A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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Sound Blaster Audigy No Sound

I have an old Sound Blaster Audigy card (circa 2007). It has a digital out jack. I have a digital optical cable plugged into the out jack and then plugged into the optical in on my Pioneer 217 ...
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realtime DPL2 decoding from linein

Can i use an external sound card like this to do Dolby Pro Logic 2 demuxing (extract 5.1 from 2ch) in realtime (via software)? The audio source may come from line-in or SPDIF. I would like to do ...
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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 ...
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Linux ALSA: No sound out from internal speaker

There is no audio output when running "Test Speakers" in Sound Preferences -> Hardware -> pcsp. The internal speaker worked fine under Windows. Sound can, however, be heard when headphones or a ...
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What is using my sound card?

A couple weeks ago my speakers stopped working. When I reboot, they work perfectly. But eventually some mysterious, and I suspect nefarious, piece of software takes control. (On a related note, ...
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Surround Sound 7.1 in headset

I had been reading a lot about Surround Sound, 7.1, etc.. and finally I'm a little confused about the choices I have! Please, I need help! I want to buy a headset to have 7.1 on the pc for games! If ...
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How to get 7.1 sound from PC to AV receiver over HDMI without video?

I have a 120Hz monitor so I cannot connect PC -> AVR -> Monitor. The PC has to be directly connected to the monitor. I will not simply attach the AVR as a second dummy monitor to my GPU since this ...
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No sound on remote machine

I connect to windows 8 desktop from windows 7 via vpn. There was a sound before but couple days ago it disappeared. The connection is bad but it still worked in the past. I put "Play on this computer" ...
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Can't get audio, can't isolate cause

I'm running a computer with the following specs: OS Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 HDD0 256GB SAMSUNG 840 EVO HDD1 300GB SEAGATE HDD2 2TB WEST DIG BLUE HDD3 750GB DELL ENTERPRISE HDD4 750GB ...
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5.1 3.5mm speakers into motherboard with stereo 3.5mm input

I have an Intel DQ670W motherboard, with 1 x Stereo Out 1 x Microphone In 1 x Line In 3.5mm on the rear panel, with Stereo and Microphone repeated on the front panel. I have some Logitech 5.1 ...
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Audio rapidly fades out every time a sound is played

I recently installed a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Fx sound card in a computer running audiovisual experiments that involve the repetition of short (on the order of 100 milliseconds in duration) ...
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Window 8.1 Volume keeps changing after releasing keyboard volume keys

I recently upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to 8.1. My problem is that when I press the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite once windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume ...
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Getting Stereo Mix to listen to Optical Out

I'm unable to get Stereo Mix to listen to the optical output I've set all my devices to use. It doesn't seem to be responding to any audio, and I can't seem to use it for anything else. Running ...
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Simultaneously use front and rear PC audio jacks

I'm running Windows7 HP on an optiplex 755.(on-board sound card) Is there a work around or some drivers I can get so that it doesn't shut off the rear output if I plug into the front one?
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7.1 Suround Sound through one 3.5mm jack

I have a headset (a Logitech G430) for which I have lost the adapter. There are two plugs on the headset: mic and audio. The adapter enabled 7.1 surround sound on the headset. I am looking for a way ...
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Creative X-Fi no sound in Windows 7x64 (Passthrough)

I am running a virtual Windows 7 x64 installation with qemu-system-x86_64 and a Creative emu20k2 Elite Pro (Titanium) soundcard passthroughed (with vfio) to the windows 7 machine. I passthroughed the ...
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Do usb sound cards need driver

My onboard sound card is gone and my mobo have no place for new pci slot. So I've decided to buy a new usb sound card instead. I am using windows 8.1 so the main problem would be driver support. Do ...
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Upmix Stereo to (splitted) 5.1 surround

My (and most) onboard Realtek soundcard has a feature called Speaker Fill, which upmixes stereo sound from L (Front Left) and R (Front Right) to the other speakers. This does not happen by simply ...
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Interference of noise when playing audio/video

A sort of noise is getting interfered when I play audio/video in any player. During some instance the audio or video is played very slowly for some seconds(along with noise)and plays normally after ...
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Dual Speaker audio output using realtek

Last night, I was trying to use my woofer as my speaker, but it does not quite do the same thing as a normal speaker can, its full of bass. So, I thought of tweaking Realtek, and saw a setting in ...
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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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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:
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Soundcard with realtime microphone monitoring

I have a soundcard (Audigy 2ZS), which is very old and very poorly supported in modern Windows OSes, but this sound card has very important feature - when I use microphone, I can hear my own voice ...
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Driver problems with HP Beats Audio Laptop and Headphones Plugged In

Having some audio driver issues with my HP laptop, it comes with beats audio. None of the effects in the manufacturer's control panel work, and I can't find music listenable on my headphones without a ...
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How to get line-in to work in Windows 8.1?

On my Samsung Series 9 np900x3e laptop with Windows 8.1, I would like to record sound from an external source by the line-in/microphone connector of the internal Realtek soundcard. How can I do it? I ...
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Turn 5.1 (or 7.1) sound card into 3(4) distinct stereo outputs

I'm planning a whole house sound system, but I don't make that much money. (I've already looked at some of the pro systems, and none of them quite do what I want, but that's another article) What I ...
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What type of bolt is used to attach a sound card to an expansion plate?

I'd like to replace one of the bolts attaching my sound card to its expansion plate, as shown in the picture below. (The side of the card shown in the picture actually shows the nuts; I'm talking ...
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Scarlett 8i6 Line In to Windows audio

Does anyone know if there's a way to take the line in from my Scarlett 8i6 sound card and pipe it to my windows audio? (In addition to using the usb connection and hearing it through my monitors) I ...
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Mini display port to HDMI and also send audio to analog 5.1 home theather system

What I'm trying to accomplish is the following. I have a mini display port on my Lenovo X230, from which I'm successfully streaming to an HDMI enabled TV, using a mini display port to HDMI cable. Now, ...
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Virtual soundcard combining outputs

Here's my problem, I am recording gameplay footage but also want to record TeamSpeak at the same time. The game plays out of my speakers and TeamSpeak through my headset. Speakers as my default ...
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Having sound problems with soundcard TASCAM US-144 MKII

I'm using the soundcard above with Studio One 2. Everytime I'm starting SO2, the playback speed of all the audio output is decreased by 50% except Studio One itself. And yes, I already checked the ...
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Delay in playing(recording?) real time raw audio in LINUX

I'm developing OpenWrt device which sends audio data to network but I have issues in the early beginning. I'm trying to find which cause delay in playing (or maybe recording, but more probably ...
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Will my soundcard (Asus Xonar DGX) stay good in my case? [closed]

Will my soundcard (Asus Xonar DGX) stay good in my case? I just have a free slot, and above it there is my Radeon 7850HD with two fans. (My motherboard is MSI Z87-g43)... Links to photos of my case: ...
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Sound card recognized as outputting sound, yet no sound

I just upgraded my sound card to an Asus Xonar DG. Under "playback devices" it recognizes the card, and the volume meter to the right displays that there is sound coming out of the device. My ...
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USB Gaming Headphones Vs. Traditional [closed]

I have a new Creative Labs Sound BlasterZ sound card and just purchases the Plantronics Gamecon 780 USB 7.1 gamer headset. I play Battlefield 4 primarily with headphones. Now my questions are: Am ...
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Windows 8 won't output stereo sound

I have two sets of stereo speakers. Speakers on my desk and a pair of headphones. The speakers are connected to a port on the back and the headphones are connected to a USB port on the front. ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to loop/wrap/connect audio out to microphone in via software on a MBP 15" Retina Late 2013?

I have an application which will only take audio from the microphone input to send out to a chatroom. The PC version of this app will take sound from the sound card as well as the microphone input. ...
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Laptop does not detect headphones when plugged in

Possibly a hardware issue: I've tried it with Windows 7, Windows 8 and all kinds of drivers. The speaker volume is nice and loud and plays no problem. However when I plug in my headphones, the sound ...
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Enabling 5.1 with a Xonar DS soundcard on Debian Jessie

I have successfully installed a Xonar DS on my Windows 7 system. I'm trying to do the same on my 64bit Debian (Jessie) partition, but it's quite another story. Goods news, as alsa wiki tells me, my ...
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Directx sound tabs are missing. How to get it back?

Recently I installed windows 8.1 pro on my system. When i opened directx diagnostic tool it had 5 tabs. They are System, display, sound1, sound2 and input. During this time the sound of all the ...
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MP3's lag and jitter regardless of the player I use

I am having a great deal of difficulty in finding a solution to my problem. When I play music on my PC it seems to lag and stutter or jitter every few minutes... it's as if I am using a turntable and ...
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Does a dedicated sound card have any advantages over onboard sound? [duplicate]

I was wondering about this today, there was a point when building a new computer meant having to buy a sound card to hook into the motherboard. But with most modern boards sound cards are built into ...