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How to “speaker fill” or “ Stereo upmix” (same sound to all 5.1 speakers) Xonar U5?

I Have Xonar U5 connected to my computer via USB and there are 2x2.1 and a separate center speaker all connected to Xonar U5 with 3.5mm. It all works fine except for one very annoying fact that I ...
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Media Player Classic HC (K-Lite Codecs) Mutes my system when playing some files

As the title states, I'm trying to play some videos in K-Lite Codec Pack (12.0.1) MPC-HC (1.7.10.101), and when the track is playing my system stops being able to produce sound on my speakers. (pause ...
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Delay before audio playback starts with digital speakers (Windows 7/8/10)

Windows seems to have a problem with digital audio output (using coaxial/optical outputs) where the audio output goes to "sleep" when not in use and takes a moment to cut back in. I have experienced ...
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Audio Technica headphones (ATH-M40x) music quality has differing quality when plugged in to computer jack

When I plug my headphones into my Toshiba Satellite PC audio jack they immediatly have the perfect studio that I've come to expect. But after a few seconds, the quality drops by half, and then half ...
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Why does Windows show 'speakers' even when headphones are connected?

^^When this screenshot was taken, headphones were connected and music was playing through them... :| Details:
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How to force Windows 7 to output 5.1 Surround?

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 x64 on an ASUS M2N4-SLI, which has a coaxial digital audio output (see my profile for more HW info - it's system PC1). How do I force Windows 7 to output 5.1 Surround to my ...
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Sound bar + optical cable works with TV, not with MacBook Pro

I have a Belkin Digital Optical Cable + Adapter running from an off-brand sound bar. I can connect the other end of the toslink cable to my TV and it works well. However, I can't get sound from my ...
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Re-encode AC3 5.1 audio with variable bitrate using FFmpeg

Does the AC3 audio format support variable bitrate encoding? If so, is it possible to use FFmpeg's -vbr option to achieve that? I'd like to avoid converting from 5.1 to a 2-channel stereo because ...
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audio and video from any source doesnt play

I started having a problem (a few days before switching to windows 10) playing any type of media on my computer. Basically what happens is anything I try to stream or even play a local file on my ...
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USB DAC output audio only in right ear

I have a U-Sabre Mini V1.0 USB DAC : http://goo.gl/2rc5bq -connected on left side usb of my laptop: left speaker doesn't work -connected on right side usb: both speakers work Both usb ports are USB ...
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What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector?

What is the difference between a S/PDIF connector and a TOSLINK connector? When I look at the relevant Wikipedia articles, it shows identical photographs on the S/PDIF page and the TOSLINK page. ...
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Interactively play sound clips in VoIP call

I'm looking for a solution to digitally mix sound clips in a SIP or IAX VoIP conversation. Ideally I want a solution on Linux platform. My end game is to have a sound board to play funny clips while ...
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How to enable audio output via HDMI from HD 6850?

I have an HD 6850 connected to 32" LCD TV via HDMI. The video is ok, but there's no sound. AMD HDMI OUTPUT is set as default but doesn't do anything. When I right-click and click on Test Windows shows ...
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Where to start de-verb from ? I don't see any shortcut

I was recording some of the screencasts and there was some reverb in the audios of those videos. Than I searched online and found that the reverb can be eliminated or decreased by using a software ...
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Why do video streaming services buffer when I plug in my headphones?

I've noticed while using Netflix, Xbox Video, and Amazon, when I plug in my headphones the video will buffer as if the audio output change affects the streaming services. Can anyone explain why this ...
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Gigabyte Brix TOSLINK/SPDIF with Archlinux

I tried setting up the combo analog/digital out on this little box with the help of this adapter, but I can't get it to output anything digital... aplay -l tells me that card 1 device 1 is "ALC269VC ...
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iTunes playback skipping on some songs

A client of mine has called me with a bizarre problem. The PC he runs his music from (~200GB of it) uses iTunes and it has started skipping (or stuttering) at the start of some songs when the ...
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is it possible to do audio via DVI -> HDMI with Audigy Rx SPDIF to nvidia 8500 GT

I currently have a setup with a Soundblaster audigy RX and a XFX Nvidia 8500 GT. The particular graphics card I have does not have HDMI but ive seen posts saying it is possible to send video and audio ...
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Nokia/Sony Ericsson 3.5 headphone on Toshiba PC

I've a Sony Ericsson headphone, when I put it on a acer PC, it work nice, the stereo and all. But when I put it on a Toshiba PC (I've test this in 4 different model), If you half plug it, you get a ...
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How to trim a group of mp3 files with a specific timings

I am having trouble finding the way to trim bunch of mp3 files. The time from the beginning and time from the end is fixed across all the files and should be specified by the user. I already tried ...
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Configuring Mackie midi contoller with FLStudio

I am turning here with the hope that someone can help me! I just bought a Mackie Universal Control mixer off the internet. The mixer connects to my computer via my mAudio Delta 1010LT MIDI interface. ...
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Windows 8 HDMI audio disconnects on playback stop

I have a AV Receiver plugged into my Radeon HD5670 via HDMI, using ATI HDMI audio. It used to work fairly well on Windows 7 (and Linux too). But I am having troubles with Windows 8. Windows 8 64 bit. ...
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Remove this 'crackle' from song with Audacity?

