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How can I transfer the audio from my TV to my audio receiver with only an optical OUT and an RCA IN connection?

I have my computer connected to my LCD TV with HDMI to transfer audio and video. Now I would like to transfer the audio out from the TV to the audio in on my receiver. The problem is that my TV has ...
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Ubuntu Volume overriding settings set in Alsamixer

Problem: How do I "lock in" the volume I set through alsamixer? I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. I adjusted the bass/treble columns in alsamixer but changing the system volume resets them all back to 100% I ...
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Sound problem in my Desktop

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop, I am not able to hear any sound when any audio file is playing, I have checked the audio drivers and have downloaded the drivers from the dell site, Is this a ...
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Win XP very slow booting up - multiple volume files?

Windows XP Home Premium with SP3 500MB RAM 2.9 GHz Processor 50GB free space on HD My sister's PC takes ages to boot up so she asked me to look at it... Upon inspection within task manager it ...
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Is there any way to make Windows Media Player 12 convert more than one file at a time during sync?

On a multi-core system, multiple concurrent conversions should speed up the sync process. I've looked for an option, but no dice. Is there a registry setting?
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How to make “Sound Profiles” on Ubuntu 9.10

I have Ubuntu 9.10 with an internal sound card and a (usb-connected) Microsoft Livechat LX-3000 Headphone/microphone set. Currently when I want to skype for example, I plug in my headset and have to ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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Changing volume in Windows Media Player without using the slider

It seems that the only way to adjust the volume in Windows Media Player is to use the slider. Is there any other way?
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Win Vista to Win 7 Upgrade problem - Drivers

Have just upgraded from Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit which appeared to go well but i now have 2 annoying driver problems. Whenever i now boot my computer a message pops up ...
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how to hear mic sound over speakers- Ubuntu karmic

I want to hear the sound that goes into the notebook's mic from the notebook's speaker itself. I am on Ubuntu 9.10
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Checklist for getting microphone to work on XP

For the umpteenth time I'm battling with getting microphone input to work on an XP machine. I realise the solution might differ depending on the situation, but is there a standard checklist one can ...
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Play a sound when mutt has new mail?

I'm using mutt for my mail, usually put on the 2nd monitor with some other windows. Because I'm not monitoring that monitor I often miss the new mails. I want mutt to play a sound (or use Growl) to ...
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Linux Skype issue. How to work with Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Karmic and/or Hardy?

I'm trying to use Skype with Ubuntu Karmic and I just don't understand how to configure Pulseaudio properly. The previous version of Skype allowed me to talk through and hear the voice on my USB ...
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Sending microphone input over Remote Desktop 7.0

I am using Remote Desktop 7 (the new version that came out with Windows 7) to control a Windows XP Pro machine. I have selected "Record from this computer" in the Remote Audio settings. When I connect ...
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Why is audio quality so good (as reported by the people I speak with) in Skype-type voice chats even though I'm not using a headset?

I'm running Skype and other voice chat apps on a Lenovo ThinkPad W500 without a headset; I'm using only the laptop's built-in mic and speakers. According to the people I speak with, the audio quality ...
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Beautiful premade HTPC which outputs the audio through the HDMI port [closed]

I'm searching for a decent HTPC which outputs the 5.1-audio through the HDMI port. It have to be a pre-made system, not something self-made. And it has to be "beautiful" (e.g. not a big, clunky box) ...
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How to burn mp3 files to a playable audio CD

I have 6 mp3 files I would like to put on a CD. They should be playable in all stereos so I guess I would need them in wav format? I have Windows XP. What is the easiest way to make my CD? Thanks!
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Dell 4600 Driver for Audio Card Windows 7

I just installed windows 7 on dell 4600 desktop. the Audio card is a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2. I've look all over, and I can't find a driver for windows 7. I've also looked at Vista ...
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How to increase the volume in an m4a file?

I have an m4a file. When listening to it on my iPod Touch, the volume is too low, even when I turn it all the way up. I need to increase the volume in the file so that I can hear what is being said. ...
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How do I disable the device plug/unplug sounds?

So my laptop keeps making the device plug in / unplug tone. I THINK the problem is my power cord is damaged. As the cord still works fine, my primary concern is how annoying the sound is! How do ...
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Good Audio Splitter

I need to get audio from my computer's headphone jack and push the output to 2 sets of speakers. I have tried using a cheap splitter from Fry's, but one set of speakers ends up acting as a microphone (...
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Mac Pro | Can I listen to two audio sources, each on a separate jack?

My iTunes library plays out of the rear audio jack on my 2007 Mac Pro tower (MacPro1,1 // Snow Leopard). I'd like to have the front jack with headphones exclusively available for other sounds (...
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How to enable hearing my Microphone thorugh my speakers in Vista?

So i have a Laptop with integrated sound. I have a Microphone and a Headphone socket. I connected an external audio source to the microphone. I can record the source using Sound Recorder so the plug ...
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Kde no sound from Phonon or most KDE apps but mplayer,skype and firefox are ok

Can somebody tell me why I cannot get any sound with most of KDE 4? I'm running a Gentoo box, I'm in both the 'audio' and 'video' groups. I can get sound with mplayer ( but not smplayer ) Firefox ...
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My desktop speakers make noise when they are ON and not used

I have a 2.1 Creative speaker system. While I'm happy with the sound quality, there's a small amount of noise or cracking sound being produced when the speakers are not in use (ie. no audio being ...
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802.11n Audio Interference

Symptoms My audio is riddled with pops/crackles/glitches. Sometimes I swear the glitches sound exactly like the facebook messenger sound (best comparison I can give). Cause Using DPC Latency Checker,...
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Headphones unplug, Pandora restarts!

