A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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MP3 File freezes Windows Media Player temporarily [on hold]

I have Windows 8.1 and a Realtek High Definition Audio driver and I downloaded a soundtrack and whenever I play a song on it, it plays the song instantly, but Windows Media Player freezes for a second ...
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Can a PC react to phone headset controls?

I have seen MacBook users plug in their headsets and being able to use the remote controls for volume, play and pause without a problem. According to this answer, the signals are sent over the wire ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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Logitech z506 front L/R not working

I have a Logitech z506 speaker system and a Creative SB-Z sound card. My audio has been working beautifully for about a year. However, sound no longer comes out of the front left and right speakers, ...
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Setting Up My Audigy 2 Card

I recently received a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 card from a friend. I want to hook it up to my Pioneer SX-217 Receiver, which has 5.1 sound. The instructions say to use a 3 to 3 cable that plugs into ...
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Getting VLC to output 5.1 audio

I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card in my computer, with a high end 5.1 speaker system. I would like to be able to play movies on this computer, and if they have 5.1 audio, play them using my surround ...
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Annoying buzzing noise in earphones connected to my Laptop

When I connect an Earphones / Headset to my Laptop (an average ~700€ Laptop) like in the following figure, I get a very annoying random buzzing noise in the Earphones. I can clearly hear it when not ...
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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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Getting multiple simultaneous audio outputs from a computer

Brief: My laptop has a 3.5mm audio output jack and I've attached 2 usb sound cards to it. This would avail 3 playback devices on the computer. Is there a way (with any OS - windows/ubuntu/mac) that ...
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Text-to-Speech Fadeout (BUG) — RE:sound card hardware, windows TTS engine or controlling apps

Problem: Applications that use Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine cause the speech to fadeout mid sentence. Reads current sentence of text then fades out after about 1-2 seconds only to return at the ...
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SB X-Fi External USB Soundcard and USB Mic input issues

I'm trying to run a USB Microphone (Rode Podcaster) and a USB external soundcard (SB X-Fi external) at the same time. Both plugged into my laptop, and when trying to use them with shoutcast (for ...
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Audio Port of laptop not working Finding Solutions

Iam using Lenovo model G510 laptop and my audio port is not working properly I guess it may have broken.As it is connected to motherboard i try not to disturb it .So only option remains to check ...
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Set usb soundcard as default device

I'm trying to get my usb sound-card working. It's a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I've read through a number of tutorials non of which was doing anything but sometimes blocking the output of more than one ...
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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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Alsamixer not switching sound cards

I bought a USB generic chinese sound card, the system recongnises it and alsamixer even shows it. The problem is that even if the card is selected with F6, it still prefers to use the default intel ...
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Force javascript to use a non-default sound device

I'm trying to force a single page that's playing audio through javascript to use a different soundcard from the rest of the browser(from the rest of the system actually). My current understanding is ...
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External sound card not working with Windows 10

I appreciate Windows 10 is a preview edition of the software, so I can have no quarrels if some of it doesn't work. However, my UA-25 external audio interface will not function with the January build ...
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7.1 surround sound USB headset with generic onboard sound card, do I get 7.1?

So simple(ish) question, I have a laptop with a generic onboard soundcard (listed as VIA HD Audio) and I have a 7.1 surround sound usb headset. My understanding was the soundcard had to output all ...
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Soundcard not working in PCIe Slot

I own a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H and bought a Asus Xonar DGX Soundcard. The MB comes with the following PCI(e) Connectors PCIe X16 PCIe X1 PCI PCIe X4 (as X16 physically) My Gigabyte GTX770 (Graphics ...
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How to connect my speakers to my computer and produce 5.1 surround audio output?

So I have a Logitech X-530. There is an audio adapter in which I had the input and ouput connected (jacks and plugs connected by color). In that case I could not experience 5.1 surround audio. But I ...
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Korora laptop / Trisquel 7 audio not working

I have Trisquel 7 netinstall installed on a ThinkPenguin Korora laptop. nik@Penguin-Korora:~$ lspci|grep Audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 09) 00:1b.0 ...
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Dolby Digital 5.1 on Linux Mint for ASTRO A40 Headset

I've been having an issue with setting up surround sound for my headset on Linux. Currently, I'm able to receive sound from my computer without Dolby Digital. I'll try to be as specific as possible: ...
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How to decrease microphone buffer size

How do I decrease the microphone buffer size on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine (Sony Vaio notebook)? Sound card is "Realtek High Definition Audio". EDIT: "When recording audio into your computer, ...
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No sound on both Windows and Linux [closed]

I have a computer with many Windows and Manjaro installed. Everything has worked fine for months. Recently, the sound stopped working on both Windows and Linux. On Windows, the sound manager lists ...
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Sound not working in my Ubuntu desktop after the sudden power cut

i googled in many articles but does't fix this problem i tried this but does't help me sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio sudo alsa ...
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No sound after driver update windows vista

