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Change Windows sound volume via the command line

Is it possible to change the volume in Windows XP via the command line?
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Change audio output depending on monitor application is run in

This type of questions has been asked, but did not find solution to my current setup (setup with soundcard). I have Xonar DGX sound card, and Nvidia Graphics card. I have connected TV to my ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with 2 channel audio sources

I would like to upmix 2 channel audio sources such that they use all of my 5.1 speakers. I have a realtek sound card (with updated drivers) and Windows 7. Here's what i've tried: Using the ...
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Laptop HP Pavillon dv5000 - Audio device not found fresh Windows 8.1 even after installing drivers

Until a couple of days ago, my laptop (with Windows 7 Ultimate) worked perfectly including the audio system with any program (music, video, Skype etc..). After making a full fresh Windows 8.1 ...
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How to re-enable a disabled device

I have a usb headset that, when installed, configured both the headphones and microphone. Because I wanted to continue using my 'line-out' connection for speakers i clicked the 'disable this device' ...
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How to fix video and audio out-of-sync (sometimes)?

I have a avi video file which plays perfectly on Linux (using e.g. mplayer) and on one TV, but when using another TV the audio happens to be out-of-sync with the video by about 5 seconds! This does ...
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VMware and normal audio

I don't know if this is the proper forum, so please don't down vote me, rather notify me of the appropriate place to post this. I've been listening to music both locally and streaming on my actual ...
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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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Quickly change audio device in OpenSUSE

I recently switched to OpenSUSE (with KDE) from Windows, and I'm still going through the learning curve. I switch fairly frequently between using my headphones with built-in microphone, and using my ...
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Speakers go dead on windows 8.1 - when using google hangouts

A problem I get only since getting windows 8.1 - The speakers stop working a few hours into a session. The work again after a reboot. The headphones work when the speakers stop working. In the ...
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play mp3 or wav file via Linux command line

I would like to make an alarm system backed by a Ubuntu (no graphical interface) box, which plays various announcement and alarm audio tracks (.mp3 or .wav) via the command line. For example: $ ...
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Can I use a 3.5 mm microphone with a 10 meter wire?

I am currently using a D-Link DCS-930L to record video for surveillance. The distance between the camera and the pc is 10m. I used cat6 cable to connect the pc to the camera and iSpy software to ...
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How to set bluetooth headphones as default audio output?

My computer is a laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 with built-in Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 3.0 + High Speed Adapter. I want to use my new Bluetooth headphones Sennheiser MM 500-X as default ...
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ffmpeg, how to add new audio (mixing) in video [duplicate]

I want to add an audio file in video. The resultant video contain both the audios, first contain by video it self and second from audio file. Basically mix both the audios. Final video have two ...
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Limited volume when using Bluetooth headset with computer

So I've got this pretty cool Bluetooth headset that sounds amazing on both my Phone and Computer. I'm using the Broadcom Driver to allow me to stream the audio in high quality (not in standard phone ...
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Adding a variety of suggested songs to a Spotify radio station or playlist

I used Pandora until leaving the U.S. for the U.K. Pandora is not available in the U.K., so I am now starting to use Spotify. I only use/used either on a Windows desktop computer. Pandora allows ...
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Convert a stereo audio track into a mono audio track with web programming languages? [on hold]

I am trying to find a way to convert stereo audio into mono audio for a website. I have tried to download ffmpeg to accomplish this. I have tried allot of tutorials on how to download ffmpeg and all ...
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Muxing Audio Over Video Using Ffmpeg

So i have been through lots of tests and i still cannot seem to get audio to mux over video using ffmpeg and cannot figure where i am going wrong so would really appreciate some help. I have this ...
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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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Keep hearing usb disconnect and reconnect sounds

I seem to be having a problem, for a few weeks I have been hearing the random sound of connecting and disconnecting of a USB device. nothing is shown in my tool bar and in device manager I can not see ...
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Sound from external DAC not detected; can't unmute devices in pavucontrol

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.1 KDE on a brand new computer. So far, only this problem. Using Audacity, I'm trying to capture audio streams from an external DAC-tuner connected by optical cable ...
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How do I correct a video that is partially out of sync with its audio?

I recently recorded an MP4 video in which the audio is in sync for the first couple of minutes, but then abruptly falls out of sync for the remainder of the video. How can I fix the out-of-sync audio ...
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How to record audio when connected to a landline via Google Hangouts?

