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Distorted Sound from laptop to receiver

I have my laptop hooked up to my receiver for sound output. I hear a hissing/crackling background sound that is really loud and hard to just ignore (but possible). When my 360 is connected, the ...
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Windows sound enhancer software?

I'm looking for software equalizer to enhance sound I get from my Windows 7 laptop, sadly Conexant High Definition Audio Driver does not provide such functionality. There are few solutions out there ...
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Windows 7 doesn't have any sound

I have Windows 7 newly installed on my PC (not pirated) but there is no sound. I don't even know where to check whether it has been muted. Please advise. The there is no triangle There are ...
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Automatically split a sound file into multiple pieces with Logic

I'm wondering if Apple's Logic allows you to automatically split a sound file into multiple pieces based on criteria such as time-lapse (split a larger file into n 2 seconds chunks). I'd rather not ...
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How to record desktop phone audio

My Scenario I am often participating in LiveMeetings where a group of from 2 to 10 people are watching a share desktop - usually we are doing demonstrations/walktrhoughs through some application UX. ...
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Tool for creating a video from an audio file, video file and slides?

I'd like to create a video file from 3 sources mixed: audio file, video file and slides. Could you recommend me a tool? I must say I have no experience in video edition.
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How do I find out the audio format of a wav file?

In Windows XP, I used to use sndrec32.exe (Sound Recorder accessory) to open a wav file and the get properties on the file. This would display the length, data size, and audio format (e.g. GSM 6.10 ...
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Audio setup question and switches

I have a lot of devices that I would like to connect to my current speakers (or new speakers if needed). The following devices that I would like to connect are: Apple TV (via HD component) Xbox (via ...
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Turn volume up over 100% in Windows 7

I find that for some applications, even turning the volume up to 100% on their application or the master volume just isn't enough. Is there some setting somewhere where I can push the limit?
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How to change remote desktop audio quality?

When listening to some music on my remote computer, the audio quality is low. I've found this: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32\Terminal Server\RDP There are two ...
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Is it possible to remove constant “beep” sound from recording?

Whenever I record with my microphone, I get this constant beep sound on the background. It appears only when I turn volume up, so it is not very loud, but its noticable and pretty annoying. Because ...
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How can I convince OSX to switch audio devices when I insert or remove a USB headset?

I would like for OSX to switch audio output devices when I insert a USB headset. It should switch to the headset on insertion, and switch back to Speakers when I remove the headset. I can't seem to ...
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Is it possible to have multiple audio outputs?

I have two screens attatached to my PC, one is a standard desktop monitor and the other is a TV. I dont use them at the same time. The TV is connected via HDMI to my graphics card (ATI Radeon 5750) ...
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Replace low-quality audio track in video

I'm looking for a program, that can replace low-quality audio track in video with high-quality one from lossless audio file. It also must be available to shift HQ-track position. I want to do these ...
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Sound crackling/popping in Ubuntu 9.10?

I seem to be experiencing huge amounts of sound poping/crackling on my linux install. The sound preferences are way different than 9.04 so I can't test out other drivers for audio. Any suggestions ...
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Spectrogram app for the Mac

Where do I find a real time spectrogram analysis application for the Mac? Freeware or Shareware if possible.
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Sound lags by several seconds in some movies

I'm using the K-Lite Codec Pack and Media Player Classic. In some movies (not all, so I guess it depends on codec) I've got sound lagging by several seconds, and this lags increases while movie is ...
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How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7?

For Windows 7, 64 bit: I have a digital SPDIF output to my stereo, which controls speakers in other rooms. I also have a set of speakers connected to the regular audio jack at the computer. This ...
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Science-fi style sound themes

Where can I get those Science-fi movie style sound themes for my Windows xp Teet-teet-teet-.tit…tit Like that…
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Slow audio in Handbrake

I was trying to convert a H264 video down to iPod resolution in order to be able to watch on my Palm Pre. It turns out that while video converts just fine, the audio track seems to be dramatically ...
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How to turn off Firefox 3.5's in-browser media player?

Firefox 3.5 adds support for OGG and WAV playback using the HTML5 <audio> element. Great! However, it also defaults to opening a media player in the browser whenever I follow a link to OGG or ...
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Ubuntu - Getting audio to play from local speakers over SSH

In Intrepid, when I logged into my desktop over SSH and launched Rhythmbox (ssh hostname -XYC), it would play the sound out the desktop's speakers, which is what I want. Now in Jaunty, it plays the ...
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How to get volume hotkeys in W7?

Windows 7 implemented new Win+X hotkeys. These took over the hotkeys used by Sound Volume Hotkeys http://www.softarium.com/soundvolumehotkeys, which I used to use in XP. I need software control of my ...
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Certain CD-R's not working in car..sometimes

I have an old Honda with a stock CD player. Certain CD's that I've burned only work sometimes. They typically fail in the morning or when it is raining/wet. I'd rather not go through the bother and ...
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Windows Media Player Audio Codec

I can't play 3GPP2Video files with the audio working. As in the the video works, but I can't hear anything. I can play the same file with quicktime, and the audio and video both work. Where can I find ...
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Where can I get the Audio Driver for a HP Pavillion dv5224ea with Windows 7 installed?