I purchased a song from AudioJungle and unfortunately it has some type of crackle artifact that I can't seem to remove. Here's a brief clip of the audio: http://puu.sh/1WAC6/12bf9a35f5.mp3 You can ...
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Does sound card quality matter for digital output?

I want to use a cheap USB sound card to connect my Raspberry Pi (which has only HDMI and stereo out) to my home cinema receiver (which has no HDMI input), in order to get digital surround playback. ...
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converting lots (100+) of analogue audio sources to RTP/UDP/'IP packets'?

I was 50/50 posting this here or the electronics board.. maybe I can get some help! Basically I have a scenario where I'll have just over 100 analogue audio sources (50 in and 50 out) from 50 ...
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Digital audio does not work on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (8,2). Using a TOSLINK cable I have no digital output. Oddly enough, sometime I can hear a glitch when I plug in the cable or when I give it a gentle wiggle. My guess is that the ...
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How can I batch convert flac files to wav?

I'm using Windows XP, and I have several (about 160) flac files which I need to convert to wav. Since it is not practical to convert so many one by one, I need a utility that can convert them, but ...
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Is it possible to setup VLC (or another player) for a proper DD5.1 Output with HDMI? How?

After quite some struggles with my Audio setup, I decided to create a reference for any other exhausted souls dealing with this. Situation: Samsung TV connected via HDMI to an ASUS HD7850 ...
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Why would a USB device behave differently when plugged into different ports? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 laptop, its accompanying docking station, and an M-Audio Fast Track Pro external USB audio card. When I plug the audio card directly into my laptop, the sound is great. ...
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AC3 & DTS Output Produces Buzzing/Noise Using a52 ALSA Plugin in Pulseaudio

Note: I hope this is the right site to ask it on, as I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64bit but assumably this is a general linux/alsa configuration question. I've followed the guide at ...
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How could I represent 1.625 by 0 or a 1 (binary digit)?

This is an excerpt from wikipedia about 'full rate' speech coding standard. Full Rate or FR or GSM-FR or GSM 06.10 was the first digital speech coding standard used in the GSM digital mobile ...
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Can I use any audio interface with the Pro Tools 9 that comes with an Mbox Mini?

All I know is it is the version of Pro Tools that comes with the "Pro Tools 9 + Mbox Mini" package (see also here). Kinda sounds like you can use any interface with it (or no interface, which I ...
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How to view the bitrate of a media file in Audacity

How can I view the bitrate of a media file in Audacity? There are lots of instructions on how to change the bitrate of a file, but I can't find anything about finding the bitrate of the original ...
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What's the best audio format available when I want to convert my files?

I'm a music lover. I have lot of songs stored on my laptop, but the problem is I'm running out of space on my hard disk, because of the different audio formats which occupy lots of space. Now I want ...
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Monitoring audio while recording it (software mode)

Audacity has such option "software playthrough" but unfortunately Audacity is not applicable for my case. Other software misses that feature it seems, at least I can't find anything that turns the ...
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How to play sound directly into software recorder?

Without having it go outside via speaker system and back into the machine via its microphone? I have a Lenovo ThinkPad (Windows 7) and I can't figure out how to just keep my speakers turned down and ...
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what software will rip a CD to flac files in one step?

I'm using EAC to rip files to FLAC. Seems fine. But for a large amount of CDs (200 or so) the process is a little labor intensive. There's 4 or 5 clicks in there that seem extraneous -- EAC seems to ...
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Sound problems in Windows 7

I hope I reached the correct forum for this question. I have a media computer with a third party audio card (Soundblaster audigy SE) I use a coaxial digital audio cable connected to a Onkyo TX SR508. ...
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Trouble sending digital audio (optical SPDIF) to receiver from HTPC running Windows 7

My friend has recently upgraded his HTPC from Windows Vista (unknown SKU) to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. My friend's HTPC has the following relevant hardware: Video: PCI-E nVidia GeForce 8800GT ...
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No digital audio output with Asus Xonar DG

I've purchased an Asus Xonar DG as replacement for faulty onboard audio in a Medion 8822 as it has an optical output which is all I really need to feed my HTPC. I uninstalled the previous ...
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Can I test/analyse the digital output of my sound card without external hardware?

My HTPC recently started producing glitchy audio. It's connected to my processor via an optical cable. This seems to happen with all digital audio; DVR-MS, AVI/WMV/MKV, MP3, WAV & DVD. It is ...
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Record a song (audio)

I am wondering whether I can record a song on my own PC. Specs: Windows Vista 32-bit 3 Gb RAM 500 Gb hard drive I really want to record a song (including vocals, & some ...
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Digital audio input on Macbook?

I have: a Macbook (not Pro), don't know the exact model but it's a Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz and probably what Wikipedia calls the "Late 2006" or "Mid 2007" model a DVD player, region-free, that has "Coax ...
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Does the MSI X58M motherboard support Digital Audio output?

Does anyone own a MSI X58M mainboard? Are there any digital audio connectors on the board? Is it possible to send the audio digitally to my speakers?
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How can I normalize the sound levels in several different audio/MP3 files?

I have a given set of MP3 audio files of varying audio levels. I would like to know how I can automatically normalize all of these files, so the volume is amplified/raised on the quieter files, and ...