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no sound playing quicktime on windows 7

I just bought and downloaded a bunch of video tutorials in quicktime (.mov), but to my distress they play without sound. Other videos on my computer play sound, even quicktime files I made myself got ...
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No sound (USB speakers) in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 and have been unable to get sound functioning. I have a set of USB speakers (not USB powered with a stereo plug... they are totally USB). I've tried plugging them ...
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Can't find generic USB audio driver for a Samson COU1 USB microphone

I am unable to use a Samson USB CO1U microphone on a PC running XP, SP3. When I plug it into the USB port, Windows generates the sound indicating that it has found new hardware, and the green LED on ...
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How to stop the 'live' mic sound playing through the speakers?

I have an old Toshiba Laptop (Satellite 1900-03) running Windows XP. I recently bought a little microphone to plug into the mic port but discovered that the sound is being fed live through the ...
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DVD Flick and Audio Problems?

Now when I burn DVD's with DVD Flick then audio seems to be a little off like a Godzilla flick for example. How can I fix this?
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Litestep disables volume adjustment button

I've been using a Logitech Clearchat Comfort headset for a couple months now, and never had any issues with it until the volume adjustment buttons, that's the thing in the middle of the cord in the ...
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Can I send audio from OS X to Windows over the LAN?

I'm sharing my keyboard and mouse from my Windows 7 desktop to my OS X laptop with Synergy, which is great. I wear headphones all day, and often don't notice things happening on my laptop because I ...
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How do I get SPDIF Digital Line In to a Laptop

I want to update my "mix-down" setup for audio recording, and I'm unclear what equipment I need. I currently have a Roland VS-1880 multitrack recorder. It offers an RCA SPDIF digital out. I ran ...
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Macbook Pro - Sound doesn't work and there's a red light coming out of my headphone jack

How do I get my sound working again? It works with Headphones, but when I unplug the headphones a red light is coming out of the headphone jack and I can't adjust the volume on my Macbook Pro.
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Windows XP: How to load and save sound schemes?

Windows users can change the sounds associated with program events using the dialog in Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Properties -> Sounds. Different sounds (or no sound) can be assigned to program ...
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How to disable sound in certain applications?

I hate it when games sometimes play music while being installed. Is there an easy way to ban selected applications from outputting sound on Windows 7?
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How do I reset wave volume and overall volume to max?

I have tried Wizmo but it doesn't seem to able to reset the wave volume, only the overall volume. I would prefer it if the solution has a feature (like a command line switch) that will allow it to ...
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Dolby Digital Live (DDL) on Asus Rampage II Gene (Creative X-Fi Extreme)

I have an Asus Rampage II Gene motherboard which has X-Fi extreme built in. I can get it to work with Windows 7 ok using the Creative drivers, however when I try and install the DDL/DTS add on pack ...
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Server 2008 system tray icons missing

Server 2008 64 Bit used as work station on laptop. Volume network icon missing just went from system tray. What steps required to redisplay them?
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Snow Leopard resets sound volume whenever I start my computer

I've recently installed Snow Leopard in my MacBook. I made a clean installation, although I restored some data and settings from a Time Machine backup, and the first weird thing I noticed was that the ...
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Software to act as sound card and transmit across network

Does anyone know if there exists any software to create a virtual sound card on one computer and send sound data across the network to another computer, where it also appears as a virtual sound card? ...
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How can I make a vocal-based sound effect on OS X

I want to make a simple vocal-based sound effect on OS X. What software can I use to do this? Is it easy to do with Garage Band? Is there a specific tutorial I should look at?
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Windows 7 Applications keep taking exclusive audio control

I'm running the Win7 Beta. Applications keep stealing exclusive audio control. For instance, every time Trillian makes a noise everything else is muted (even if noise levels continue in the mixer). ...
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What tool can record multiple parallel stream to files of defined size? [closed]

I would like to record record multiple audio web streams like this one in parallel to an mp3 or wma file for a duration of several days. I would like to be able to limit the file size or the duration ...
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Audio recording, a tool for human-aided drum quantizing

I have this situation: the drummer records the track (8 tracks in a multitrack session). Now, how do I check how distant are the recorded beats from their theoretical position i.e.: there is always ...
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How can I make an actual compact cassette “tape” mix-tape from iTunes?

I want to make an actual compact cassette mix-tape as a gift for someone. I use iTunes to manage all of my music. So a few questions: If I gather a bunch of songs on a playlist for sides A/B of ...
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Headphone Jack does not work

I just upgrade a HP Pavilion tx2000 64-bit from Windows Vista to Windows 7. This was a clean install and NOT a upgrade. Now both headphone jacks do not work. I found the HP Vista Download page (I was ...
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Turn volume off when locking screen in Windows?

I'm working as software developer in a rather loud room with lots of distractions, that's why I've got my headphones on most of the time. However, whenever I leave for a meeting or lunch or whatever, ...
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Dual sound output on XP

My computer is equipped with two sound cards, the integrated one on the motherboard, as well as a Soundblaster Live I installed myself. The Soundblaster has a special front panel with midi ports, and ...
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How can I learn how multimedia file formats work?