This question once again extends my other two questions (1, 2). I have installed Windows 7 and everything is working except the audio device (High Definition Audio). When I open "Manage Audio ...
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Speakers silent, headphones work in Ubuntu 9.04

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04. Worked fine for months, then I rebooted yesterday after weeks of continuous operation. Now audio won't play through the speakers. The USB headset works fine, but the ...
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Speech to text software (audio transcribing) for mac [closed]

What is the best speech to text software for mac? I have an hours worth of audio that I need to transcribe, and I'd really like to not have to do it manually :-). I prefer free options and I like ...
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Per-application volume control in windows XP? [duplicate]

Is there a way either built-in (don't think there is) or via a third-party to specify the volume on a per application basis in Windows XP? For example, right now I am listening to some music on fairly ...
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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format [closed]

Erstwhile I've read an article somewhere which claims that listening to music continually in MP3 format is harmful for ears. Since MP3 is a compressed format of audio tracks, some sounds in tracks are ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 x64 has no sound, while Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit does

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 x64 recently. Up until now I've been on 32 bit Ubuntu. For the first time since installing it, I went and tried to play a Youtube video. There was no sound. So a quick test to ...
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How do I get Realtek HD Audio 5.1 working on Windows 7?

I have problem with Realtek 5.1 driver for Windows 7 x64. I've installed newest drivers for Realtek HD Audio, but 5.1 still doesn't work, the only thing that works is front stereo. However, when I ...
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No audio on Flash videos - Both FF and IE

Windows XP Pro. I have suddenly lost audio on Flash videos on both FF and IE. Googled till I am blue in the face, tried all the registry fixes (wavemapper=msacm32.drv), uninstalled and re-installed ...
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Linux command to concatenate audio files and output them to ogg

What command-line tools do I need in order to concatenate several audio files and output them as one ogg (and/or mp3)? If you can provide the complete command to concatenate and output to ogg, that ...
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Unknown Codec with Windows7 Media Center TV recordings

I recently upgraded to Windows7 and I've found myself unable to watch recorded or live TV on Windows Media Center. The video quality is fine, but the audio is just an awfull synthetic sound - just to ...
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Flash player won't play sound

I have recently re-installed Windows XP on my PC and I cannot hear any audio from Flash steams such as YouTube videos. I can hear it from Silverlight streams and from things such as Spotify. It just ...
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VirtualBox sound problem under Ubuntu

As I recently upgraded to karmic I started to see the following stuff in the logs when I run VirtualBox: Oct 30 18:14:34 apocalypse pulseaudio[2813]: alsa-source.c: Resume failed, couldn't restore ...
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Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?

To be more precise than in the title, suppose I have a MP3 file that is 320 kbps. If I decompress it, then logically, all the data except for roughly 320 kilobits out of each second of audio should be ...
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How can I disable my Thinkpad T60's sound when the battery connection is changed?

I find all sounds my computer makes a bother. I have managed to turn off almost everything, but the "change state" between "on battery" and "on power" still remains. How can I turn it off? Thanks.
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Ventrilo sound delay issue in Windows 7

I've upgraded my machine to Windows 7 Professional (x64) (using format + clean install, not upgrade install). Everything seems to work fine except for Ventrilo. I used to have Vista Business x64 ...
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Garageband sound files default to 6 seconds in length

I am trying to edit a clip in GarageBand which only results in a 2 second clip. However, GarageBand insists on appending an extra 4 seconds of "dead air" when I export. The full length clip isn't even ...
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Should I be able to hear audio using X11 forwarding?

I use a portable virtual box (running Ubuntu) at work. I funnel my web browsing through an ssh link back to my home PC. Today I was playing around with X11 forwarding to access applications running on ...
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Optical Audio out stuck on on a MacBook

Apple have made an interesting headphone port for the MacBook (and some other Intel Mac models). It works like a standard jack: nothing plugged in -> audio comes out of built-in speakers ...
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Macro that disable / enable sound device in Windows 7

What should I use to program that kind of Macro ?
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Realtek HD Audio playing weird with certain video formats

I have a Gigabyte motherboard with an onboard Realtek HD sound card. The card is working perfectly everywhere, except for a single video format, where the voice is distorted, sounds as if it's been ...
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Play .ulaw files in Windows media player?

Does anyone know of a free or shareware plugin for Windows Media Player that will allow me to play .ulaw audio files?
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How to swap stereo channels in Ubuntu?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04. I wanted to swap the stereo channels, but I couldn't find that option in the Volume Control Preferences. Is there a way to do this without touching any ...
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Audio playback stutters when computer is busy

When I do anything that makes my computer busy, the audio stutters. Usually it's just a couple of stutters, but if something happens that really spins up the CPU, it sometimes makes machine-gun noises ...
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Can I lock the volume or disable the volume keys on Mac OS X?

When my small children play games on the Mac, they use the keyboard shortcut (what ought to be the "F12" key) to turn the volume up to the max, which is way too loud. I'm working on configuration ...
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Is it possible to boost Windows' sound volume to a higher limited value?

I often listen to Last.fm with my headphones on, but sadly, some songs are recorded with a bit lower volume than the other. Even when maxing out all my audio settings, I want more. Is there any way ...