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Seeking FFPLAY command for LIVE Decklink audio input to AVectorScope filters live on screen

My first superuser question. Using FFPlay or FFMPEG I'd like to be able to have visual monitoring of live audio (level meters, vectorscope) real-time on screen from a BlackMagicDesigns Decklink ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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How to prevent echo when using google voice?

When I used Google voice to make a call, the other side informed me that he could hear his echo. The reason is that I was using my laptop's internal microphone as input and internal audio stereo as ...
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Remounting DOWNLOADED volume that has been ejected?

I see similar questions regarding remounting ejected USB drives but the solutions don't answer my question. If I have installed a .pkg that has created a volume, and then I have ejected said volume, ...
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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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Proper DVD rip for serving via UPnP

I am a happy user of minidlna (version 1.0.24) on an old Mac Mini G4. It does work quite well in my environment. Since minidlna does not allow transcoding, I would like to rip a set of DVDs (mostly ...
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Two micro-USB devices issue

After reading the question Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables? and related posts, I stil didn't find any answer to my case. I have bought a car radio that has the possibility to play music ...
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Web Browser sound is too low. Everything else works fine

As the title says, audio on my PC is working fine. However, web browsers audio is too low (tried Chrome, IE, and Firefox). Here is what I've verified: 1. Multiple web browsers to rule out a ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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MPD remote audio using Alsa and nmcpcpp

>Trying to configure mpd >have 2 laptops >one is upstairs(shall be refered to as A), runs linux mint xfce edition but using cinnamon >other is downstairs(B) runs arch My goal is to have mpd running ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [on hold]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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Erroneous volume level shifts using ffmpeg to convert AC3 in M2TS to WAV

I using ffmpeg to extract audio from non-commercial bluray m2ts video files, for subsequent loudness analysis in AudioLeak or Dolby Media Meter. The m2ts sometimes have AC3 audio and sometimes have ...
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Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
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Windows 7 and SPDIF audio

I have a P8Z77 Pro motherboard, and I'm trying to use the SPDIF audio jack to connect to a Home Theather. I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager installed from the motherboard, but I can't get it (or ...
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How to enable audio in safe mode

I would like to listen to music while in safe mode. I have tried to start the audio service manually, but it returns error code 1068. I would also accept a solution in C or C++ if programming is ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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RealTek sound card driver not working with Windows XP SP2

I’m running Windows XP SP2 and it has no sound. No it’s not on mute. I have recently got a new hard drive and had sound working fine. I have tried to install the driver for the sound card (three ...
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Change framerate on MKV container

I got a problem with playback of some MKV containers (89 items, totalling 196,3 GB). The audio+video are encoded in 25 fps, but the subs are totally out of sync - these are encoded on 23.976 fps. My ...
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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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Windows 8.1 cannot detect HDMI audio on older display

My Windows 8.1 PC does not recognize my old HDMI monitor as an audio playback device. Everything was working fine with a newer monitor, but when I switched to the older monitor, I got no sound. I ...
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No audio device detected on new sound card

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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FFMPEG extract audio with exact frame length of video

For a digital cinema package I need to extract the audio track (.wav, 48000 khz, 16-bit) from Quicktime movies (in this case with Prores or Photo-JPEG codec). The catch is that the duration of the ...
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How do I control the system volume on OS X with a keyboard without media controls?

I'm using a PC keyboard on Mac OS. I can use the menubar to control the volume, but are there any keyboard shortcuts I can use to change the system volume? Or perhaps a simple script or solution I ...
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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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Tool to fix audio sync for small portion of video file

I am trying to fix an audio sync issue for a video file that is off by a second from the 25th-26th minutes of a 30 minute file. I have looked at a few different tools such as avidemux etc. I see ...
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How to use HDMI display device audio output without extending the desktop to that device?

I have 3 screens connected to my video card. Two of the screens use the DVI connection and the third uses the HDMI connection. The screen on the HDMI connection has integrated speakers, so I want to ...
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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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How can I stop Hard disk spinning when bluetooth audio is played for NAS content?