I run the Pandora desktop gadget on my Win7 machine at work. I listen w/headphones, but since the headphone jack is on the front of the machine, sometimes my foot catches the cord and pulls it out. ...
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Using the Mac Pro integrated microphone in VirtualBox Windows XP Host?

Is it possible to use the integrated microphone that comes with the Mac Book Pro inside Virtual Box with Windows XP Host? Because I tried and the only thing I get is noise.
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Should I install Realtek Audio driver on laptop?

I'm only going to be using laptop speakers and headphones, so is there a point to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers? The sound already works fine and if I install the driver I'm going ...
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What media player application can remember where you last paused/stopped the track?

And that, even after closing the app. A friend of mine is looking for that functionality to be used when listening to audio books. [Update] He's on Windows (Vista -- but something for XP will do, I ...
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How do I test the microphone in Windows 7?

I attached a microphone to my computer, and it was detected. It's all setup, now I want to test that it's actually working, and that it's working well. I tried sound recorder, but it didn't record ...
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Audio and video chat in Google talk

I use Google talk for chatting with other gmail users. Is there a way tha I can use audio and video in Google talk as well so that they can see my picture and hear my voice?
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Is there a way to set iTunes to play in mono?

I've got a set of speakers, but one of them doesn't work. Is there any way to get iTunes to output to mono, but with both channels? I'm on Leopard, and going to System Preferences » Sound » Output ...
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Audio problems with Windows 7 running through Bootcamp

I've been using (and enjoy using) Windows 7 through bootcamp on my mac for some time now. The only problem I've been having is with the audio, I seem to get a low hissing noise which is more ...
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Writing ~ 630 MBs of MP3 to a Regular Audio CD

I have around 630 MBs of an MP3 podcast that I want to burn to a CD so that a friend can listen to it while driving. I understand that MP3 is very different from the normal audio CD format, but would ...
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Can I set a maximum volume in Mac OS X?

A member of my household often sets the volume on his Mac too loud, annoying the rest of the family. We're all getting tired of asking him to turn it down. Is there any way to set a maximum volume ...
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How to control master volume in Windows 7?

Some keyboards have volume controls on them that can be pressed anytime to control the master volume. My keyboard does not have that. Is there a way that I can create a key macro that will work like ...
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How can I make my computer sound like computers on TV? [closed]

When you're watching CSI, Law & Order, or any movie where they show how hi-tech the characters are when they use a computer, the computer always beeps and blips along... when stuff scrolls on the ...
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Java kills sound on Karmic

Every time I run a java application, one of two things happen: Either I lose sound in all other programs (even after quitting the java app) or if some other application is already playing sound, the ...
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One headset to rule them all?

Looking for off the shelf or hack solution. A headset /mic or mixer that can get my Droid, Desktop, and Cisco IP phone (7941) together. One headset to listen to music take cell and work calls. ...
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Control audio playback using mouse only?

When listing to music on laptop, with the lid closed, the only control available is through mouse. I'm looking for a software that I can use to map different audio playback features to mouse buttons, ...
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Strange Intermittent Background Sound in Windows 7

Ok, this is very strange. Recently, i noticed that every 10-15 seconds, there would be this faint, annoying duh-dum sound coming out of my speakers. (hard to describe. sounds somewhat like the ...
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How do I disable alert beeps

My HP pavilion laptop is getting pretty old and the speakers no longer work properly. So I've disabled all audio devices, including disabling the light-touch volume controls at boot-up. The one sound ...
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How to get the 'rating' of an artist?

I'm using MediaMonkey, and I'm looking for some way to get "the rating" of every artist in the library, something like the average rating of the songs of that artist. So I know the best artists and ...
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Native audio capture for Windows 7

The traditional way to capture audio is to pick a "Stereo Mix" or "What U Hear" recording device and record in a program like Sound Recorder or Audacity. However that relies on your sound card ...
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Easy and fast software for mixing music [closed]

Please suggest some good software that lets you mix music seamlessly. I have tested some software and most of them are hard to use. I have tried fruity loops, FruityLoops I think is great for people ...
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What is a good PC sound card for multi-track audio editing?

I need a good sound card that supports multi-track ASIO editing as well as 7.1 surround sound editing, as my sound editing software requires this. I need it primarily for hardware mixing versus ...
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Is there any good free (audio) converter which can convert to M4C?

I tried one, the first result in Google, but on whatever reason it does not give me the option to convert to M4C. Maybe it's only from M4C.
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Convert mp4 to mp3

I would like to convert mp4 (video included) to mp3 (without video). what is the best way of doing this apart from using audacity (or similar software) and performing manual conversion (recording as ...
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Audio conversion quality

Folks, If I'm looking to salvage as much audio quality as possible for music files while still reducing the overall file size and moderating the volume, is it better to appy gain reduction (eg: from ...