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No audio from the standard Jack ports

I've recently had network issues with desktop PC so I had to open it up to do some troubleshooting (then I found out that the WiFi card was dead). Since I put everything back together, I haven't been ...
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controlling headphones jack

I have problem with my laptop which is it doest recognize my headphones whenever i plug them in , but sound as in music or games go through both speakers and headphones at the same time . is there any ...
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How can two applications read from the same (digital) sound input in Linux/ALSA?

I have a sound card with an AES/EBU input port that I want to access with two applications simultaneously. I want to record the input to a linear WAV file in real-time while also streaming it through ...
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Is there a program that visualize the volume of an audio file by time?

I have some recorded audio files of several nights of sleeping. I need to find out when there is snore sound. It will be much easy to visualize the audio by volume/time. Is there such a software?
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How do I troubleshoot static noise in headphones connected to a computer that persists even after replacing the sound card?

I have an Asus P6T based system. I was using the on-board sound (plugging in Logitech X-230 2.1 analog speakers in the green "front speakers" 3.5mm analog output, then plugging in my headphones in ...
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How to identify a song from an audio file? [on hold]

I heard part of a song in a video on Youtube. I can get that portion of the song in an audio file. I want to identify the song. I did some research, there are some mobile applications that supposedly ...
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How to turn off a bluetooth speaker on windows shutdown?

I bought these bluetooth speakers and have been listening to music via these from my Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop on Winamp. I presently turn on the speaker and it connects to my laptop and streams music ...
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What is the best way to interconnect a 5.1 home theatre system to a laptop and TV

I want to interconnect my laptop, 5.1 home theatre system and TV together so as a result I would just switch the input mode on the home theatre and it would play the appropriate input, preferably true ...
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Using Sigmatel STAC 92XX on Windows 7 RTM x64, cannot get 5.1 surround sound to work

I have a Dell XPS 420. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x64) I have this audio device: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio I have tried using the windows 7 basic driver, and also the Vista 64-bit ...
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TeamSpeak 3 Music Bot, with Google Play Music?

I'm trying to get a Music Bot up for a TeamSpeak 3 Server; however I'm struggling to try and line my music from Google Play (or Chrome) while keeping my normal audio separated (aka, TS audio, game ...
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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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How to add tracks to a specific playlist by a keyboard shortcut in MediaMonkey?

I can right click a track and add it to a playlist. Yet I find the nested context menu bothersome. Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut for this action? (I know that there is a right click ...
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Active noise cancellation software for unwanted music (e.g. club downstairs, pub outside) [on hold]

I have read the other question around here about software noise cancellation and long story short, you can't really do it quickly enough, or predicting the noise doesn't work out and needs a lot of ...
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Laptop not playing sound through headphones

Realtek is recognising when the headphones are being plugged in, and the sound is being muted from the main speakers, but the sound isn't being pushed through the headphones. I've verified that the ...
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Possible to call a specific audio channel within a filter graph?

I know that the -map_channel argument can specify a specific audio channel within a file, but is there a way to do a similar argument within a filter graph? I'm hoping something like this would be ...
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Connecting to two identical bluetooth speakers at the same time

I own two JBL Flip Speakers. They both are able to pair individually via Bluetooth and perform well. When I attempt to make them perform at the same time via the Audio/Midi Setup tool on my Mac ...
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How can I shift the frequency of everything that comes out of my speakers?

Let's say I'm jamming on my guitar with a song I'm listening to on YouTube. It's a song that is tuned a half step down. I would like to play that song half a step higher so I don't have to keep ...
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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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How to fix choppy audio and Wi-Fi problems with Bluetooth speaker on Mac OS X Lion?

I have a Creative D200 Bluetooth speaker that I use with my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Lion. The speaker more or less works as a Bluetooth audio device, but I run into two problems seemingly ...
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Audio on headphones not playing when plugged in

I just wanted to leave this for future reference so other people that may end up with this problem can fix it. I upgraded to the MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming motherboard and when I plugged in my headphones to ...
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Command line tool to identify audio file specs

I'm looking for an audio file equivalent to ImageMagick's identify command. For example, with identify, I can get brief information about a bunch of images: % identify b* banner1.jpg JPEG 134x614 ...
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Monitor blinking when I plug an audio jack

My Dell Latitude E7440 laptop is connected to a Dell U2312HM monitor like so: laptop -> HDMI cable -> HDMI-DVI adaptor -> monitor. Sometimes when I plug or unplug the audio jack from my ...
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I want to hook up my xbox 360's R/L sound cables into my laptop setup, but what converters do I need? [on hold]

This one isn't easy to describe in words, so I spent 10 minutes in paint: So I have a pair of left and right cables that i'd probably need converted into a single cable (question mark 1), then into ...
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linux mint VIA sound issue

So I installed linux Mint 15 "Olivia" 64 bit on my Mecer W550EU laptop I have HD Audio with a VIA chipset charles-W55xEU charles # lsmod | grep snd snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36913 1 snd_hda_codec_via ...
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Program to force Windows Vista+ to stay awake if there's audio i/o

I'm currently using a program called Shutter by den4b. Windows likes to sleep even when there's a cpu intensive task running in the background, so I use Shutter to control when the computer sleeps. I ...
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When switching between sound devices, playback gets much faster

