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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

FINAL SOLUTION Apparently installing the Hotkey utility from CLEVO (which can be also found on Sager's drivers page) is enough. Latest version is 8.0100. I still have to find a way to fix the problem ...
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Windows 8.1 Does not Detect Bluetooth Headset

I have the Motorola S11 Flex HD wireless Bluetooth headset which I have had connected to a Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth for Desktop card. This ...
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How can you play the same songs as a radio station at a higher quality?

There's an FM radio station I listen to very often, and I really like the way they mix the songs. Much better than simply shuffling my music. I happen to have the vast majority of the songs they play, ...
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Small soft bursts of static and volume drops, is my audio hardware faulty?

I'm running Windows 7 using onboard audio. It's been fine for over 2 years but lately there's a problem every time I play audio. I only use WMP since it's the only player I've ever used with this pc. ...
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How to balance volume on Windows

I can't figure out how to get a good balance on the applications within windows so I can stop modifying volume settings every time I get on a Google Hangout, watch Netflix, Hulu, instant message, play ...
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Is it possible to re-assign audio jacks in Linux?

I've been back and forth between Windows and varying distributions of Linux for years now, however I recently (and hopefully finally) settled on Arch Linux. The only thing is I haven't been able to ...
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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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How to change the sink priority in PulseAudio?

I have multiple output sound devices at home and at work. Especially, I want to automatically play sound via external soundcard when it is connected. So, I need some kind of the sink priorities. ...
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Windows 10 file association, does not hold from search menu

I am facing a weird problem, I am using foobar (latest as of now, 1.3.8) to play mp3's in Windows 10, foobar is set as the default app for music, as is the '.mp3' extension, when I open an mp3 file ...
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Laptop adds harsh noise to sound playback while running on battery

I've looked at what others have said to those who asked with similar problems, and it seems to be a power supply issue. The louder the sound I'm trying to listen to is, or the higher the volume, the ...
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how to play audio from android to Windows 8.1 PC over bluetooth?

I am looking for a way to stream any audio from any app or music source from my samsung galaxy s4 to my windows 8.1 computer. All suggestions in similar threads did not work. I can only stream music ...
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Audio buzz and video glitch when any update or restore point creation starts the Volume Shadow Service

I have the above problem and see that others do too. I've had no help from Microsoft and am asking if anyone else knows a solution. Please post if you do. Here is a description of the problem, what ...
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lossless concatenation of ogg vorbis files

I have a couple of ogg vorbis files, all encoded with the exact same properties that I want to concatenate into a single file. I know that the ogg vorbis format supports plain concatenation of ...
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Flash player in firefox doesn't update playback device without a refresh

In firefox, while a video (flash player) is playing, I cannot immediately change the playback device. After I set the new playback device, the video continues playing in the previous one, and a ...
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Windows lists the wrong Directshow Audio Capture Devices

Some time ago the directshow audio capture devices on my Win7 machine stopped updating. For example ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy lists devices that have been uninstalled already and ...
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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muting a application from terminal in linux

Is there a method to mute applications from terminal, I know for muting everything amixer will work but for muting just a application is there a simple solution to do it from terminal.
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Windows 8 audio stutters. DPC Latency high on tcpip.sys

I own a Intel Core i5 760 CPU based PC. 16Gb of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7850, Asus Xonar DSX audio card, and a Creative Sound Blaster Sigma headset (with USB audio device). It's just to enumerate all my ...
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Why do my speakers get distorted randomly on Windows 7?

I have a studio monitor setup. I have 2 KRK 6's and a Focusrite Firewire Pro 24. Every few hours my speakers sound distorted and my solution has been go to sound levels > Properties of Saffire Audio ...
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How to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard to automatically connect to my Bluetooth Speakers for sound output?

I have a bluetooth speaker that I use for audio output on Snow Leopard (the Sony SRS-BT100). Generally I like it, except for one thing: When my laptop wakes from sleep it does not automatically ...
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Mute new tabs by default in Firefox

Firefox has an option to mute a tab. Particularly useful when a misbehaved website opened in a background tab suddenly starts playing a video with sound. Is it possible to tell Firefox to open new ...
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Speaker Noise when CPU load is high or moving mouse

I have an amplifier, which I use as a speaker. I have a few pairs of headphones. They all behave differently. This started happening when I first changed my graphics card and monitor cable to DVI ...
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Choppy Audio in Car Stereo

Okay I am not sure that if this is a question that I can ask here, feel free to move this to another forum if its not. Now I am facing a weird problem, disks that I burn on my PC to play on my car ...
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Saving Skype voicemail messages on a Mac

I would like to save two voicemail messages that I received today through Skype. I would like to do this quickly and get the source file if possible, or at least get the source file to open in an ...
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Sound system icon disappeared

System icon disappeared in my system tray. So I am not able easily and quickly turn off/on sound or change the volume. I did search the net and found that right click of system bar can take me to ...
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Audio doesn't works after I mute and unmute it

So when I use the mute button to mute all the audio it works as expected but when I try to unmute it I see all the visual signals that states that I have unmuted the device (laptop - windows 10) but I ...
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ffmpeg's Dolby Pro Logic feature is leaking center channel into surround channel

This is kind of long because I wanted to cover everything we’ve tried, which are many, many things, so no one will waste time with a response covering something we already tried. I am the technical ...
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Audio is vague when earphones plugged in

On my PC (Windows 10), when my earphones are plugged in, the sounds are kind of fuzzy. It's hard to explain the phenomenon in words, so I'll describe a little experiment that illustrates the issue. ...
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Bluetooth earpiece pairs, connects, but plays no sound.