I have always been a bit puzzled about how audio/video file formats work, and how the extension of a media file (e.g. mp4) doesn't always tell the whole story about what media formats the file ...
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Audio in to Audio Out

It there any software or any way so that I can change the audio in plugs on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptops, to an Audio Out, so I can plug my speakers into them.
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Lenovo T400S microphone mute button doesn't work in Windows 7 RTM

The microphone mute button is not working on my T400s running Windows 7 RTM. The speaker mute button works (when I press it the light comes on and sounds goes off). When I click on the microphone ...
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Synced audio ouput on multiple machines? VLC? hardware solutions?

I'm wondering if there is any software or hardware solutions to synced audio or audio and video across multiple computers or devices on a network. I've seen Sonos, and it might be a good solution, ...
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Making volume display not show up on screen when using logitech video

Making volume display not show up on screen when using Logitech video I have a Logitech camera that I use with Gmail chat. When camera is active and working. Whenever a sound is loud enough to be ...
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Increase Volume of an MKV Video from Linux Terminal

I've got a large amount of .MKV video files which seem to all play at a very low volume - I end up having to turn the TV up all the way to hear them, which is really irritating when I switch to ...
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Automatically mute speakers when headphones are unplugged

I was wondering if there is a "software" solution to automatically mute the laptop speakers when the headphones are "unplugged"? OS : Windows XP SP3 Laptop : Dell Vostro 1510 Audio Drivers : RealTek ...
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How to redirect sound to USB headset when plugged in?

I often have to switch between audio output from my speakers and my headset (P5Q mobo with integrated sound and Microsoft headset). I've already got it so that when my headset is plugged in, sound ...
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Surround in Windows 7 with Soundmax

I have a asus m2n motherboard with a Soundmax 1988 chip on it. I want to have surround sound in windows 7, but i cant get it to work. I tried a lot of different drivers, including the latest beta ...
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Many computers, 1 set of headphones. What are the options?

Like many other super users I have many computers both at home and in the office. They are connected together with a KVM. What options exist to combine the audio from many systems so I only need a ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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How do I make my “Fn + Volume Up/Down” keys adjust my headphone channel in Ubuntu Jaunty?

I always have my master channel muted, and I switched the volume applet to adjust the headphone channel. This way, sound never comes out of my speakers, but it's always on when I plug headphones in. ...
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Play audio over network with Windows 7?

I have seen software for Linux systems that allows me to send the audio from one system to another over the network, is there such a software (a driver likely) for Windows, specificly XP but Vista and ...
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SPDIF passthrough not working in Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 on a computer with an Audigy Platinum eX sound card connected to a surround receiver via optical cabling. Sound works fine when listening to non-surround audio sources, such as ...
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How to pipe internet radio into a tuner?

UPDATE: Thanks everyone for the ideas! This was an area I knew very little about but now I can talk with a little more expertise about it. Much appreciated! Visited my dad this weekend and he ...
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Why is my mic so quiet in Ubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520. Under Ubuntu 9.04, my mic is extremely quiet. Under Windows the mic is a good volume. I have crawled through alsa-mixer and all the sound options I can find in Ubuntu, but ...
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Stereo mix causing inaudible input in XP?

I'm trying to record some of my work process in Camtasia using the stereo mix input. However, my headset microphone is quiet at the best of times, and no matter what combination of input and output ...
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Audio default randomly switches to output that doesn't have anything plugged into it

I have 2 audio devices on my computer: an S/PDIF output and headphones. The headphones are the device i want it to output through, but it will randomly decide to set my default audio device to the ...
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Easier way to switch sound output device

I bought a USB soundcard for my Macbook Pro, so I can use a headset mic for Skype. By default, the. sound goes to a pair of external speakers (for iTunes) or the built-in speakers (on the road/gaming) ...
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Dolby Digital in Windows 7 Media Center

I have a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic in my media center PC running Windows 7 Pro x64. The digital I/O connection is connected to a Denon receiver. Under Vista, I was able to watch DVDs in Media Center ...
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Make my own front-mounted headphone/mic connector

I have a computer built from hand-me-down parts that has onboard sound. I have a set of speakers and a pair of headphones I would like to use, and currently I have to dig around behind the computer ...
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How to edit the audio in an avi/wma video

I am creating an instructional video and I want to add some music to the intro and ending. Currently I record my video with SnagIt witch saves the video as an AVI but apparently encodes with wma. ...
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Audio capture tool

I'm looking for a free audio tool for capturing the audio that's playing on my computer to a wav/mp3, etc. I've been messing around with http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix and would like to ...
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Real Time Sound Leveler

Lately I've been annoyed with Hulu as the commercials are significantly louder than the actual show. This has caused me to wonder if there existed any application either generic or specific to Hulu or ...
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Is it possible to output to multiple sound devices simultaneiously in Vista / 7?

I've got a Xonar 2 soundcard which has both SPDIF and analogue outputs, is it possible to tell 7 to play the same audio through both outputs? (it will split out communications).
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Skype changing mic selection - constantly

I'm on a laptop with Windows XP, and Skype has been giving me weird problems. Whenever I open it up, I have found it auto-selects the wrong microphone input "microphone" instead of front mic, assuming ...