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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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Windows 10 not responding to audio devices plugged into the front and back

I was testing overclocking settings earlier, and had a few restarts/crashes. Later, when things appeared to stabilize, I found out that there was absolutely no audio at all. SPDIF apparently works ...
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How to make Media Player Classic HC play audio as mono instead of stereo?

I'm using Media Player Classic HC (MPC-HC) and I want to know how to make it play in mono sound output instead of stereo.
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Recoding volume very low when using RHA MA750i headset with Microsoft's Surface Book

I have an RHA MA750i headset which work perfectly as a headset with my Android phone, and to listen to music on my Core i7 Surface Book. However, when using them with Skype or Skype for Business on my ...
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works only on Linux Mint 17.2, if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it: PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUT PIN 0x17 -> ...
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Combine one image + one audio file to make one video using FFmpeg

This should be pretty trivial, but I can't find a way to get it to work. I want FFmpeg to take one JPEG image and an audio file as input and generate a video file of the same duration as the audio ...
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Why both my speaker only work when plugged directly into laptop?

I have some Logitech LS21 Speakers, when I plug them directly into my laptop (either a Lenovo or a mbp) both the speakers work; however, if I plug them into the subwoofer and then then I plug the ...
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“HDA audio bus driver is required and not found” on Dell Optiplex

I have Dell Optiplex 745 with Windows 7 installed on it. I'm trying to use the Windows XP audio driver as Windows 7 drivers aren't available for Optiplex 745 and Windows Vista driver is displaying ...
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Are there any command line programs that can add audio effects? [on hold]

I was wondering if there were any command line programs that work similar to ffmpeg, sox, or soundstrech in the way that you can preform functions via the command line. My goal is to be able to add ...
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Volume Low in Chrome Browser

Volume for audio and video sounds too quiet in Chrome, e.g. on YouTube. I have tried restarting it (via the actual exit option) and then I tried restarting the computer. Running Windows 8.1. Volume ...
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Pulseaudio remixing handles subwoofer / center volume differently

I'm using pulseaudio on my debian system. My PC is connected to a 5.1 system. I enabled remixing, lfe remixing, channels, etc. in the pulseaudio configuration (speaker-test works perfectly). When I ...
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Use a TRRS aux port as analog video output

I found a 4 pin (TRRS) aux cable lying around with 3 RCA outputs (video and 2 channel audio. It was originally made for a Xbox 360. This got me to wondering: Would I be able to have video output ...
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Speaker Noise when CPU load is high or moving mouse

Alright, so, I have a problem, which fits into a lot categories, but never perfectly. I have an amplifier, which I use as a speaker. I have a few pairs of headphones. They all behave differently. ...
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Android media playback - mp3 (and ogg) sound is distorted from phone speakers

I have lately been converting audio cassettes to digital sound, using Audacity. I am successful with many of them, but I encounter a peculiar problem during some of these conversions, that no web ...
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How to enable “Stereo mix” on windows 7

My current setup allowed me to have a "stereo mix" recording device back when i used windows XP, so I know its not a hardware issue. But it doesn't show up in the list of recording devices anymore. ...
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How to troubleshoot microphone or audio recording not working in Windows 7?

I have the following problem on Windows 7. The built-in microphone of my laptop does not seem to be working. Either that (i.e. the mic hardware is not working), or it may be a software problem, i.e. ...
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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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How can I control iTunes remotely

I have a desktop with a large music library connected to a high quality stereo and I'd like to be able to control which songs are playing, and in an ideal world, make playlists, using a laptop. ...
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How can I improve the accuracy of 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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FFMPEG Same Commands?

Is there any difference between these two commands for extracting audio from a video? ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy -map 0:a output.wav ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vn -acodec copy output.wav
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Is there any sound enhancer software for Linux?

One of my biggest attachments to Windows is DFX Audio Enhancer because it enhances audio from all applications before reaching my speakers (Restore quality, ambiance/surround simulation, etc.). Is ...
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ap-linux in a vm, does this make sense?

AudioPhile Linux, a distro tailor made to play audio has interested me. However I don't consider it desktop-grade and I don't have a spare machine to use it with. Does it make sense to run ...
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Windows Media Player Downmixing

I have an audio file which is currently 5.1 but don't want to lose any quality from downmixing or converting, but it would most likely only be played on stereo systems. What does Windows Media Player ...
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Why don't I see my custom ringtone under Default Notification Sounds? [migrated]

I just got a Nexus 5X, currently running Android 6.0.1, and managed to get some custom mp3 ringtone files into the Ringtones folder on the phone. Under Settings > Sound & Notification, if I ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...
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VXMBA bm-700 microphone low sound

My english is not the greatest, but I hope you can still catch what I'm trying to say. I recently bought a new desktop microphone for my pc, but When I was talking to my friends in skype they could ...
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Is it a good idea to get a sound card for gaming/listening to music/watching movies/etc? [closed]