I am keeping music folders on NAS drive and synced those to laptop through windows file synchronization. When playing these media files through WMP/VLC while redirecting output through bluetooth, HDD ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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Cannot get audio input of Soundblaster HD working

I have a Creative Soundblaster HD which has a RCA output and a RCA/Phono input. I have connected my smartphone with the audio input of the USB soundcard and the RCA output of it is connected with my ...
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Control tempo and/or pitch in Spotify? [on hold]

I'm a guitarist who wants to learn songs by slowing down the tempo and changing the pitch if I need a different tuning. Is there a plugin or tool I can use to change the tempo and pitch of songs on ...
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Bluetooth Headset pairs and appears in Sound Devices, but shows as Disconnected?

Edit: A random crash and a restart fixed this. Probably a restart would have sufficed. I recently got a TrueBlue TB-100T3 and tried pairing it with my computer (Windows 7 64-bit). At first it paired ...
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ALSA - no surround playback with mplayer

When I run: speaker-test -c6 ...everything is fine. I get 5.1 playback. However, when I run: mplayer -channels 6 "some video with 5.1 audio" no audio plays. Here is what appears in the ...
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How to replace an audio stream in a video file with multiple audio streams?

I want to replace the second audio stream (0:2) in a video file that has two audio streams and give it a label if possible. How would I go about this? All the ffmpeg commands I found won't let me keep ...
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Windows Audio stopping intermittently

Every 35 minutes approx. my audio ceases working and I must restart the audio service (net stop audiosrv) in order to get it working again for a while, it's driving me nuts, especially because all the ...
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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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Transferring smart TV's audio to bluetooth headset [closed]

I am having LG 32LB5820 smart TV and Nokia BH 121 & byte corseca dm5710bt headset. I want to stream my TV's audio to my headphones. I am quite unsure what should I be looking for. I thought I need ...
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Volume Icon disappears in win 7

The Volume Icon occasionally disappears in win 7. It does not seem to be caused by any one operation. How can I fix this?
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Is it possible to use HDMI for audio and VGA for video on one computer?

I have a professional Yamaha home theater system that I plug up to my windows 7 pc (via HDMI) for playing audio. My tv is broken and I can only use my monitor to display video. This monitor does not ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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Solving headphones issue on Win 8.1 64-bit laptop [closed]

I've bought a new laptop (Acer Aspire V15 Touch) running Windows 8.1 and new headphones for it. For a week or so there were no problems with headphones whatsoever, but suddenly the sound in right ...
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Normalize and remove silence from mp3s

I have a large number of audio files, each of which contains the pronounciation of a certain word. I need to batch process these files such that they all sound equaly loud when I'm finished with them. ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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Realtek ALC1150: Drivers and 5.1 audio configurations

I just bought an Asus Z87-Pro motherboard with Realtek ALC 1150 HD audio onboard. Since nVidia nForce4 chipset drivers I didn't found any valid audio driver that allows me to manage 5.1 sound sources. ...
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Automatically reconnect to Bluetooth speaker

I have two laptops, one runs windows 8.1 (Lenovo) and one runs windows 7 (Dell). I have a Bluetooth speaker: ...
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Why is my keyboard randomly repeating inputs?

When I press and hold some key it's repeated a random number of times. After that, the repeat stops, and I need to release the key and press it again to make repeat continue. If there's simultaneous ...
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Muting inactive programs

It seems to be a regular occurrence for the game developers that made any given one of the games I run to not mute their program when the program is minimized. Is there a setting in Windows to force ...
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Does using multiple speakers degrade quality? [migrated]

I have an amp and 4 speakers. I want to "daisy chain" the speakers together like so: I'm trying to figure out if doing series and/or parallel connections in the diagram above will degrade the sound ...
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How to stream audio and capture at the same time

I would like to save the mp3 that is being stream to the local file for archival purposes. I'm using the following line in my bash script to stream audio from a USB audio device to my icecast ...