I would like to record audio when connected to landline phones via Google Hangouts (on either my Macbook or my Android smartphone). Which software is currently available? Ideally, it should be free ...
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Play 2 songs on the same computer (Jack and HDMI)

I'm thinking about the idea which could solve a lot of my problems. I've a barebone computer and I would like to use HDMI port to play the first music and and the jack for the second. I've seen ...
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Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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Logitech Z506 connected to 2 devices

I wonder If I can have my Logitech Z506 connected to 2 devices - 1. my monitor (for xbox gaming) and 2. my desktop PC (unfortunately I can't connect my PC with the monitor using HDMI - no sound ...
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Problems with joining videos in FFmpeg with a cross-fade effect (buffer queue overflow, frames dropped)

I can successfully join a couple of videos into one (using this method) with a nice cross-fade effect in between, but the output video contains no audio. I'm using the -filter_complex command. I've ...
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Audio is not running in windows 8.1 acer E5-411 series

My sister is watching A movie and suddenly the video just stop and says its not responding and she tried to exit the video but the mouse button isnt working so she waits for an hour for it to respond ...
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How can I batch convert all of my video files to AAC audio without converting the video?

I've used XMedia Recode to do this and it works great. I set video to "copy", audio to "convert", and it takes 2 minutes for a 2GB file. There's two problems with it for batch work though. It doesn't ...
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Noise coming from HDD or CPU in headphones

I hear weird high sounds coming from my headphones. It is obvious that it has something to do with HDD or CPU because it's highlight sounds are heard when I it is writing data on HDD but also many ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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ffmpeg mapping help, encode 1 6ch audio into multi-tracks

I have 2 input files: cover.jpg audio.dts (6 channel) My target file will be a mp4 with 1 video and 3 audio: audio 1 is 2 channel aac audio 2 is 6 channel ac3 audio 3 is 6 channel dts Here is ...
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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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How can I make HDMI sound work consistently when plugging in after booting up?

When I plug an HDMI monitor into my laptop (running Windows 7), the image always works as expected, but the sound usually does not work. Based on suggestions found while trawling support forums [links ...
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Headphones detected by Windows when plugged in but doesn't detect the unplugged event

I replaced the front panel PCB on my desktop computer when I pulled on the headphone jack and broke it. I got a new one (warranty replacement from the OEM) and installed it. I double-checked that ...
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What techniques can I use for audio and/or video chat that don't use SIP and complex layered architectures?

Point A few years ago a friend and I were messing around and we created a super-simple video chat link by running VLC twice on both our computers: one "watched" the local webcam and cloned the video ...
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Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does?

Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does? Specifically, I am looking at Lenovo Laptops T410 or T510. I'm wondering if the spec permits for audio over DP and if possible if the Lenovo laptops I ...
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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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wma files created by Windows 7 sound recorder stop playing before reaching end of the file

Edit: The problem probably cannot be solved, see my last comment in the thread for more info. I took some audio recordings using Windows 7 Sound Recorder. When I played them, some of them behave as ...
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Bluetooth Software [closed]

Is there any third-party software that takes over the functionality of the built-in Windows Bluetooth software? I have a Bluetooth chip in my computer and Windows recognizes it just fine, but I ...
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How can I speed up many mp3 files in bulk? [duplicate]

I have many recordings that I want to speed-up, I can do it file by file with audacity, but is there any software that would let me speed-up all my recordings at the same time ? I know that there is ...
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To record sounds from 3.5 - 3.5 mm audio in Audacity

I have this kind of setting 3.5 - 3.5 mm cable from Macbook Air to iPhone 4s put some sounds like Spotify on and play want to record this sound in Audacity of Macbook My audacity My setup I ...
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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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Linux ALSA Driver using channel count 3

Am running my ALSA Driver on Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, 3.16.0-30-generic Kernel. Hardware is proprietary hardware, hence cant give much details. Following is the existing driver implementation: Driver ...
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Is there a script or utility that can force a particular application to use a particular audio device? [closed]

I play League of Legends, and I want to start uploading some videos of my plays to YouTube. However, I like to listen to music while I play, which is a problem because YouTube will have my videos ...
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linux arecord: capture sound card output rather than microphone input

I am trying to capture sound card output and encode it in Vorbis ogg format using the following command: arecord -f cd -t raw | oggenc - -r -o file.ogg However, the computer's microphone input is ...
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Is there any way to select the sound device for HTML5 audio playback?

By default, Firefox uses the system's default audio device for HTML5 audio playback and the program offers no possibility to select an alternative audio device, if several audio devices are present on ...
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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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No sound from my Windows XP computer

I am not getting any sound from my computer (running Windows XP). I tried to turn up the volume from the start menu but it will not let me do anything. Why is this? I am unsure if I have any sound ...