The tag is for questions about the recording and playback of speech and music on your computer, but also for problems about the sound component of videos.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

8
votes
0answers
555 views

How can I increase the A2DP bitpool on Linux?

I recently bought a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHB4000), and got it to stop sounding like a phone after I told Linux (Mint) to use A2DP rather than HSP/HFP. However, there's still an annoying ...
5
votes
0answers
2k views

How do I change the audio output device for a running application in Windows 7?

This post is close to my question, but not quite the same. What I'm trying to find out is, if I'm running an application and want to change which device it's using for audio output without quitting ...
4
votes
0answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
30 views

What volume strategy delivers the highest quality audio for a Bluetooth adapter?

I have the following audio path on my system: Application -> WASAPI -> Windows Audio Device Graph -> Windows 7 Kernel -> Soundcard (on-board Intel HD Audio @ 24-bit 48000 kHz) -> ...
3
votes
0answers
41 views

How play multiple audio files located on smartphone through Windows 7?

When I connect my LG Optimus F3Q to my Windows 7 PC, it connects in "Media sync (MTP)" mode. I can get into the file structure of the phone and its SD card through Windows Explorer and double click ...
3
votes
0answers
152 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
82 views

Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
3
votes
0answers
157 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
949 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
549 views

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. ...
3
votes
0answers
393 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
297 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
561 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
46 views
+50

Mute certain programs when other program makes sound

Listening to online radio scanners some times not much happens, so I do other things. Usually I use Firefox on Windows 7 or 8. Is there a nice way to automatically mute all sound except the browser ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
431 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
92 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
90 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
171 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
122 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
182 views

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" ...
2
votes
0answers
559 views

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:
2
votes
0answers
44 views

Random Three Clicking Sound

This has been an issue I have heard myself and from others for over a year now. At seemingly completely random times of the day while I have headphone in I can hear a three mouse clicking sounds. ...
2
votes
0answers
39 views

De-esser for Windows 8 audio output?

Lately I've been watching a lot of lectures online, but a good amount of them hurt my ears because of how sharp the professor pronounces any words containing "s". This is a very recognized problem for ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

Piping STDIO Output To Audio Device In Windows 7

What I'm looking for is a way to take the stdio output of my short program I wrote and pipe it to an audio device, much in the way that I can with linux. I'm experimenting with short programs that ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

mixing sound from multiple users' processes on linux

As in the title. Is it possible without setting up a system-wide pulse server to mix audio output from multiple processes owned by different users on Linux? I have no trouble mixing audio when all ...
2
votes
0answers
61 views

Certain sounds don't play in certain programs

got an interesting problem with my Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" laptop's sound in Windows 8.1 Pro. This is a fully native UEFI install of Windows, done by using the Boot Camp Assistant in Mac OS X ...
2
votes
0answers
789 views

FFmpeg audio and video out of sync

I know there's a ton of questions on here about video and audio being out of sync when using ffmpeg, however I couldn't find a single one that solved my problem, so I'm hoping you all can help. I'm ...
2
votes
0answers
559 views

Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

Can you move applications to arbitrary sound output devices on Windows 7?

I have 2 apps that make sound and my PC is connected to a TV via HDMI. I want one of the apps to output sound to the PC speakers and the other to the TV speakers. How can I do that please?
2
votes
0answers
651 views

Windows 8.1 unable to play Music or the Audio from videos through Optical Out

I am having an issue with my audio output, where any music file, and the audio side of videos are not being played through my optical audio output. I am running a Realtek HD Audio device built on ...
2
votes
0answers
737 views

No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
2
votes
0answers
171 views

Alsamixer 200% without VLC

When I change VLC Player's volume to 200%, it appears to make everything else 200% volume after closing it. Once I open Alsamixer it still says 200%. However, if I try changing the volume at all, ...
2
votes
0answers
98 views

Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
2
votes
0answers
167 views

Where are the default audio settings located?

In the audio devices Control Panel in Windows 7, there's a button titled "Restore Defaults" for any given audio device -- Where are these defaults coming from? Where are they stored (i.e., on-device, ...
2
votes
0answers
601 views

Linux noob trying to get headset to work

I am trying to get my headset (Logitech H390) to work on a new linux installation (centos 6.4). Unfortunately I am unable to hear anything from the headset. I have tried several options from the sound ...
2
votes
0answers
244 views

Why do my Stereo Mix levels keep reverting to 50%?

I'm kind of obsessed with music visualization. On my new Windows 8 laptop I have it all set up to use Stereo Mix, but every once in a while my vis doesn't seem to be reacting well. Whenever I notice ...
2
votes
0answers
241 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
427 views

sox error on white macbook 1.1 no default audio device

I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal sox -d ada.mp3 I got the following error ...
2
votes
0answers
121 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
480 views

Debian Wheezy crackling sound on shutdown

Crackling sound is coming out of my internal and external speakers as well when I shutdown or reboot my HP 8540w notebook. lspci | grep Aud 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
2
votes
0answers
92 views

Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
2
votes
0answers
237 views

No video is written in for some part of video as the segmentation from FFmpeg

I am segmenting a 20 minutes long video to hundreds of small clips . The command is like ffmpeg\\ffmpeg -i nx_1.avi -ss 399.37 -t 1 ka1_2.avi The ffmpeg is in a subfolder. It works very well for ...