Sound manager used to show two devices for output, despite the fact that there is no SPDIF on my motherboard MSI K9N Nei V2/V3 (sadly), since the update it only shows the SPDIF even though I can map ...
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How to setup ALSA Linux audio to Virtual machine sound card?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bit installed on an HP Probook 4440s machine. On said machine I have installed VMware Workstation (version 10.0.3 build-1895310) as my default Virtual machine app. I ...
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How to separate Onboard soundcard sound from USB Headphones

I would like to use my onboard soundcard (Realtek) to play music out of for my wife on the speakers, While I use my USB headphones to listen to and play a video game. I know it's possible as I've done ...
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Soundblaster X-Fi CMSS 3D issue

I have a 5.1 system and I play it through the Sound Blaster X-Fi MB audio card. As I'm playing a stereo file, I have enabled CMSS 3D upmixing (surround). It used to play for a while. But when I played ...
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No sound after Ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now have no sound. This seems to be a common problem, but the answers on the Ubuntu forums aren't working for me. #> aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards ...
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Two audio outputs for two different applications

I need some help. Everytime I try to record sessions with people I can never play Youtube videos like they want because my Windows sound decides not to use communications device properly. I have two ...
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My on-board Sound card is not working after installing video card

There are two problems after installing a new graphics card on my pc. I installed a NVIDIA Gforce GT 610 1gb graphic card. It disabled my built in sound card. There is no Playback audio device ...
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Audio device not working on Windows 7 after installing video card

After solving an issue with the video adapter, the audio device on the machine stopped working. The volume button on the bottom bar displays a red error icon and, if clicked on, opens the Windows ...
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What is constantly using my audio device?

My PC Asus Windows 7 laptop doesn't go to sleep automatically. Here's what is causing it, I guess: powercfg -requests DISPLAY: None. SYSTEM: [DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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Low sound on MSI GS60 on Windows 8.1

I have an MSI GS60 laptop which I dual boot to either LinuxMint 17 or Windows 8.1. When I boot to Linux the sound is loud and works well. When I boot to Windows the sound is soft even at the maximum ...
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Windows 8.1 Laptop sound not playing through speakers

My Dell Latitude 6520 is facing the following problem: sound will only play through connected headphones; no audio through speakers, once the headphones are disconnected. I have uninstalled and ...
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Audio is suddenly glitchy or mono-only and right ear bud giving me tiny shocks

I've had this desktop PC for years. The mobo is a Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 (rev 1.0). Last week, suddenly, while I was listening to music, I noticed the sound was glitchy, as if only part of the signal was ...
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How to force rear speakers play the same as front ones under Windows?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard with embedded audio. I have connected simple desktop speakers to "front" socket and my big stereo system to "rear" socket. On my previous motherboard ASUS ...
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How to change the audio volume while speakers remain disabled/muted?

By default, when you change music volume when muted, Windows will automatically unmute the speakers. Is there a way to stop Windows from unmuting the speakers? In other words, is there a way to change ...
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Windows 7 sound output through HDMI and Speaker at the same time

I would like to output the audio of a game through HDMI and through speakers at the same time. I can only setup one default device. A solution I often find on the internet is using Wave Stereo Mix or ...
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Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer

Headset – sound, but no microphone – sound & microphone good on other computer I plugged in a Logitech G230, and I got sound. I could not get my microphone to work. I tested the headset on ...
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How do I find the power consumption of a sound card?

I have a custom built desktop PC where I carefully chosen the parts so that it is still relatively powerful but has very low energy consumption. Now after I see that the inboard audio is not able to ...
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How to get better MIDI output for old DOS games

So I've decided to play an old DOS game using DOSbox, and I've been digging up some information about MIDI and how to get better MIDI sound. The reason I got curious is that I have a Creative X-Fi ...
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making a PCI soundcard work inside a Parallels Desktop virtual machine

im running Windows 8.1 inside Parallels Desktop 9 in Mavericks (mac) I have an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard (PCI-Express) connected, is there any hope of making it work inside the windows virtual ...
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Sound Blaster Play! 2 - beeps but no sound

I connected Sound Blaster Play! 2 to my PC, it plays beeps and test sound from windows speaker setup, but there is no sound in browser/WMP etc. How can I fix it? THanks!
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How to test if speaker is playing the sound programatically?

Is there a way to determine if speakers are playing the sound, given that there is no microphone to detect this. I have an embedded system running Linux on ARM target board. I want to device a power ...
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How can I reverse the sound from my headset - windows 8

I have a problem with my sound board. For any headset which I have and who doesnt have an own soundboard, my notebook sound board send wrong sound to the headset, i mean that on the right side I can ...
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Windows setup which allows sending game sound to both USB-headset and soundcard?

I would like to record some game play while playing and in order to do that with what I have lying around I need to have game sound output to both my USB-headset and my traditional sound card which I ...
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Is it possible to toggle disabled/enabled devices from Command Line, simlar to Device Manager?

I like to play Fallout 3 which is very buggy normally, and even more so once I've added some mods. Needless to say, it crashes a lot. I can deal with the crashes, the only problem is when it does my ...