My earpiece worked fine until BOOM, it didn't. (Suspicion: I had recently run "Driver Booster 2", but I seem to recall the earpiece working after that - at least for awhile...Correlation, Causation)? ...
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Ubuntu headset with single p3 input - When mic is on headphone is off

I have a single P3 input on my notebook and i bought a headset to use both the headphone and the mic. When i go to sound settings and set the sound input to be the headset mic the headset phone does ...
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Error when adding silent channels to ProRes file in FFMpeg

I'm trying to follow this guide to build a usable 5.1 audio for a piece of hardware with specific needs. When I run the command: ffmpeg -ar 48000 -acodec pcm_s24le -f s24le -ac 5 -i /dev/zero -i ...
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Bluetooth Headset / Headphones conflict

I've noticed this problem with a few different headsets. I have a pair of Bluetooth Headphones with a mic. This appears to Windows as a Bluetooth Headset and another Bluetooth Headphones device. The ...
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Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way?

I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic & speaker at the same time. By default, I can't ...
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Splitting audio out with ffmpeg, recombining with video, inserts black frames at beginning

I am using ffmpeg to split out the audio from a video file, converting it to a wav, and then recombining it with the video. When I do this, the new video has black frames at the very beginning. Here ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Windows 7 - Applications don't show up in volume mixer

Recently, I had a problem with NTFS partition with Windows 7, but after running 'chkdsk /f C:', it did some fixes and everything went back to normal - except now apps playing sounds don't show up in ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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FFmpeg cuts off ~50ms when I extract+convert audio from video

I want to extract the audio stream from many .MOV files with ffmpeg. The goal is to have output files with small file size and perfectly equal sound to the input file. Currently I'm using this ...
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Windows is Auto Adjusting Volume of Applications

Windows keeps auto adjusting my sound, especially when using applications such as skype. I want to disable this. I have already changed the settings to tell windows "to do nothing" in the ...
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What are the rules for using Dolby codecs in mobile and desktop apps?

I'm developing a video player and can't get a straight answer. VLC on iOS plays Dolby codecs (AC3, EAC3, TrueHD) if the user is not in a US timezone. I didn't check the source code for Android, but it ...
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Ethernet audio transmitter for long ranges?

I need to make up a solution for transferring audio file from server to speakers (preferred option via Ethernet). The problem is that in worst case the server may be ~300 km away. Is there any ...
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Play sound *on* remote machine via ssh on Ubuntu / Linux

I want to play sound on a remote machine via SSH, without X11 involvement. Basically, after logging in via ssh, a command line like mpg123 test.mp3 should play the test.mp3 on this remote machine....
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Why doesn't my audio work in Quicktime (but does in other players) when combining an mp3 and video file using FFmpeg?

I'm trying to denoise the audio in a video. I've determined that this isn't really possible in ffmpeg, so I've extracted the audio from the video this way. $ ffmpeg -i found1-1.mp4 audio.mp3 $ ffmpeg ...
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Why do my earbuds not play voices and muffle the music?

I'm on an Asus q550lf-bsi7t21 with Windows 8.1 installed. I have Realtek HD Audio drivers installed. While listening to music/watching videos voices are muffled/nonexistent and some of the music part ...
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Windows 7, repetition of audio tick.wav, like those Unix guys can do, from other application.

At org-pomodoro_resources at master · lolownia_org-pomodoro · GitHub / resources, there is a tick.wav file, to be played repetitively, from Emacs. I have tried start, wmplayer, vlc, play (sox), and ...
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Line-In/Stereo Mix does not work, have correct settings and installed most recent drivers, Windows 7

I have a black macbook which I have years ago began using as a Windows computer by installing and using only Windows on the computer. I used Windows XP until now with bootcamp (mac) drivers, which ...
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Windows 7 Weird Sound Issue

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5390 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I have encountered a weird issue with the sound on my system. When I plug in my speakers, or anything for that matter, into the ...
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ffmpeg slow down video and audio leads to garbled audio

I am using this command: ffmpeg -i test-video.mp4 -filter_complex "[0:v]setpts=(2/1)*PTS[v];[0:a]atempo=.5[a]" -map "[v]" -map "[a]" slow-output.mp4 And the audio that comes out is very "digital" ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results: