A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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Plugin my computer speakers directly to the monitor or onboard soundcard?

I've just finish building my first computer and all works great! I do have a question about my computer speakers. I've connected my computer speakers using the 3.5mm cable to my Ultrasharp DELL ...
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PCI Sound card vs USB Sound card

I have 7.1 Surround Speakers, and I have no sound card in my computer. I can use speakers but I want to 'discover' full possibilities of my speakers. I found that it is possible to have either PCI ...
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Set a Windows Line input device as a Microphone input device?

I am attempting to use Rosetta Stone (Windows 8.1). My microphone config is an XLR microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio interface. This equipment works fine for any other ...
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Loud noises through 3.5 mm headphone jack when fridge is turning on

I have a MacBook Pro and last time I observed a strange behavior. When the fridge is turning on (to start cooling down again) I get a loud noise through the headphone jack on the external sound ...
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Win 10 Realtek sound disappears in seconds after PC reboot

I have a Win 10 workstation with Realtek sound card along with Nvidia 980M - they both recognized as sound devices in my Device Manager. I'm not getting sound out of the headphones. If I reinstall ...
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Inputting audio signal to a PC

I want to have my TV and PC connected to the same sound system which is a "custom" surround 4.0. I currently have wired 2 speakers to the line out of my integrated PC sound card and 2 speakers to the ...
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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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Turning volume up through OS and software gives different results - why?

I currently own an external DAC\Amp (Aune X1s), and when I turn the volume all the way up on the X1s and foobar2K, but turn it down almost to the minimum on the OS (Windows 10 64bit - education ...
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Automatically change default playback device when HDMI activated/deactivated?

I've rigged up Cortana in Windows 10 to do things like turn lights on and off. The problem is, when the TV's not on, and/or the receiver's not turned into the HDMI channel the PC is plugged into, I ...
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Sound Hardware Only Detected After Sleep

I have a Packard Bell iMedia from a few years back, which i now let my (young) daughters use. It originally had Vista so a few years back I put XP on it, and most recently Win7 x64. Specs Windows ...
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Does the bit depth and sample rate of a sound card affect the 5.1 digital output?

I need to transfer 5.1 digital sound from: Laptop -> sound card -> home theater receiver (this does decoding) I'm using the premium grade optical in/out cables to achieve this. Since my initial ...
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Sudden computer restarts(already replaced PSU)

So, this computer problem has been driving me crazy for the last year or so: every so often while gaming(if I game intensely for ~10 hours it happens once or twice), usually on the parts that seem ...
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Sound Blaster Z only playing out of left speaker

Just got a new PC using a Sound Blaster Z sound card. A while after starting I noticed that sound was only playing out of the left side speaker. I tried connecting into a different port on the card ...
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Redirect USB audio output to the speaker | Guitar link interface

If I connect my guitar directly to the line in and use Guitar Rig 5 with ASIO, it'll use the Speakers (Realtek HD Audio) output device exclusively, meaning that I won't be able to play sounds from any ...
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IDT 92HD93 driver for Windows 10

I have a 2-year old Dell Latitude E6330 with an IDT 92HD93 sound card. Unfortunately there don't seem to be any Windows 10 drivers for that card (I've looked almost everywhere), and the Windows 8.1 ...
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Windows OS takes exclusive control of audio

So when I start up I hear the two sounds when loading and then after that I get no sounds, I do get the logoff sound if I power off or reboot (hence be thinking it is system sounds hijacking the ...
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Possible to get firewire on a new laptop that only has usb3 and thunderbolt?

I was wondering if it's possible to somehow get Firewire on my Asus rog g751jy? It's fairly new and really powerful computer, but doesn't have a built-in firewire port. It does however have USB3.0 ...
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Can a hometheater be connected to PC?

I am planning to buy Samsung 32J4300 TV. And I want to connect Logitech Z-906 5.1 Speaker System with it. Q1. Can it be connected to my TV. I am asking this because I have tried to connect my ...
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FFmpeg: how to record what's playing on the soundcard?

I am trying to record what's playing on my soundcard in Windows 8.1 I ran the following to determine what devices I have: ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy The output listed: DirectShow ...
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Muting the the sound in Ubuntu makes the sound in Windows not work

If I mute my sound in Ubuntu by pressing the the little speaker icon and then clicking "mute" in the dropdown menu, and then reboot to Windows, which is on another harddrive(not partition), the sound ...
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alsa-base.conf missing in new Raspberry Pi Raspbian Jesse

I'm trying to make my Pi use an external USB sound card as a default. All tutorials are telling me to edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf However the version of Raspbian I have (pretty new build, I ...
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No sound from MacBook Air (Mid 2013) from headphones or speakers and even if I install Windows 10 on it

I’m using MacBook Air (Mid 2013) model. I just realized sound is not coming out of this MacBook. No sound from internal speaker an no sound from headphones. I tried resetting PRAM, merged all ...
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Creative Sound Card: All Static and No Sound on Cold Boot

