A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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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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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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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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Window 8.1 Volume keeps changing after releasing keyboard volume keys

I recently upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to 8.1. When I tap the reduce/increase volume keys on my Logitech Media Keyboard Elite, Windows keeps reducing/increasing the volume as if I was holding the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...