audio volume on a streamed video? Playback from files is fine, I am always able to increase past 100% using VLC but playback from streamed source, such as iPlayer, is ...
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Burning CDs on Mac - audio in Index 00

I have a Mac, and I want to have the ability to create CDs that contain audio in the pause between track regions. I've looked through many threads on this and haven't gotten much of anywhere; I was ...
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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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Do not allow windows applications to take control of the master volume keys?

I have a volume wheel on my keyboard which I LOVE, however it annoys me when certain applications such as the youtube player and some videogames take control of the keyboard volume input and don't let ...
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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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Ffmpeg Sync when extracting parts of video

This question can be seen as an extension of this question. I am using the ffmpeg 2.0.1 . The following commands is useful when you want to extract parts of one big video file given time makers. ...
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Ffmpeg Audio Stereo to Mono using only left channel

I use the following command to extract video parts of an '.MTS' record (video). ffmpeg -i 00402.MTS -s 1280x720 -r 25 -ss 0:00:05.38608 -vcodec libxvid -qscale:v 2 -acodec ac3 -ar 48000 -ab 256k -t ...
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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 suddenly stopped working

So, this morning, I was happily listening to music on my laptop, when in the afternoon, it just stopped working for no apparent reason. The only thing I have done was rebooting the computer, and ...
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Noise from the graphic card filtered in the hdmi output

I got a brand new PC mounted with a Nvidia GTX 780 ti. It is conected to the screen with an HDMI wire, and there is also a pair of speakers conected to the screen, so I get the sound from the graphic ...
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Ffmpeg : Audio/Video mixing but no sound

I'm trying to add an audio file to a video file generated from images with FFmpeg. The command i am using on a Debian distrib is this one ffmpeg -r 1 -i edit%0d.jpg outputName.mp4 -i Test.mp3 ...