Whenever I cold boot my system I get sound blasted by static. When I reboot the static disappears and the sound works properly. PC Info: Motherboard - MSI h77ma-g43 Sound Card - Creative Sound ...
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Sound card doesn't work on Debian Jessie

I'm running Debian Jessie and trying to use VT1720/24 [Envy24PT/HT] sound card, but it just doesn't work. The problem is, it did when under Windows, then I can affirm that the problem isn't in the ...
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VMWare: Making PC Speaker redirect to sound card in dos guest

I'm trying to record some DOS software that uses ONLY PC Speaker as audio output device. Can't use dosbox as these programs doesn't work with it. However, when I've actually tried to run say ...
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Mix front center to LFE in pulse audio in linux

I have creative soundblaster live 24bit card with 7.1 output. However I am connecting the same to a 5.1 channel speaker system which has one lfe/subwoofer (low frequency range), and rest of the ...
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how i can add more sound inputs to desktop pc how to do this?

I want to add more sound inputs to desktop computer like line in or mic but no. of input should not less than 7. Now i have two mic inputs and one line in. I want to make my own home studio for ...
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Sound card doesn't work with Intel S2600CW server motherboard

I am trying to add sound to a custom built workstation with an Intel S2600CW motherboard; the “vanilla” S2600CW model. This motherboard does not have any built-in sound (for security reasons?), so I ...
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My headphones are working properly but my speakers are not

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate now and i have a problem with audio. My speakers are working but they don't make any sound on movies/songs/browser/game audio. I tried: Reinstalling driver Disabled ...
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Sound only coming from 2 speakers (5.1 set up)

I have 5.1 surround sound speakers set up. When I use the 'test' in the sound configuration (Windows 10) all speakers make sounds at the correct time. However, when playing music, watching a film ...
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Having trouble in Windows 10 with 5.1 sound Sound Blaster Recon3d

I did a clean install of Windows 10 this week, and noticed that none of my sounds were working. I noticed that if I change the sound from "5.1 Surround" to "Stereo" I get sound, but only from 2 of 5 ...
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Force audio device to be detected as Stereo (Win7)

I have a G930 headset with the latest drivers installed. The headset has a software-based 7.1 surround sound option that I never use because I think it doesn't sound that great. This conflicts with ...
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X-Fi XtremeGamer under Windows 10

So, I have a Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer, and I've installed Windows 10 on my machine. Everything seems to work ok, except that I have no sound. I noticed on the Creative website that they expect to ...
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How to change audio port types on Realtek ALC892

I'm running Realtek HD Audio Manager ALC892 v6.0.1.7525. I want the Rear Speaker Out (black) to be treated as Front Speaker Out (green). There are examples on the internet showing to how do this ...
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Asus Xonar DX issues: Windows cannot play sound

The following is my hardware: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIE sound card Razor Tiamat 7.1 headset Logitech 5.1 speaker set (physically disconnected) The cables for the Tiamat in- and output are correctly ...
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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...
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Is there a way to have all sound output be converted to 5.1 channel?

So, here is my setup. I am running a Dell XPS 720 desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Audio Sound Card. Model Number: SB0770 I recently purchased a Logitech ...
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Sound not playing after mobo swap

I've tried on both Debian & Windows 7 now and cannot get sound to come out of my Logitech 2.1 stereo speakers. Both OS recognise and have the up to date drivers installed but when I test sound via ...
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Make different programs output to different soundcards

I want to upgrade my "computer room" a bit by buying an amplifier and a pair of speakers so everybody in the room can listen on music from my computer. But at the same time I want to play some games ...
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Cannot use my brand new Realtek headset.

I've used a pair of afterglow headsets for about a couple years now and they've finally broken and I decided to get a brand new pair of headsets. I've purchased an afterglow universal wired headset. ...
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Creative sound card Bass Redirection dB levels

When I enable the Bass Redirection setting on my Sound Blaster Zx, I need to know: By how many dB the crossed over frequencies are reduced. By how many dB the LFE channel is reduced. During ...
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Speakers not playing under Windows 7 even though it is recognised

Recently I had to swop out my motherboard but kept everything else. I then reinstalled windows 7 (new install), installed WiFi, downloaded from windows update, downloaded AMD catalyst control centre ...
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Sound blaster z not detected

I have the sound card sound blaster z plugged correctly in my PCI x1 slot and my problem that this card sometimes not detected , when so and open my device manager I see it listed as sound core3d ...
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Strange noise with alsa-oss-emulation

I try to access the sound chip via ALSO OSS emulation on a ETX-BT-module (x64-CPU, x86-Kernel, vanilla kernel 3.10.10, busybox, Realtek ALC 262, 4-channel High Definition Audio integrated into SOC ...
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What is the range of sound frequencies for my laptop's sound card?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400. How can i find out what its sound card is (find that out under Ubuntu?) the minimum and maximum frequencies of sound its sound card can produce? Thanks.
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Realtek sound card, Acer Veriton, Windows 7 - microphone and line inoputs do'nt work

I can record sound from Stereo Mix source but normal level input from Microphone and Line In jacks is so low (and clipped) to be unusable. Is my sound card faulty?
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Change audio output depending on monitor application is run in [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...