The title is quite self-explanatory so I'll end with the fact that I don't have any special speakers that are of 'high quality'. But I do have a headset worth $50 that sounds really nice, so if I were ...
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FFMPEG - Combine multiple audio files and one video in to the multi language video

I've checked if there was a thread like this one, but seems like either there was none or i suck at searching. Anyways, to the the point. I wanted to create a video file with different audio tracks ...
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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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How to merge live video and audio streams

I'm sending a live stream of bitmaps to ffmpeg through standardin like this: proc.StartInfo.Arguments = "-rtbufsize 1500M -f image2pipe -r 25 -i pipe:.bmp -vcodec libx264 -r 25 C:\\test.avi"; The ...
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Windows 10 and Playback Sounds device defaults

My DELL laptop with Win10 is usually coupled to a HD Monitor with speakers. When I disconnect it and go mobile, Win10 doesn't automatically default to the laptop's own speakers??? Any ideas please ...
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I want to use my mobile phone to play audio from my computer using Bluetooth

How can I connect my mobile phone to a computer over Bluetooth, so I can play sound using the phone's speaker? I would like to do two things using Bluetooth: Play computer audio over the mobile ...
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How to deal with excessive audio latency

My audio latency is excessive. The discrepancy between video (through HDMI) and sound is like 1000 ms. I'm using bluetooth that fires to wireless omni 10 speaker. The only way I know to reduce ...
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youtube-dl | OUTPUT parameters | remove just the appended “-id” tag

win10_HomePremium_x64 youtube-dl_16.05.10 Since i'm using Windows, i've set an alias to use youtube-dl.exe ALIAS regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor new string ...
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How to ground a laptop which does not have an earth pin

I have a laptop which does not have an earth pin on its plug. Because of this whenever I try to record audio using an external microphone there is a terrible buzzing sound. How can I fix this problem ...
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Kali Linux No Sound

Basically I misstakenly removed alsa config because of this guide http://hackerzelite.blogspot.in/2014/03/fix-sound-driver-on-kali-linux.html . And there is no sound icon now, as well no sound. But ...
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Music but no voices on headphones

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I have headphones for a couple of months, and only recently they started to play only the music, while the voices are there, but just very faint. I tried to connect ...
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No sound from Cortana on Windows 10 (desktop)

For whatever reason, Cortana isn't making any sound (and yes, I am speaking to her). All the other audio works just fine, it's just that Cortana won't play any sound. I have the latest sound driver, ...
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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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Windows 7 Audio Too Loud

In Windows 7 (64-bit, Ultimate) the default audio output is extremely high. This has been an issue for a while but I was able to get around it as my previous headphones took more power to drive so it ...
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Is it possible to switch between earphones and built-in monitor speakers?

When I plug my earphones into the front panel of my CPU, I get sounds from my earphones. When I unplug it, it goes to the default built-in speakers of the monitor. Is it possible to set through a ...
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Broke Headphone Jack ||| Merged With Speakers

I broke my headphone 3.5mm cable into my laptop, and after using glue and a cue tip, I was able to pull out the broken piece of headphone jack out. After that, I was no longer getting sound, so I did ...
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ffmpeg: .ogv to .mp4 - audio video not synchronized

I have a video in .ogv and want to convert it to .mp4 so I can upload it to youtube. I am trying ffmpeg for it: ffmpeg -i *.ogv -acodec libmp3lame -vcodec libx264 -crf 18 Windup-demo.mp4 After ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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Force Windows 8 to ignore EDID and output 5.1 over HDMI [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 system with an nVidia 660 video card connected over HDMI to my Vizio television, which is connected via optical output to a 5.1 system. I cannot get my computer to output 5.1 in ...
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How to set default volume for microphone in startup in Win10

Every time I restart or shut down and then turn on my PC the volume of the microphone (in volume mixer) is set to high. Then I hear a bad noise (I think you call it coupled speakers, I'm apologize ...
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Powerpoint does not play Embedded Audio (voiceover)

I work for a university. Some faculty distribute their lectures as Powerpoint slideshows with embedded audio. The audio works fine for most students, but a few are having issues. All the students have ...
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Is wireless headphone with impedance 55Ω convenient for Macbook Pro 2015?

I want to buy Wireless headphone for Macbook Pro 2015 : Resistance:55Ω Frequency Response Range:5-40000Hz Sensitivity:105±3dB Is the resistance value good for Macbook pro ? or Macbook pro's ...
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How to play a video with a different audio track?

I want to connect the output of my laptop to a projector and beam a movie on the wall. The movie has video and audio, but I would like to be able to play different audio tracks while the video is ...
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Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 - Driver Not Found

I have the latest driver (Version 1.4) downloaded from Microsoft's website. The driver installs fine, but the headset still has a yellow icon in device manager. Just to confirm that the headset ...