I've recently acquired a Asus Xonar DX soundcard. Attached to it are speakers and headphones. When switching between the playback devices with the Volume Mixer at system tray, I get a much faster ...
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Ripping Audio CDs - Why use a 3rd party software vs iTunes [on hold]

I'm looking to transfer a large amount of CDs to digital. The rest of my music is purchased online via iTunes. I need Quality to match (ripped vs downloads) Ripped format able to be used in ...
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Incorrect Codec Parameters While using '-acodec' option while Working with FFMPEG

I am working with FFMPEG Library. I am capturing streams in particular compression codes to the destination file with the specified format with the following command: ffmpeg -i ...
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Bluetooth headset won't play audio

I have a Trust GXT 320 Bluetooth headset. I wanted it to use with Skype so I didn't have to keep swapping my not very good wired headset with my headphones whenever someone wants a Skype call. I'm ...
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How can I normalize audio using ffmpeg?

I want the loudest peak sound in a movie clip to be as loud as the codec allows, then have every other sound amplified accordingly. What's a practical example in order to accomplish this using ...
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Streaming music across your local network with VLC: choosing which application I want to stream the music from?

I use Airfoil to send any audio to other computers: I can choose which application I want to stream the music from. I know that VLC has a streaming feature to play music/video simultaneously on ...
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Connecting ShoreTel115 phone to my phone [closed]

I have a ShoreTel 115 on my desk. The handle of it uses a connector that is like a mini rj45. I think it is an RJ11, but I am not sure. The wires are Black, Red, Green, and Yellow. There are only 4 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Chrome Audio Muted

Updated from Ubuntu 12.04->12.10->13.04. Everything went smooth except for Chrome. Chrome has no audio, period, from Youtube or anything. If I open up Pulse Audio volume controller I can see ...
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Noise in sound after using RDP

I don't know why but after using my Office PC remotely (RDP) from any place, its sound is being "bugged": a skratchy noise appears at some interval ~ 20-40 seconds. Rebooting the PC helps, but I'd ...
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Anki Cards: Batch import audio media

I have a spreadsheet of over 5,000 cards that I want to import into Anki. On each row, there is a reference to an audio file. Is there anyway to batch import the audio files? I know after the ...
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Automatically change system volume when audio device plugged in?

I have this notebook that I use both at work and at home. I often watch a movie at home with my headset plugged in and the volume high enough to be able to hear it well. At work however I listen to my ...
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detecting 24-bit or 16-bit sound card in a user-friendly way in windows and macosx [closed]

Is there a really user-friendly way for any user to find and report their sound card make? I would just be happy to find a way if one has a 24-bit or 16-bit sound card easily? Can it work on both ...
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Cannot get sound through my USB headset

The headset I have is wired but it has a USB connector (am not very good at IT) I put the USB connection into my PC and I couldn't seem to find any way to get sound through my headset Please help. ...
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How to enable audio output via HDMI from HD 6850?

I have an HD 6850 connected to 32" LCD TV via HDMI. The video is ok, but there's no sound. AMD HDMI OUTPUT is set as default but doesn't do anything. When I right-click and click on Test Windows shows ...
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How do I record stream from internet to my computer using Audacity if I use optical output from onboard sound to home theater?

In the past I have used Audacity to record anything from my computer including streaming from internet. I have been trying to do that recently but I have not been able to I guess because my sound now ...
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Audio streaming bandwith

I am trying to understand the bandwidth consumed by hosting a Audio Streaming server and Web Site that will host the stream. Server A: will host the IceCast server & Media Server B: will ...
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Changing the size of the audio volume increment of the “volume up” / “volume down” keys

Same as this question but for Windows: How can I adjust by how much the sound volume changes every time I press the volume change keys? I'm on a Windows 7 laptop. It has "volume up" and "volume down" ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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Buzzing noise feedback from speakers when large amounts of text present on monitor?

This is quite possibly the most ridiculous question I've ever asked. I'm not a tech novice by any means whatsoever, but I'm also definitely not crazy. This has been going on for quite some time now ...
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Internal S/PDIF connector on Gigabyte Z97 motherboard

I've ordered a Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 motherboard as part of a new system I'm building, here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4955 Here's the back panel: ...
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Create custom PCM device in ALSA

How can I create custom PCM device with dmix-slave and use it in audacious without touching global PCM? Is it even possible? I tried miscellaneous configurations but no luck. ALSA asound.conf syntax ...
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Can I use motherboard sound HDMI outputs at same time at seperate card? And is it worth upgrading to 4 speakers from 5? [on hold]

I'm planning on building a new PC soon, with an ASUS H81M-PLUS motherboard. I currently use an external USB DAC into my seperates system for sound - and its great. But I use a 2 channel amp with two ...
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Only one sound source set,output on multiple devices

I am running Windows 7 and have two devices connected to a Asus Xonar DX: 1) a set of speakers via an amplifier to the analog output of the soundcard 2) headphones connected to the digital toslink ...
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Video conferencing software that allows a participant to mute individual users [closed]

Have a few people working in an office and then a few more people working from home. We would all like to video chat skype-style, but for the people in the office, everything that is said by someone ...
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A2DP bluetooth device on win7 develops massive latency after a couple hours

I have no idea what to pin this on, and I'm going a little nuts ... I have these A2DP speakers: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-USB-Speaker-Z515/dp/B003VAHYXW they're great. I got a deal on ...